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WTS: Broken Compaq LTE 5400 laptop w/ accessories

Capt. 2110

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I have a Compaq LTE 5400 that no longer boots reliably. It has a CD-ROM drive(working), a floppy drive(untested), long dead Ni-Cd batteries(clock and main system), and for an extra $15 a 120W PSU from a much later machine that works with this one. The machine has it's drive caddy, but the pull tab is ripping. The machine is in physically good condition, with little damage. Both screen latches work. There are scratches and tape residue on the bottom of the machine. All 4 rubber feet are still on the machine. I am asking $35 + shipping, but I am open to offers. Thanks!
 

Capt. 2110

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Good point

Good point

Main machine
 

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Capt. 2110

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Accessories -PSU

Obviously, I was also wrong about the main battery. It's not a long dead Ni-Cd, it's a long dead Ni-MH. Somewhat easier to find cheap replacement cells.
 

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Raven

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What exactly does "does not boot reliably" mean? I sold a Compaq LTE 5xxx at one point when I was pretty broke and wouldn't mind picking up a replacement.
 

Capt. 2110

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I wish that's what it meant. I think it is going to be one of those machines that in a few year will be known for bad caps or faulty solder joints. When I slide the power switch, the machine begins to boot, but it hangs before reaching the BIOS. Sometimes, it'll reach the BIOS, but then the hard drive issues kick in.
 

Damien

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Compaq lte 5400

Compaq lte 5400

i have a compaq lte 5400 that no longer boots reliably. It has a cd-rom drive(working), a floppy drive(untested), long dead ni-cd batteries(clock and main system), and for an extra $15 a 120w psu from a much later machine that works with this one. The machine has it's drive caddy, but the pull tab is ripping. The machine is in physically good condition, with little damage. Both screen latches work. There are scratches and tape residue on the bottom of the machine. All 4 rubber feet are still on the machine. I am asking $35 + shipping, but i am open to offers. Thanks!

hi, is it still available? Thank
 
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