Compaq and Hyperion - The First IBM Clones

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  • Having never owned or even used either of these machines before, this was an absolute treat to watch. Nice work once again, David. And I am in love with that Hyperion machine's design! The disk drive mechanisms alone are fantastic. Shame about its lack of... working.

    LGRLGRVor 15 Stunden
  • The Amiga episode please.

    Tonguç EndemTonguç EndemVor 21 Stunde
  • Why was the internal CRT unable to display composite video even though the video card is able to do it with an external crt?

    mostlyharmless11mostlyharmless11Vor Tag
  • Love the video. I had a Compaq Portable 2 and 3 back in the day that I hit a hold of we'll after they were obsolete. I managed to shoe horn a low end Pentium board into the 3 and used to use it for our dedicated Half Life server at LAN parties. Ahhh... Glowing amber plasma screen FTW!!!

    Bill WadeBill WadeVor 2 Tage
  • Sam ChannelSam ChannelVor 2 Tage
  • I really wish my Compaq could do more than just sit on a shelf but its mainboard is literal toast and I have no special contacts like you did when you replaced yours ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Yi ‌Yi ‌Vor 2 Tage
  • Had the compact thing was bullet proof wow

    Michael ChambersMichael ChambersVor 2 Tage
  • Hyperion restoration???? maybe??

    PuppetGameReviews Chef PiPiPuppetGameReviews Chef PiPiVor 2 Tage
  • i like the hyperion better

    PuppetGameReviews Chef PiPiPuppetGameReviews Chef PiPiVor 2 Tage
  • apparently nintendo made the famicon! it stands for family computer system! while i could find a few videos on it that doesn't make not cool because it was only sold in japan.

    daniel odomdaniel odomVor 2 Tage
  • "Halt and Catch Fire" was a great series for those of us from that era.

    Adam WoodhouseAdam WoodhouseVor 3 Tage
  • That "Rub Out" key is sexy!

    Ran NoRan NoVor 3 Tage
  • kickstarter for compaq and hyperion mini. who's with me

    Chicken JohnsonChicken JohnsonVor 3 Tage
  • 3:30 those doors make an aweful sound! 😡 I knew I didn't like Compaq for a reason.

    Sean C.Sean C.Vor 3 Tage
  • I don’t know if anyone’s pointed it out but there was a portable between the original and the portable 2 the compaq portable 286 I have most of one around here somewhere

    duke duckettduke duckettVor 3 Tage
  • Ctrl+M = Return Key (if return key is not working)

    Hart HenryHart HenryVor 3 Tage
  • its to bad, the Hyperion looks way better just from an aesthetic point of view.

    Jess HullJess HullVor 3 Tage
  • I wad given that EXACT Compaq computer a few years ago... with two drives and an updated HDD on it. Though... mine Is like Orange. And was not from a smokers house.. it just yellowed that bad where it was.

    Mitch JohnstonMitch JohnstonVor 3 Tage
  • The hyperion looks just like an apple lisa lol

    sci3ntologistsci3ntologistVor 3 Tage
  • Yay you're back!

    Andrew PrinceAndrew PrinceVor 3 Tage
  • Reminds me of years ago when danooct1 did a video on his Portable (I). He put the Portable III on top of it and said "I mocked the Portable III because it weighed twenty pounds and came in its own duffel bag. But screw the Compaq Portable III, say hello to the Compaq Portable I."

    VectraQSVectraQSVor 3 Tage
  • David, what have you done? You just _mentioned_ Halt and Catch Fire and here I am at the end of season 2!!

    ez45ez45Vor 3 Tage
  • How far have we traveled?!

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • "Portable"

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • Beautiful green and black screens! Long time ago I seen one! Well in action, still have that Apple IIc

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • I feel so old, but it wasn't that long ago....

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • That sound! It is just like home!

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • It is a good channel for those Assembly programmers like me. TODAY WE DIRECTLY PROGRAM THE MATRIX! But this reveals a lot of gaps to how we got there I had many of these systems, but not all.

    Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIARemi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIAVor 3 Tage
  • Sometimes I wonder how big exactly is David's house to store all of these machines?

    MichelangeloMichelangeloVor 4 Tage
  • I had that Compaq, kept it for many years after, at the bottom of my cupboard. Sadly my parents got rid of it after I left home, so I'm happy to see it here one more time. Thank you for the great video :)

    Jdlewis79ukJdlewis79ukVor 4 Tage
  • 10:09 - Ouch! That was definitely a loud high-pitched whine coming from the power supply when you plugged it into power.

    Capricete _Capricete _Vor 4 Tage
  • what an amazing build quality, with separate shields and everything... jesus

    Brunn0121Brunn0121Vor 4 Tage
  • "It has a floppy drive, a parallel port, and a.. I dont know." This perfectly summed up computers in the 80's.

    Nob the KnaveNob the KnaveVor 4 Tage
  • Compaq actually invented my grandpa. He has some very interesting stories to tell. It is amazing what he remembers considering how little memory he has.

    Classic80sStuffClassic80sStuffVor 4 Tage
  • "8 bit guy is the Pastiest cracker ever" - silphantom

    Colin MillsColin MillsVor 4 Tage
  • Ok 8-bit Guy, I have a question. I am a child of the 80's, and I am nostalgic for both the Amber and the green glow of those old displays. I have been searching for those retro display themes for both my Android device and my desktop PC. Are you aware of any? Thanks!

    bizzarrogeorgebizzarrogeorgeVor 4 Tage
  • It's not easy being green. Compaq: Hold my beer.

    PickelJars ForHillaryPickelJars ForHillaryVor 4 Tage
  • I used one of the Compaq’s as a “portable” back in the 80’s. The company owned 2 if I remember right. Every weekend there was a 32 hour job that ran on the mainframe that took another 9 hours to print. We used 1 of the Compaq’s to monitor the mainframe from home while the job was running so we didn’t have to babysit. Definitely a trip down memory lane for me. Thank you for a great video with good explanations. Your subscription numbers amaze me. I had no idea that there’s so much interest in these antiques!

    Jenny XJenny XVor 4 Tage
  • Your channel is awesome!

    The Emerald Minecart IIThe Emerald Minecart IIVor 4 Tage
  • I completed Ultima 4 on a Compaq luggable at age 12 in the back of a moving RV.

    Jared EmeryJared EmeryVor 4 Tage
  • Rest-or-a-tion Rest-or-a-tion Rest-or-a-tion!!! Of the Hyperion, please.

    Teenage GamerTeenage GamerVor 4 Tage
  • Dang it, I tough it did not finis watching this video, but turns out I did, now I have to wait for another video :O

    Joao Eduardo Soares e SilvaJoao Eduardo Soares e SilvaVor 4 Tage
  • I've got an Columbia Data Product's VP, a 1983 32 lb. "luggable" IBM-PC clone which has a 9" monochrome CRT and dual 5.25' FDD. The OS was MS-DOS or CP/M-86 and original MSRP was $3K! It's buried somewhere in my may be time to dig it out for a smoke test.

    Ken RosaKen RosaVor 4 Tage
  • Did anyone ever market a replacement screen in color for the Compaq I?

    William HostmanWilliam HostmanVor 4 Tage
  • I watch this video from Hyperion

    tesoruetesorueVor 4 Tage
  • The "tool-less" entry into that system was accomplished by standing in front of the unit, pressing your palm into the far right rear corner until the cover slightly flexes open, then you take your fingers while retaining the pressure on the corner, under the cover and flexing it outward away from the unit, and "whacking" the upper-left corner with your free left hand. At that point, if you did it correctly and the pressure in the right corner was applied properly, the entire cover pops off in one fell swoop. I used to do this all the time back in the day. It was a neat trick, but took some practice. The only caveat is if you go off the rails TOO much, you could potentially crack the ABS... Given the age of these units now, I would have to say attempting to do this maneuver now might actually crack the plastic due to how brittle it may have become, so it's probably not something you want to do.

    robertd1965robertd1965Vor 4 Tage
  • My dad has a Compaq portable that doesn't boot; it just displays the blinking cursor and "+" sign in the corner forever. It has the dual floppy configuration, and a hard drive installed in one of the card slots, and I think this happens no matter what you boot it from. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with it?

    flarn2006flarn2006Vor 4 Tage
  • How can it be more than 100% compatible?

    flarn2006flarn2006Vor 4 Tage
  • That's where the back slash is on a UK keyboard ;)

    pacmania1982pacmania1982Vor 5 Tage
  • Ctrl-M used to work in place of the return key. The BIOS would translate it as a return keystroke (I had the same problem on my own computer)

    Don CostelloDon CostelloVor 5 Tage
Compaq and Hyperion - The First IBM Clones