ePay Score...

From: Mike van Bokhoven <mike_at_ambientdesign.com>
Date: Wed Aug 13 10:30:15 2003


Oddly enough, I had one of these with exactly the same problem. I talked to
Zenith support, and they were very helpful. To disable the password, you can
solder a wire between two legs of an IC on the main board - it worked for
me. Unfortunately, I no longer have the information, but perhaps Zenith
support still does? A long shot...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Merchberger" <zmerch_at_30below.com>
To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 6:20 AM
Subject: ePay Score...

> Just picked up something I've been looking for for quite a while off of
> ePay - a Zenith Minisport ZL-2 (AFAIK, it's a ZL-1 w/2Meg RAM) laptop
> Actually, the computer wasn't the important part -- the important part was
> the 5 boxes of floppy disks (3 yet unopened) - those suckers are harder
> than hen's teeth to find nowadays...
> 3 batteries, power supply, black naugahyde case (dunno how many nauga's
> to die to make it... ;-) & the aforementioned disks...
> $50-few USD shipped.
> Good news:
> 1) lotsa disks now... I already have a bare 2" drive that I've always
> wanted to build into one of my CoCo3's - thereby making it unique. I got
> the drive on ePay about 4-5 years ago, but it only had one disk. Without
> more storage, that was kinda pointless, IMHO..
> 2) It boots!
> Bad news:
> There's a password on it, so it doesn't boot very far... :-(
> Any utils or 'cmos clearing' keypresses or jumpers I can use to clear that
> Thanks, and laterz,
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger
> --
> Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
> zmerch_at_30below.com
> What do you do when Life gives you lemons,
> and you don't *like* lemonade?????????????
Received on Wed Aug 13 2003 - 10:30:15 BST

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