View Full Version : Sold Microway 8Mhz Turbo XT desktop PC

14th November 2016, 15:37
This is a Microway "Turbo XT" from 1988 with an 8Mhz 8088 CPU (switchable between 8 and 4.7Mhz with the turbo button) and 640K of RAM. Bought this on here a few months ago intending to use the case for a project, but I gave up on the idea. It is a nice vintage system with all original manufacturer parts still in place as far as I can tell, each component has the same date sticker of "11-88".

It has an NCL 5427 MFM hard drive controller, 720KB floppy drive, monochrome (Hercules) videocard, and a multi-IO card with serial/parallel/game port and a RTC. I have removed the barrel battery from this card before it started leaking. The case has the power switch integrated into the PSU, and has a hinged flip up lid (like a car bonnet) to allow easy access.

There is a Seagate ST-225 MFM hard drive fitted, but this seems to have stopped working since the last time I tested it. There are also a few chips in the case front and some cracks have been glued. Other than that everything seems to be in good working order.

I'm asking 40 for this system.

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14th November 2016, 21:21
I presume that the shipping costs will be a killer....

14th November 2016, 22:10
Have PM'd you with some options :thumbsup:

I presume that the shipping costs will be a killer....

17th November 2016, 22:51
declaring interest :)

22nd November 2016, 09:12
Money sent yesterday

1st December 2016, 16:09
Item arrived yesterday. I will only be able to test it next week though. I will do it ass soon as possible.