View Full Version : compaq portable 486 hard drive

November 24th, 2008, 03:57 PM
does anyone know the pin out for its power connector. every time i get a drive with the connector it refuses to work. so far i have a Connor that refuses to do anything and a seagate that returns a drive 0 error. any help would be appreciated.

also does anyone know where to get replacement keyboard cables for compaq portables i was lucky with my portable plus but this ones cable is just the shielding foil now

December 3rd, 2008, 12:58 PM
Hi - I have an urgent need for a Compaq 486/66, if you get fed up with it please let me know (see my wanted post). If its any help - one of our keyboard cables is also falling apart...

December 14th, 2008, 07:24 AM
What's the model number of the unit ?
Isn't the keyboard cable just a regular 5-pin cable, with the 5-pin DIN end of it buried in the case ? If it is, you could just lop the cable off a junk keyboard, solder it to the keyboard pcb and use that.