Mike's Basement Cleanout: Hardware

(Last updated: 2016-11-20)

This is the hardware part of the stash. Please see the main page for information on how to contact me if you are interested in something.

And on this page:

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($15) IBM PCjr Connector for TV (New and still sealed)

From the box:

The IBM PCjr Connector for TV is used to connect a standard color or black and white television set to the System Unit.


If you have ever used a television as a computer display you know how bad it looks; use the composite output of the PCjr instead if you have that option. However, if you want a mint condition, never been opened, genuine, not-so-rare IBM PCjr Connector for TV, then this is the deal of the week!

A special port on the back of the PCjr labeled "T" sends video and audio to the adapter, which in turn converts it to a signal that can be picked up on channel 3 or 4 on the television.  (On the television side the adapter connects through the antenna input.)  Most RF adapters like this for other computers are half the size of this one.  Like all IBM equipment of the time, it is over-engineered.

If you would prefer one that is open and gently used, please contact me - that can be arranged and the price will be right.

This is sold AS-IS and untested for obvious reasons. (If I tested it then it would not be new, anymore, right?)


($5) IBM PCjr Joystick (Used, tested)

Manufacturer: IBM
Country of manufacture: Japan

This is the official IBM branded PCjr joystick. You will note that it has a rectangular Berg style connector, so don't try this on a different machine. A PCjr can use up to two joysticks at the same time.

Controls include two fire buttons, trim pots for perfect centering, and two spring releases on the underside to allow you to use it in normal or free-floating mode (selectable per axis).

Note: This picture is a sample of a joystick and it will probably not be the exact joystick that you buy. (Yours will look better.)


($7) Sony 3.5 inch floppy drive (Used, tested)

Manufacturer: Sony
Model: MPF920-D
Interface: Standard Floppy controller
Capacity: 1.44MB
Condition: Tested/Good

This is a used 3.5" floppy drive. There is not much one can say about floppy drives ...


($8) IBM ThinkPad External Floppy Drive (Used, not tested recently)

Enclosure FRU: 05K6187
Drive FRU: 05K8874

This is an external floppy drive enclosure and floppy drive for an older model IBM ThinkPad. The drive separates from the enclosure and can be used in the ThinkPad bay. When in the enclosure it can be connected to the ThinkPad dock.

This worked when I last used it but should be considerd as untested and thus it is sold AS-IS. I am sure it works fine and the price is right.


($15) IBM ThinkPad Dock/Port Replicator II for T30, T4x and others

FRU P/N: 74P6734
P/N: 74P6735

This is dock used with many older ThinkPads, including the A2x series, A3x series, R3x series, R40, R5x series, T2x series, T30, and T4x series. See http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Port_Replicator_II for details.

Note that a power adapter is not included; you can use your existing power adapter to power the dock, which will pass that power through to the ThinkPad.


($8) IBM AC Adapter for ThinkPads (08K8204)

P/N: 08K8204
FRU P/N: 08K8205
Output: 16V 4.5A

This is a bog standard AC adapter for ThinkPads. It is compatible with the T2x, T3x and T4x series, and probably all of the other machines from that time frame. (Please do your homework to see if this one will work for your machine.)


($10) IBM 72W Auto/Air Adapter (22P7091)

P/N: 22P7091
FRU P/N: 22P7092
Input: 11.5 to 16VDC 8.5A Max
Output: 16VDC 4.5A (72W Max), 3.6A continuous

This is a slightly less bog standard adapter for ThinkPads which allows you to use one in a car or airplane. It is compatible with the T2x, T3x and T4x series, and probably all of the other machines from that time frame. (Please do your homework to see if this one will work for your machine.)


($25) IBM PS/2 Keyboard (New in open box)

Model Number: KB-6323
P/N: 75H9504
FRU P/N: 75H9505
Revision: C01
Date code: 99-17

This is a new keyboard in the original box. The box is in reasonable condition, but a flap or two are torn so it is not going to be a museum piece. Given how many of these keyboards were made, that should not be a problem.

This is a quiet keyboard - it does not make the ferocious clicking sound that Model M keyboards make.

I'm not sure what machines this is appropriate for; it would seem to be a good fit for the lower end Aptiva systems.



($3) ASP JetLAN JL100 (Untested)

Manufacturer: ASP Computer Products
Model: JL100
Year: 1992

Unless you know exactly what this is don't bother looking at it. Because I barely know what it is. ; - 0

This is a print server module but I have no idea what it supports or what it plugs into. There is a later model from this company out there, but the details on that are thin. This does not look like it plugs into any of the HP printers; I'm guessing it is for a standalone print server unit.

This is in good condition but untested. It's a good candidate for the recycling bin, but just in case you need one of these here it is ...


($30) SSM AIO Serial and Parallel Interface Kit for Apple ][ (Untested)

Warning: This is not tested!

I've been carrying this box around way too long. The contents of the box include the card, two extra chips, cables, and some loose connectors. Also included are two pages that include a diagram of the card and a logic diagram of the wiring.

I have zero knowledge of this card, as sadly I was never an Apple ][ owner.


($6) Teac 16 bit ISA CD Interface card with Manual (Untested)

Ports: 40 pin IDE, 3.5mm external audio, internal four pin audio

This is a simple interface card for an early CD-ROM. It looks to be an IDE interface; the jumper settings let you choose which IDE interface this will be (first, second, third or fourth), and interrupts 10, 12, 14 or 15.


($4) Startech Parallel Port ISA Card (New in box)

Manufacturer: Startech
Model: ISA1P
Bus: 16 bit ISA, possibly 8 bit ISA if you use low numbered IRQs
Modes: Standard, Bi-directional, EPP and ECP
Standards: IEEE 1284
IRQs: 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,15
Base addresses: 3BCh, 378h, 278h, 368h, 268h, 358h, 258h

This is new in the box with an instruction sheet and CD-ROM.

($7) DSI Scout V.34 28,800 bps PCMCIA Modem (Lightly used, Not Tested)

Manufacturer: DSI (Digicom Systems Incorporated)
Model: 28.8-PCMCIA
Speeds: 300 to 28.8Kbps
Standards: V.34, V.FC, V.32bis and V.32 compliant, V.42bis data compression and V.42 error correction
Fax: Group 3 send and receive FAX
Form factor: PCMCIA Type 2

This is a lightly used PCMCIA Modem in the original box that includes:
I don't have a machine that takes a PCMCIA card anymore so I have no way to test this. It looks to be in great condition. The diskettes are perfectly readable with no bad sectors.


($25) Trantor MiniSCSI Plus T348 Parallel-to-SCSI Adapter with drivers (Used, Tested)

Manufacturer: Trantor (pre-Adaptec)
Model: T438 (MiniSCSI Plus)
Year: early 1990s

Quick facts:
Installation guide: http://download.adaptec.com/pdfs/installation_guides/t348_ig.pdf

This adapter lets you attach SCSI devices to your parallel port. Any parallel port will work, including the original parallel ports found in the first IBM PCs. (Bidirectional parallel ports will be faster.) The standard SCSI-I connector attaches to your device while the other connector is a printer pass-through connector.

I just tested this particular adapter on my 80386-40 system with an external SCSI hard drive and an Iomega Zip drive on the same chain. Using the MA348.SYS driver and ASPIDISK.SYS device drivers both devices were identified by the SCSI adapter and I was able to run chkdsk against all of the partitions. In other words, it works.

I will provide a copy of the necessary device drivers on diskette; you can also search the Internet and find them easily.