Toshiba Dynabook EZ486P Re-programmable?

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Toshiba Dynabook EZ486P Re-programmable?

Post by Richard_vmt » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:02 pm

I recently acquired a 1990 vintage dedicated word processor laptop, a Toshiba Dynabook EZ486P. Very solid laptop construction and features a fold-up clam shell backlit LCD display. Unfortunately for me, while the keyboard can be switched between English alphabet and Japanese, all of the on-screen instructions are in Japanese, which I don't speak. Is it possible to re-program a device like this to display the instructions in English? I understand 3 million of these machines were produced but I don't know if there was an English version or not. It uses a standard floppy disk, is capable of MSDOS, has its own thermal film printout and also outputs to external printer and external display. Anyone familiar with this model Dynabook?

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Post by Sambuchi » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:30 pm

I am not sure how you are going to do this Richard.

I would assume that OSD is handled by micro... most OSD's are.

Sooooooooo.....

What micro?

If you find that out, how to reprogram it?

And if you find a way to reprogram it... you would need a compiled english version of code for that micro to display english text...


I would simply learn Japanese.. much easier. :P

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