[vcf-midatlantic] Old "beige boxes" free to a good home
kd2dhp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 21:50:12 UTC 2022
If you still have the gateway tower, I'd like to come get it.
On Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 10:06 PM William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> to boot
> 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
> 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
> license sticker
> 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
> Bill Dudley
> Jackson, NJ
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