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Won a Toshiba T6600C on eBay.

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  • RWallmow
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    Originally posted by satmanuk View Post
    Ive Got one of these rare T6600C/CD beasts for sale if anyone is interested, its running Win95 all loaded up and functioning but the CDrom drive is not detected (possibly faulty? )
    This is a 4 year old thread, not the place to be selling something.

    If you are trying to sell it, I would post in the market place or for sale sections if you want to get it noticed.

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  • satmanuk
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    Ive Got one of these rare T6600C/CD beasts for sale if anyone is interested, its running Win95 all loaded up and functioning but the CDrom drive is not detected (possibly faulty? )

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  • Unknown_K
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    I just snagged a pretty mint Thinkpad 760CD, those were only $8-10K new.

    Also came with some other model 760's of which one got messed up because of bent pcmcia pin (in a million pieces) and another works but the case is ugly.

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  • Unknown_K
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    Originally posted by Terry Yager View Post
    Whodahell likes bread anyways? (I prefer mine in liquid form).

    --T
    Liquid bread? How do you get peanut butter and jelly to spread on that?

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  • Terry Yager
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    Whodahell likes bread anyways? (I prefer mine in liquid form).

    --T

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  • chuckcmagee
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    These things are BETTER than sliced bread!!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EOIBSA:US:1123

    $14.19 + shipping!! My best score of 2009 so far.

    LCD screen doesn't work but do I care? No. Hard drive works. Has Windows for Workgroups on it. Bunch of music files, sound card works. External VGA adapter works. Keyboard works. Floppy drive works. Plugged in my mouse, mouse port works. Oh yeah, 8 MBs of RAM WORKS! Almost dancing around the place just typing this list.

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  • bbishoppcm
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    ah...

    So you're the guy who won that auction! I was one of the bidders. VWESTLIFE? you're on this forum too?

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  • EddieDX4
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    Turns out this card's likely based on the ESS688 as vwestlife suggested, so I'm trying that next...

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  • EddieDX4
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    I received this machine today (it was like xmas since I also got the Tandy 1500HD). The machine is in superb shape, and to my surprise the HDD works perfect!

    This is a true beast. In the pictures, it just looks like a slightly oversized laptop... In person it looks more like a laptop with a hormonal problem that caused overgrowth. Really huge.

    Anyway, I plugged it in and fired it up... CMOS battery appears to be dead, so I entered setup, set the time, and verified the HD configuration. Once it posted, I was greeted by a friendly "Non-system disk or disk error" message. I say friendly because that message is part of the boot record found in DOS FAT formatted drives... So, it likely meant we had a working drive.

    Put a boot floppy in and typed C: at the command prompt... It switched over. Did a chkdsk... All 510mb free... DIR showed nothing, of course.

    Installed DOS 6.22 and WFW 3.11 on it already. I am now in the process of testing a set of DOS/Win 3.x Crystal Sound drivers that I am hoping will work with the Microsoft Sound System that's built into these machines.

    Oh, I stole the ASPI2DOS.sys and ASPICD.sys files from the standard Windows 98 setup boot floppy disk and the SCSI CD-ROM drive works like a charm, too.

    It's the CD caddy type, and the guy included 3 caddies (2 are still shrinkwrapped!!). It came with all the original documents and 2 disks that appear to be for another Toshiba computer, but the docs are for this one.

    Also a big leather case for it.

    I'll report back on my DOS gaming experience with it.
    Last edited by EddieDX4; March 4, 2009, 07:26 PM.

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  • EddieDX4
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    Originally posted by vwestlife View Post
    If it's anything like the ESS-688 sound chip in my P90 Toshiba laptop, then it will have Sound Blaster Pro emulation in hardware, with no drivers needed. All you need to do is configure it in the CMOS Setup and then issue a SET BLASTER= command to match the parameters you've chosen (interrupt, DMA, etc.).

    MPXPlay is also helpful for identifying what sound chip you have (if it's anything even remotely compatible with DOS, MPXPlay will recognize it) and telling you what SET BLASTER= command you should be using. MPXPlay claims to require a minimum of a 486DX4-100, but it is known to work on a 486DX2-66 if you enable interrupt decoding and disable the spectrum analyzer. And yes, it will load and run from a floppy disk, if you can find MP3 file(s) small enough to fit on the disk along with it!
    I wonder if the DX4/100 Overdrive I have on one of my other machines would work on the T6600C... I'll test MPXPlay on it as is first. I'll encode a short MP3 clip (I'll also use a really low bitrate).

    Can't wait to get this machine...

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  • vwestlife
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    If it's anything like the ESS-688 sound chip in my P90 Toshiba laptop, then it will have Sound Blaster Pro emulation in hardware, with no drivers needed. All you need to do is configure it in the CMOS Setup and then issue a SET BLASTER= command to match the parameters you've chosen (interrupt, DMA, etc.).

    MPXPlay is also helpful for identifying what sound chip you have (if it's anything even remotely compatible with DOS, MPXPlay will recognize it) and telling you what SET BLASTER= command you should be using. MPXPlay claims to require a minimum of a 486DX4-100, but it is known to work on a 486DX2-66 if you enable interrupt decoding and disable the spectrum analyzer. And yes, it will load and run from a floppy disk, if you can find MP3 file(s) small enough to fit on the disk along with it!

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  • EddieDX4
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    Originally posted by vwestlife View Post
    Toshiba advertised their laptops as having "Windows Sound System" audio, but in reality they used a variety of audio chipsets, usually from ESS and Crystal. Also, CMOS Setup should have options for configuring the sound chip for use with DOS.
    Interesting... First order of business once it arrives... Figure out a way to make the built-in audio work with DOS games...

    Hmmm.... Come to think of it, I first need a working hard drive and OS before I can do anything else.

    There's always floppy boot and swapping.

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  • vwestlife
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    Originally posted by EddieDX4 View Post
    Does anyone know if the Microsoft Windows Sound System has DOS-level drivers available (even if third-party)? Or is somehow able to be configured to emulate Adlib, SB, or SB Pro for games that don't have direct support for it?
    Toshiba advertised their laptops as having "Windows Sound System" audio, but in reality they used a variety of audio chipsets, usually from ESS and Crystal. Also, CMOS Setup should have options for configuring the sound chip for use with DOS.

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  • EddieDX4
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    It will definitely be ready to go by my night stand in case someone tries to break into the house in the middle of the night...

    I think the only oddity about it is that it uses some "card" type RAM. I haven't really digged deep enough into this matter, yet, but since this one has 24mb of RAM, I'm not too worried about it. Anything beyond 16mb is "surplus" RAM for the apps and games I plan to use with it...

    Would be nice to max it out, though.

    I do wish the internal screen was a tad bigger and did 800x600 at least. I think SimCity 2000 for DOS required at least 800x600 (can someone correct me if I'm wrong?), and VESA compatible displays. Let's see if I can make this thing work.

    Does anyone know if the Microsoft Windows Sound System has DOS-level drivers available (even if third-party)? Or is somehow able to be configured to emulate Adlib, SB, or SB Pro for games that don't have direct support for it?

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  • Unknown_K
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    The case and screen kind of remind me of my Packard Bell statesman (486SLC50), but it is mono ,takes special SIMMs, and is half as tall because it does not have the bottom section for a cdrom.

    http://www.thepcmuseum.net/comp_imag...atesmanJPG.jpg

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