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  1. ian1035nr

    Goofy Line on PowerBook 180c Display

    Good news, everyone! After sitting on the 180c for months after a failed screen recap, I had an epiphany: Over a decade ago, my Nintendo Virtual Boy had rows of dead pixels which I fixed by tossing the display assembly into an oven for a bit before pressing down on the the ribbon cable. If it...
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    SCSI2SD Problems After Crash

    Howdy, everyone I’ve got a PowerBook 170 equipped with a 2.5”, V5.0 SCSI2SD drive that tends to misbehave after a system crash.    I don’t get crashes very often (only when I forget to turn off extensions that are known to cause problems) but when I do, the PowerBook will no longer boot off...
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    Goofy Line on PowerBook 180c Display

    Sutekh, you are an absolute legend. Thank you so much! One last question: There's these capacitors here that I've "circled" in red. Are these something I need to replace as well? I'm worried about them because they're running right next to the delicate ribbon cables 
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    Goofy Line on PowerBook 180c Display

    Howdy, everyone. I’ve been working on a PowerBook 180c and I’m about to tackle the part I’ve been looking the least forward to: recapping the LCD Before I get into it, I’d like to get some confirmation is these lines are likely caused by faulty capacitors/damage from cap goo Anything colour...
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    PowerBook 180c That’s Picky with RAM

    So apparently I posted too soon.    I was fiddling with the 10mb module and found that the PowerBook would POST successfully if the module is held at a very specific angle, a tilt of about 10 degrees. I placed a folded up business card between the top case and the module to act as a shim, and...
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    PowerBook 180c That’s Picky with RAM

    Howdy everyone, I have a PowerBook 180c that isn’t cooperating with a 10 megabyte RAM module I have.    I plugged the module into my PowerBook 170, and it works perfectly. System 7.6 boots fully, and I ran it like that for a while and it never gave any trouble. The 180c however, refuses to...
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    PowerBook 180c Capacitor Map

    Howdy, everyone I found a machine I've been wanting for a very, VERY long time: A PowerBook 180c. I bought a used one back in 2006, before I started high school. But the screen almost immediately stopped working. I've been waiting for a decent price on another one ever since, and one popped on...