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    Yes, if you are really nerdy, you can even know...

    Yes, if you are really nerdy, you can even know what file is being accessed by the sound of the drive. I certainly wouldn't
    be proud of saying I could do that :)
    There are custom made boards that...
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    I understand the pleasing sounds of the clunking...

    I understand the pleasing sounds of the clunking and chattering an old disk drive makes, but consider the speed increase in file access times.
    You'd be able to boot to DOS and get a game of QBasic's...
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    The TI looks quite interesting, I especially like...

    The TI looks quite interesting, I especially like the blue back lit screen. Is that a PCMCIA slot I can see on the mainboard ?
    Why don't you just stick a 512MB CF card and adpater in place of the...
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    If you pull the transistor out and measure the...

    If you pull the transistor out and measure the voltages at each pin terminal on the board you can determine if its PNP or NPN.
    Most likely just a general buffering transistor so just stick a high...
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    Great post! I know this is a bit late posting but...

    Great post! I know this is a bit late posting but have you ever used MS-DOS's INTERLNK.EXE and INTERSVR.EXE ? They are very lightweight and are quite fast for transfering
    files using the virtual...
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    You're welcome, I don't believe anyone or claims...

    You're welcome, I don't believe anyone or claims to be an expert :)

    There are even more SMD caps on the main logic board to replace, it's a pain in the ass job when you start, but the reward is...
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    Toshiba T1200 Power Board

    Here is a photo of the main power board for the Toshiba T1200.
    All of those elctrolytic caps must be replaced and I have also highlighted 2 SMD tantulum caps which
    also must be replaced. The large...
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    You'd be surprised how missing a single SMD...

    You'd be surprised how missing a single SMD tantalum capacitor can prevent the machine from powering up or functioning correctly.
    The Toshiba T1200 has many small SMD tantalum caps that leak but...
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    Toshiba T1200 LED Error Codes

    Printer Port LED Check
    The printer port LED informs the IRT program status and
    error status as a hexadecimal value after power on the
    system. Connect the printer port LED...
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    The blinking red light is the battery charging...

    The blinking red light is the battery charging circuit protection, the battery needs to be functional and chargeble along with the DC input power.
    If you have missed any caps on the board then you...
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    Zenith make unusal systems and are usually...

    Zenith make unusal systems and are usually reliable systems, but they also use their own proprietary power supply adpaters and connecters. I've had to replace the power plugs on some zenith's to...
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    I'd have to disagree with you about the Toshiba's...

    I'd have to disagree with you about the Toshiba's being unreliable, Toshiba produced and still do produce the most reliable and long lasting laptops, not to mention the chips and components they also...
  13. Yes, seal the whole thing together with epoxy and...

    Yes, seal the whole thing together with epoxy and stick a security seal sticker over it, should stop anyone looking to remove parts and returning your ebay items :)
    I've heard plastic welding with a...
  14. Great tips DeltaDon. I found out the hard way to...

    Great tips DeltaDon. I found out the hard way to keep the holes clear when using epoxy :( I now use a small piece of rolled up tissue paper to pack the hole up with. The screw in place is something I...
  15. Epoxy does work but only if the metal hinges are...

    Epoxy does work but only if the metal hinges are not too stiff or siezed. IOtherwise The plastic will just crack and pull the screw inserts out again.
    I've used fiberglass which is very strong when...
  16. Thread: IBM Thinkpads

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    Yeah, I've had a couple of 760's that have had...

    Yeah, I've had a couple of 760's that have had the dead pixels problem in the corner of the screens, seems to affect the large lcd screens for some reason or maybe just a bad batch was used in...
  17. Never seen one of those before. But the card...

    Never seen one of those before. But the card looks like a PCMCIA SRAM card and the software on it is probably long gone. The battery retains the data and without power for more than 10 mins the card...
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    If they are metal hinges, then heating them up...

    If they are metal hinges, then heating them up and then dipping them in penetrating oil will allow them to get fully lubricated.
    The heat expands and contracts the metal allowing the oil to...
  19. Yeah, it's easy enough to 3D print broken plastic...

    Yeah, it's easy enough to 3D print broken plastic parts nowadays. I've printed memory covers, power buttons and all sorts. Don't look pretty but a little paint does make things look more authentic....
  20. Repairing stiff or loose LCD screen hinges

    Hello guys and girls,

    Just thought I'd start a thread about repairing laptop screen hinges that become loose or very stiff after years of use.
    I'm not talking about the actual hinge or plastic...
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    leaking caps

    leaking caps
  22. I would use your anology for a variable resistor,...

    I would use your anology for a variable resistor, controlling the flow. Another anology for a diode would could be the one way traffic lane of a highway, traffic only flows in one direction and you...
  23. The diode is only used to block the flow of...

    The diode is only used to block the flow of cuurent going into the battery (if replacing a rechargable cell). You should look up how a diode functions as it is one of the most common electronics...
  24. You were talking about replacing a rechargable...

    You were talking about replacing a rechargable battery with a CR2032, presumably stacked in series or parallel. The rechargable cells are there for a reason and that is to store more charge and...
  25. Video cable and connector pinout

    I've restored one these beasts with same power supply issues. The main problem with these machines is the soldered video cable to the mainboard. It was so difficult to dismantle everything including...
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