The setup is a 1969-010 CD-ROM drive and a 00K1084 IDE PC card. The drive appears to be working using AA batteries and I have two cards, the same error occurs under each card. Strangely the BIOS doesn't show the CD drive as active, but at boot time (with the PC-Card bus in the boot order, it spins the drive and the activity light comes on, but it still boots from the HDD.
Does anyone have any experience with this setup? I've considered removing the drive and making my install in another machine.
I got this from a cousin of mine and it's in perfect condition for its age, I'd just like to restore it
I didn't have any means to install W95 on my 560e (no PCMCIA extensions or no external CDs) so I just extracted the HDD, plopped it into my other ThinkPad, booted it from a boot disk, and did a format C: /s, creating a skeleton DOS installation. Then, copied the contents of the W95 CD onto the hard drive, pluged it back in the 560, boot into DOS, and run SETUP.EXE. Worked just fine.
working: TFT 760EL, DSTN 760EL TFT 560E, chinese keyboard 380ED
undergoing restoration: TFT 755CD
broken/parts: 600 (dead? mobo), 760EL with a mosaicified TFT display, parts 560X
also a x220
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