IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

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IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby vwarez » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:47 pm

Guess what I picked up today? An IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Model 860. I found it at a computer recycle store that I have visited many times before. Somehow this time I decided to check the Laptop cases and voila there it is!! It was inside one of the cases with all the parts you see below. The store clerk din't know anything about it and offered to sell it to me including the case "AS IS". :o

Now, the only issue I have is the password to access the OS.. I believe that this model will only support AIX 4.1 or lower. The search is on for the OS.....
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby kjaer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:21 pm

vwarez wrote:Now, the only issue I have is the password to access the OS.. I believe that this model will only support AIX 4.1 or lower. The search is on for the OS.....


It will support 4.2 in theory, but you'll lose graphics (lft only) without hacking in filesets from 4.1.

You can reset the passwords by booting the CD install media, selecting a maintenance shell, mounting the drive, and editing the files in /etc/security directly. Any 4.1.4 or 4.1.5 disc will work; there's no special release that's needed for the laptops.
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:02 pm

Oh, so jealous! I've wanted one of those for ages!
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby vwarez » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:08 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:Oh, so jealous! I've wanted one of those for ages!


I know what you mean. They are almost impossible to find because to the average Joe they look like an old Dos/Windows laptop and they throw them away.
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby pentium » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:34 am

That was hiding at RE-PC? Nice.
I have the lower model 850 and the only real difference is the screen is smaller and the CPU 66mhz slower.
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby vwarez » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:23 pm

I was doing a bit of research this afternoon, trying to learn more about all the IBM PowerPC laptop models and I was surprised to find incomplete and/or contradicting information about them. For example, the Wikipedia page for the ThinkPad 800 Series says that IBM produced these models: 800, 820, 821, 822, 823, 850, 851, 860. But all the other sites claim that only three models are known: 820, 850 and 860.
Now, here is the fun part about all this, we know what models 820, 850 and 860 look like because pictures of them are easy to find.
But what is this one? The elusive and the prototype Model 800…. :shock:
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This one is the Model 820....
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:13 pm

vwarez wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:Oh, so jealous! I've wanted one of those for ages!


I know what you mean. They are almost impossible to find because to the average Joe they look like an old Dos/Windows laptop and they throw them away.


If you get bored with it, you have an interested buyer. :)
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby geo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:08 am

hi guys! i met a seller and his 860 has AIX 4.2 on it. Battery pack is damaged but will power ON using power cord. Is 800USD worth? his original price was 1600USD but coz he needs urgent money he just lower it to half.

really want grab it but geeez with this price almost can buy a macbook right?
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:38 am

They're worth a decent penny but even USD$800 sounds rather steep.
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby geo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:25 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:They're worth a decent penny but even USD$800 sounds rather steep.

yeah also think so :( for that price, if only battery is ok hmm also aix4.2, meaning no gui support right? forgot to ask him if it include the original CD installers
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby oreissig » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:41 am

I don't think you can actually expect a working battery for any laptop that old.

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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby vwarez » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:03 am

It is worth what you can afford to pay.
For example, I placed $550 bid on this Tadpole ALPHAbook, but it sold for $1,314.79...
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:02 pm

AIX 4.2 has CDE.
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby geo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:31 pm

oreissig wrote:I don't think you can actually expect a working battery for any laptop that old.
hehehe that's the same answer i got from the seller :) but hmm i wonder how about vwarez? does your battery pack still got juice? you mention only issue is password so i thought everything works as is including battery right?

but just now, i saw a instruction how to change a new battery for this case, so maybe its ok then :)

vwarez wrote:It is worth what you can afford to pay.
For example, I placed $550 bid on this Tadpole ALPHAbook, but it sold for $1,314.79...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200814581492? :shock:
hmmm i got the spare cash for this but hmm will see :)
:shock: :shock: :shock: wow! that ALPHAbook really looks good!! what a lucky bidder got that nice package :) does it mean all these interesting things only available in US and Europe right? how about Asia? is it possible? i can only imagine Japan maybe..

ClassicHasClass wrote:AIX 4.2 has CDE.
oh! but what does this mean:
kjaer wrote:It will support 4.2 in theory, but you'll lose graphics (lft only) without hacking in filesets from 4.1.
i misunderstood right?
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Re: IBM RS/6000 Thinkpad Laptop "Model 860"

Unread postby pentium » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:12 pm

If you're insane I believe you can install Windows NT 4 for PowerPC on the 800 series laptops. ;)
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