Retro Computing Grotto
My Retro and Vintage Computing Blog
2-Power Universal Laptop AC Adapter - CUA0001B
Compaq Presario R3000 - No Tips Work
Compaq TC1000 Tablet - Tip number 5
Compaq LTE 5000 - Tip Number 2
TOSHIBA Tecra 520CDT - Tip Number 7
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