[vcf-midatlantic] Compaq Portable III diag/setup disk
evan at vcfed.org
Fri Apr 27 21:45:12 EDT 2018
>> The settings won't stay anyway, because the battery is flat in the NVRAM module
that keeps them ... the Portable III the museum had that I tested most
recently had a hosed up screen
I'm referring to a new one we got since then. It booted and displayed an
error message (didn't record it ... Doh!) so that is promising that at
least its screen works. :)
On Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 8:55 PM Ian Primus via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Yes, 1.2mb floppy. Had you asked earlier this would have been no
> problem for me to bring, but I won't have a chance to get it before
> this weekend.
> The settings won't stay anyway, because the battery is flat in the
> NVRAM module that keeps them. Fixing this isn't that big a deal, but,
> again, I'm not going to have access to my stock of parts between now
> and the time I'm there this weekend. I might be able to cobble
> something together with parts that we have there, however. Also, the
> Portable III the museum had that I tested most recently had a hosed up
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >>> 1.2mb floppy I assume?
> > I believe so, but someone should answer who knows more than me about such
> > things.
> > On Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 8:36 PM Jason Perkins <perkins.jason at gmail.com>
> >> 1.2mb floppy I assume?
> >> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:34 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >>> For anyone going to the workshop this weekend: I may need a
> >>> diagnostics/setup disk for the Compaq Portable III. Can someone find
> >>> image and bring it on 5.25 floppy?
> >>> Also, TIL: Portable III and Portable 386 are different machines. Got
> >>> myself
> >>> confused by the naming. The one I need to get working this weekend is
> >>> III because it has the "backpack" for add-on cards.
> >> --
> >> Jason Perkins 313 355 0085 Sent from my iPhone
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