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Thinkpad4by3
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My dream machine build!

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:24 am

I've been wanting a big, bulky, old, beige laptop for a while that ran on AA batteries. I have completed the machine I have always wanted and for less than 5$ too!

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The base of the machine is a Sharp MZ-100.

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No power adapter in sight

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Ok, what is that.

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Its a AA battery holder.(Yes, the battery MUST be Lithium)

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Its ALIVE!!

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And so is the clock battery, hehe!***


***For anyone that doesn't know this machine, the clock is powered off the main battery.

AND YES THE MACHINE IS 16:10!!!
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

Looking For: 386 laptop, IBM or not.

thinkpadcollection
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Re: My dream machine build!

#2 Post by thinkpadcollection » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:09 pm

Blue LCD are the nastiest one to have, I had a LTE 286 once for short time and dumped it and bought notebooks with usable LCD starting with LTE 386s/20 when new (2 years after introduction) but battery lifespan was short 3 years due to charging system built into battery pack since there is only 2 terminals so kept power circuit simpler inside the notebook's was killing the battery with constantly powered computer at college.

Yet another abortion was Compaq Aero Contura 4/25 was a cut down compaq 486SX 25 with awful tiny LCD for bulky computer. :P

Things improved when I started with T500 after long span of few subspar notebooks. Now I have decent collection of notebooks of any brands all improved on after I take liking to them.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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Re: My dream machine build!

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:12 pm

Yea, tell me about it. The blue LCDs cant be adjusted in a way that doesnt make me have OCD and I'm not particularly picky. The display that I always wanted was the green one from the Amstrad PPC640.
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

Looking For: 386 laptop, IBM or not.

axur-delmeria
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Re: My dream machine build!

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:03 pm

Looks similar to an ancient Toshiba laptop (T1200 I think) I saw in my dad's workplace when I was a kid. I think he brought it home once or twice :)

I'm pleasantly surprised something this old is in good working order. :D
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
Toy: X60/s Frankenpad Core Solo U1300
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E, X61 T7500
:cry:

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