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Epson Equity lt-286, setup disk?

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    Epson Equity lt-286, setup disk?

    My friend is looking for the setup disk (3.5" floppy) for his recently-acquired Epson Equity lt-286 portable computer. Does anyone have this? If so, if it possible to have a link to download it? thank you very much

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    Hi there Raptor ZX3,

    I am looking for this very disk as well for my Epson Equity LT-286.

    I already found a whole ftp source of reference disks at epsons italian server in the following paths.
    ftp://ftp.epson.it/pub/es/compu/
    ftp://ftp.epson.it/pub/it/pc/

    Files with the prefix "rd-" are the so called reference disks for some epson models. Now its the job to find the right one!!!
    I already tried a few, which resulted in "memory address error" at bootup. Then I have to drain the battery and wait untill the cmos is reset to default....

    If you got some more info.. please let me know!!

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      #3
      maybe "rd-el2.zip"? "e" for Equity, L for "lt" and "2" for 286?

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        #4
        Good reasoning. Lets try it this weekend.

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          #5
          my friend tried and it doesn't seem to work...i'll ask him again when i'll talk to him.

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            #6
            Hi Raptor, still no advances. Im starting to ask around in some online dicussions. The most recent discussion ended at september last year. So do not expect much of it.

            By the way.. If you could get a hand on a CMOS address map of the Equity LT286... We could use some universal CMOS tool to push the right bits, just to get the HDD going.

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              #7
              and probably that Epson can't provide the disk image anymore.

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                #8
                Next weekend ill try to download>edit>upload the CMOS with this tool.
                http://mindprod.com/utility/cmossave.manual.html

                If you scroll down to the CMOS map, the only bits we want to flip are at address 12h.. This address is checksummed, so it will be also necessary to recalculate the CMOS and put it back in address 2Eh-2Fh.

                So hopefully this CMOS map is compatible with the Epson.

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                  #9
                  i have an EPSON EQUITY 286 portable computer with start up disc and several Microsoft Word discs for it...actually i am looking 2 sell it...i just registered with Vintage Computers...i don't know how 2 post a new post so i am sending u reply. I have no phone at moment but u could email me

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                    #10
                    Thursday May 8 2014
                    Hi I have an EPSON EQUITY 286 complete with Microsoft Startup disc Dos 3.3, several Microsoft Word discs I AM TRYING 2 SELL. I just registered with Vintage Computers and don't know how 2 post my own notice so I am sending reply 2 you. I have no phone right now but u can email me karen_mary_ostler@hotmail.com

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                      #11
                      I am looking 2 sell an EPSON EQUITY 286 portable computer complete with Startup disc and other Microsoft Word Discs in perfect condition.

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                        #12
                        can you upload the Startup disc somewhere and share the link here please? it would be very appreciated. You can upload on Mega.co.nz
                        Last edited by RaptorZX3; May 8, 2014, 03:17 PM.

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                          #13
                          I guess MayflowerN17 is referring with startupdisk to "Microsoft Startup disc Dos 3.3," in her previous post.... The thing we need is the "Epson Equity LT-286 reference disk"

                          By the I am very busy lately... so no time to experiment with any bios tool (yet)...

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                            #14
                            Im also searching for the Reference disk but no luck. Because of that, it is imposible to use the HDD and also he cannot regonize the additional memory installed. it only regonize 640kb and i have installed 4mb.

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                              #15
                              Hi Yukin, sorry for reading your message so late. It was rather bussy last 2 months at the office. I still couldnt get a hand on a copy of the Reference Disk. Did you manage to get one?

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