I've been doing a clearout, and I have a big pile of ancient mostly-computer stuff I don't want any more. I've no idea if any of it works (the stuff I've tested has been noted as such), but as it's conceivable useful to anyone, let me know by email if you're in the south east of the UK and would like any.
- A Toshiba Tecra 520CDT laptop. Fairly decent order. A Pentium 166 processor with 48MB of RAM, a 2.1GB HDD and CD drive. Includes battery which actually seems to work. Runs fine (if slowly). Power supply included.
- A Texas Instruments Extensa 620CDT laptop. Extremely battered. A Pentium 166 processor with 32MB of RAM, a 1.4GB HDD and CD drive. Includes battery but you'd be mad if you thought it was any good. Does start up, but the CMOS battery is so flat that trying to enter the BIOS setup menu crashes it. Power supply included.
- A Mitac 3025D laptop. Terribly, terribly battered. A 386SX16 processor with a whole 1MB of memory, and a miniscule unidentified hard drive (possibly containing Minix). The battery is missing. The only redeeming feature this computer has is the rather lovely silver and grey monochrome LCD screen (VGA). It does boot up to the point of wanting a floppy disk with an OS on it. Power supply included.
- A boxed copy of New Deal Office on floppy disk. This is an old set of rather good GUI office software for DOS that will run on any PC, regardless how ancient. Includes manual printed on actual paper!
- Digital 21143 Ethernet card, PCI.
- A RT8029 Ethernet card, PCI. 10-base-T and 10-base-2. Boot ROM socket.
- Creative Labs CT7240 DVD playback hardware acceleration PCI card (a.k.a. a DXR3). Includes driver floppy.
- A Creative Labs CT4810 sound card, PCI. Joystick port.
ISA cards (and older)
- A D-Link SN2000PCT 16-bit ISA Ethernet card. 10-Base-T and 10-Base-2. Boot ROM socket.
- A 'Compeq' (sic) branded FDD/MFM HDD interface card, 16-bit ISA. I think I ran a RLL hard drive on this once. Also labelled 'Made in USA' and 'Assembled in Ireland'.
- A Mozart-16 sound card, 16-bit ISA. Does not have the daughterboard. Includes joystick port and interfaces for all those weird and wonderful sound-card CDROM drives that are now so thankfully obsolete (and also IDE).
- A Jazz 16 sound card, 16-bit ISA. Does not have wavetable board, but does have the amplifier/surround sound card. Includes joystick port and IDE interface.
- A Trident TVGA8900B graphics card, 16-bit ISA. Some RAM (256kB?).
- A DS8390 Ethernet card, 16-bit ISA. 10-base-2 and 10-base-5 (yes, genuine thicknet!). Does not support 10-base-T. Boot ROM socket.
- An unbranded 8-bit ISA serial/parallel interface card.
- A CGI graphics card, 8-bit ISA. I think it's the original IBM version --- it's got the bug where writing to video memory during refresh causes static on the screen (due to single-ported video RAM). This is bigger than a full-length card: it will not fit into a 16-bit ISA slot.
Other computer-related stuff
- A 512MB stick of DDR2 PC2-5300U RAM, Hynix branded.
- Two 64MB sticks of SODIMM RAM, Kingston branded.
- A 4MB stick of EDO 72-pin SIMM RAM, PNY branded.
- Seven 30-pin SIMMs of unknown sizes (they're not clearly labelled and I can't be bothered to hunt down the chip numbers). Unbagged, unknown state of workingness.
- Three 3.5" floppy disk drives.
- A Palm P10713U folding keyboard. A stunningly brilliant and comfortable fold-up keyboard for the Palm Pilot. Only useful if you have a Palm Pilot with serial connection.
Non computer-related stuff
- An AM radio aerial. (A multiturn wire loop about 10cm across with a 0.1" connector on the end of the cable.)
- A Motorola SM1000 infrared remote control (this is the best picture I can find, although it's not quite the right model). A strange remote control with a joystick on it.
- An InterAct SV2020 infrared remote control / wireless mouse thingy --- it's a remote control with a trackball on it. I suspect this needs a serial dongle which I haven't found yet; if you really want this, let me know and I'll have another look. (There's a very small picture --- and an X driver! --- here.
- A Cambridge Audio M700 universal programmable learning remote control with touch screen. Totally incomprehensible, but the manual is available online.
- A Daleste branded UHF signal booster.