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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 and software such as LapLink or the built-in transfer tools in MS-DOS 6.0 or later, PC-DOS 5.02 or later, and DR DOS 6.0 or later; the floppy drive; directly ...


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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. While it is actually difficult to damage something, be careful with the floppy drive ribbon cable. Once you get to the floppy drive (it requires a full ...


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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 on them (sync, sector id, data mark, gap, etc). When you get an error 02, the Bad Address Mark, it means that once the read cycle has synced with the track, it ...


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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) battery packs being sold in the past for just this purpose. As the resulting capacity will be higher than that of the original batteries, they will need more time ...


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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 used the same pitch on the motherboard connector, finding one that would be long enough, and even which model laptop has such a compatible cable, would be a ...


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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 scan the existing cable, use a paint program to trace the tracks (in black-and white), then etch the board as normal.3 Alternatively one could use a commercial ...


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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; they had it done within an hour.


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There is a usb hdd adapter witch have 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 sure it has power supply included, if a need transfer from bigger drives as they require more power. I bought this. Just make sure voltage rating suits your ...


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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. The act of simply turning on the drive could cause problems. No guarantee. But my hunch is that it will either work OK (in which case, you copy the files as ...


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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 their disposal to be successful than you will. Alas, you say this is your "last resort"... Option #2 is not unreasonable. USB-to-IDE adapters are inexpensive and ...


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