IBM 3270 PC

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Thu Sep 23 23:15:05 1999

for those of you interested in 3270, there's a card on eBay right now,
exactly like the one I recently offered for $3.20 (the postage for priority


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Jaeger <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Thursday, September 23, 1999 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: IBM 3270 PC

>The part quoted below about the display was incorrect. A true 3270 PC used
>a special display adapter as well as
>a special keyboard adapter and some special expansion memory (cabled to the
>keyboard adapter, if I recall
>correctly). However, you can pull all of that out, and you will have a
>more or less standard XT. You can leave the
>coax card in, if it suits your fancy, and you have a 327x controller around
>somewhere... 8-)
>At 04:45 AM 9/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>.The monitor should be a
>>regular green or amer mono unless a different video board was used as an
>>aftermarket item.
>>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
>Jay R. Jaeger The Computer Collection
> visit
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