[rescue] WTB: your busted-screen laptop

John B. Lee jbl2007 at columbia.edu
Sat Aug 23 17:02:00 CDT 2003


Are you still looking for laptops? How far under $50 are you looking to 
go? I have a Compaq Armada 4131T w/CDROM base that's not being used. 
However, it has a flakey keyboard. Sometimes, some keys will go dead. 
This can be cured by pressing down on the palmrest, or by using an 
extrenal (PS/2) keyboard. I wouldn't mind packing it off for $50.


3GB hard drive
2 PCMCIA (16bit) slots
12.1" TFT-LCD (800x600), working :-)
2 batteries (one "handle" type battery, one internal type battery)

I can also include a 3com 3c589A ethernet pccard w/slightly damaged 
(but still operational) dongle. A note: I have NetBSD 1.6.1 installed 
now, but can't get it to work with the 3com card. I think it has 
something to do with the memory address that the card gets mapped to. 
However, I have neither the patience nor a pressing a need to figure it 
out. Barters are also not out of the question. Let me know if you're 
interested, how much you'd be willing to pay, etc.

John B. Lee
jbl2007 at columbia.edu

On Wednesday, Aug 20, 2003, at 18:54 US/Eastern, Patrick Giagnocavo 
+1.717.201.3366 wrote:

> I have a need for some laptops (Pentium 90 or faster) that are CHEAP,
> like under $50 shipped.
> I can use anything that is working but do NOT need the screen to be
> working.
> Specs:
> P90 or faster
> 16MB RAM (more preferred)
> 170MB or more disk
> able to boot OpenBSD (just about anything)
> power adapter
> 2 PCMCIA slots, or 1 onboard enet and 1 PCMCIA slot
> broken, busted LCD screen is OK (but must have external monitor port)
> This IS a rescue-related topic, especially since I will be using these
> systems and they will have a functional BSD installed on them.
> Cordially

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