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linemanduke
October 28th, 2008, 01:35 PM
well got a new laptop lol . an ibm ps2 l40 sx only problem with it is the hdd a connor is dead (turns on turns off repeat) but i hear there is a drive limit i have a 2 gig toshiba drive i want to try that all it needs is a good format and i wanted to use it........ is there anyway i can?

Terry Yager
October 28th, 2008, 02:58 PM
well got a new laptop lol . an ibm ps2 l40 sx only problem with it is the hdd a connor is dead (turns on turns off repeat) but i hear there is a drive limit i have a 2 gig toshiba drive i want to try that all it needs is a good format and i wanted to use it........ is there anyway i can?

You could try a drive overlay like Ontrack Disk Manager, but even that probably won't work with a drive larger than 528Mb.

--T

linemanduke
October 28th, 2008, 03:53 PM
well its ok running off the hard drive now os2 took care of it. :)
now just to find a numeric keypad , another memstick (can it use regular ps2 memory?) And a battery and ill be set.

IBMMuseum
October 28th, 2008, 04:58 PM
...another memstick (can it use regular ps2 memory?)...

The L40SX can take a modified, semi-available set of two SIMMs to reach 18Mb total (16Mb Extended, 2Mb EMS with the special driver on the Starter Diskette). Thank Peter Wendt for finding the modules that worked. Here is the link: http://www.gilanet.com/ohlandl/8543/8543.html#ramupgrade (the link Louis has for Peterīs page is wrong, it should be http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/memory01.htm).

I do see a familiar name on Louisīs page...

The completed modification should look like http://www.gilanet.com/David/L40SX/L40SX16M.jpg (my L40SX)...

linemanduke
October 28th, 2008, 09:15 PM
well computer wasd running fine i came back it had gone to sleep. tried to wake it up screen came on and nothing no response since taken all the batterys out and everything dead :(