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Doonz, you said you're a IBM reseller/service location? Got a quick question - I bought an old IBM 750Cs for $75. I probably got ripped ... :( Anway, I can't get a known good PCMCIA NIC to work - won't even power on and link.

Is there anything I could use to test the PC Card slots? All the machine has on it is DOS 6.
 

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I went through my books and the 750 I have is a type (9545 -308 or -306)

Lets see the same goes for this model Hold the f1 key when powering up for diagnostics...if you get an error code Ill try to ell you what it is...

The pcmcia slot is for one type III or two type II ...but the FRU list ( items to be replace) doesnt list a NIC ...to order it from IBM you probley would pay over $3-400

Can you get a better Operating system on it...

if so...

I revived an 560E from a client who wanted it fixed then decided it was too much $$...and for the life of me I couldnt get the NIC to work...I downloaded the nic driver -- came back corrupted...finally i gave up and ordered a nic form belkin that had no cardbus mastering on it and it was plug and pray with win 98 drivers...sad part is the card will cost about 50% of the price ($75) of the machine...I couldnt get IBM support because it was SO far out of warranty by two years....your system is ALOT older...

Good luck:bandit:
 

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It's a 9545. Can I get a better OS on it? Well, that's the idea! :D Except it doesn't have a CD drive or a Diskette. So, unless I can get a NIC working in the PCMCIA slots, it's pretty much dead in the water.

I already bought a battery for $50 off Ebay. I don't want to sink a lot of money in it.

I know it's a dinosaur - I just wanted to fool around with loading the bare minimum Linux on it and use it for quick & dirty network testing - something to throw on a network, assign an IP, and use for pinging, trace route, and so on.
 

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Pseudocyber said:
It's a 9545. Can I get a better OS on it? Well, that's the idea! :D Except it doesn't have a CD drive or a Diskette. So, unless I can get a NIC working in the PCMCIA slots, it's pretty much dead in the water.
Are you looking to just copy some files to it? What about lap link then?
 

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Oops. Take that back. It does have a diskette drive.

My thought was to get a working NIC on it, load the DOS drivers for the NIC and get the NIC working with DOS. Then connect to a M$ network to transfer the files to the hard drive, and load the OS from there.

I guess Laplink would work - assuming they still make DOS client versions. But if the PC Card slots don't work, it's kind of pointless.
 

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Danrak...(as usual) is on the right track...how about a serial to serial (null modem cable I think) connection??

and OLD is right....the copyright on the book is 95...man in computer years that predates dinosaurs:winking:

G/L
 

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Well, if I can get Linux loaded, then what? I still need those PCMCIA slots ... :upset:
 
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