[vcf-midatlantic] Old "beige boxes" free to a good home
wfdudley at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 02:05:20 UTC 2022
They're not all beige, but most of them are. These are "too new" for the
museum, but I figure some of you are fixing up 1990's boxes so you can
demo Windows 3.0 or Desqview or Linux installed from floppies.
These are mostly early Pentium boxes (one Athlon). Some are empty cases,
most have motherboards. Most have no hard disk.
The item numbers match the numbers on the units in the photo. I'm happy
to supply better photos or more information. Floppy drives are 3.5" except
10 which has a 5" floppy.
All the units are in Jackson, NJ. Shipping OK at your cost, or I can
to central NJ. Take one, take all, the rest will be scrapped, as much as
I hate to see things go to landfill.
Note that No. 11 has monochrome video and includes an amber monochrome
It was my home router for many years, hence the 3 Ethernet cards. It used
Linux Router Project off the floppy. It runs the BIOS code successfully,
but it won't
boot because the cmos battery is flat. (NIC == ethernet)
I don't want to start breaking these units and sending people things like
drives; If you want a floppy, take the whole box and deal with the rest of
(That is my position at present.)
1. mini tower: 1 GHz cpu, 2 HD, floppy, CDRW, NIC, sound, video
2. mid tower w/DVDRW, otherwise EMPTY. Transparent side panel, built in
handle on the top; apparently for the "gamer" market.
3. mid tower Pentium II, NIC, sound, video. Has HD in a removable
carrier, plus a second empty carrier. (I need to find one of those stupid
little barrel keys so I can unlock the carrier that has a drive in it.)
4. Dell mid tower: silver front, Celeron, no RAM, has DVDRW, HD, Vista
5. "Athlon 64 3000+" 2GB RAM 3" floppy SCSI CDROM mid tower
6. Acer "1120SX", but replaced original mother board with 386
motherboard (no HD/CD) floppy, NIC, video; small desktop form factor
7. Packard Bell pizza box: 200M Pentium CDR floppy 850M HD
8. Compaq mid tower: Pentium RAM floppy video
9. "Comtrade" mid tower: AMD K6 233 sound, NIC, Tseng video, 192k RAM
ASUS MB (if the post-it note is to be believed).
10. Gateway 2000 tower: DVDRW 5" floppy, otherwise EMPTY
11. "IMAGE" desktop: 386 3 NICs, 3 1/2" floppy, monochrome video card,
w/ amber monitor
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