IBM PS/2 Family

Reference Material & Links

PS/2 PDF Documents (HMM, TR, HITR, schematics, brochures, etc.)
IBM 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
IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletins List and preview links only
Other PS/2 Documents (PS/2 FAQ, PS/2 Ref., IBM FTP PCCBBS Contents)
Magazine Articles (Scans of articles from PC Mag, 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)
Processor Documentation (Intel, AMD, Cyrix, IBM, IDT, etc., 8086 - Super7)

Electronic Pocket Reference Manual ("EPRM" - parts lists, FRU P/Ns, etc.)

External Links (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.
   System Information Tool ("SIT") Info about system hardware and software


IBM Systems

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

PC Servers [Types 86xx] Server 195/295, 320, 500, 720
EduQuest Systems [Types 96xx] Computers for education
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 720/730/750, PCI/MCA or PCI/ISA
Personal Typing System [Type 6900]
RISC System/6000 (RS/6000) Family [Types 70xx, 72xx]
Industrial Computers [Types 7561/7562, 7552/7568] (Gearbox, etc.)
   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)
Adapter Picture Collection (low-res, requires Javascript, originally created by Peter)

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

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)
Linux & MCA (by Christian Hansen, missing files)


Legal Info & Contact

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

Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 17 Apr 2021 - Changes & Credits | Legal Info & Contact