486 risen from the dead

September 13th 2021
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Superb (7.5)
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Key Features:
High Rated Intel CPU Custom Paint Job
System Specs:
  • Cyrix DX2 v80 486 @80Mhz
  • 16MB RAM
  • 3GB HD
  • CDROM, 5" and 3" floppy drivers
  • 1MB video Card
  • Sound Blaster 16.
After a few weeks of retrobright, the front cover has returned to its original color. The old rusty cabinet was 100% sanded with several different sandpapers, then the metal was treated so it doesn't rust again, and then it was painted in the original patterns. The motherboard was overhauled, capacitors changed, cleaned, as well as the power supply. The floppy and cdrom drivers were also disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated, the final touch being the excellent cable management.
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7 Comments on 486 risen from the dead

I voted 10/10 because:

A for effort
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I voted 10/10 because:

Amazing piece of history!!!
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I voted 0/10 because no trackball pictures !
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Holy Retro-wow Batman! Pretty sure I have this same case stashed away in my attic.... I still have all my old computers going back to the Atari 2600 in the 80s, Commodore 63, Commodore Colt PC, and several custom builds in between. Nice!
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Nice restoration, but no mods.
You posted in the wrong section.
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Nice restoration :)

How do you managed to remove the yellow tint from the plastics? I have a bunch of plastics I want to restore including a case. I've been told 40 vol. hydrogen peroxide and an UV lamp could do the trick but I'm not sure, I also don't have an UV lamp yet. Is there any other way?
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Nice, but there is no graphics card on it, no VL-Bus or ISA. Not workable with this condition.

Oh, there is another picture, all installed. That's fine.... Why not showing all attached cards separately?
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