Quick intro and requests

From: Justin Frim <jfrim_at_idirect.com>
Date: Sat Aug 31 21:21:58 2002


Just a quick introduction... My name's Justin, and I've been collecting old computers for quite a while
now. Just joined the list today. :)

Now for a requests:

Among my collection is an NEC ProSpeed 286 laptop computer, which seems to be in full working condition.
The only problem is I have no manuals, drivers, or utilities for it. I couldn't find anything on the
internet despite extensive searching, and contacting NEC support as well as scouring through the NEC FTP
site. My specific problems are I can't switch to the external video output, or activate the serial port,
parallel port, or internal modem (which I think is 2400 bps).

Second, I have a 486 Philips P 3464 server tower, which I think runs at 25 MHz but I'm not completely
sure. Likewise, I don't have any software or documentation for it. Fortunately, I do have the key which
was conveniently stuck in the keyswitch when I picked up the computer! And although it looks like it has
a ROM based BIOS setup complete with a debugger, I have no idea how to use it's arcane interface and I
can't even get the computer to boot from a hard drive!

If anyone has any information on these computers, drivers, utilities, setup programs, etc, please let me
know! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Received on Sat Aug 31 2002 - 21:21:58 BST

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