9595 - Ardent Tool of Capitalism

The go-to place for all Micro Channel addicts. MAD Edition!
IBM PS/2 Family

  Reference Material & Links


PS/2 PDF Documents (HMM, TR, HITR, schematics, brochures, etc.)
PS/2 INF Books (ServerGuide, IBM PC Assistant and other), Online INF Reader [!]
PS/2 BOO Books (HMR, HMS, RETAIN tips, etc.)
PS/2 Technical Specifications (Specs and options, by model/sub-model, HTML)
Patents PS/2 and MCA related patents
Other PS/2 Documents (PS/2 FAQ, PS/2 Ref., IBM FTP PCCBBS Contents)
Articles (Scans of articles from PC Magazine, InfoWorld and other mags, JPEGs)
Personal Systems Magazine (Scans of the PS magazine)
Technical Information Catalog (PS/2 and other PC products, list only, no files)

EPRM Official "Electronic Pocket Reference Manual" (parts lists, FRUs and more)

External Links (Mirrors, other PS/2 and MCA oriented sites, etc.)
Media Links (Photos, YouTube videos, etc.)
Link Archive (Dead but possibly still useful links, web archive links)


  Software & Drivers


PS/2 Reference, Diagnostic & Option Disks (refdisk and diags for your PS/2)
Reply Files
Kingston Files

Utilities and Drivers (DOS/Windows Drivers, Disk image tools, MCA utilities, etc.)
   Win9X/NT Drivers for XGA/XGA-2, Spock, and Adaptec by Unal Z [!]
   HIMEM Update for Windows 95 systems with >16 MB [!]
   QBMCA & IDMCA Identifies MCA cards in your system.


  IBM Systems


Personal System/2 (PS/2) Family [Types 85xx, 95xx]

PC Servers [Types 86xx] (195/295, 320, 500, 720)
EduQuest Systems [Types 96xx] Educational Computers
Multistation Family [Types 55xx] Pre-PS/55 55xx Systems
Personal System/55 (PS/55) Family [Types 55xx] Japanese PS/2
PC/XT/AT Family [Types 51xx and 4860]
RT PC Systems [Types 615x]
PC Series 700 [Types 68xx] - PC 730/750 - PCI/MCA or PCI/ISA systems
Personal Typing System [Type 6900]
RISC System/6000 (RS/6000) Family [Types 70xx, 72xx]
Industrial Computers [Types 7561/7562, 7552/7568] Gearbox
   IBM 586 SBC [Types 7563, 7581, 7587, 7588]
Personal Science Laboratory [Type 7694]
ThinkPads [Types 252x, 35xx]
Point of Sale Systems (POS) [Types 46xx]
Remote Control Unit [Type 5494]
External Enclosures and Expansion Units [Types 35xx]


  MCA Adapters


Adapter Description Files (ADF files necessary to setup/install your MCA adapters)

Video Adapters
Sound Cards
Storage Adapters (SCSI, ESDI, Tape, Floppy, Optical, etc.)
Network Adapters (Token Ring, Ethernet, FTTI and other MCA NICs)
Communication Adapters (Modem, Multiport, Portmaster)
Printer & Scanner Adapters
Memory Expansion Adapters
Processor Cards (Upgrades, coprocessors, accelerators, etc.)
Other Adapters (Game, PCMCIA, Server Guard, POS, etc.)

Adapter Picture Collection: Frame-based or Javascript-based (from Peter H. Wendt)

Don't see your adapter? Let us know! Wanna contribute pictures or files? Learn How!


  Parts & Technology


System Components (CPU, memory, storage, video, sound, keyboard, RTC, ports)

Processor Complex Identification (outlines)
Processor Complex Index

Micro Channel Architecture (MCA slots, pinouts, features, transfer modes, SCB, etc.)
Technical Background (CMOS, Int 4Bh, etc.)

Networking Index


  Setup & Configuration


Setup and Configuration (Reference disk and partition, ADFs, IML, etc.)
Troubleshooting (Diagnostics, Error codes, CP-codes aka "checkpoints", etc.)
How to clear Power On Password (POP, "Key Symbol")

AIX for PS/2 (version 1.3.x)


  Disclaimer & Legal Info


   This website is not affiliated with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in any way. IBM, and the IBM logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

   This website is provided "as is", no warranty is expressed or implied in the presentation of the information or files on this website. In no way does the author guarantee the accuracy of ANY of the information on this website. In case of doubt, please contact either me - Tomáš Slavotínek, the original author - Louis Ohland, or post to the CSIPH newsgroup for a sanity check.


Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, Kevin Bowling, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, David Beem, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

9595 - Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 28 Nov 2020 (Changes and Credits)