Ok, I have this old computer that my dad's friend gave me. it is a (mostly) complete system, including the matching PS/1 branded VGA monitor, and I beleve most of the manuals. no disks, and the PS/1 printer isnt there, but instead it's and Epson Action Printer 2000.
now, the thing booted when I got it, but like the jackass I am, I had to open it up and tinker with it. I cant help myself.
the thing hasnt booted in 2 years, and I decided to get it working again, and sell it for no less than $100. I need some help.
well, what I think is wrong, is when I was changing the PRAM battery, a standard CR2032, as I thought that was the problem. while I was removing the old battery, I snapped the arm (positive terminal) of the battery clip off the assembly. Note that the clip is soldered to the motherboard.
I have 2 options:
-Solder a small wire to the base where the arm was, and then place a new battery in, and solder the other end of the wire to the top of the battery, or
- desolder the old clip, and buy a new one. the problem is: I dont know where to get CR2032 battery clips. Radio Shack doesnt even sell them.
btw, I know the hard drive, which is an old 160 or so mb maxtor does boot to a highly customized version of Windows 95, with an IBM PS/1 splash screen, and all the PS/1 software on it.
here are the specs:
IBM PS/1 2155-G54
Intel i486SX @20mhz soldered to the mobo.
no math co processor
20 mb ram in 8 ram slots (4x 3mb 30 pin simms, 4x 2mb 30 pin simms)
160mb ide HDD
5.25 1.2mb floppy drive
3.5 1.44mb floppy drive
Creative Labs 4x (quad speed) CD-ROM
5x ISA slots
Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 ISA sound card
SMC ISA ethernet card
US-Robotics 9600bps ISA modem
onboard VGA port
onboard parallel port
2x onboard DB-9 serial ports
2x onboard PS/2 ports (one of the oldest computers I have seen with them).
thanks so much for your help.
I plan on either selling this, or perhaps donating it to a museum.