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Bad floppy drive in T1910CS 486 laptop

As far as I know this laptop can’t easily be connected to a network, which leaves three options for getting software onto it: transfer over the serial or parallel ports, using an appropriate cable ...
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Bad floppy drive in T1910CS 486 laptop

Use the following manual for disassembly: http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/manuals/Toshiba/Other/Toshiba%20T1950%20T1950CS%20T1950CT%20-%20Maintenance%20Manual.pdf You have to unscrew about 30 screws. ...
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Toshiba T2000SX can't boot from non-original HDD - "02" all over the screen

It is a problem with the format of the disk: when a disk gets formatted, each track has more or less the same information to define a track (start, id, and some empty space called a gap) and sectors ...
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Where can I find a 26-pin flex flat cable for the floppy drive in a Toshiba T19x0 laptop?

Making your own cable is another option. Flexible blank PCBs such as this (Pyralux) or these (1-ply fiberglass) are available1; they can be etched using standard home etching techniques2. You could ...
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Can I change laptop's RTC and backup battery with generic Ni-MH?

These NiMH batteries usually have very simple charging circuitry and replacing them with generic 3 or 6 x 1.2V NiMH cells in series will almost certainly be fine. I remember there were even (3.6V) ...
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Where can I find a 26-pin flex flat cable for the floppy drive in a Toshiba T19x0 laptop?

Most laptops of that time period used a straight through flex cable with the same pitch connector on both ends, so yours is custom made for that series/model. While there may be other laptops that ...
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Where can I find a 26-pin flex flat cable for the floppy drive in a Toshiba T19x0 laptop?

I have one of these from an older Toshiba laptop - don't know if it will work or not. (Edit: Toshiba part number is p000214850 and I have two right now in my personal stock. It's a 1.25mm to 1.00mm ...
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Where can I find a 26-pin flex flat cable for the floppy drive in a Toshiba T19x0 laptop?

Cables and Chips in NYC might be able to make one. They do all sorts of one-off custom cables. Not sure if they do flat flex though. Got a custom SCSI cable for an ST from them back in the day; ...
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Bad floppy drive in T1910CS 486 laptop

There is a USB HDD adapter which has usual laptop and desktop IDE ports (2.5" and 3.5" HDD) Also SATA port and USB. You can copy stuff in each of them when connected to a modern PC. Make ...
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HDD data recovery advice

Buy IDE to usb connector and see if it boots? Close, but not quite. Do not try to boot the drive. That will almost certainly not work. What you want to do is simply read the drive on a new computer. ...
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HDD data recovery advice

If you are mainly concerned about successfully recovering the data, then the safest route is to hand it over to a trustworthy data recovery professional. They will have more knowledge and tools at ...
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