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Ambra laptop questions.

Dmitriy Krotevich

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May 14, 2013
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St.Petersburg, Russia
A friend of mine donated me a vintage laptop made by Ambra. It's a 486 25MHz machine with 4 megs of RAM, 80Mb 2.5in HDD and a 8.5in monochrome LCD display. Overall the laptop is in a great condition: keys and a trackball work fine, LCD-screen has no defects.

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The problem is that the laptop has no built-in floppy drive. It was supposed to be on a docking station, but unfortunately I don't have one. So at the moment it is impossible to install new software, backup existing data or simply do anything with this laptop. The hard drive is removable:

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the first question is what's the name of this type of connector? Do any adaptors exist so this hard drive possibly could be connected to another PC?

Also I found two tiny connectors on the system board:

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Does anyone have any idea what are these?
 

angel_grig

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Athens,Greece
I think that this is an IDE drive and in order to connect it to another pc you have to remove it from the caddy,in which stays attached.If the computer has a parallel or serial port you can construct a cable (ie a laplink cable) to transfer software to it.
 
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