I have always liked the Latitude series, never had one myself. To think, I found this Pismo, a dead iBook, and a dead 12" PowerBook G4 for FREE in a flea market, yet they wanted 150$ for a Pentium II desktop. No.
I scavenged the iBook for RAM and the screen. The RAM went into the Pismo (which originally had 320), and the screen went into the PowerBook G4, which made it work again. Used that for awhile, then sold it back to the guy I took it from (for a deal, he's a cool guy for letting me walk away with that much stuff in the first place
So I ended up with my Pismo. At first disregarded it, then realized it had a G4, and did small video work with it using iMovie. Worked fine. I moved all that to my 1Ghz Titanium when I got it, but then I hit college and video work ceased. *sadness* Summer is here, so I'm definitely going to be messing with it some.
Now, back to the subject at hand. I just did a full disassembly of this laptop, and it is in all the bits and pieces over my desktop. After looking at the board (TINY thing, thought it was much bigger, but, it honestly couldn't be to fit the rest of the stuff, y'kno?),the large Lucent chip on the bottom is
the drive controller. It doesn't look damaged, but what can I tell, its a sealed package. Also, it appears that two of the screw points on the right of the pismo have broken off. They got the little brass bits that stick in the plastic...the plastic surrounding them has either split or shattered. if I line them up right, can I superglue or JB Weld em back to their spots so I can have a good anchoring there?
Well, I've got about a week to wait for this board to get here...I'll just wait till that happens.
iMac G3 600mhz, PowerMac G4 GigE DP 500Mhz, TiBook G4 1Ghz, PowerBook Pismo G4 500Mhz, PowerBook 180, MessagePad 2000 (2100 upgrade)