RE: [midatlanticretro] repost: Toshiba T 1100 Plus Available
- Actually it did go through... Came to my inbox yesterday at 8:36AM.
I find that Yahoo randomly won't deliver a message to all members. Strange
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Degnan
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 9:04 AM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] repost: Toshiba T 1100 Plus Available
I posted this Sat AM, but it never went out..see group logs...??
Anyone looking for a FREE "Toshiba T1100 Plus" parts unit (you pay
If you're trying to restore a IBM Convertible laptop some of these parts may
be interchangable as well. This system has a bad LCD (you can still use with
an external monitor), flakey A drive (needs cleaning?), and a weak or dead
battery (I am attempting to re-charge overnight).
Otherwise the system works. The B drive works (you can boot from B), the
memory upgrade works, and the motherboard is OK. There is an untested
internal modem. No power supply, sorry. I will make you a copy of the DOS
disk that came with the computer. Let me know directly.
Today I received two free dual 3.5 drive Toshiba T 1100 Plus model laptops
with one set of manuals and some misc. software including the original DOS
disks with diagnostics. They are ~7.1 Mhz 80C86 systems, very similar to the
IBM Convertible laptop. They look almost the same and I bet have some
interchangable parts, especially the Epson drives.
One system had a bad LCD display but I could access it with an external
monitor. Otherwise the system worked well (except for dead battery). The 2nd
system was in much better shape, but it had an inconsistent "A" drive and I
could only get it to boot from A> once.
I decided to take apart both laptops to make one fully functional unit.
After a little poking around I decided to swap the A drive from the one
system into the other. I could have opted to simply switch the LCD display
(and possibly the internal battery), but the one unit was considerably
yellowed and I wanted to try to restore the better looking system if I
could. Taking that route presented a risk because I had to take the laptops
completely apart to free the disk drive cables from the chassis in order to
switch them. After patient disassembly I was successful.
I also fixed a Toshiba DOS 3.2 disk with diagnostics.
I also have not yet tested the modems.
Fun. One of my first jobs was to test, fix, and configure laptops of that
era. In my LCD laptop collection I have a Grid Plus, Virtual Computer
"Commuter", and the T-1100 Plus. Related systems include a few Commodore
SX64's, a Compaq 286 luggable, and an IBM 5155.
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