University of Michigan Property Depot report

From: Jason McBrien <>
Date: Tue Sep 28 12:05:32 2004

After a super-early workday, I bailed early and headed over to University of
Michigan property disposition to see what's what. Still available was a
complete S/390 Generation IV for around $1000. This thing is destined for
the scrap yard if no one can, figuratively, pick it up. Also available is a
RS/6000, though I couldn't get into the cabinet to see what processors it
had. An IBM 9-track reel-to-reel cab was next to the RS/6000, but I couldn't
identify it.

Loads of uninteresting PC junk, a box of ZIP and JAZ drives, some cool old
video editing equipment (Fora and Sony), but not much else. I picked up a
JVC S-VHS video editing deck from the editing equipment, and a Kensington
turbomouse trackball for $55.

There were two interesting expansion cards, an "Impact" PCI card with
internal audio in and out, and three IDE-style pin connectors, but no
external connectors. DVD decoder? Also, a full-length ISA card with a bunch
of NCR chips, and the back half covered with a RF shield. The only connector
was a F-type screw connector (CATV style) which leads me to belive it's an
old TV tuner card, but I don't think NCR is known for multimedia chipsets,
and the RF shielded area was at the back of the card instead of right next
to the connector. Any ideas?
Received on Tue Sep 28 2004 - 12:05:32 BST

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