Vintage Packard Bell PackMate Retro PC- 486SX 4MB RAM 3.5\" 5.25\" Keyboard POSTS For Sale
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Vintage Packard Bell PackMate Retro PC- 486SX 4MB RAM 3.5\" 5.25\" Keyboard POSTS:
ABOUT:For your consideration is another piece from my personal collection of retro gaming systems, a classic Packard Bell desktop 486 system in stock configuration. This unit has NO hard drive, but does have both a 5.25\" and a 3.5\" floppy (and a free IDE bus), and has been tested to POST. This is a clean project ready for enthusiast 1991 Packard Bell PackMate 75 (PB400) desktop system• 486SX-25 CPU• 72-pin RAM sockets all empty, 4MB RAM installed on board• 3.5\" floppy (tested working), 5.25\" floppy (not tested), 40-pin IDE cable and spare Molex• Onboard graphics, serial, parallel, 2x PS/2• Modem card installed• ISA Creative Vibra 16C Sound Card
Period Correct early 1990\'s QuietKey-style rubber dome switch keyboard is AND TESTING:This PC was lightly dusted and cleaned- it retains a bit of dust and some light tape residue here and there but is overall very clean for the era. The most obvious wear is found on the top of the case, which has very visible scuffing, likely from a monitor sitting on it. This unit did originally have a hard drive that was removed by the original owner, but retains its floppy drives. Unit has been tested with a standard VGA monitor and was able to power on, POST, enter the BIOS, and boot from an XP-created DOS floppy, INCLUDED. The soldered Nickel-Cad CMOS battery is DEAL and prompts a BIOS reset warning each time the unit is turned on.
Both PC and keyboard have normal levels of UV yellowing expected for pieces of this age. The PC chassis itself is clean with no heavy dust, no bugs or spiders, no rust, and no drop or abuse damage. Power supply is quiet and internal fan functions. Keyboard is in great shape for the is a used,barebones, vintage PC that is offered ASIS for enthusiastrebuild or collecting. It is not a modern computer and will require tinkering to findcompatiblecomponents. I am offering this unit to another enthusiast with theunderstanding that the buyer is willing toundertake responsibility for the many repair and maintenance variables that come with antique computer components including such delicate tasks as floppy drive reconditioning and capacitor replacement. Due to the weight, this unit cannot ship to a PO Box, APO, or FPO.