I began the restoration from the oldest one, an am486, 16MB ram and 1.7GB hd piece of junk.

It was stored in a very dump basement for... maybe 20 years and the result is... HUHG

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Cleaned everything, plugged the cord, turned on. The power supply fan started spinning... and nothing else appened. No beeps, no boops, nothing ob screen, floppy and hd dead silent. In the end I found that the problem was that hd drawer thingy. Removed that, and connected the hd directly the hd started spinning and I got this:

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Unplugged the vga isa card, cleaned the contacts and finally got something:

Now, I had no 5 pin din keyboard, but they are identical to ps2 keyboard, the only difference is the shape if the connector. So i took an old logitec keyboard, cut the minidin, and lapped a din plug. Still nothing from the disk drives tough. Than, again, unplugged the controller isa card, cleaned the contacts... still nothing. Unplugged all the ribbon cables, cleaned contacts... and finally the floppy came back to life.

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Buuut, the installation failed. The disk was spinning but non sound from the head’s arm. I tried 4 more times an finally the arm got unstuck and everything worked fine. Installed win 3.1 too XD

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