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Questions tagged [identify-this-computer]

For questions seeking identification of a retrocomputer.

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What commercial computers were based on the MC88100 and MC88110?

I'm wondering how many computers were based on the MC88100 and MC88110 processors that were released commercially. As of now, i've found the MVMe boards and Luna88K(+) computers exist, but that's ...
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Does this computer have a steering wheel?

I don't really know what the round object is, but it certainly resembles an old-time steering wheel. This image was used as an example at this page. I don't know what its original source was, it is ...
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Where was this Grace Hopper/Univac photo taken?

Here is a photo of a Univac I with four individuals. According to Artifact Details at the Computer History Museum's web page with an extremely similar photo (perhaps a shot a few moments earlier/later)...
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What is the 26-pin D-sub (DA-26) connector used for on the Media Vision Pro AudioSpectrum 16 Patch Panel?

My dad has this audio interface from the 90s called the Media Vision Pro AudioSpectrum 16 Patch Panel, but unfortunately doesn't have the manual. From my research, it appears that this panel was used ...
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Can anyone help me identify this computer?

In my loft there is a computer with no branding that needs a new CMOS battery, and one that has the branding 'Tri Data' which I can't find anywhere on the internet. It just shows a white screen as ...
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What kind of keyboard or computer am I typing on?

What am I typing on? Is it a peripheral for the ZX81 in the back, or is it a computer in its own right?
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Is the circuit board in this video a memory board?

In the Periodic Table of Videos episode Tin (new) - Periodic Table of Videos while talking about the role of the element tin in solder, Sir Martyn Poliakoff shows a large circuit board tiled with a ...
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Identify this front panel

It was in the movies "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) and "Serenity" (2005). It resembles the Honeywell 6000 series but I can't find a photo of it that matches exactly. Could it be a custom ...
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What are the names of the computers, that were used in the CP/M advertisement?

I am reading the article about the CP/M operating system and wonder which computers are displayed in this picture. I have recognized the "IBM PC" only - in the middle.
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What make and model is this 386 mainboard?

I have received a 386 mainboard with OPTI chipset. Possibly an early model, since it does not support cache. The chipset is labeled "82C381P" and "Chipset2".
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Radio Shack computer trainer kit?

No, this is NOT the TRS-80... In the late 1970s, perhaps early 80s too, Radio Shack sold a sort of computer trainer kit. It had a hex keyboard and its output was primarily through a grid of LEDs on a ...
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Jumper settings for IDE controller

Fitting to my 286 board I have a Multi IO card with IDE and FDC ports. It has a bunch of jumpers, but I have no ID on this. So far, stason.org search hasn't been conclusive. Here is a picture: There ...
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Jumper and switch settings for 286 Suntac mainboard

I have a 286 mainboard here, which is I think very similar to this one here at stason.org. Below is an overview image, and a link to a album with details. However there are still some discrepancies, ...
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Manual or jumper settings for mainboard PWA-286C

I have an old mainboard, type PWA-286C, running a 10 MHz Intel 80286. I have no manuals, so I am looking for documentation on it. I am especially wondering if there is a connector for the real time ...
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Which computer is used in this NCIS episode?

My wife is a fan of NCIS and I just watched an episode of the Los Angeles version with her. In it, the bad guys take over a nuclear launch control center. They try to re-target the missiles. They ...
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Operation Flashpoint Laptop

In the 2001 video game, Operation Flashpoint, there is a laptop that appears in the menu: What's the name of that laptop? The game was released in 2001, and the story is set in 1985 during the ...
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I have an old Apple II computer,but cannot find any info on model # A2M001

My father had an old Apple II and I'm trying to find some info on it. Any help would be appreciated The model # is A2M001 and the disk drives are also A2M003-62498. I have seen other models but None ...
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Help identifying a very old computer: 1974, maybe an NCR

I am confident of most of the following information except oddly the manufacturer. I think that it was NCR but I am not quite sure. I have no idea of the model. The machine had 32k of memory but ...
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What computer (possibly a PC compatible) rendered a spinning floppy disk on the screen on a boot error?

I recall seeing an IBM PC compatible or similar system many years ago in a business environment that had a distinctive boot error screen. The system showed a spinning floppy disk on the screen, ...
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What Apple computers are shown in this MacBook Pro Reveal video?

In this Reveal video for the new MacBook Pro, seven or eight vintage Apple products are shown. Which ones exactly are they? The other question similar to this one is asking about a completely ...
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What typewriters and computers are shown in this commercial?

In this Apple commercial for the new MacBook Pro, there are several typewriters as well as a few retro Apple laptops shown. Which typewriters and laptops are being shown? Screenshots Order is left ...
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What computer was used in Weird Science?

In the 1985 movie Weird Science, two teenage boys use a computer to create a girlfriend (Kelly Le Brock). I've seen that movie 20 times or so but I still couldn't make out what computer they use. I ...
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Is this machine the EDVAC, MANIAC, or IAS?

See the image. Different sources claim that this machine is the EDVAC, MANIAC I, or IAS. For example, the Wikipedia page on John von Neumann has a picture of him and J. Robert Oppenheimer standing ...
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What is the version of Unix and the name of the computer it run on in this 1982 video?

I am learning about the history of computers, and based on what I know so far, Unix was run on a large computer, and in order to use it, you have to use a computer terminal. Does anybody knows what ...
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What computer system is this from 1984 Doctor Who?

In the 1980s, the popular BBC science fiction series Doctor Who used some real computer system(s) to display impressive (for the time, OK, maybe not!) graphics. They actually ran the software real-...