IBM portable pc

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Sat Jan 2 23:05:50 1999 wrote:

> In a message dated 1/2/99 8:01:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > Was there ever a supported hard disk for that machine (that didn't use
> > the 5161 expansion cabinet)? My manuals seem to imply there wasn't
> >
> > Of course it's a standard XT motherboard in there, so if you get a
> > half-height drive and a 'short' controller it'll go in.
> >
> > > the drives posts bad. I'm looking for the "correct" drive for this model.
> > it's
> > > a half height 360k drive with a black faceplate with the IBM logo on the
> > > bottom right. if anyone has it available, give me a shout.
> >
> > If it's any help the drive was made by Qume, and it's the same drive as
> > in the PC-jr
> >
> > I have the schematics in the Options and Adapters Techref if you want to
> > have a go at fixing the original drive. From what I remember it's not hard.
> >
> > If it's failing the POST, then the most likely problem is head movement
> > or track 0 sensor, I think.
> i'm not sure if there was a supported hard disk, but my other 5155 has a
> seagate hard drive installed by someone. i'm getting a 601 post error. the
> drive makes a grinding noise a bit more serious that the normal noise it makes
> before beeping twice. is it really fixable?

Does your flopp have the IBM logo or the star emblem (or both) imprinted in the
face? I have probably 12 good drives that are IBM type black faces but to make
sure you get what is closest to original it might be best to get the make and
model of the one you have now. I assume you live in the US?
Received on Sat Jan 02 1999 - 23:05:50 GMT

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