[rescue] IBM PC RT

Bill Braskey jazzop89 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 28 22:56:27 CDT 2016

I have what appears to be a complete IBM PC RT (Model 6150)
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_6150_RT>, minus an OS and monitor.  It
even has the external SCSI tape drive & 5.25" floppy drive.  I rescued it
several years ago in a random check of Craigslist while on a 1500-mile
driving trip, near the bizarre town of Centralia, PA
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania>.  It has been in
storage since I got it.

Apparently this thing was designed for AIX 2, but I wonder if a later
version of AIX will run on it.  The guy who gave it to me said it ran Pick
OS when he used it, but he lost the media.  I did get all the glorious old
IBM 3-ring manuals in the slipcases, though!

Anyone here have any experience with this rare dinosaur?

I should probably do some cleaning of the system boards before applying
electrons.  Any best practices (short of dunking in hydrofluoric acid) for
cleaning up the PCBs?

More information about the rescue mailing list