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I've found out the right model. Turns out it wasn't a "ValuePoint" at all. It was an IBM "Personal Computer 330", but at least I remembered the "466DX2" part right... I found this image by searching for something similar to "IBM slide door", after suddenly remembering that slide door thing:


To summarize the requirements: IBM PS/ValuePoint or IBM ValuePoint desktop (not tower) "486" or "466" followed by "DX2" and probably a "/abc" suffix 66 MHz CPU 8 MB RAM. 120 MB HDD Using the list here, it's likely to be an IBM PS/ValuePoint 466DX2/Si, model #6381-W30, with the standard 4MB of RAM upgraded to 8MB by ...


Working from memory and in addition to what everybody else has said, the order of the memory access and SP increment/decrement in the push and pop opcodes changed relative to the 8086 and 8088. This was the standard way of checking whether a CPU was an 88/86 or a 188/186. You could distinguish between the 88/188 and 86/186 by using self-modifying code to ...


alephzero's suggestion of cold is a good one. I've used dry ice to release adhesive on a 3d printer's build plate (PEI sheet) which is held by a 3M adhesive. Dry ice is not particularly inexpensive and you'd need only a small piece for about two or three minutes. Various products designed to release/dissolve glue, often called Goo-gone or similar would work. ...

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