A few weeks ago I was looking around one of my favorite online auction sites, http://www.shopgoodwill.com/ and came across an original Compaq Portable with the high bid at $5. I watched the auction, put in a bid, and won.
So. Long story short? The keyboard didn't work. So I fixed it. This is the story in four acts. I go through all of the trials and tribulations, and then show you how to replicate my results. Hopefully this can teach you something, as well as entertain. I have linked the story in its correct order below. Enjoy!