nice replacement and a good idea..
I have both doors, although of course both of mine have one of the little clip things broken. They appear to be a close match, but the port legend on them is different. I'm not sure whether they will fit each other or not, but my guess is that they would. I can test this when I'm home this afternoon.
thats a good idea for comparison..I have both doors, although of course both of mine have one of the little clip things broken. They appear to be a close match, but the port legend on them is different. I'm not sure whether they will fit each other or not, but my guess is that they would. I can test this when I'm home this afternoon.
Found an issue today with my 5300c. It came with a VST branded internal Zip drive. But the drive seems to have some issues or is not getting along with my 5300c. I have the driver from the VST package on Macintosh Garden installed. The issues:
If I leave the Zip drive out of the laptop and/or use an internal floppy drive instead - system works perfectly.
If the Zip drive is installed in the laptop but there is no zip disk in the drive - during boot, after all the extensions have loaded, and the Finder is about to show up (control strip has popped up already), there's a 30-60 second hang before Finder finally shows up and I see the drive icons. Also after the Finder shows up, I get these weird hangs every once in a while. It will hang for about 5-10 seconds (cursor moves but the rest of the Finder doesn't respond including windows, menus, etc). If I was in the middle of dragging a window, the window gets frozen on the screen until the hang goes away and then everything catches up.
If the Zip drive is installed in the laptop and there is a zip disk in the drive - everything seems to work ok.
The only version of the VST enabled Zip driver I can find is versioned 1.0. I couldn't find any other driver for it. Either something is wrong with the drive or something is wrong with the driver. The standard iomega zip driver doesn't seem to work as with those standard versions, the drive isn't detected (I know because the iomega drive options CDEV says there's no zip drive) and also inserting a zip disk does nothing.
have you already installed an IDE-to sd/FC in it? some of my 1400s did have some probs with correct IDE assignment after CF upgrade afterwards, and only after I resoldered the connector of the CD drive to master all worked.
As a quick control solution, change the drive back to the original IDE drive, see if it works.Hmm, yes I did use an IDE to SD card adapter I got off Amazon. What is the change you made for the master? Are the drives in the drive bay all IDE?
As a quick control solution, change the drive back to the original IDE drive, see if it works.
here is what worked for the CD drive, it has to be set as master:
I haven't had a chance to try the old IDE drive yet. But looking at the references you linked, it looks like that modification is necessary to support devices not meant to work on the PowerBook. But the VST Zip drive I have was made specifically for the PowerBook 5300/190. So my guess is this modification isn't necessary? The SD<->IDE adapter I have is hardwired as master.
I will still check to see if it's a weird interaction between the SD<->IDE adapter and the Zip drive. But note that it's not that the Zip drive isn't working. It works. I'm just getting periodic stalls in the OS when the drive is plugged in and there is no Zip disk in the drive.