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IBM PS/2 L40sx

My IBM PS/2 L40sx Laptop (added to my collection in 2017).

  • Intel 386sx 20Mhz
  • 6MB RAM (2MB onboard, 4MB SIMM)
  • 128MB CF card in place of HD
  • Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This laptop required substantial repairs to get it working, upon first power on test a SMT tantalum capacitor shorted and melted down, I replaced that cap, and then another one melted down so I replaced that cap as well, now it is finally working reliably, I have several hours of continuous use on it.