Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

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Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

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The XT has always been very special to me, because it was the first PC and first anything with a hard drive that I ever had. I foolishly sold it in 1994, and have been looking for another for while now. Found a XT lot on Craigslist for $400 that was about an hour away from me, in NJ. I offered him $300, he took it, and I picked it up on Tuesday, June 8th 2021. In the listing was a "hard drive does not work," but it sometimes worked when I shook it. It's since been formatted, but is still shaky. It's a 20MB. I ordered a XT-IDE, which is a much better solution for the long term.

Overall, it was in great shape. Slightly dusty inside, and a few scuff marks that I got off, but that was it. It has several cards, but no Game Port. One card looks like it has a coaxial cable port (third one from the right).

In the lot, I got the following:

IBM 5160 XT

IBM 5153 CGA monitor

AOC International Spectrum Series VGA monitor (dated August 12, 1994)

Original manual

Belkin Power Authority II surge protector

Two Model M mechanical keyboards

Two mice, one being a trackball

Box of random disks

Anyway, here's some pics.

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Re: Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

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Did you neglect to put up pics? I'm not seeing them.

Great deal though! Especially in regards to the old, but still working monitor!
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Re: Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

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Darryl B. wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 1:54 pm Did you neglect to put up pics? I'm not seeing them.

Great deal though! Especially in regards to the old, but still working monitor!
Hey! No, I just edited it. Just when I thought everything was working on the board, file attachments aren't. Keep getting an error, and they are correct set in the settings. Will bump the thread when I figure this all out. Always something haha.

Thanks, I really love this system. Even though load sound is awesome. It's built like a tank too!
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Re: Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

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Zap! wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 2:02 pm
Darryl B. wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 1:54 pm
Everything is now working again, check out the pics!
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