was "Re: old 386 pc, vga port" now DS1287
brad at heeltoe.com
Tue Oct 14 16:49:08 CDT 2008
"Antonio Carlini" wrote:
>Well a 386 may not count as vintage yet (or ever ...) but isn't it more
>in keeping with the spirit of what we do here to hack, twist and bend
>the modern to fit in with the old, where possible? Shouldn't the OP pull
>a pin on a common or garden cable rather than drill a mobo connector?
I pulled the pin :-)
I got the compaq setup program to work but it would still not boot.
I'm sure the DS1287 rtc has lost it's battery but I would have thought
it would be ok as long as I didn't turn off the power.
I reset all the settings but it complains when I reboot that it does not
have it's settings. %^$^$^%$#$.
Am I high to think that if I buy one of the DS1287's on ebay it might
work? Or all those so old that it's a waste of money? Anyone try
A while back I brought an IPX back to life replacing the dallas chip,
but that was easily 5 years ago, maybe longer.
(I even tried putting the old compaq ESDI controller in a newer pc, but
it's not happy; it does auto discover the drive & geometry but the boot
fails with an error that looks like a bios problem)
I'm going after the DS1287 with a dremel tonight and solder a 3v battery
to it :-) hi ho!
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