IBM PC5150 monitor wanted/question

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 16:48:19 2004

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> Another feature to look for that I don't know the significance of but it
> was important enough to IBM to give it an FRU (at least I am pretty sure
> it has one) is a one-inch wide strip of black plastic about 14" wide that
> fits over the vent holes at the front udnerside of the chassis. I would
> imagine this was a later modification to correct airflow? Anyway, I don't
> know how critical it is to have that strip (historically speaking) but I
> know they're a pain in the ass because the adhesive fails over time and
> they invariably end up falling off.

Ok, the number printed on a sticker affixed to the strip I have here is
5160-4025563. This would imply that it was for the PC/XT. The dimensions
of the strip are closer to 1" x 12".

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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