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TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:02 pm

well i found out what the other luggable's were that were not compaq 286's as we know, but are a rear TransData Inc Plasma portable.. the only info with refrance to them is in a book i found on the net about the birth of luggable/laptops from the 1970's

i did find the web address for TransData and have emailed them for any info they have still... (fingers crossed) :D :D :idea:

this was a book that came with the new case but is toast :(
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:04 pm

well the good news is that the case looks in good order for it's age as can be seen in pics..
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:05 pm

the fdd and psu are from the other Transdata pc (1989 was sold)
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:08 pm

the plasma is an awesome set up that i'm itching to try out as it comes with its own 8-bit card (card after cleaning off some gunk on it )
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:11 pm

the card has as can be seen a header connection for the Plasma screen and also it has a switch for internal (plasma) or external (9-pin D-sub) and also can be switched from Mono to CGA for internal and external.. how cool is that..
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:14 pm

the company that sold these 2 was Computer Broking Services Ltd wellington. and this the newer unit was number-241 (1989-90)
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:15 pm

it has an nice long screen release bar on top and you have 4 settings to put the screen at..
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:17 pm

the screen down but keyboard not clipped in
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm

the old unit that i'm fixing the mother board that was in it. this is the Fdd unit a 360kb i think and clean too..
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:20 pm

a picture of the Fdd and Psu sub frame with room for a hdd
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:21 pm

so the unit with the keyboard in place and locked in.
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:22 pm

and the keyboard locking keys on both sides (closed)
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:23 pm

and with the lock in (Open) position
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:24 pm

and finally the original label that is on the fdd/psu unit the old one shows this as unit-217.
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Re: TransData Plasma

Postby LS120 on Thu May 30, 2019 1:27 pm

so to this point a i am waiting for some more info i think the plasma is a cga/mono compatible screen ... well i hope so anyway. will update when i have more to report.. till the keep restoring..

P.S. the mo/bo pics are at the start of the compaq blog..
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