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About 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.
  2. RE: batteryrefill.com https://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 AichEss
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  12. OK. Got a nice looking Pismo out of the ‘Bay. All is good and it functions just fine except - 1. It will NOT start up from any CD or DVD with an OS on it (it will play a movie DVD) and 2. the Sound Control Panel is locked out. I’ve swapped hard drives and and CPUs (daughter cards) and zapped the PRAM until the P & R keys are nigh wore out. The O & F keys are in the same condition from going to Open Firmware for the nvram reset. I am purely guessing in that I believe a previous owner caused all of this to happen intentionally - maybe a security issue - in the Firmware. And here I am a naif wandering in the wilderness. Is there a way to address OF to find out what has been added to it that is not a part of the original configuration? Or just to unlock the Sound Control Panel? Any help would be much appreciated, a solution will bring many Attaboys. Thanks, AichEss
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    Powerbook G3 batteries & Batteryrefill.com?

    FWIW http://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 AichEss
  14. Many, many moons ago Apple taught us OS 9.0.x --> 9.1 --> 9.2.1 --> 9.2.2. Any other upgrade path and you are toast. Retail versions - SEE THE BRIGHT ORANGE 9 ON THE CD - work best. Gray, machine-specific OS 9.x.x CDs are not "universal". Read the label. This all works optimally with original media. You know what you have. Burnt offerings are, at best, unpredictable - you get maybe what others (skill level unknown, machine undefined, sobriety questionable) say they made to work. FWIW AichEss
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    Pismo Airport WPA issues

    :I Oh, dear. I was so very certain the AirPort card supports WPA2. I was also so very WRONG. WPA it is for setting up/administering the network. It will, however, join some WPA2 Personal networks. The screenshot is from the G4 desktop/non-AirPort wireless I use to administer the network. The Pismo joins this network but the AirPort Admin Utility there shows only WPA and it cannot access the base station even with the correct password. Mea culpa. AichEss