Halikan NBA386SX-25

halikan

Greetings. This is another very old beast that I bought yesterday. Don’t know why I buy these old machine – I just like them, and the guy at the market where I bought it wanted to throw it out! I guess one man’s trash is another man’s treasure :D
This cost me 10LTL (4$).
As of now it doesn’t seem to have any system on it, because it doesn’t boot. I am going to try and install some DOS probably, seeing that it way too old to run X, but who knows :)
After doing an intensive research on this laptop, not much info could be found, although I was able to confirm the specs of it.

These are the systems that I might try to install to this beast:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/baslinux/
http://www.angelfire.com/linux/floorzat/2diskXwin.htm
http://www.freedos.org/
http://www.micheleandreoli.it/mulinux/
I’ll post an update once I am able to raise this thing from the somewhat-dead :P

Specs and info that I have confirmed, although not 100% sure my laptop has the same:
Brand: Chaplet Systems (Halikan)
Full name: Halikan NBA386SX-25
Date of production: 1992-03-07
Made in: Taiwan
Possible patent: http://biocanary.com/patiss/D328592
CPU: NG80386SX / 25 MHz ; About this CPU
RAM: 2 MB
HDD: 85 MB ; Drive details

And of course photos and video:

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Lolz :P
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The CMOS battery (big machines requires big power :P)
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The processor
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DRAM controller (probably) – http://www.auctorcorp.com/386.htm
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Hard drive, upside down
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Adapter info on the bottom of it
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Video

9 comments

  1. tereg says:

    Hey!
    have some oldshit like u
    do u know how goto into bios?

  2. Kulverstukas says:

    It’s not old shit dude – it’s treasure…
    Getting into BIOS kinda depends on the computer you have. Assuming you have a laptop, getting into BIOS is all the same – with a DEL key, but it might be little tricky if you have a German keyboard like this laptop. It took me some time to find the DEL key :D

    But in general you can get into BIOS by hitting the DEL key :P

  3. Kevin says:

    Hello,
    I have that very same computer. I was wondering if you knew where I could find an AC adapter for it? Mine doesn’t have one. If not, could you please fine out what the Volts of each pin in the plug so I can power it up? Thank you!

  4. Kulverstukas says:

    I am not quite sure myself where to get an AC adapter for it. All the parts for such systems are very hard to find. I also need a new hard-drive for this machine as the one that was in it when I bought it, was completely magnetized. Maybe you know where I could get a new hard-drive for it?

    Oh the voltages. Luckily I didn’t have to measure it myself :D On the adapter it says everything, check the picture here: http://images110.fotki.com/v571/photos/5/1730095/9868674/PICT5624-vi.jpg

  5. Kevin says:

    Thank you very much! That really helps! I should be able to rig something up to power this on. I’m sorry but I don’t know where you would get a hard drive for it. I would try to hook up a regular IDE hard drive or a laptop one. Try to figure out what each wire is that goes to the Hard drive and see if you can map it to a IDE.

  6. brian hilt says:

    how much is it worth

  7. Kulverstukas says:

    It’s not worth anything in terms of money, however to some people (like myself) it has a big sentimental value.

  8. brian hilt says:

    do you want mine

  9. Kulverstukas says:

    First I’d like to know what kind of device? :)

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