cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Oct 9 14:02:58 CDT 2005
> > Does anybody else on the list have an MPX-16 system? I recently
> > acquired one from a list member and am wondering how many of these
> > systems still exist. I have a large (relatively) collection of
> > diskettes with mine.
On Sun, 9 Oct 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> I think I have two, one of which I got from Fred.
I had had two, well really one and a half. I couldn't remember whether
Sellam got 'em, or Carl Nolton.
I had a couple of looseleaf binders, one loose MB, and one assembled in a
case (although, like MOST of my machines, there was prob'ly no lid (aka
"shipping cover") on the case, and the power supply was a long clumsy
thing hanging out of a drive bay; CAREFUL, there're unshielded live wires
on that PS!).
It also had their accessory keyboard interface board (ISA
with 5 pin DIN), which, along with a video board permitted some PC
IIRC, the MPX-16 had 9 ISA slots. They were NOT the same spacing as XT.
Instead, 5 of them lined up with the PC spacing. Finding an aftermarket
PC case in the days of XTs wasn't easy. And the power supply connectors
didn't match IBM.
I had a LOT of junk in that office!
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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