[vcf-midatlantic] Compaq portable III tips

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 02:28:53 UTC 2021

My reply about the suggestion to get a diagnostic disk was flagged by the
moderator.  This is a test to see if I am still being flagged for

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 10:15 PM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I have no specific tips but one anecdote: mine powered up fine without
> checking anything first. Popped in a DOS floppy and it booted. The keyboard
> cable seems to be really prone to fail (mine is crumbly) and you might want
> to examine that carefully for shorts first.
> Once I’ve got a couple other vintage PC projects squared away I was
> planning to have another look at the III and make it a config/diagnostic
> disk, then see what I could do about a hard disk.
> --
> Jameel Akari
> > On Sep 10, 2021, at 8:43 AM, Sentrytv <sentrytv at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > I’m sending a note to people on the list here that know anything about
> the Compaq model III Model 2660?
> > I actually just picked one up and before I do anything I would like to
> get a few tips for this specific model before turning it on or plugging it
> in.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Mike Rosen
> >
> > Sent from:
> > My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.

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