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  1. petteri

    G3 Pismo startup issue

    Excellent news. After a countryside weekend I had a new attempt with Pismo. First I had a better look with memory chips and found out I actually had 512MB + 128 MB combo available. Then I wanted to see whether the heatsink makes any difference. Apparently 500MHz CPU doesn't want even to...
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    G3 Pismo startup issue

    There seems to be both 400MHz and 500MHz CPUs but without memory. Two working HDs, couple good looking screens and cases and keyboards. But no batteries or Airport cards at all.
  3. petteri

    Beige G3 DT with 9.2.2 slow after sleep

    It seems display sleep or some other energy saver causes this machine to became really slow on screen redraws, for example while typing or just refreshing windows. After restart everything back to normal. I have scanned the HD with Disinfectant 3.7.1.  The computer has ATI Rage Pro with 6MB...
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    G3 Pismo startup issue

    This machine is driving me nuts. I put everything back together minus one T8 short screw, no clue where I left it out. And it started up with the chime. I plugged in the HD and restarted, now the OS started. Pretty good. I could see the battery meter was reading 2 hours, hard to believe that...
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    G3 Pismo startup issue

    I took the whole thing apart after RAM and CPU reseating exercise. The cap C67 next to the fan is slightly bulging from the top but no leaks. No cracks or burn marks anywhere on the PCBs. The only other part looking suspicious is the power card.
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    G3 Pismo startup issue

    I bought a third party power adapter to my G3 Pismo. I have no info of the history of the laptop but it looks somewhat worn. The screen plastics have couple cracks. I plugged in the charger and pressed power button. There is no chime (loudspeaker or headphones. I can hear a little pop from the...
  7. petteri

    2x1Ghz Quicksilver and OS 9?

    I spotted somebody selling a working 2x 1GHz CPU, Nvidia GeForce 4MX 64Mt AGP, 512Mt RAM for 50 euros. I am somewhat tempted to buy it, but does that dual CPU machine work ok on 9.2? Not that I would have any proper use for that machine...
  8. petteri

    Getting started with application development for System 6/7

    I have a little coding challenge in my mind. The requirements are that it should have some input and output for the text - could be proper UI components or just plain terminal like text screen. I should also read some data from resource fork (text for example) and its target environment should...
  9. petteri

    Using G4 PB 1.5Ghz 12" charger on G3 Pismo?

    I have 45W A1036 charger and based on the label it outputs 24 VDC. But the plug is smaller than G3 Pismo requires. Is the 9.5mm plug used on G3 Pismo some common part I could find from electronics store? I would like to avoid buying yet another charger. I'd rather build a little adaptor if possible.
  10. petteri

    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    I tried to empty the iMac properly before selling it, but it seems it doesn't want to boot from the USB drive. So I had to buy some CD-Rs and write Mac OS 9.2.2 on such. But my old MacBook Pro didn't manage to burn a disk properly. So, time to try the external burner. I copied the 9.2.2 ISO to...
  11. petteri

    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    Alright, today was the delivery day. Pismo - Powerbook 400MHz/1MB Cache/64MB/6GB HD/8MB Video/DVD Bad news first. The Pismo didn't come with a charger and my 12" Powerbook G4 charger doesn't fit there. Also missing the cover for back side connectors. Looks somewhat rough outside but keyboard...
  12. petteri

    Triple IIci

    Just finished the second one. Despite having that goo all around there wasn't that much corrosion. This IIci starts up fine with chime, internal video is good etc. But when I shut it down it tells me after ejecting the disk that "it is safe to shut it down now" like my SE/30 does. I didn't...
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    Triple IIci

    The first IIci repaired. Pretty easy case, some leaks but no corrosion really. SIMM sockets are damaged and missing parts of the retainers so I got a sad mac on a first start. Memory massage and then the computer works fine. Two more to go. Next one had much more goo leaking and required some...
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    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    I once posted "WTB: old macs" and forgot the whole thing. Now a gentleman contacted me and said he had some old macs nearby.  Based on the photos there are three units: - Beige G3 desktop model with ZIP drive - Green G3 iMac, looks like a tray loading model - Pismo G3 Powerbook  -...
  15. petteri

    Sony MP F75W 11G superdrive with faulty zero track sensor

    I received a disk drive but it seems its zero track sensor is faulty. Right after startup it moves to the zero track but doesn't stop there. I cleaned the optical sensor with first air and then IPA but no help. If I block the cut on the bottom of the sensor with a piece of a paper it stops the...
  16. petteri

    Triple IIci

    While ago bought three IIcx computers and managed to fix two of them. The third one starts up but no activity after that. Now it was time to level up and do the same with IIci triplets. But instead of buying we made a little deal. I'll get two computers free if I return one recapped. Not sure...
  17. petteri

    12" Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz overheating and battery issues

    Running OS X 10.4 fine except it tends to shut itself down when there is CPU intensive tasks. Fans are blowing but I assume the machine is full of dirt as it has never been opened. Should the thermal paste be reapplied on this model? The battery is totally dead. Is it possible to rebuild the...
  18. petteri

    Cards and drives

    Yep, I tried IPA already. I am trying to figure out the best way to take it apart now...
  19. petteri

    Cards and drives

    I was looking for a network card for my IIcx and as usually, I ended up buying bit more than just a single card... I came home with: - 3Com EtherLink/NB with thin coax and AUI. - Asante MCNB REV A with RJ-45 and AUI. - RasterOps Color Board 364 (NTSC model?) with bunch of installation disks...
  20. petteri

    Triple IIcx

    No clue why machine A is not working, I haven't found any broken traces yet... The machine B was much easier to recap and it is now in working condition. In addition of new capacitors it requires a sketchy jumper wire to bypass corroded trace. ADB, soft start, floppy, video and sound all work...
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