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    Unsupported IDE CD Burners

    I used PatchBurn on the CD-RW I put in my Blue & White G3 (though that was ages ago). I believe it does exactly what you're looking for... it lets you create a new profile for an unsupported internal CD/DVD burner.
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    Complete boxed IIGS set spotted in Shelbina, MO

    I've got one of these sitting in the spare room already that was given to me by my aunt before she moved. I was told it didn't work, but it turned out that the settings had been set improperly and that's why it wasn't booting... easy enough to fix. I would have gladly taken it without the...
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    as-is $5 iPods nano and touch

    Went out bargain hunting today doing the whole yard sale / flea market thing today. First thing of interest I saw was a vintage Mac 512k that was horribly yellowed. (It seriously looked like it had lived outside, or at least in direct sunlight, for at least the past decade.) He wanted $50 for...
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    What to do with a Power Mac G5?

    That was my first thought as well. Probably the first thing would be to add more RAM if it's not maxed out already. Then maybe a faster HD like the others have said. Not familiar with the G5s per se, but getting a faster single-core processor or even a mulit-core setup would probably give it...
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    CIV II

    No sign or mention of it on my Civ2 Gold CD that I can find, but I've only ever installed it on PowerPC machines. Google does turn up some mentions of a Civ2 68k demo, so something like that did exist at some point. The requirements for Civ2 Gold are pretty low (7.5.3, I think) so the...
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    Problems upgrading PDQ PB to OSX w/ XPF

    I'm trying to get OSX installed onto the upgraded PDQ PowerBook that I bought a while back (G4/500 with 512MB RAM) and I'm having problems getting it to work. Ideally, I would like to have Tiger running on it, and I know that requires using XPostFacto, but it's just not working. The PB is...
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    PowerBook 1400 wont charge

    Assuming it runs fine without a battery using the power adapter, my guess would be the battery's cells are too old and worn out to take a charge. You could always try the battery in a known good machine or a known good battery in that machine (to rule out some sort of problem with either the...
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    'Found gold,' or the 'WTF? PDQ PowerBook'

    I mentioned this in Conquests, but I snagged quite the PowerBook yesterday. Bottom specs read 14.1 inch 233mhz with 32mb RAM, 2GB HD... nothing all that special, definitely not worth the original asking price in my opinion. But at least my curiosity led me to the truth of the matter... that it...
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    Rescuing ink and finding gold

    It's been a pretty good couple of days for Apple finds for me. On Friday, I rescued a small treasure trove of original Stylewriter printer inks that were headed out to the dumpster. A few of them will fit in my SW2400, but most of them were for the SW1500 (and equivalent models, don't recall...
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    Another "PB1400 goes wireless" story

    From what I've heard, It's usually such a pain getting older and newer stuff to agree on the type of encryption to use. I actually went without any encryption since I wasn't going to be doing anything on it that would need to be encrypted. But as I had said, the wireless router is set up to...
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    Another "PB1400 goes wireless" story

    This year so far hasn't been a winner when it comes to snagging the various bits and pieces that I'm hunting for. Though it seems that maybe my luck has finally changed. :pb: I saw someone selling a Lucent branded Orinoco PC card at a yard sale... and I didn't have the information in front...
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    Happy Tenth to the B/W G3!

    Running 3 hard drives in my G3 450mhz Rev. 2 box (dual 120gb ATA drives and the original 9GB SCSI), along with a CD burner and internal Zip drive. I'd have maxed RAM too, if more of those damn 256MB RAM sticks I snagged would be properly recognized! Still, 896MB is pretty darn good. She's...
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    My poor batteries... iBook Clamshell & PB1400

    I figured it wasn't a good idea, but it's always nice to have confirmation. If money wasn't so tight right now, I'd have a lot more options... but since it is, I'll just have to hold on to everything until things improve for me.
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    My poor batteries... iBook Clamshell & PB1400

    Clamshell battery: With my iBook Clamshell SE's battery being well and truly dead, and since it came second hand with the machine when I bought it (meaning no guarantee or warranty existed to be voided), I decided to CAREFULLY open it up and have a look inside. Upon getting it open, I noticed...
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    Missed out on a big one...

    A neighbor was selling a Powerbook G4 (unknown specs beyond that) at a yard sale this morning. I was told that he had gotten it from someone and it wouldn't work because something was 'locked' as he called it. He didn't have a price for it, and I had no idea what to offer for it, so I went...
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    iBook Clamshell SE dim screen

    I hate to resurrect a past thread, but I finally found the solution to my problem. I would have gotten to it sooner, but one of my drives on my desktop (my startup drive with all my stuff) decided to go wonky. Took a couple days to go through the retrieve & repair operation for that, which...
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    iBook Clamshell SE dim screen

    It was perfectly fine one day, and the next, it just didn't. My instincts thought it was the inverter, but until I get a chance to try a replacement, I can't be completely sure. Does the backlight bulb still get power if the inverter is the problem? Is there some way I could check with a...
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    iBook Clamshell SE dim screen

    Well, it seems my beloved Clamshell has run into a bit of a problem. The screen doesn't want to light up anymore. It still seems to be working, since I can faintly see the desktop and everything. I opened it up enough to see that none of the connectors on the lower half were loose or...
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    iBook Clamshell SE dim screen

    Well, it seems my beloved Clamshell has run into a bit of a problem. The screen doesn't want to light up anymore. It still seems to be working, since I can faintly see the desktop and everything. I opened it up enough to see that none of the connectors on the lower half were loose or...
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    SCSI drive adapters

    I hate to drag this back up, but I haven't quite figured this thing out yet. Plus, the lack of any sort of response makes me worry that I'm somehow missing something obvious. A lot of research has gotten me closer (at least I think it's closer) to the answer I need, but I'm still not clear on...
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