First post, by Elia1995
Hi guys! It's been a long time since I've visited VOGONS, but I've been super busy with University, these months and a few weeks ago I finally graduated, so I finally got that sweet free time I've been looking for a while!
Today, a friend gifted me a Mitac 5033, a retro laptop from the late '90s. It's in almost pristine conditions, besides a missing switch on the top of the LCD screen to lock/unlock the screen and the battery being totally DEAD, it must be plugged in the whole time to use it.
So far, the only specs I managed to pull out of this computer, are the following:
- CPU: AMD K6-2 366MHz
RAM: 32MB, unknown type (probably SDRAM)
4 GB HDD with Windows 98
I tried to look what audio card there is, since there's sound, but all I get from the sound control panel, is "ESS Audio" or something like that...
There's also a working CD drive and a floppy drive which I've yet to try...
However, there are a couple of problems that I've encountered so far, but hopefully are resolvable: first of all, the computer randomly shuts down on its own, just blanks out and turns off, all while powered directly by the AC adapter, due to the dead battery... probably it's just overheating, so I'll try using some fans underneath and check if it'll stop doing that.
The second thing, is that the CMOS battery is also obviously dead, but I couldn't find any info online on where it is located and how to disassemble this laptop...
I can't wait to test my DOS collection on this laptop, tho, I'm sure it's gonna handle any DOS game from the '90s just fine, and maybe some Windows 3.x / 9.x ones too!
Currently assembled vintage computers I own: 11
Most important ones:
A "modded" Olivetti M4 434 S (currently broken).
An Epson El Plus 386DX running MS-DOS 6.22 (currently broken).
Celeron Coppermine 1.10GHz on an M754LMRTP motherboard