Re: Grid 1537 ”Tempest” schematics

Curt Vendel curt at
Thu Aug 15 18:19:35 CDT 2019


On 8/15/2019 12:22 AM, Adrian Stoness wrote:
> u got any pics of this thing?
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:49 PM Curt Vendel via cctalk 
> <cctalk at <mailto:cctalk at>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>       I’m doing some work for a friend who has one of these unicorns
>     it’s apparently a super beefed up CIA use the laptop that wound up
>     in Russia somehow and he got it shipped back here to the US
>     The motherboard was modified it looks like the hard drive was on
>     some kind of a tray going to a connector which is IDE compatible
>     Someone had extremely poorly soldered on an IDE cable in place of
>     the sled and over the years several of the pans of popped off and
>     they’re not really making sense as to the solder points they’re
>     supposed to go to.  Complicating the matter is the paint outs are
>     not just a direct staggered 40 Pin to Pin connection several of
>     the through holes are not in use so just soldering on I had her
>     and plug in the cable into it is not possible also the pens are
>     staggered so that wouldn’t make it possible either.
>     So to cut to the chase does anyone have the schematics or the
>     motherboard pinouts for this connector so that I can do a proper
>     soldering job and put on a clean working cable so that this laptop
>     can vote from the IDE hard drive?

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