MCS 386 help required!

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bhav

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Hello everybody, i just opened up this old computer. it says MCS386(386 processor?) on the case of the CPU. i am a new bie to hardware have no clue which processor it is.

Inside it has lot of wires, a metal box which says DC OUTPUT 200 WATTS, another 3.5in disk drive made in 1992 and another metal box type thing which i think is the BIGGER floppy drive. anyway i would appreciate if anybody could tell me what to do with this 'thing', anywebsites or advice that might help me salvage something from this is appreciated(i could use a hard disk if i can find it in there and get it to work with my 633celeron :confused: )

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386 processor huh....you might be able to run Windows 3.1 and DOS 6 on it otherwise it will make a noce boat anchor. The hard drive is probably around 500MB so I wouldn't even bother
 
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uh.... Unfortuntely... its only use is pretty much adding to your local land-fill :(

Computer Recycling should be easier... :(

The computer is worthless... unless you do want to run DOS6 on it...

500mb HD? Even in 1994, 500mb HDs were on the large size. 1992, it would most likely be a 80~120mb HD.
 

dustyjay

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Unless like stated you plan to use this as a dos machine, there are still some things that can be useful in that old box. Things like case screws, drive mounting screws, jumpers, maybe even the case speaker. The power supply could even be used for and external drive box in some cases. I get machines like this all the time (always for free, sometimes I even get lucky!) There are even sometimes ISA cards that can be used in some semi old PC's that can come in very handy.

Also there is another way to go with it. Donate it to a local school. You see some really ancient machines being used for doing simple things that some of these schools wouldnt be able to afford otherwise. I still have my first 286 based machine in the closet. It works and I still play some old dos games on it now and then just for laughs.
 
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