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Author Topic: This might take some of you back - IBM laptop, can anyone give me some info?  (Read 5556 times)

wreckedcarzz

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Some of you might feel a bit nostalgic here, and plus I could use a hand - so post I will :)

I went to Goodwill a couple days ago with a friend to return a complete POS Windows 2k desktop PC - that the owner didn't format, and the mom wasn't exactly happy about the pr0n I found on the HD. So back it goes.

I am looking for a new desktop for him when we run into the laptop section. I am always looking for new stuff, and I picked up this old IBM. Fell in love with it. 45 minutes later I leave with a new (old) IBM.

So now I have an IBM Thinkpad, "Type 9545-308" - the bottom says its from "1981, 1993" - and I am looking online for a power adapter (its those old 4 pin ones that are like \_/ ) and a floppy drive for it. But I am just wondering if anyone had any info on what this laptop has inside it, and what OS it runs (if any)? It has no floppy drive and the lid doesn't shut properly, but other than that it looks to be in very good condition...

Thoughts?

Image of it is here (but mine actually looks like it works, like a laptop that will run; this one looks like, well... yea): http://www.geocities...mics21/lapparts2.jpg

-Brandon
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 01:41:05 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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have you tried the -who makes IBM laptops now- LENOVO website
I have a Thinkpad600E from about 5 years after yours - 1998 - & I've gotten lots of info on their site about it
Dont know do they go back that far but you might be lucky :)
Tom

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Nada at Lenovo.com - I'll look at Radioshack and local stores for a generic power adapter that might work if I can't find anything online

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I think that is a IBM ThinkPad 750 9545 if I'm right.. These adapters should work:
( lots of parts on ebay too )
http://www.impactcom...-750-9545-parts.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/...p1638Q2em118Q2el1247
http://www.atbatt.com/product/2270.asp
http://www.dabs.com/....aspx?quicklinx=4T06
http://www.voltdepot...inkPad_750/15542.php
http://www.techexces...adapter-85g6691.aspx


According to WikiPedia

ThinkPad 700 series
    The 700 series (700, 701, 720, 730 (tablet), 750, 755, 760, 765, 770 (many with sub-models)) were the cutting-edge Intel-based ThinkPads. They featured the best screens, largest hard drives and fastest processors available at the time. This was the first successful ThinkPad introduced in 1992 (the first ThinkPad was a tablet PC without a keyboard and a mouse).

 
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wreckedcarzz

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Whoa, thats quite a list! Looks like the cheapest one is at eBay, but used- but $25 for new isn't bad at all!

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wasn't exactly happy about the pr0n

Wait a second! Some people get upset at free pr0n??? ;)
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wreckedcarzz

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She was out of the house when we (my friend and I) found it... he told her about it when she got home. Enough said. ;)

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1993?
You could probably install anything from DOS to Win 95 or so, but without a floppy?...  :huh:


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Here's a link to the support page for downloaind varisou support software and drivers for the ThinkPad 750:

http://www-307.ibm.c...T&tempselected=5