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Old 05-17-2007, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default VERY, VERY, VERY old comp help

Ok might ask wtf are you doing with a 1989 computer. well i always wanted to try one out. Happens that my boss had one and asked me to take the hard drive out. I pleded with him and he let me keep it. It is a wyse wy2112-01. the only problem is i cant get the video driver working. i made a 9pin to a 15 pin cable to connect to a monitor (modern day) and cant get it working. I dont know if the monitors today dont allow it or what but can someone help me. Supprisingly i found a site that has the video driver! here. http://www.student.nada.kth.se/~d94-...t/hpegaeng.txt Also it uses i think a serial keyboard. is there a way to make a keyboard today into a serial. Also dont want to spend money.
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http://defcon.no/computers/details.php?id=42
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:55 AM   #3
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Yeah. saw that. Not 100% the same but close enough. But that does not give me the info i need. I think the only difference is the video card
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edit... My bad. i made the cable from 9 to 15 for just vga found a ega to vga. works now but i need a keyboard. Also where does the keyboard go?
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Yeah, the EGA is for EGA monitors. Good luck to find that!
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Damn that thing must handle up to date stuff like a charm lol

Not busting on ya bro but thats an old computer lol

I want one!
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haha thats nothing to compared to the Apple SE i found with my friend in the garbage 1986 all the way!! 8mhz cpu
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haha thats nothing to compared to the Apple SE i found with my friend in the garbage 1986 all the way!! 8mhz cpu
HAHA mine is 12.5 mhz!!!!! :-P but what keyboard does it take. i cant do anything without a keyboard.
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What are you going to be using this for lol?

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HAHA mine is 12.5 mhz!!!!! :-P but what keyboard does it take. i cant do anything without a keyboard.
can you take a picture of the keyboard input?
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