First post, by gladders
I have come across a rather shabby looking Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDT. Well, shabby, the case looks just fine but the internal batteries have crapped all over the innards and I think wreaked havoc. It simply won't boot although the hard drive tries to grind, and amazingly the main battery still holds charge.
I will try to open it up tonight or this weekend to have a proper inspection.
Anyways...likely the electronics in it are done for, although would be nice to salvage the CD drive and the screen if possible. I was thinking of grabbing a cheap working CDS version that maybe has a bad screen and swapping them over.
So my question is - could this only work with the 430 CDS? Or could I find a 400 or 410 CDS and switch them over fine? I'm not fussed about high performance. In fact I'm acting for as low-performance as possible, as I'd like it to be a Windows 3.11 laptop.