Tandy 3800 HD

This Tandy 3800 HD laptop is from the company... You guessed it Tandy... Who is Tandy you may ask... Well Tandy used to be the brand name Radioshack made computers under! Some of you may already know this but for the ones who don't... Yes Radioshack used to produce computers and laptops...
This is has been a project I've been working on for four years... The goal of which is to get it running DOS again on its beautiful 640 x 480 Pixels or 80 char x 25 line Dark Blue Characters/White Background display!
I got this laptop for Christmas about 4 years ago... It made that the best Christmas ever! I loved it! But had NOOOO idea of how to fix it being only about 13 years old at the time... So I tore it apart and it sat for about 2-3 years... During that time it sat torn apart waiting for attention to be fixed...
This laptop was made around 1993 and there is VERY LITTLE info on it...
Not until recently have I revived the project after stumbling across this forum: http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/forum.php
I also have a thread for this restoration on that forum so you can check it out and post on it if you want but most of the info is here (the forum post doesn't have images either): http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?37246-Tandy-3800-...
This is where I found probably the only other person in the world to own one of these laptops...
And with his help I may have it running again soon!
If you are wondering about it's amazing specs (and the little documentation on it) they are on Radioshacks own site still: http://support.radioshack.com/support_computer/1470.htm
And here: http://support.radioshack.com/productinfo/DocumentResults.asp?sku_id=25-...

What was wrong with it you may ask? Well a few things...
One...
The floppy drive has a belt in it which transfers the motor's drive to the center of the disk to spin... And since its 20 years old it was dried out (in some cases these things even decomposed and 'melted' into a gooey mess!)... So I've ordered a new one of those... Luckily the guy helping me with all this happened to have found someone on ebay who sold them! Even though they were $25 (for a little belt yes...) I bought it and it is on it's way...
Two...
Probably the most obvious and really just something that happens with any old device... The battery was completely dead and the contacts were all covered in corrosion! Luckly the corrosion never made it to anything important... All I had to do was clean the terminals and clean all the corrosion out of the inside (it was FILLED with it)... I have yet to get replacement cells for the inside of the battery... Somewhere people actually still sell the replacement batteries... But they are $80-$90! So I shall replace the cells inside of the battery one day instead... But this problem doesn't have to do with anything functionally wise other then the portability...
Three...
This is the last problem that I have... The hard drive was dead... After narrowing it down... It appeared it was the controller board on the drive itself that failed... Luckily the man responsible for all this help so far HAD THE SAME DRIVE!!! AND ON TOP OF THAT HE WASN'T USING IT!!! So I shipped him my drive too see if he could take the controller board from his and put it on mine to retrieve the data that has been sitting dormant on it for probably over a decade! And if he can retrieve the data he will be putting a copy on the drive he has and giving me his! If he can't get data he will send me his drive with a version of DOS 6 on it!

So after about 2-3 years of no idea of what to do with it I found a forum with a bunch of vintage computer enthusiasts and someone who could help me in about a day! PLUS I should have it running in about 2-3 weeks!!!

Now if you've read all this... You've well deserved these photos...
If not have a look anyway!

Fax/Modem bottom:
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Fax/Modem top and info:
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Floppy drive internals missing it's belt:
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Floppy drive next to driver board (yes I broke a connector cable between the drive board and one of the daughter boards but I can fix it):
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Floppy drive top and other metal pieces:
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Floppy drive model number and other info:
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Other parts and screws for the Tandy:
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Original carrying bag:
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Main board:
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Front half of main board:
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Back half of main board:
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The blazing 20MHz Cyrix processor:
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The two 1MB ram cards I've installed as an upgrade:
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Main board with keyboard in place:
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Top of case:
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Top of case with screen open (that's the contrast adjuster at the right of the screen):
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Closeup on model number and Tandy brand name:
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Bottom of case were the main board is mounted:
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Close up of model number and other info:
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Power pack:
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