Toshiba T4900CT

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Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-13 @ 02:43

This was my very first laptop and when i found one available on ebay, i snatched it up! However, because it lacked a power adapter, i cannot determine it's working condition!

I have browsed around the forums and have come up with several upgrades I would like to add upon it. Anyone have a source as to locating an AC adapter that will power it up? One i bought on ebay that -claimed- to be compatible was a bust.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-13 @ 02:44

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Found specs for the original AC adapter.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby henryVK » 2018-9-13 @ 11:30

There's two of those on Ebay. The model number is right there in the picture. Otherwise get one of those adjustable power adapters and make sure it comes with the right "tip".
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-14 @ 00:15

henryVK wrote:Otherwise get one of those adjustable power adapters and make sure it comes with the right "tip".


Can you recommend one for me?
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-14 @ 02:23

Update! I've gone ahead and removed the HD out of it to check what was on it. Windows 3.1! If the laptop is in perfect condition once I plug it in, I will be quite happy! Although, i still plan to swap out the HD and use a CF to IDE adapter with a CF card in it's place. I also need to locate a 32MB memory card to add to it.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-14 @ 02:29

My plan is simple. Determine if it powers on with no issues. Replace floppy drive, add PC card CD-rom, SD card reader, and a network card. Despite it being too slow to browse the Internet in this era, I can still have some use of network transfering files to and from it.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-14 @ 07:48

Well, i went ahead and bought https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GVDL637 this from amazon. If it does not burn out the laptop, I hope it'll work nicely.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-18 @ 18:24

New power adapter works perfectly! Powered on and bios is the latest/final version, v5. Now i am going to explore the HD to determine whether the drive works!
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-18 @ 19:12

The cord is a little sensitive to touch as i have to wiggle it a few times in order for the laptop to detect it. I suspect it has to do with the power adapter, not the laptop itself. Now that it has powered on, i have determined that it has windows 98 installed and the floppy drive does not work. It won't complete windows load due to lack of system memory. So my next bit will be getting a CC type memory card for it.
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Re: Toshiba T4900CT

Postby Arson » 2018-9-18 @ 19:14

The battery condition is not certain but I have hopes that it still works? I also noticed a blunt area where the screen may have been damaged. Image goes through but it is obvious that it will need to be replaced.
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