I was given this one along with a matching keyboard on the 8th of January 2002 along with the Highscreen. It is a 386DX-40 with 3968k memory, it is fitted with a Panasonic 1.44MB 3.5" & a Teac 1.2MB 5.25" floppy and a Fujitsu 99MB hard disk.

This started OK but the 5.25" floppy drive wasn't working and it appeared that it never had. I was fortunate enough to have another one exactly the same so I could use it for comparison purposes, and it turned out that on one of the circuit boards they had over soldered a six cable mounting point to end up with solder joined across all of the six connections. Even after I had removed all the excess solder it still didn't work which I found to be due to the fact that the short caused by the solder had fused a track on another circuit board. After repairing that track the disk drive was operational again probably for the first time in its life. Quite obviously whoever used this never needed to use that drive so it was never sent back under guarantee to be rectified so they got away with this being a faulty unit.

This has got room for an additional 5.25" drive and a hard disk. It has got 6 x 16 bit & 2 x 8 bit ISA slots, 8 x 30 pin SIMM slots which are staggered so Bank 0 is slots 1,3,5,7 & Bank 1 is slots 2,4,6,8 which I thought was unusual. The keyboard has a 5 pin din connector.

This is installed with
MS Dos 6.22
Windows 3.1
MS Word 2.0




Motherboard Bar Code M/10001674 AMI BIOS
BIOS string 30-0000-D01128-00101111-070791-SISD-8 SIS chipset
8 x 30 pin SIMMs Bank 0 SIMM slots 1,3,5,7 Bank 1 SIMM slots 2,4,6,8
Onboard battery VARTA 3.6V 3/V60R  
External battery connector JP7 located opposite side of keyboard connector to battery
Power supply Max Power Model MPS-200P 200W output
Cooling Fan Superred CHA8012B DC 12V 0.16A
HDD Fujitsu 99MB Model M2616ET Part no.B03B-7065-B302A#D
Type CYL HD WP LZ Sec Size
User 771 8 65535 771 33 99 MB
FDD 3.5" 1.44MB Panasonic Model no. JU-257A604P M/1000176
FDD 5.25" 1.2MB Teac FD-55GFR Part no. 19307351-49
ISA cards    
Trident Video TVGA8900C FCC ID HNG8916CX248C2
Disk controller IDE Plus-V3 KT0366274 Goldstar Prime 2
15 pin VGA
1 x 9 pin & 1 x 25 pin serial
1 x 25 pin parallel
1 x 15 pin game
5 pin DIN keyboard


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Last Updated 5th January 2003