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  1. Its probably either the caps in the AC brick unit or on the board inside the computer, both are common. I would start with a good recap job.
  2. Yes Dexcool is very sensative and it will certainly gel up if mixed with traditional ethylene glycol coolant (green). Actually, many things can cause this coolant to change state. I can't tell you how many cars I've witnessed have major issues related to Dexcool and/or improper mixing.
  3. Pippin Floppy Connector Replica

    Dandu, keep up the great work I think those Pippin's are underrated.
  4. I'm looking for a solution to a replacement PRAM for PowerBook G3 as well. So, if anyone knows a good source I'd be quite interested.
  5. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    They still make these Sound Sticks as this is the 3rd revision. They sound great, my brothers from about 2000 still sound good too. Same speakers from the iMac I think. Mine have a manufacture date of 2017.
  6. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    For those wondering about the power supply and the ADC display, I should clarify. I plugged in the ADC Studio Display and it killed the power supply, I suppose it could be a coincidence, but think about it, its taxing the already fragile power supply by driving the montior. The ADC > DVI has its own power supply to the monitor. Only the MDD has issues with power supplies that I'm aware of the other G4 towers were robust. I bought 3 extra power supplies because I knew this going into it, of course, they are loud too as Floofies mentioned. I don't have any plans to reduce the noise, I'd rather have it out of lots of CFM to protect the unit than to reduce the noise. The Sound Sticks and sub are amazing, well worth the money. My brother has an original set when they first came out around 2000, he loves them and they still work great. Apple was responsible for the industrial design and Harmon Kardon did the sound components.
  7. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    I got the set on eBay for $150 new, I think they are $199 MSRP. I got the version without Bluetooth and just bought the Bluetooth adapter separate so I can use on other devices too.
  8. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    I have finally completed my collection for the NEW OLD STOCK PowerMac G4 MDD. This machine is special because it runs Mac OS 10.5.8 and Mac OS 9.2.2 natively. I purchased all items separate and everything (including upgrades) was purchased NEW within the last 2 years. 1) PowerMac MDD 1.25ghz FW400 (2gb ram, 80gb & 250gb, AirPort Card, Upgraded Power Supply) The small drive has Mac OS 9.2.2/10.3 the larger has Mac OS 10.5.8 2) Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks III with sub 3) 17" Apple Studio Display 4) ADC to DVI adapter (to prevent damage to the power supply) 5) AirPort Extreme (first rev) Base station (not shown - required to work with AirPort Card WEP) 6) 3 Extra Power Supplies (in case the one fails - common) Total invested: $1500 - but its a brand new machine from 2003 right down the the upgrades. Runs Mac programs from about 1995 to about 2005, that's 10 years of software compatibility, by far the most versatile Mac.
  9. Rebuilding 3400 battery

    It may be easier to buy a new one. PM me if you are interested in one for $75 plus postage, new OEM in box.
  10. Powerbook 140 Issues

    If memory serves they have capacitors in them that are no subject to fail. However, cheap aftermarket ones have their own issues. As long as the output is right then it shouldn't be an issue with the power adapter.
  11. PB 145B upper part to PB 160 lower part possible?

    It's been many years since working on the PowerBook 100 line, but I'm quite certain they interchange.
  12. Have you used "Born Again"? software?

    Yes, sorry I was thinking it was the original which would defiantly a no-go; however, the CC II should be "ok."
  13. Have you used "Born Again"? software?

    I know the rule on this forum is that sometimes it's good to do something just because it can be done. That said, I really don't think I would try to run OS 8 on the stock 16mhz 68030, coupled with the ram limit it would make this machine unbearably slow.
  14. Portable 140 Battery Rebuild?

    I recall the batteries being rebuilt (looked like a hard process). I do know some companies still sell new aftermarket ones. The PowerBook 140 will always start without battery, the trouble is sometimes it won't start with a dead batter installed.
  15. ATA PCI Card for 9600-Recommendations?

    See if you can get a Sonnet Tempo SATA PCI card, I use one on my WGS 9650/350 with SSD drives. I also purchased 1.5gb of ram from OWC, a nice upgrade if you have a little extra to spend.