IBM 5150 PC

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Jul 8 15:18:46 CDT 2009

On Jul 8, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Seth Morabito wrote:
> I just picked up my first 5150. It's a later 1983 model, in pretty
> stellar condition, with a single top/bottom half-height 5 1/4"
> occupying the left full-height bay.
> I'd love to add a Winchester disk, but I understand that the early PCs
> did not have a power supply capable of driving a Winchester.  How can
> I tell which power supply I have? My Google-fu has failed me on this
> query. Unfortunately it's not sitting in front of me at the moment, so
> I can't read any part numbers off of it; I'll have a look later
> tonight, but I recall it being a 65W power supply.

   I'm pretty sure the 65W PS was the original one that was too small  
to support a hard drive.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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