[lug] WTB cheap laptop

kevin.kempter at dataintellect.com kevin.kempter at dataintellect.com
Thu Feb 23 14:04:51 MST 2006

I have a sony Vaio Z-505 series. The laptop no longer allows a battery to be 
used/charged so it has to be plugged into ac power all the time. It's got a 
750Mz chip, usb/firewire ports, 60G hard drive, maxed out on memory (512mb or 
1G - I forget which) etc. I have a couple of power adapters, port 
replicators, an external USB floppy & external PCMCIA cdrom. yada, yada, 

Let me know if you're interested..

On Thursday 23 February 2006 13:05, Wagner, Carl wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have an OLD laptop they are not using any more that they are
> willing to part with?
> Requirements:
>    486DX or better
>    Hard drive (preferably) or a floppy.
>    Functioning serial and parallel ports.
>    Prefer it has some sort of built in modem.
> It does not necessarily need to have a functioning: screen, battery,
> Ethernet port, cdrom, or be cosmetically attractive, but they would be
> nice.
> I want to throw a small Linux distribution on it (like Coyote or DSL)
> and use it for a remote power switch (parallel port to drive the relay)
> and possibly monitor the temperature (serial port).
> This will be left outside in some sort of enclosure so I don't want to
> spend much on it in case it walks away.
> Thanks,
> Carl.
> _______________________________________________
> Web Page:  http://lug.boulder.co.us
> Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug
> Join us on IRC: lug.boulder.co.us portf67 channel=#colug

More information about the LUG mailing list