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  1. Cedsrepairs

    Not much space ? Vintage laptops are the solution !

    Yes and the accessories are behind each of them (or sometimes in the box just below)
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    Not much space ? Vintage laptops are the solution !

    The backlight is suspiciously dim ; although some say it was like that back in the day . It’s usable unless you’re in bright sunlight ; which would have been unusual in 1996 :) CCFL is certainly something I’ll try to keep spares of , or replacement techniques .
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    Not much space ? Vintage laptops are the solution !

    @Juror22 I’m afraid to tell you my libretto 50ct is in a mint condition ; it was again from the original owner who was of the autistic type ( like most of us ? :) ) and took great care of the thing ( you should have seen the package he sent ! ) It’s fully functional, battery still holds charge...
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    Not much space ? Vintage laptops are the solution !

    It's years of collecting... And not always successes, some of my buys ended up in the trash or sold "for display" as they were beyond repair. Laptops are usually very hard to repair (everything is fragile, the components, the hinges, the plastic, everything !) , they are all subject to battery...
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    Not much space ? Vintage laptops are the solution !

    I don't have much space in my home. ;( I like vintage computing... The solution ! So I only repair vintage laptops, I knew none of them back in the day (they were waaay too pricey and mostly most CEOs !) but now I'm rather proud of my little collection. Starting right to left : The black...
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    Why!!!!

    Happened to me multiple times, Recently a powerbook duo 230C Screen was "exploded " when I opened the box Vintage elec & shipping is not easy
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    Which Powerbook 180 caps shoud I replace?

    As I mentionned previously what's super frustrating with PB recaps is that Apple's vintage gray plastics are super brittle, and sometimes just to "make it even better by recapping a screen just in case" you end up breaking all the plastic tabs of the screen, or worse the ones that are fixed to...
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    Which Powerbook 180 caps shoud I replace?

    Bkack on topic I'm surprised to learn that there are caps to change on a PB180 (but this might well be true) Last time I looked at mine it was 100% tantalum on the mortherboard, altough I don't remember if I took the screen apart or not. my own PB180 is plagued by tunnel vision (runs around 30...
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    Rare Powerbook 100 recall letter from Apple

    Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to find this letter in some item I recently bought out of Ebay It's about the recall Apple had to make in 1992 for 60000 Powerbook 100, which made the stock price fall 2% the same day As far as I can see, there are no pictures of that letter anywhere on the...
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    Powerbook 100 display issue

    I'm flattered to be quoted as a source of info for PB100 repairs :) Indeed my own screen suffers the same problem, and it's trackball impact ( due to the long grey rubber stripes turning into goo, so less thick, and the ball that's never supposed to touch the screen now touches it) This...
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    Which Powerbook 180 caps shoud I replace?

    @androda (hey ! i've bought a couple of your scsi2sd :) ) I have the PCB layout for some Atari Portfolio flex cable (a part that sold 10,000s ) , would you be interested in those ?
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    Mac System 7.0.1 and 7.5.3 floppy images

    Alternatively, I obviously have access to vintage PCs (with a proper floppy drive) So if there was a software allowing me to write .IMG or TOAST Mac floppy images, from DOS or Windows 95, I could also try to do that Everything I tried on Windows 11 /USB Floppy failed so far (eg using...
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    Mac System 7.0.1 and 7.5.3 floppy images

    Ive installed both Basilisk (I've got a running 8.5.6 on a Quadra ) and HVEexplorer in my Windows 11 machine I got a CDROM from apple full of "img" floppy images mounted in basilisk, and was able to copy the img files on my pc (if needed) but I couldn't find how to write floppies out of them...
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    Powerbook 100 / 180 : Serial to RS232

    Interesting ; thanks all what software did you use on the powerbook side (pb100 in my case ) to do a null modem connection and possibly file transfers ?
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    Annoying coil whine coming from Powerbook 100

    If you have that, I would have a look at the shape of the DC voltages with an oscilloscope, just to be sure the power module is not sending you too much AC together with the DC. ALternatively, try a different powerbrick (I use cheap amazon multi voltage one, set at 8v on a PB100)
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    Mac System 7.0.1 and 7.5.3 floppy images

    The creation of floppies is much more difficult in the Apple hobby than it is for PC, imho. If I happen to have them one day, I'll create windows friendly MacOS floppy images to use with rawrite.
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    Mac System 7.0.1 and 7.5.3 floppy images

    I’ll try that . So the idea is that the emulator is able to access the floppy ? In my case it’s an usb floppy would that even work ?
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    Mac System 7.0.1 and 7.5.3 floppy images

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to reinstall my PB100 and PB180 on BlueSCSI. I've got the "pre made" images, that are helpful and thanks for whoever did them, but they don't have any spare disk space left which makes them unusable long term I'm trying to reinstall both with a Mac System that is...
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    Powerbook 100 / 180 : Serial to RS232

    Yes, sorry for the newbie mistake I didn't recognize the ADB (mostly because of the weird logo that makes it look like a serial port) Indeed both the PB100 and PB180 have a similar DB8 that is supposed to be both a printer and modem port The question remains about the adapters : RS422 is not...
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    Powerbook 100 / 180 : Serial to RS232

    Hello I'm trying to figure out what cable I need to make a serial link between a modern PC/mac and my powerbooks Let's start with my PB100 : it has avery peculiar serial connector, with only a few pins in it. I'm really not sure what cable to stick in there The PB180 seems to need a DIN8...
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