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WTS: Broken Compaq LTE 5400 laptop w/ accessories

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    WTS: Broken Compaq LTE 5400 laptop w/ accessories

    I have a Compaq LTE 5400 that no longer boots reliably. It has a CD-ROM drive(working), a floppy drive(untested), long dead Ni-Cd batteries(clock and main system), and for an extra $15 a 120W PSU from a much later machine that works with this one. The machine has it's drive caddy, but the pull tab is ripping. The machine is in physically good condition, with little damage. Both screen latches work. There are scratches and tape residue on the bottom of the machine. All 4 rubber feet are still on the machine. I am asking $35 + shipping, but I am open to offers. Thanks!
    Looking for: Tandy TRS-80 Model 100/101/102, PowerBook Duo 230 or 180C, old Commodore stuff (disk drives, cartridges, etc.)

    #2
    Pictures would probably help.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
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      #3
      Good point

      Main machine
      Attached Files
      Last edited by Capt. 2110; May 24, 2018, 04:18 PM. Reason: forgot pics of the bottom/feet
      Looking for: Tandy TRS-80 Model 100/101/102, PowerBook Duo 230 or 180C, old Commodore stuff (disk drives, cartridges, etc.)

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        #4
        Accessories -PSU

        Obviously, I was also wrong about the main battery. It's not a long dead Ni-Cd, it's a long dead Ni-MH. Somewhat easier to find cheap replacement cells.
        Attached Files
        Looking for: Tandy TRS-80 Model 100/101/102, PowerBook Duo 230 or 180C, old Commodore stuff (disk drives, cartridges, etc.)

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          #5
          What exactly does "does not boot reliably" mean? I sold a Compaq LTE 5xxx at one point when I was pretty broke and wouldn't mind picking up a replacement.
          More commonly known as "Yushatak" - www.yushatak.com
          Focused on 486 and Pentium Machines
          I collect All-In-One PCs and Keyboard PCs, especially Compaq.

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            #6
            Probably means the hard drive is going down hill (bad sectors, fragmented, and so on). Also, not bad of a laptop either.
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              #7
              I wish that's what it meant. I think it is going to be one of those machines that in a few year will be known for bad caps or faulty solder joints. When I slide the power switch, the machine begins to boot, but it hangs before reaching the BIOS. Sometimes, it'll reach the BIOS, but then the hard drive issues kick in.
              Looking for: Tandy TRS-80 Model 100/101/102, PowerBook Duo 230 or 180C, old Commodore stuff (disk drives, cartridges, etc.)

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                Compaq lte 5400

                Originally posted by capt. 2110 View Post
                i have a compaq lte 5400 that no longer boots reliably. It has a cd-rom drive(working), a floppy drive(untested), long dead ni-cd batteries(clock and main system), and for an extra $15 a 120w psu from a much later machine that works with this one. The machine has it's drive caddy, but the pull tab is ripping. The machine is in physically good condition, with little damage. Both screen latches work. There are scratches and tape residue on the bottom of the machine. All 4 rubber feet are still on the machine. I am asking $35 + shipping, but i am open to offers. Thanks!
                hi, is it still available? Thank

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