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IBM PS/2 P70

#1 Post by karotlopj » Sun Aug 06, 2023 4:31 am

Does anyone have an IBM PS/2 P70?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... rtable.jpg

The most expensive computer I ever bought.

Unfortunately it no longer boots up. When I power on the orange screen comes on, but it doesn't beep, no bios screen or anything.

In the past it would burst into life if i firmly slapped the sides before powering on, but that no longer works.

Any suggestions?

Is there an HMM for this system?
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Re: IBM PS/2 P70

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Aug 06, 2023 5:11 am

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Re: IBM PS/2 P70

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun Aug 06, 2023 11:38 am

Found a video of a guy getting a PS/2 P70 up and running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRU7U1i2hCU
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Re: IBM PS/2 P70

#4 Post by solidpro » Mon Aug 07, 2023 6:34 am

I've got one of these flapping about on the floor of my workshop. I'm just trying to summon up the energy to take a look at it....
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Re: IBM PS/2 P70

#5 Post by micrex22 » Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:54 am

karotlopj wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2023 4:31 am
Does anyone have an IBM PS/2 P70?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... rtable.jpg

The most expensive computer I ever bought.

Unfortunately it no longer boots up. When I power on the orange screen comes on, but it doesn't beep, no bios screen or anything.

In the past it would burst into life if i firmly slapped the sides before powering on, but that no longer works.

Any suggestions?

Is there an HMM for this system?
Probably needs a complete recap; I've recapped all of my PS/2 machines (yeah, it takes awhile lol).

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