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    PowerBook Duo LCD swap? 280C -> 230

    The Centris 610 and Power Macintosh 6100 also had PDS to NuBus adapter cards (as well as the aforementioned SE/30 and IIsi).
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    PowerBook Duo 230 repair and preventive maintenance

    How? I just replaced an old one because the keys were stiff. I'd love to be able to refurbish them.
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    PowerBook Duo 230 repair and preventive maintenance

    Wow, that's a huge improvement. You can't remove the banding altogether—it's an artefact of passive matrix displays. I have a "Ship of Theseus" Duo 280, and I just buy Duo 230s on eBay for parts. They were made better than the 280. I've got a lot of spare parts for 230 and 280 if anyone needs...
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    Beige G3 ADB problem

    To the best of my knowledge, Apple's never used a fuse with ADB, unfortunately. In the earliest machines it was possible (although not probable) to fry your ADB port by plugging in devices when the machine was powered on. By the time the PowerMacs shipped, ADB was hot swappable. It's not...
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    Wanted: Front Bezel for MDD G4 Zip Drive

    Was that a thing? The drive doors have no way to open on their own, how would you get a Zip disk inside? Is it an entire replacement of the door?
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    Pin slot on G3 Whisper Perch?

    What's the pin connector that looks like a floppy connector on the Whisper Perch card for?
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    PowerBook Duo LCD swap? 280C -> 230

    The Duo Dock+ is literally a Duo Dock II with the cache and FPU removed. There's solder spots on the board for them. Apple upgraded the Duo Dock II NuBus, but they just describe it as "smaller NuBus transceivers". NuBus 90 on Quadras only lets the cards talk to each other directly, it doesn't...
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    PowerBook Duo LCD swap? 280C -> 230

    The Duo Dock+ came standard with a hard drive, so I don't know how much savings there was for Apple over just selling the original Dock again. I've read conflicting reports that the Duo Dock II's cache and FPU doesn't work with the LC '040, but it was released at the same time as the Duo 280 (I...
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    Beige G3 w/Tempo Trio No LBA?

    The Mac OS 9 Lives Universal 9.2.2 CD has never worked for me using Software Restore. I just mount the disk image and copy over what I need, and that always works. As an aside, I just got my first beige G3. It’s the desktop model that I wanted so badly when they first premiered. I need to...
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    PowerBook Duo LCD swap? 280C -> 230

    The 2300c, while sounding great on paper, isn’t. To make it compatible with the Duo docks, Apple ran it on a 32-bit bus. In contrast, the 5300 uses the same processor and bus speed, but is on a 64-bit bus, which makes it faster doing everything. They went so far as creating a new Dock that...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    Byrd was the only one that mentioned it, but the 630 is known for having a buggy IDE implementation. I have 3 of the SanDisk Extreme 32GB cards that you show as not working, and they work great for me, both in a CF to latptop IDE adapter and in a CF to PC Card adapter. I've only used the cards...
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    Macintosh Portable ExpressModem?

    The dongles are the same, which was the point of them.
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    What's the difference between Geoport Telecom Adapter I and II?

    Thanks, I guess for my purpose it won't make a difference. I'm not using it as a modem.
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    What's the difference between Geoport Telecom Adapter I and II?

    I want to use one as an answering machine because I'm getting a landline again. I'm tired of companies feeling like they can text me just because they have my phone number.
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