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COMPAQ PORTABLE III


Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto founded Compaq Computer Corporation in 1982. They continued the tradition of Osborne and Kaypro portable computers, building PC clones compatible with IBM AT.
The COMPAQ PORTABLE III Portable Computer was released on the market for portable computers to restore the first place to COMPAQ. It was supposed to be a 386 model but ready for mass production was a 286-12 plate. In 1987 it became a hit on the AT clone market. The LUNCHBOX has arguably been the lightest portable, standalone computer. The 84-key keyboard grates the 10 "amber-colored plasma screen. The screen panel can be positioned in an oblique position by sliding it upwards by pressing the buttons on the top of the housing. The power supply is built-in permanently and it is enough to connect a power cord such as a PC to turn on the computer next to the power outlet.
The board is an Intel 80286 processor. It works at a speed of 12 MHz. The speed of the 8 / 12MHz processor switches with Ctrl + alt + # (if the configuration switch settings allow). RAM 640kB basic memory, which can be expanded to 6.6MB (640kB on + 6MB additional disk). Monitor 10 "plasma 80x40 lines in text or mono CGA 640x400 (?). On the side wall there is access to a 5.25" (FDD) floppy drive with a capacity of up to 1.2MB. In parallel with the diskette drive, a 3.5 "hard drive (HDD) with a capacity of 20 or 40 MB is stored in the middle of the computer. On the back wall behind the sliding cover is the expansion slot. Also compatible with CGA 320x200x16 color video (gray) or 640x400, RGB out, parallel and serial I / O.
Expansion capabilities include HDD changeover, memory expansion, COMPAQ 1200 Baud Internal Modem or COMPAQ 2400 Baud Internal Modem. Dimensions: 24.8x19.8x40.6. Weight: 9.1-9.5kg.
In the year of release Portable III started with optional software: MS-DOS, CP / M-86, Windows 286 and other applications. The sale price is about $ 5000 and about $ 800 was needed for a 40MB disk. For $ 199 you could buy an external expansion enclosure (model 2662A) that could accommodate two full size cards.
Unlike today's computers, this portable COMPAQ has no internal BIOS setup program, but you can download it and create a "Compaq diagnostic" disk from the Old Computer Museum.
  You can download jumpers, switches, part numbers and upgrade options from this page.
My exe has no additional module for unbundling.   CONNER CP321 - 21MB HDD and 2.668 MB RAM.   The problem, allegedly common, in this model is the keyboard cable, the material of which is the sheath of the wires disintegrating.   There is a problem especially with the keyboard and computer enclosures :(
I try to restrict the movement of the wire and made a simple protection by wrapping the wire with an insulating tape (I chose blue).

For the set I have a box with manual COMPAQ PORTABLE III PERSONAL COMPUTER ANWERDER-HANDBUCH and five diskettes 5,25", including:

- 2 dyskietki z MS-DOS ver 3.10 Rev. E, Der COMPAQ Computer Deutsches MS-DOS. Tutaj o dyskietkach Deutsches MS-DOS ver. 3.10, co zawierają dwie dyskietki 5.25" po 360kB.

- 3 dyskietki z Der COMPAQ Personal Computer Onternationale Benutzerprogramme Deutsch, USER DIAGNOSTIC i USERS PROGRAMS. Tutaj zobaczycie co znajduje się na trzech dyskietkach 5.25" po 360kB.




COMPAQ PORTABLE III PERSONAL COMPUTER ANWERDER-HANDBUCH to trzy dyskietki 5,25" z programami pomocniczymi:

Pierwsza dyskietka zawiera programy Der COMPAQ Personal Computer Internationale Benutzerprogramme Deutsch Ver.2.01,

Na drugiej dyskietce znajdują się programy diagnostyczne USER DIAGNOSTIC ver.5.02 REV. C,

Trzecia dyskietka USERS PROGRAMS ver.5.03 REV. D zawiera programy narzędziowe zastępujące wcześniejsze wersje znajdujące się na dyskietkach COMPAQ MS-DOS .




PERSONAL COMPUTER ANWERDER-HANDBUCH - instrukacja obsługi COMPAQ PORTABLE III.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:
1. EINDUHRUNG.
2. KURZANLEITUNG ZUR INBETRIEBNAHME IHRES SYSTEM.
3. EINDUHRUNG IN DAS BETRIEBSSYTEM MS-DOS.
4. TRANSPORT IHRES RECHNERS.
5. BEDINUNG DES CPMPAQ PORTABLE III.
6. KONFIGURIEREN IHRES COMPAQ PORTABLE III.
7. WAS GIBT ES NOCH FUR IHREN COMPAQ PORTABLE III.
Anhang A. KENNDATEN.
Anhang B. FEHLERSCHLUSSEL.
Anhang C. ERLAUTERUNG DER FACHAUSDRUCKE.
Anhang D. DAS PROGRAMM CACHE.
Anhang E. ERSATZTEILE UND OPTIONEN.
Anhang F. STICHWORTVERZEICHNIS.
VERZEICHNIS DER ABBILDUNGEN.

Spis treści PC ANWERDER-HANDBUCH znajdziecie w galerii zdjęć.




Equipment is working.


Useful (I was here and checked):

Look at it yourself:


Gallery: COMPAQ PORTABLE III



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