zenith minisport hd problems

From: Bill Richman <bill_r_at_inetnebr.com>
Date: Fri Jul 28 13:56:17 2000

The "MiniSport" doesn't have a hard drive. The "SuperSport" does.
The MiniSport is the one with a 2.5" floppy drive (the SuperSport has
a 3.5"). I don't have my MiniSport right at hand, but I don't think
the battery goes on the back like the SuperSport's - I think it's
internal. The MiniSport has DOS in ROM and battery-backed RAM set up
as a virtual C: drive. It's actually a pretty neat little machine.
Using another PC with only standard DOS commands and a null-modem
cable, it can install a "LapLink" type program and then use the hard
drive on host machine over that. No floppies required; it's built
into the MiniSport. I've got some pictures and descriptions on my web
site under "Classic Computers/Computing Oddities". If you need
details on how to get it going, I'll be happy to try to help.

On Thu, 27 Jul 2000 14:03:35 EDT, SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com wrote:

>went on a thrift store run today and thought i was going to get skunked, but at the last store i found a zenith minisport laptop with power supply for $5. its dirty and yellowed and didnt get the floppy drive either. seems to be a turbo xt with cga graphics. anyway, when i power it on, it stays on momentarily then goes off. no post beep and lcd doesnt light either. any ideas? i downloaded some archived minisport archives but havent looked at it yet.

Bill Richman

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Received on Fri Jul 28 2000 - 13:56:17 BST

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