Nice find: DEC HiNote Ultra II

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Fri Aug 8 19:43:00 2003

Hi all,

Today, a long-time customer surprised me with a biiig box full
of their "old stuff". OKOK, that wasnt too smart of him.. after
our coffee chat, I didnt do much besides going through the box'
contents *evil grin*

Amongst the fun stuff were a Siemens Hicom PBX (yay!) which I
installed there in 1998, and, even more yay!, some of his old
laptops: a DEC HiNote Ultra II, a HiNote 500 and a Fuji Lifebook.

The UltraII was his own, and damn, did I spend some time on that
thing in those days. Ugh. And now.. same all over again.. trying
to get it back to life. All manuals, cards, docks etc were in the
box, so no surprises there. The clock batt had died, but the box
still had the "in case your clock dies" DEC update pkg, and yay,
it worked: nvram/clock is back to normal. All other things seem
to work fine (machine, screen, disk, Mobile 6X dock) so after some
cleaning up on the hard drive, I now have a nice, very lightweight
lappy for hobby fun.

(yes, and it makes a GREAT term for serial/TCP/LAT with the WiFi
card ;-)

Shitty thing is... (a) the battery pack seems to have died, and
(b) I lost my copy of the SystemCD for reinstalling the system
onto it. Not a very big deal, I guess, but having it would be

Soo... anyone have of these gathering dust somewhere?

Lappy is a P8X/LYS5133 (P5/133 model, 16MB) with the 7.2V/3300mAh
stick-shape LiIon battery pack (FR-PCP8H-AB)

        Fred (happily LATting into Tru64 ;-)
Received on Fri Aug 08 2003 - 19:43:00 BST

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