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  1. 3lectr1cPPC

    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    Update: Just ordered the capacitor from Mouser. I'll let everyone know how it goes when they (i actually ordered 3) actually get here.
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    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    Yeah, I've been having a lot of fun with that late 90s ThinkPad. It's not my first Windows 98 laptop but it sure is my coolest one. :) Update on the PS/Note: I managed to get it turned on. Once. It POSTed, showed the normal Error 161 and 163 (Yes, even the screen worked!) but then I moved it...
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    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    I just got a huge haul a few days ago... Not a lot of it is Apple stuff, but I thought I'd share it anyway. This is what happens when your community has a garage sale... Dell Inspiron N4110 Laptop (Free) - Dead hard drive, otherwise working fine. It has a 1st party extended battery which is at...
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    Caps weak somewhere in my 5300ce

    Update 2: I have managed to get the PowerBook to start up again off of the CF card given enough time. It's running extremely slowly though, and I tried to format the HDD which once again came up as uninitialized, but it failed. It failed last time too, but I was able to restart it and then it...
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    Caps weak somewhere in my 5300ce

    So, I went to fire up my PowerBook 5300ce today and it wouldn't start. I took it apart and reseated the DC in board, RAM expansion card, and the hard drive but no dice. Totally dead without any speaker pops or sound of any kind. I left it plugged in for a while while I went to do something and...
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    Powerbook G5 Prom battery?

    Your PowerBook has a backup battery alright, and it's unfortunately proprietary. You would have to solder in a new coin cell battery to replace the old one, but I have no idea what specific type of coin cell yours uses. You would have to find that out after you remove the battery. If you have a...
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    1400c w/ NuPower 233

    No problem, I'm glad to help :) I've replaced the hard drive in mine before. I wouldn't forgo the sled, it can be a bit fiddly, but you can pull up a bit on the hard drive ribbon without damaging it. It's just a question of that, along with doing it at *just* the right angle to get it in place...
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    1400c w/ NuPower 233

    My 1400c/117 has the ViewPower 16 card and to remove it you have to unscrew 2 screws on either side of the video out port on the back. Then it should just pull up and slide right out. When I first opened up my 1400 that far a few days ago I saw newertech and freaked out for a second before...
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    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    Yeah, it's in pretty good shape! The hinge feels strong, maybe too strong. It has some minor paint wear but it's overall pretty nice. I'm still waiting on a HDD cable that's shipping from the UK. The main topic of this post is a new computer - an iMac G5! Best part, it was FREE! It's the 20...
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    Getting over my fear of taking apart the iBook G4.

    Not very good. RAM is probably the most important factor for speed, but the modern web just really isn't built for PPC systems like these. My G5 tower is really the only semi-usable one I have. My iBook does alright, it can connect to modern WiFi and basic sites and forums load fine, but...
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    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    Images!
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    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    Yesterday I got a new laptop to add to my fleet: A PowerBook G4 Titanium! This is very exciting for me as I've actively had this one at the top of my list for a year now. I stumbled across it on OfferUp being listed for only $50! What's even better, it appeared to be in nearly mint condition...
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    Getting over my fear of taking apart the iBook G4.

    So, I've had a 1.42GHz 14 inch iBook G4 since November last year, and when I bought it it was totally stock. A couple of months ago, I added an upgrade to the maximum 1.5GB of RAM, but I still didn't touch the original slow old hard drive. Still, seeing that the only thing the extra RAM really...
  14. 3lectr1cPPC

    My 3lectr1cal Conquests!

    I saw that @joshc combined all his conquest threads (now lost in the "The Great 68krash of 2021") into one new thread for anyone who may have missed them due to the crash. Since I had a couple, I might as well combine them here, along with a new one that doesn't deserve its own thread due to...
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    Hey, this new forum software is pretty cool.

    Hey, this new forum software is pretty cool.
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