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 (HMR, TR, HITR, schematics, brochures etc.)
PS/2 INF Books (ServerGuide, IBM PC Assistant and other, online 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 "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 and 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)

Processor Cards (Upgrades, coprocessors, accelerators, etc.)
Memory Expansion Adapters
Storage Adapters (Floppy, Hard Drive, CD-ROM, Tape...)
Video Adapters
Sound Cards
Network Adapters (Token Ring, Ethernet, FTTI and other MCA NICs)
Communication Adapters (Modem, Multiport, Portmaster)
Printer Adapters
Other Adapters

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

Don't see your adapter? Send Louis a note! Wanna contribute? Learn How to scan boards.


  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, Int4Bh, etc.)

Networking Index


  Setup & Configuration


Setup and Configuration (Create refdisk, add ADFs, etc.)
Troubleshooting (Diagnostics, Error codes, CP-codes 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, or the original author - Louis Ohland for a sanity check. You are also welcomed to join the comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware (Google Groups) newsgroup.


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

9595 - Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 17.06.2020 (Changes and Credits)