970802 5560-W1B arrived
Someday in Jul. 1997
A guy asked new homes for some PS/55s. All free except
shipping charge. He wrote to the Forum that any one could take them
but the taker might love PS/55 and/or should be ready to impart or
pass down the "MCA culture". What a nice but serious proposal.
The 2nd condition was difficult but so far I loved loved PS/55.
If I could get one his PS/55s and keep it my home then I could
access Nifty when I was back in my home. Raised up my hand to be a new
adopter for a 5560.
5561-W1B was delivered
to my home. It was a big desktop PC equipped with a DX4-75,
DA B-II and 540MB SCSI hard drive ( don't remember about memory.
but probably 1 stick of 4MB 70ns SIMM was installed ). It was really
impressive to me. It was a huge server PC in a desktop style. I named
it "Big Battle".
With Big battle I also learned a lot about IML, system partition, SIMMs
usable on PS/55s and so on.
Later on I noticed my 60-W1B was really a 60-W2B
It was labeled 556-W1B but at the same time there was a little sticker
saying " KIT W2B". I don't know the difference between stock W1B and W2B
but mine had a PS/2 H'ish complex with a DX4-75 on the overdrive
socket and no SX25 CPU on the first socket.
Memory count was faster than my "Grandma" which had a PS/2 Type-K'ish
complex. I added a Hitachi made 2x speed CD-ROM which I bought cheep at
a used PC parts shop. As I could not get a appropriate CD-ROM rail
( mounter?) to set it in a bay beside FDD, I bought a CD-ROM mounter for
Macintosh ( forget the model number ) and adjust it to meet the slide rail
of the bay. The drive and the CD-ROM still sit in my 5560.
One thing I really want is a front bezel for CD-ROM in same shape
with FDD bezel. I have a flat type square bezel in mine but it little
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