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486 Will it start today?

  1. #1
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    Been working on it with my buddy.
    Looks like someone punched out the voltage selector switch as if to keep people from fucking with it.
    You can see solder drips in one picture.





    But the damn thing turned on with 110v after we had fingered it a bunch.

    It's as if something was touching...


    [video]https://youtube.com/shorts/YF8iT2IuZVk?feature=share[/video]
    Hoping to make it to the vintage computer festival in New Jersey next weekend!

    Went home to grab a crt monitor because we can't get signal to newer ones.

    https://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/
  2. #2
    General Butt.Naked African Astronaut
    i was gonna shit on you but then i remembered ur friend died so consider this my condolences n ill come back to shit on u in a week thank you good day
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  3. #3
    RIPtotse Tuskegee Airman
    Fona has anyone ever told you that you spend money extremely wisely?

    Cuz they r liars
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  4. #4
    hol,y fuck its dusty i heard 486s are real fickle
  5. #5
    General Butt.Naked African Astronaut
    Looks tome like the pressurecontrol valve mighta blowed er gasket
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  6. #6
    i notice your friend is heavily tinted.

    is he a dalit or a nigger.
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  7. #7
    Narc Space Nigga [connect my yokel-like scolytidae]
    Who the fuck cares?

    Whatever they are, they're sure as shit better than your yellow nonsey ass.


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  8. #8
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    The 486 turns on but we had some troubles with video signal.
    I think a card was loose and we are going to try again.

    I went ahead and stuck Jiggaboo's 3D printed floppy disk thing in it.



    We are working on the K6-III at the moment.
    It boots but windows was corrupt so we are trying to install windows 98 se on it.
    The hard drive doesn't sound like it is working and the other isn't doing much either.

  9. #9
    lol at the indian hand
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  10. #10
    stl1 Dark Matter
    Originally posted by General Butt.Naked Looks tome like the pressurecontrol valve mighta blowed er gasket



    It looks like a bad swing bearing.
  11. #11
    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
    Got to a point with the 486 where the next step is to find another ISA gpu and both computers need new HDDs so it looks like ill be doing some ebaying.

    Honest to gosh Im effin sick of this crap.
    Spent 5 months preparing for the Midwest Vintage Computer Festival and now Im not even going to get to show.
    Bummer.
  12. #12
    stl1 Dark Matter
    Maybe you can find an old shotgun online to shoot it with!
  13. #13
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I would really like to carry on and see this 486 project through but at this point in time it has already cost me a lot more money than I originally budgeted for.
    And now with all the cosmetic damage and hardware problems I am going to just have to think about it some and definitely raise some more funds if I do decide to finish it.
    Might just put my new computer in the 486 case for lolz.
  14. #14
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I'll wire the turbo button to the speaker so it can act like a horn.
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    Originally posted by Fonaplats Got to a point with the 486 where the next step is to find another ISA gpu and both computers need new HDDs so it looks like ill be doing some ebaying.

    Honest to gosh Im effin sick of this crap.
    Spent 5 months preparing for the Midwest Vintage Computer Festival and now Im not even going to get to show.
    Bummer.

    Why do you need a HDD if you are using that CF card solution?
  16. #16
    I use these for IDE motherboards...adapter so you can use SATA SSD cards

    YOu can get these for like $4 from China but here's a US seller for one

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/174280090906?hash=item2893e7251a:g:RgcAAOSwv-NWWo1j

  17. #17
    The hard drive needs to be correctly jumpered for master drive.
  18. #18
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Why do you need a HDD if you are using that CF card solution?

    Ive yet to buy a CF card and I still was going to put a new hard drive in the Windows 98 build.
  19. #19
    stl1 Dark Matter
    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy I would really like to carry on and see this 486 project through but at this point in time it has already cost me a lot more money than I originally budgeted for.
    And now with all the cosmetic damage and hardware problems I am going to just have to think about it some and definitely raise some more funds if I do decide to finish it.
    Might just put my new computer in the 486 case for lolz.




    You could always buy a small boat and use your 486 for an anchor.
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  20. #20
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson I use these for IDE motherboards…adapter so you can use SATA SSD cards

    YOu can get these for like $4 from China but here's a US seller for one

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/174280090906?hash=item2893e7251a:g:RgcAAOSwv-NWWo1j


    US seller, same chinese stuff.



    also using CF cards as substitutes for HDD is retarded. just get ide card readers and boot from an SD.
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