Oh yeah, I had one of those. Bought it for some 150 bucks in 1997 I think.
The best story about this machine was that I absolutely needed a 3,5" diskette drive but of course the machine had only one 5.25" floppy drive and also no support for those drives in DOS 1.0 or whatever it was. So here's what I did: I phoned IBM support about this, and they totally mailed me a floppy with a custom driver for the newer disk drive - for free! Those were the days ...
@thomasfuchs Woah, yes! Also, nobody ever quite managed to create the same kind of deep and hollow sounding fan noise like those early IBMs. Particularly before the whine of the hard disks started...
@thomasfuchs Did the XT have this same switch?
@thomasfuchs I have used this. I didn't have one, but my fried did. It was so satisfying to turn on one of those machines.
@thomasfuchs lol toggle switches like a scifi movie
@thomasfuchs clunk indeed
@thomasfuchs I did.. and I want it again.
@thomasfuchs I never had that, but I did have a TRS-80 CoCo with dual external 5-1/4" floppy drives that had locks that clunked. The feel of something heavily locking into place is unparalleled.
@thomasfuchs I have and
@thomasfuchs that shit is pretty good
@thomasfuchs I put a generic 386 board in my AT case and loved that klunk!
@thomasfuchs omg I miss this switch so much
@thomasfuchs i saw "an original ICBM power switch" and i was... Concerned.
@thomasfuchs Had one of these. Can confirm: better than sex
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