My old Sony Z505 PIII laptop started working!
I loved this superslim laptop from the moment I got it. Cost me $2100 around 2000. It's small even my today's standards and the magnesium alloy case puts many current laptops to shame. I used it for years and then handed it down to my daughter. She got a new one for her birthday so I cleaned the drive and reinstalled Windows–who knows what kinda crap she has installed on it ;-)
This sucker's battery has never charged properly, but for some unknown reason, the after the reinstall the charge seems to be holding! Amazing! The PIII-500 has just enough power to do basic web stuff. I'm excited.