Halikan NBA386SX-25

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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

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tereg
tereg
9 years ago

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

Kevin
Kevin
8 years ago

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!

Kevin
Kevin
Reply to  Kulverstukas
8 years ago

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.

brian hilt
brian hilt
3 years ago

how much is it worth

brian hilt
brian hilt
3 years ago

do you want mine