William's Microchannel Adapter Information
The following links lead to pages I have either created from
scratch, or added information to. These pages cover a variety of
Microchannel-bus option or expansion cards that are used in IBM PS/2
computers (Models 50 and higher) or some of the few clones that are
floating around. You may also wish to view my computer collection.
Before using any information presented here, read and understand the notice and disclaimer section below. If you are selling an item discussed here on eBay or anywhere else, read the "Information for eBay Sellers" below.
At the very least I have provided an adapter outline and a set of
component IDs. Whenever I have more information or files relating to
the item in question, I have placed such files online. Some of this
information does not exist elsewhere.
I had the unfortunate luck to have the disk in my web server go bad,
and while recovering from that, I happened to notice that a few of
these pages were missing. I have most of them and will be repairing the
damage at some point. In the meantime, if you need something, don't
hesitate to ask.
NEW! 03/12/2016 The Cabletron E3xxx
series pages have been unearthed after spending quite some time
unlinked and forgotten! At least I got the drivers before the darkness
fell. Updates are pretty sporadic these days, I'm not doing as much
with Microchannel as I once was. And there are still some pages that
don't work because I'm a professional lazy-butt.
01/27/2013 - While some may have considered these pages
to be in a state of slumber (and I'm not saying they are far wrong), I
do still run Microchannel machines to this very day. There's a lot of
stuff I should probably do here, but in the meantime, check out the
updated Rancho Technology RT-1000MC page if you need the option diskette.
At some point I need to repair the Madge TR page and the IBM 486SLC2
upgrade page. I also have some files pertaining to the Thomas-Conrad
TC4046 adapter. As always, I am interested in any information, software
or actual Microchannel hardware you may have.
01/14/2010 - The Thomas-Conrad TC4046 page is finally
up. Not only is a card outline available, but so are the manual and
pocket guide (both in PDF format). I am desperately seeking the drivers
and supporting software for this card! Do you have them? Drop me a line!
I am also aware of the fact that at present, there are some broken
pages and links here. I haven't had the time to find and fix
everything, but I am aware of just about all of the damage.
Communications (Network Cards, Modems, Serial/Parallel Ports, Misc Communications)
Disk & Storage Controllers
IBM 486SLC2 33/66 MHz
More projects will be completed as I find the time to do them. Please
note that I only document hardware. I don't presently have the skills
to write device drivers or software for your adapter. If you don't see
a card here, or if you have any information at all regarding something
shown here, drop me an e-mail. You will be credited for your subsmission if you wish.
Notice & Disclaimer: All information on this
site is provided on a "best effort, use at your own risk" basis. What
is presented here is presented in good faith, and in the hope that it
will be useful. I haven't tried everything available for download here,
cannot claim that I know everything (or anything at all) about the
hardware, and I haven't had a chance to test it all. Even if I say it
works, please realize that your computing environment could be very
different from mine. Not all pages or information are complete! Unless
otherwise noted, information presented here for your use is the result
of personal experimentation on the hardware at hand. As such, this information has the potential to be incorrect or damaging to your hardware. If you're not sure--then don't do anything here!
I disclaim any and all responsbility for your actions or the quality of
information presented here to the fullest extent possible under law.
Consult your manuals or seek assistance from trained service personnel
or the manufacturer of your hardware, if they are still in business. I
cannot accept any liability or claim arising from your use of this
information. Damage to hardware caused by this or any other source of
information is YOUR responsibility and YOUR problem. If you still don't know, then ASK.
I can't guarantee an answer, but I'll try to find one. Please realize
that I have not worked for any of the companies that made these
Copyright notices that appear on the adapter outlines I have drawn
concern my rendition of the item in question, and DO NOT cover any
aspect of the design of the item. They are presented to help people in
possesion of similiar boards to determine what they have and how to use
it, nothing more and nothing less.
Datasheets that may be provided for download are the copyrighted
property of the company who wrote them. They are provided here as a
convenience only and to give an idea of how and where a part is used in
a given card design. It is not the intention of this page to undermine
the rights of IC manufacturers and designers or to violate copyright
law in any way, shape or form. Again, no liability from the use of
these datasheets or other techinical documentation can be accepted on
my part. These are provided "as is" and with all faults. You use these
data sheets or other information AT YOUR OWN RISK!
You are--as with most pages on this site--encouraged to take complete copies for redistribution in their original format and presentation
with all notices, images and supporting files intact. You may
redistribute these pages in their entirety so long as no fee is charged
for access to this information. This excludes reasonable connect time,
media or duplicating fees. You may also use portions of these pages
that I have written or created (text and images, unless otherwise
noted) in other projects. However, other projects may not be for-profit
projects. You must provide credit for any items used from this
collection of information.
Information for eBay Sellers (and all other sellers with goods that are described on these pages)
eBay sellers that are selling or auctioning an item
described on these pages are welcome to link to the relevant page for
the item they are selling. Please DO NOT copy and paste text or images
from these pages in your listing without getting my written permission. DO NOT link to images on this server from your auction listing. While it is recommended that you provide a buyer
or winning bidder with a link to the information presented here, you
may provide printed copies of this information under the following
circumstances and conditions:
- There is to be absolutely NO
extra charge or inflation of the auction/sale price beyond the
reasonable value of the hardware in question to cover the cost of
printing and supplying this information,
- You may not modify this information or change its
format in any way, other than the minimum required to assure proper
printing. Do not remove any copyright notices from the text or images.
- You may not sell copies of this information without my written permission, and it's very unlikely that you will get it.
- Credit must be given in your listing or item description as to the source of the information.
These pages are Copyright 2005-2013 by William
R. Walsh. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce these
pages freely under specific conditions: no fee may be charged for doing
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content MAY NOT be reproduced alongside any sort of advertising
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