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Orange spider web on the screen

VCFed about 12 hours ago

Hello everyone, I need help Yesterday I bought a Retro Eurocom 486 66 Mhz laptop Unfortunately I am very sad It was well protected during shipment, but the screen was covered with an orange spiderweb The matrix is not cracked. I don't know what cau …

Tandy 1500HD/2810/3810HD Laptop 26-Pin FPC Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable

VCFed about 2 days ago

Does anyone know if the 26 connector FPC floppy drive ribbon cable pinout for the Tandy 1500HD/2810/3810HD laptops is known? Or if it is a common standard? I've come across a number of 34-pin + floppy power connector to 26 connector FPC floppy drive cable …
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Toshiba T1200 laptop User Manual

VCFed about 10 days ago

Toshiba T1200 laptop User Manual I scanned it myself as I couldn't find it online anywhere, only the service manual ... T1200 Laptop User Manual (T1200F, T1200FB, T1200H, T1200HB) : Jas …

Toshiba T1200 restoration + 3inONEder install

VCFed about 11 days ago

Hello everyone, This time I want to share my experience with a T1200 repair/restoration project. I bought the laptop from eBay, it was a bit dusty and came with an original Toshiba power adapter. Thanks to this forum I knew this thing should be recapped th …

IBM PC, PCXT, Tandy 1000 β€’ XT-IDE r625

MISTerFPGA about 13 days ago

Just received much awaited addons and start looking at MisterXT Looks like it's suggested BIOSes goes with quite old XT-IDE release, so i made a build of main and XT-IDE BIOS.Main BIOS is a quick port of Book8088 (chinese XT laptop) BIOS i'm working on, w …

Calling all Coppermine-128 Celeron 600 owners...

VCFed about 13 days ago

Hello guys, I'm going to start using a Celeron 600MHz (66MHz FSB) CPU in a Toshiba laptop that takes desktop Socket 370 CPUs. The system will have 256MB of ram and a 32GB SD card inside an IDE adapter for the Windows 98se OS. I am downgrading the 1GHz PI …

How to troubleshoot dead laptop

VCFed about 15 days ago

I have a Thinkpad A30p laptop which doesn't power up. The machine is in a good shape otherwise and I'm motivated to restore it, though I don't have any experience of dealing with completely dead laptops. When I press power button there's no any activity - …
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Virtual games evenings to bring long-distance friends together

Retromash about 16 days ago

Long-distance friendships can feel tricky to navigate sometimes. More people got an insight into what this feels like during the pandemic, but for many, it’s something they have to adapt to for the foreseeable.  It can be tricky to know how to em …

Looking to purchase a Toshiba laptop, but unsure which models are good.

VCFed about 17 days ago

Recently I've been scrolling around eBay looking for vintage laptops and found many Toshiba laptops in working conditions and within my budget. However, this is my first time looking to purchase a vintage computer so I'm unsure which models are good. So fa …

Has anyone here ever heard of a Panasonic JU-226A diskette drive?

VCFed about 17 days ago

Hello. I wanted to open this diskette drive and clean it before using it, but it does not seem like it can be easily disassembled. It's a 3 1/2" drive, but smaller than a regular one. From a laptop. From peeking through the door, the diskette carriage …

Linux β€’ How to force use of a Wi-Fi BSSID

MISTerFPGA about 23 days ago

I'm temporarily on a network with multiple AP's that use the same AP names (SSID's) but provide different un-bridged IP ranges that can't talk to each other.For this reason I'd like to force the MiSTer to use a specific BSSID (specific AP) so that it can …

Does anyone know where I can Find restore CD images for my late 90's P3 Dell Latitude CPX-J laptop?

VCFed about 25 days ago

My pentium /// 550mhz Dell Latitude laptop is getting long in the tooth. I have been running linux on it for years now but its not really to useful for that anymore either. I was using it for ADTPro disk transfers for Apple II systems but honestly my HP mo …

Compaq & Dell PDA CF-card usage?

VCFed about 26 days ago

I have a Dell Axim X30 and a Compaq Ipaq 3975: I want to use them as MP3 players. What do I need to do to get them to play music? I've put some MP3's on the cards then used Active Sync to do whatever it is I'm supposed to do, but I'm at a loss as to what …

Connecting a JVC 40MB HDD with 44 pin connector from old Toshiba Laptop

VCFed about 28 days ago

I have a 40MB JVC HDD (Model: JDE3848V10-1) with a 44 pin male connector from old Toshiba Laptop that I used 30+ years ago. I'd like to connect the HDD to my current PC to see if there is anything interesting on the drive. (I realize it might be dead, but …

Rebuilding Toshiba T1200 Main Battery Pack (Suggestions on replacement cells)

VCFed about 28 days ago

I've opened up main battery on my Toshiba T1200 laptop, PA7491U 7.2V 2200 mAh, I assume nicad cells. Took a bunch of pictures to help others in the future. I basically cut it open along the seam with a utility knife. It looks like it has some weird leaking …
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Episode 325: February 2024 Games Club Choices

Retro Asylum about 29 days ago

Mads, Mark and Chris dive into their Shameful Retro Backlog. Will Mads try to fry his Laptop during recording? Will Mark be able to edit his 1st podcast properly? Find this out and what games get put forward for February! Thanks to all of ou …

Electronica MC1504 - the only Soviet laptop, clone of Toshiba T1100+

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello, My journey to the land of retro laptops started with this machine that I accidentally bought at the local online marketplace. There's only Soviet laptop has been made, years of production 1991-1994 (according to wikipedia), volume of production is u …

Toshiba T1100+ repair/restoration

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello, I want to share my experience with T1100+ repair. I bought this laptop as donor for another project (Elektronika MC 1504 but that's another story) and been in pretty bad condition - lot of corrosion, water damage, part of power supply unit's PCB has …

Grid Gridcase 1520 floppy drive!

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hi Everyone I've got a Gridcase 286 laptop and both the hard drive and the FDD are faulty. It's a really cool design machine but they've essentially integrated fairly standard looking IDE and floppy drives directly onto a flat riser board with no cables b …
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Gateway2000 Colorbook, Need help

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello, I have a Gateway Colorbook 2 using a 486 and I need help finding a part for it. The laptop is dated 1995 and is missing the HDD caddy which is needed because of it having an adapter to convert a 2.5" IDE drive to a proprietary interface. If any …

Laptop Screen repair part wanted

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello everyone, I have an ALIENWARE AREA P38E laptop but there is a problem with my screen. There are two black lines on the left and right sides. I want to change the screen. I have searched many places but there is no stock. The price here is also very e …

Termcaps for VT100

VCFed about 1 month ago

Hello all.. I am not good with Termcaps and I am having an issue with this description. I need to be able to use my "backspace" or "del" key on my laptop to make corrections. It doesn't currently work with this termcap description.. any …

Toshiba T5100 laptop - random freezing during high disk activity (software installs, etc.)

VCFed about 2 months ago

Have a Toshiba T5100 I'm trying to get going, but running into a rather odd problem. Anytime I'm doing anything that involves a high amount of disk activity (such as a software install from floppy to hard drive, or install from hard drive directly), the c …

Paid disk recovery services recommendations

VCFed about 2 months ago

Someone contacted the Vintage Computer Federation and they are not local and don't want to mail their floppy disks to us for recovery. I'm aware that there are some services that recover different media, but am looking for reputable companies that we can r …