Vintage COMPAQ LTE 286 Laptop, Compaq original power supply, and Compaq original carrying case .. all operational and in very good condition.
Compaq Contura LTE 286 laptop, from 1990. Used sparingly and only by me in a corporate setting. I retired the equipment in 1993, replacing it with a smaller and lighter Compaq laptop. This laptop has been in the carrying case since 1993. The charger has been in a sealed plastic bag since 1993.
Using the original charger, I powered the laptop on for the first time in 32 years. The power LED lights on the power supply went on. The power LED green light on the laptop went on. The system booted up and was looking for a system disk (see photo). The screen clarity was acceptable considering the age of the unit. However I had to adjust the pitch of the screen to improve clarity. I inserted the floppy disk into the drive. The unit tried to read the disk and an error message was displayed on the screen (see photo).
I turned the system off but kept it plugged in overnight to see if the battery charged up. Predictably, the 32 year old battery did not charge up. The unit works only when plugged in.
The laptop, power supply and carrying case are in very good condition. The screen has no defects. Hinges maintain screen at all angles. The keyboard keys depress and show no signs of wear.The laptop carrying case looks like new.
However the laptop is missing the cover in the rear of the unit that covers the various connections and ports. The cover for the battery does close normally (I need to hand attach it), but this does not impair operation of the laptop. There is a hair line crack in the lower front of the laptop (see photo), but this does not impair operation of the laptop. A WordPerfect sticker is on the upper portion of the keyboard. Please see photos for more information on condition of all components.
I am selling this package with no warranty, refunds, nor returns. However, I'm more than happy to demonstrate that the unit is working as described if it is purchased. We could use an internet based video discussion (e.g. FaceTime) to demonstrate the unit before shipping.
The package will be sent UPS next day.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.