I own one Siemens MX300i.
|Front View. The QIC-02 tape has been removed, thus the empty 5.25" slot, because it was defect. I connect the replacement tape to the external scsi bus.|
|The first step in opening the case is to remove the top plate. Use a screw driver to lift the front part as shown in this picture.|
|The open computer. It is equipped with 4 serial cards.|
|The front panel. The upper two switches are power switches. The lower two switches will set the machine into debug mode while in the boot process.|
|The nvram is normally powered by a 3.6V lithium battery. When I received my MX300 it was completly used, so I replaced it with two standard 1.5V batteries, as they are significantly cheaper and provide enough power for the nvram.|
|An additional scsi controller with NCR chipset. It is connected to an external 50pin centronics connector.|
|An additional ethernet controller.|
|A serial card. I have three of those.|
|Another serial card.|
|CPU board. The board also contains a scsi controller and ethernet port.|
|32MB of memory. It is connected directly to the CPU board with the gray connector at the top left side.|
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