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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Compaq LTE 5280 Laptop

Picked this up today for just £1!


As you can see it's rather dirty, but better than that - it's Year 2000 Compliant!

It's a lot cleaner on the inside but I'm not holding my breath that it works.


Despite the clean looking keyboard and screen, although it does power on, it doesn't POST and an LED of a tap is displayed indicating possible water damage.


Time to see what the battery and HDD are like (assuming there is a HDD or even a HDD caddy that is)...

The battery has some sort of speckly mess on it and peeking inside the laptop it does indeed look like it has a large amount of water damage.  Fortunately it hasn't spread to the HDD Caddy or indeed the HDD inside:


At least this can be used for Spares and Repairs as once the case has been cleaned up it's actually in very good condition, just needs a new motherboard and well, anything else that is inside!

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Toshiba Satellite 220CS

Today I was gifted a great little work-horse of a laptop, namely a Toshiba Satellite 220CS with an Intel Pentium 133MHz CPU, 16MB of RAM and 1.4GB Hard Disk Drive!


The reason it looks like a chunky old laptop is that is exactly what it is - but also, it is sitting on a Port Replicator which came with it:



What it didn't come with though, was any power supplies so neither the laptop or the port replicator can be tested... or can they?  Of course they can as I have an 'of the time' Universal Power Adaptor that has the required 15V connector so, will it power on?


Of course it does!  The only error is that the rechargeable CMOS battery is flat which is no surprise as it hasn't been powered on for a number of years.

F1 to continue... what OS will be on it?


Windows 98ME (Millenium Edition) - the Windows Vista of the 90's!!

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