Looking for IBM PC/XT/AT technical references
gmanuel at gmconsulting.net
Thu Sep 15 03:37:42 CDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Beaudry [mailto:richard.beaudry at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:06 PM
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> Subject: Looking for IBM PC/XT/AT technical references
> Hello all,
> My latest "refocusing" of the collection is on IBM PC hardware
> (PC/XT/AT, original IBM cards, peripherals, etc.) and on software IBM
> sold for the PC line. In line with this, I'm also very interested in
> any technical manuals IBM produced.
Is there any particular types of sofrtware that you are interested in or is
it just the tech stuff? I have a couple of games and some other productivity
stuff they sold for the PC XT back in the day (Pre-AT)under their Badge
complete with Binders and Manuals and Media. For instance, I have an
original set for IBM's PC Storyboard. This was a precursor to programs like
PowerPoint and I used it back in 1986 or so to make "Multimedia"
Presentations before Multimedia was a buzzword lol. It could use graphics
and text and had several transitional wipes for moving from slide to slide
and such. I believe it was a CGA only program even with the "full" 4 color
> So far my meager technical manual collection is:
> 1. Guide to operations (PC, XT, AT)
> 2. Technical Reference (XT, AT)
> 3. Hardware Maintenance and Service (XT, AT)
> All of the above are originals, and the AT Maintenance set includes
> diagnostics from 1.01 to 1.05 along with loopback testers, and what
> looks like a 10-BASE2 terminator (or maybe Arcnet??).
> I'd like to get:
> 1. Technical Reference (PC)
> 2. Hardware Maintenance and Service (PC)
> Original, copies, or scans will do ...
> Also, I'm wondering what other technical manuals exist. I know there
> is an "options and adapters" series, but what else is there?
> Oh, and if anyone is junking a PC-1 (black power supply, 16-64KB
> motherboard), I'll take it :-)
> Thanks for pointers,
> Rich B.
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