First post, by mikeyp
I have an otherwise functional Toshiba T1850C but the Conner CP2124 (120Mb) has the arm sticking in the park position. If I open the lid and free it up, it'll then power on and read/write just fine. Obviously this isn't a long term solution. It seems the BIOS of this machine needs very specific hard drives (listed here https://blog.nicholasandre.com/toshiba-t1850- … before-windows/) but obviously there aren't any working ones for sensible money. Any attempt to use a drive of even the same size but a different model results in the BIOS complaining it can't detect a drive and refusing to boot. It won't allow anything to be selected.
Does anybody know of either a way to mimic the existing drive with say, an SD adapter but spoofing the identity or know of a guide on hacking the BIOS to recognise something else?