Compaq luggable, what next?
rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 7 21:05:54 CDT 2010
> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 19:14:10 -0400
> From: ploopster at gmail.com
> CC: rdawson16 at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: Compaq luggable, what next?
> Randy Dawson wrote:
> > I got this gem for $25 today. What would you guys recomend next:
> > ISA ide card for storage, recomendations?
> I'd go with an ISA IDE card and a CompactFlash.
> > Ethernet to get it on line, and what stripped down browser would work?
> Do I remember correctly that there was a text-mode web browser with
> later versions of Clarkson Telnet?
> Peace... Sridhar
OK I got this far...
Some weird blinking cursor on power on, then a 1701 error, and it hits the floppy disk.
Aha, its already got a Hardcard inside!
I open it up, and I feel no mechanical motion or hear any sound, the drive does feel warm, so darn it, its locked up.
And the connector is proprietary, takes the flex straight to the drive. I see electronics that look like a data separator, some tweakable caps, so the HardcardPlus boards are not even MFM type interfaces.
Next problem, this is the keytronics capacitive keyboard, and it has the foam rot problem, I have some dead keys. I read you can use double sided foam tape, stick the Mylar circles on it and fix these keyboards.
Ill try that next... as if my time is worth nothing. Hey we are hobby computerists.
More information about the cctalk