Fwd: 2 IBM PS/2s, DC/MD area

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblakeman_at_kih.net>
Date: Thu Jan 17 16:07:25 2002

The Reply was (in most instances) a replacement. I have 4 or 5 machines with
Reply motherboards(55SX right now) in them. I'm considering gutting those
and selling the mainboards since I fell into a bunch of the empty boxes they
came in, most with docs. The nice thing about the Reply (besides being
faster w/486SLC) is the availability of both the old riser embedded ESDI
controller and a motherboard embedded IDE controller. Of course if you don't
have the original power adapter for the IDE part you eother have to add a
cable into the power supply with a molex, or find someone to do a schematic
for you and make one from scratch.

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Subject: RE: Fwd: 2 IBM PS/2s, DC/MD area

> From: "Russ Blakeman" <rhblakeman_at_kih.net>
> To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
> Subject: RE: Fwd: 2 IBM PS/2s, DC/MD area
> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:03:32 -0600
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> You'll know the 30 from the 30-286 when you see the bottom (where the 55SX
> and 30-286 have their ID tags) is dark brown, the case is plastic (on the
> 30) and there are 4 screws on the 30 as opposed to the 30-286 and 55SX
> 2 on a steel lid/case.

30 and 30-286 same case but made for ISA but all 25, 30 and 30-286,
rare 386 based are same planar layout and mountings. 55SX bit
different design due to MCA riser and rear plates but similar in

As I write this at pcstuff where I work part-time, in fact there's a
55SX w/ reply upgrade board, I think this one is turboboard in it
(486 SLC). Stuffed between card riser and the PSU w/ reply bracket
for 400mb ATA HD along w/ MCA IDE original HD in that thing. UGH.
That bracket looks poorly made that ATA HD sat bit higher and at an
angle. That means u have to force the case on to seat right.

FYI: that 55SX owner is heavy smoker. BLEECH!


Received on Thu Jan 17 2002 - 16:07:25 GMT

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