Tandon 386/N


Well this is one that I got from a car boot sale in 2001, it didn't work when I first tried it and was one that I kept putting to one side untill I had a while to try and sort it out, as it was one that I only managed to get a picture on occasionally. I tried to get this going a lot of times but even when I did manage to get a picture up I couldn't get into the bios to check the settings or anything and it wouldn't boot. Then one day while I was looking around the internet I happend to come across a site that had got a manual for the Tandon so I downloaded it and after a bit of reading I found that you get into the bios by holding the ESC key when you turn the power on. Once I managed to get into there I found that it had been set up to boot from the hard disk only, so I adjusted that to floppy first. Then I transderred the system files from the floppy to the hard disk and it has been booting fine ever since. I am still not sure why it didn't always get a picture but that seems fine now.

This is a 386-16 with a 387-16 coprocessor, it has 8MB of RAM made up of 8 x 30 pin SIMM's, a 3.5" floppy disk drive & a Conner 104MB hard disk. It has a PS/2 keyboard connector, 2 x serial ports, parallel port and onboard video which is controlled by an additional board that is connected parallel to the motherboard. Although this computer is of the ultra slim design it still has room for 1 full length 16 bit ISA board and 1 short 16 bit ISA board. This is installed with DOS 6.2, Windows 3.1 and MS Works 3.0

Dimensions 15" wide x 15.5" deep x 2.5" high


Tandon 386/N

FCC ID: G03HNS386SX-16V  
CPU Intel NG80386SX-16 N80387SX-16
8 MB RAM 8 x 30 pin simm's  
Video Paradise PVGA1A Assy no. 86113861 Bar code H7N02G002797
Motherboard KS-11 B/D no.15413862 Rev 3B  
FDD Mitsubishi MF355C-250MG 1.44MB
HDD Conner Cp30104 104MB



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Last Updated 13th September 2002