IBM 3290 terminal

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Tue Feb 9 04:13:09 CST 2016

The 3290 plasma panel? It's not for sale but I do have one - and more
importantly the critical DSL diskette the 3174 needs in order for it
to work. It's the only one I've ever seen' good luck; you'll need it!
If you do get one and need the DSL code let me know and we'll work
something out.

Funny you should mention that; I just tried to fire it up for the
first time in... at least 5 years I think - just last week. SMPSU
issues; the PSU starts and immediately shuts down - whether or not
there's a load on it. Dunno if it's crowbarring or what. Thing is in
bits on the bench right now. I have no schematics so don't anticipate
a quick fix. Also it's a 3rd party PSU IBM bought in - made in China


On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:23 PM, Kevin Bowling <kevin.bowling at> wrote:
> I'm looking for an IBM 3290 to complement my z800 mainframe and third party
> 3174-22L establishment controller.  I can't imagine these were particularly
> rare, but am sure many of them have been destroyed in the waning years
> since it takes special equipment/know how/desire to even use.  Any leads on
> on for a reasonable price?
> Regards,
> Kevin

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