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found an old laptop

i found a laptop the power goes on and thats it nothing comes up on the screen ill try to give as much info as i have figured out on the bottom of the laptop it says:
4040004f190396(looks like a bar code)

hard drive table-type 49
capacity 120 mb
cylinder 980
head 15
sector 17

i took it apart and the hard rive says:
seagate modelst9145ag
the a drive says:citizen vida-46-b with a sticker that has the # 1994.3

i cannot find anything to identify the motherboard i know the computer does read the a drive i know its old but i figure i can put games on it at least anyone have any ideas?

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Put it back together then...

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pop the battery out and see what it says on the battery. Often the make and model of a laptop can be determined from that. (unless the info you provided about model:ts34xc was on the battery in which case it is likely a SAGER or a SCEPTER or PEACOCK or SAMSUNG or similar)

Browse these links:,GGLC:1969-53,GGLC:en&q=%22ts34xc%22+with+%22laptop%22

While you have it together put a boot floppy in the floppy drive and see if it will boot to the A:> prompt--it could be that the drive was simply wiped.

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back together..

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put back together dont have a boot disk cause i found the comp... when putting it back together inside the battery case(big long batteries(replaced by Ni-MH batt) i found 2 stickers that read phoenixbios a386sx


would belarc help get anywhere from the a floppy????

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Create a boot floppy. . .

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It is starting to look like...

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you might have an old 386 laptop although the size of the hard drive argues for a 486.

Wayne has told you where to get a boot diskette and I would recommend the DOS 6.22 rather than any of the Win 9X boot floppies.

Along with the boot diskette you will likely need a DOS utility for detecting hardware and other system info. You can go to this link and download the DOS VERSION of HWINFO which can provide all sorts of information about the computer.

In case the hard drive has simply been wiped you will need an operating system for that laptop and here is a link to download the freeware DR-DOS (formerly Caldera DOS and before that DR-DOS again).

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