Grid 1520 update

From: Brian Mahoney <>
Date: Wed Dec 15 14:18:56 2004

Well Dave and all, I figured out the power supply problem only to find
that the hard drive is probably shot.
The PS contact inside the case had been heat-shrinked to prevent the
battery from working. There was no battery with the computer but if
there had been, it would have been drained in a short time due to the
plasma screen. After removing the heat shrink, the laptop booted but
stuck on a drive error/configuration error, 02 to be specific.
One other interesting thing that I didn't notice is that there is a
shock detector stuck on the side of the PS cage inside the laptop. It
states something about it will show red if excessive shock detected.
Well, half of it is red, other half is grey so who knows if it's been
dropped? Anyway, I will continue to see if I can resurrect the drive.
There was no floppy drive with it so I'm stymied there. Lots of config
apps are out there for it but I can't use them.
FYI, that's all.

Received on Wed Dec 15 2004 - 14:18:56 GMT

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