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5155 Carry Case

pearce_jj

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I picked up what I thought was a 5155 carry case recently, but I can't zip it up. I tried the machine both ways up, and it does seems to fit, just there isn't enough slack to zip it up across the top. It's in very clean condition so I'm wondering if it's been washed and hence shrunk.

Any similar experiences (and remedies!)?
 

barythrin

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That's what I was wondering although most that I've seen for Compaq actually say Compaq on them. Not that there wouldn't be aftermarket cases for cheap. I don't remember if I own an IBM case or not. I have a case for a Kaypro II but it's blue and I think does say Kaypro, then Compaq which the color is escaping my memory (Gray or Manilla) but does have their logo on it. I think it's on a Portable II though. Apparently Erik's 5155 has a carrying case. One other probably obvious comment is whether you have a bunch of stuff in the pockets, if so that might be making it tighter. Not sure how snug they are naturally. Per the washing the bag thread perhaps Gib or Shadow Lord have a comment on how the bags fit.
 

pearce_jj

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Thanks for the replies! I got it done up now, but it's VERY tight. I'll leave it done up for a few days and hopefully it will stretch to size a bit. It's just like the photo in the link BTW, and has the stitched IBM logo.
 
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