HELP: Compaq Portable II BIOS ROM Request

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Disc Master I, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Hi. I have a Compaq Portable II computer (1986, 286 luggable PC) and I
    recently installed a 1.44MB floppy drive. The Bios ROM chip that is in the
    unit only supports up to 1.2 5.25" floppies. I did some research and for me
    to be able to use a 1.44MB 3.5" floppy I need BIOS ROM revision .N3 or
    later. I have searched the web for over a week and haven't found anyplace
    selling the chip, or any place with the image. If I could get the image, I
    could have it burned to an EPROM and then place that chip into the unit.

    If anyone has the actual BIOS chip or the image, please post there and/or
    email me at johndraugr [at] soznet [Dot] net.

    Disc Master I, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Disc Master I

    Colin Wilson Guest

    Hi. I have a Compaq Portable II computer (1986, 286 luggable PC) and I
    Holy crap :-}

    Err, about the only thing I think I could possibly suggest would be any
    of the online computer museums - you might just touch lucky !
    Colin Wilson, Mar 21, 2007
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    paulmd Guest

    Well... if it's in good shape, you might want to sell the unit.
    Collectors will pay decent money for the really old and semi-unique
    systems. Nowhere near the original price, of course.
    paulmd, Mar 23, 2007
  4. Disc Master I


    Sep 23, 2010
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    I have one and have some info and c-mos setup file!

    I have software and dos and usb boot image for using ide wd 2gig drive as 247mb drive e mail me at a2wam at rock com
    awace, Sep 23, 2010
  5. Disc Master I


    Jan 9, 2011
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    lol seriously
    amberbuie, Jan 12, 2011
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