IBM 3270 PC

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 04:45:18 1999

It was a PC/XT 5160 that was built with a 3270 adapter to be used as a
disked 3270 terminal. It will run the things PC and XT will as well. The
keyboard was an extended version of the normal having more F keys and a
few other differences.. I've used a regular XT keyoard with one without
going into terminal mode and it worked fine.The monitor should be a
regular green or amer mono unless a different video board was used as an
aftermarket item. The motheroard, controllers, serial/parallel ports,
case and drives are all the same as a 5160 XT. The BNC ported card is the
3270 emulator card.

David Williams wrote:

> Got an urge to go to a thrift I haven't been to in a while and found
> what was labeled as a 3270 PC. Brought it home and opened it
> up. Looking at the boards inside I'd guess it was a 3270 PC as the
> label said. No keyboard or monitor. I'm guessing it used different
> ones than the normal PC. It has a hard disk, but have to pull it to
> see what type first and 2 half height 5.25" floppies. Not sure what
> software is on the drive. Anyone tell me anything else about this?
> Such as where to locate a keyboard and monitor, what each of the
> boards might be, etc. I can go into some detail on the cards if
> need be. Half appear to be normal drive controllers and serial port,
> etc. Then there is one with a BNC connector and two others that
> have a small jumper board between them. Should I even keep it?
> Hmmmm....
> Thanks.
> -----
> David Williams - Computer Packrat
Received on Thu Sep 23 1999 - 04:45:18 BST

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