how to kludge a 486 PC into thinking it has a video card?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Feb 18 10:33:30 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:

> Far as I know the BIOSes of the time would check for MDA / CGA / EGA /
> VGA adapters at boot time, but 'not fitted' wasn't usually an option. I
> wonder if there's a clever way involving a minimum of circuitry in such
> a case for the BIOS checks to work...

Some, not all. You should be able to find enough that can have the video
disabled or not care if there isn't. There might also be jumpers on the
motherboard you can set.

> madness :)

Beautifully so.

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