[vcf-midatlantic] Compaq LTE 5280 5300 - Requesting assistance
jjacocks at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 04:11:30 UTC 2021
You might want to reach out to Chris Lenderman:
He’s an expert on LTE and other Compaq laptops.
On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:13 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Russell, welcome aboard! Was good seeing you and your family at VCF East
> last weekend, I’m glad we were able to meet in person so many years after
> our first meeting.
> This is the place to go for help. Great people on here with a wealth of
> knowledge and skills to help with your problem.
> (Unfortunately I’m not one of them! ;-)
> Thanks for joining the list. Hopefully you’ll be able to make a future
> workshop and get to meet some more of the great people involved with the
> Vintage Computer Federation.
> Tony Bogan
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Oct 18, 2021, at 9:52 PM, Russell LeChard via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Good Evening VCF East,
> > I'm new to this group(but not to IT in general [30 years experience ]) I
> > love vintage computers. I'm also in the process of restoring several
> > vintage notebooks. Two in particular are Compaq LTE 5280 and 5300 models.
> > Both have moderate problems. The 5280 is the better model. I'm trying to
> > salvage parts from both to make one good system. I need to replace the
> > Multifunction bay(Floppy/CD-ROM), hard drive bay, and battery bay from
> > 5280 with the floppy, hard drive, and battery from the 5300.
> > Here is my problem, I'm unable to eject these components from the bays in
> > the 5280. The release buttons seem to be locked and won't slide all the
> > forward. There are supposedly locking screw holes on the bottom of the
> > unit, but there are no screws in them( they were already missing when I
> > obtained them second hand.) I'm very much stuck! LOL
> > I also have Cerebral Palsy with mobility and dexterity issues (I have one
> > good arm/hand to work with. This makes the disassembly of this notebook
> > even more problematic.
> > This system will be for myself for early/mid 90's DOS games BTW.
> > I spoke to another VCF East member and they suggested I send a message
> > to the group with this request. I'm in the Toms River, NJ area and I'd
> > be willing to discuss reasonable compensation(or a trade for other
> > systems( I have others and vintage spare parts)) for someone with the
> > expertise in the Compaq LTE 5000 series for their time and effort. Let me
> > know. Thank you in advance.
> > Take Care,
> > Russell LeChard
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