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    web browser

    Steve Weyer released Newt's Cape as freeware a couple of years ago. It is supposed to be the best Newton browser. You can get it here https://communicrossings.com/html/newton/regnewtscape.htm
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    PB 3400c Startup Issue - It Doesn't

    Thanks cc I've switched HDs, keyboards, RAM modules, displays, power unit ... tried about every key combination I can hold down at the same time searched "the literature" (aka Google) for guidance all to no avail Incidentally, I miswrote in the original posting - the PRAM Zap does not work at all. Holding the 4 keys down does not cause the startup recycle as it should so whatever is messed up is apparently before the nvram loads. Still a NF PowerBook, still puzzled.
  3. As I continue to unpack a 3400c/Kanga stash stuff comes up that I don’t remember from when it all was put away. Comes now a 3400c with a startup issue. It chimes, the HD spins up, it takes some time to check the RAM and the LCD backlight comes on - and that’s it. No Happy Mac, no HD reading sounds, nothing else. When I do the startup with a CD in the drive, the same routine; chime, the CD spins up and the activity light sometimes flickers early (as in to find if the drive is occupied) but no Happy Mac and not the first reading sound. There are no beeps during the startup sequence. The 4-key PRAM Zap works as it should but doesn't make any difference, the cursor moves with the trackpad just fine, holding down the power key doesn’t produce a shutdown. Are there any tricks to reestablish the startup sequence so it will go all the way? Thanks
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    Desintegrated Powerbook 3400c

    Hi Macman0512 I came late to this post If you are still needing ANYTHING, especially the plastics, for a PB 3400c please contact me. AichEss
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    restoring Li Ion batteries

    These people pop up every once in a while. https://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 They haven't improved over the years.
  6. RE: batteryrefill.com https://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 AichEss
  7. I'm not looking to use the card. I have too much extra stuff for my IIci and I'm fixing to get it to folks who can use it. Even putting it on the Bay I'd like to know that it isn't defective.
  8. Back to this issue after quite a while Are you using a VGA display? If so what adapter are you using and what are the settings that make it work? Thanks
  9. Thanks, Trash I'll give it a try but it will probably take a while. What is TPD? Thanks also, geek. This should be some adventure since I know as much about video cards as I do about astrophysics.
  10. I’m trying to get a Radius GS/C-MP video card to work in my IIci. The particulars: Recapped MLB IIci with 32 MB RAM, the card in Slot “D”, a M1297 AppleColor HiRez RGB monitor, SS 7.5.2, RadiusWare versions 2.3.2 or 3.2.5. The RadiusWare installer loads two Control Panels and one Extension. The card is in excellent physical condition - it looks like new. A Macintosh video card in the slot works just fine. With the Radius card the monitor does nothing - nil, zip, nada - either with or with out the “T” key held down at startup. In fact, with the “T” key held down I sense that the hard drive does not run nearly as long as it should. PRAM Zap makes no difference I don’t have a manual or user’s guide for the card. There are three jumpers on it that I haven’t touched. Have I missed a step here or what?
  11. A properly operating Pismo will start with the PRAM battery disconnected with any condition of live, dead or missing main battery. My go-to fix for what you describe is to disconnect the computer from the AC power, remove the main battery, and just let it sit for a day or so. You can push the start button &/or the PMU switch to drain the capacitors as much as possible. (That also gives you the warm feeling that you are participating in the fix) Then just plug it in and start it up. I assume you've done a PRAM Zap. Yeah, I know the PMU reset is supposed to do the same thing; IMO it doesn't. I sincerely doubt that you can rehabilitate the backup battery. It's not rechargeable.
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    PowerBook 3400c Keyboard woes

    Are you still looking?
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    PowerBook Open Firmware Issue (?)

    rsolberg & Macdrone I was really hoping a couple of keystrokes would fix the problem but y'all are probably right. Unhappily the DC In/Sound board is the last thing on the take apart (down to the logic board and bottom housing) and I really wanted to avoid it. This moves the "Book issue down a bit on the to do list. hope to remember to post when it is resolved. A basketfull of Provisional Attaboys are hereby awarded to each of you. Thank you both. AichEss
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    Tsunami vs. Kansas logic boards (PM9600)

    How do you know which board you have?
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    PowerBook Open Firmware Issue (?)

    YES! Did as directed, then started up with an original retail OSX 10.4 DVD in the optical drive and --> installed <-- the OS on a wiped hard drive. Ah, the logic board is more functional and life is better. However, the Sound Preference Pane is still not usable. Most anything selectable and/or variable is grayed out. One can check the box to "Show Volume in the Menu Bar" but the first time one clicks on it it goes away from the Menu Bar. In the grayed out Pref Pane the volume sliders are set at max but the "Mute" box is checked. Thanks, AichEss