IBM 3270 PC

From: Jay Jaeger <>
Date: Fri Sep 24 19:12:29 1999

Except that you will have to either find the correct monitor, or plug in a
PC bus (8 bit) display card or some such to drive whatever monitor you have
availble. If you do the latter, then you must also pull the special
keyboard and memory cards.


At 09:29 AM 9/24/99 -0500, you wrote:
>So what people are telling me is this is basically just an XT to me
>unless I have something that uses 3270 terminals to hook it up to.
>Then I can use it as a terminal. That is if I can get the special
>keyboard and monitor. Is that right? Well I did just give a bunch of
>furniture in my storeroom to my brother which freed up some
>space. I guess I could hold on to it for a while just in case
>something turned up. Hmmmm.
>On 23 Sep 99, at 22:05, Jay Jaeger wrote:
>> 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-)
>David Williams - Computer Packrat
Jay R. Jaeger The Computer Collection visit
Received on Fri Sep 24 1999 - 19:12:29 BST

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