This machine hasn't been booted since 2014, a bad mouse blew the PS/2 port fuse and it sat in my repair pile, got moved to the new house, and finally got a new fuse tonight.
@lroop Are you going to paint it urban camo?
@lroop Oh I love it.
@ajroach42 Honestly, the most positive thing to come out of this year is that all the extra time at home has gotten me through a lot of my backlog of broken retro computers.
@lroop the pop out floppy bay is one of the amazing details
@jauntywunderkind420 Yeah. Unfortunately the drives are bad for leaky SMD electrolytic caps. I have 3 drives I need to recap sometime. The Mitsubishi drives hold up better than Alps but at this point they're all 25+ years old. You can see the damage I'm talking about in this photo - see the corroded legs on the two resistors at the bottom? Cap electrolyte is quite corrosive, if it gets bad enough it can eat the board.
@lroop It's Wonderful!
IBM PS/2 P70 with a 386DX.
*Sigh* I miss the PS/2.
@lroop what an absolutely stunning machine! That top-loader floppy drive is incredible. Does it push to open/close or something?
@ticky Yes, there's a latching mechanism behind the drive, the drive flips out an inch or two so you can get a disk into it.
@lroop fantastic stuff 🥰
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