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  1. ...So the difference between the IAQX10S and IAQX10M is just the backlight? In that case couldn't you just use an alternate backlight driver board? The hardest part is driving the LCD itself, the backlight just needs something providing the right stepup voltage.
  2. Hm, that does look like its just a bog standard LVDS controller board I've seen everywhere else. Kinda doubtful it can do full QXGA but at that price might be worth grabbing one anyway. EDIT: I just unearthed my LCD panel, it is actually an IAQX10S. I'll guess I'll give that controller board a go then. Don't hold much hope in it though. Will probably just stretch 1600x1200 to 2048x1536.
  3. Oh, so you are saying you're just driving the LCD from an actual Thinkpad board? If thats an option I may consider it, but I don't really want a fullblown computer running as the monitor 'controller'.
  4. @olePigeon I know its a LVDS panel, what I'm saying is I've never personally seen a LVDS controller board capable of achieving a high enough resolution to fill it. All boards I've seen top out at 1920x1200. Are you saying you've actually found a controller that goes all the way to 2048x1536? If so I'd love a link to it.
  5. ...Are you sure those are actually LVDS controller boards? I've been holding on to a boxed IAQX10 for over a decade in the hopes of turning it into a monitor. To date the only controller I've ever heard of for it was custom made by some guy in china who just disappeared off the face of the map one day. The only QXGA controller boards I see for sale nowadays are eDP and made for those 9.7" iPad LCDs.
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    PowerBook 500 series Battery Rebuild

    ...Any chance those of you with refilled batteries would want to crack them open and see what batteries they used? Also (if they did use different batteries than the original ones), dump the battery settings to see if they changed anything?
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    PowerBook 500 series Battery Rebuild

    As I just discovered one of my batteries has leaked (thankfully not in the machine at the time), I have a renewed interest in rebuilding the batteries. Ages ago I came across this website where they replaced the cells with (at the time available) Sony batteries, then ran Lind Electronics' BU500 Deluxe 2.01 to reset the charging circuit settings and switch them to the Sony type. ...Since it only has charging profiles for either the Sony or the Panasonic batteries, would you be able to use other brands/types? Perhaps that's why the rebuild above didn't work.
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    ADB Busboy: Adapter for USB peripherals over ADB

    I've never had a 2 button Mac mouse. I do know that at least some of the Apple ADB mouse ICs actually had a second pin that would register the second button click, but they were never connected/used in the mouse and I never played around with it to see if it actually responded in software. And it would be advisable to set up your software to do 2 things/devices at once. The Adjustable keyboard broadcasts as both a keyboard and a 'input device' to handle its media keys, and keyboard-cmd/mouse-click may not be the only time you have to combine 2 devices.
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    ADB Busboy: Adapter for USB peripherals over ADB

    ...Another thing, are you planning on handling >1 mouse button? Some ADB mice actually had a second button, but they are a rarity and the most common method of a 'right click' on a Mac was ctrl+click. Simulating that shouldn't be impossible. Also, what about implementing what at least one Mac emulator does and make the mousewheel scrollup/down translate to 2/3 keyboard arrow up/downs to allow you to 'scroll' Finder windows?
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    ADB Busboy: Adapter for USB peripherals over ADB

    Exactly. I knew the soft power Macs connect the PSW pin to another pin (but couldn't remember if it shorted to 5V or ground) so the Mac knows when to turn on. Keyboard power buttons do 2 things, send the ADB power keycode, but also make a physical connection to PSW for when the Mac is off.
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    ADB Busboy: Adapter for USB peripherals over ADB

    It was my understanding that the ADB port provides 5V 'standby' on models that allow soft power. Would this voltage be enough to power your device/the attached input devices?
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    ADB Busboy: Adapter for USB peripherals over ADB

    I only just came across your project and this is something I've been wanting for a while. There are a few projects for the opposite sort of adapter but few that turn a USB keyboard into an ADB one. Firstly, can your adapter handle 'combo' keyboard & mouse/trackpad style models? That's the type I would likely want to use (something small and combined to easily test my Macs with). Secondly, I might be a bit late in replying if you've already designed the PCB, but would it be possible to have a USB keyboard with a media 'Power' key trigger the ADB power button instead of having to physically press that button on the PCB? Quite a few keyboards have that key (as well as the USB Mac models). Finally, I would love to have a way to at least use some media key functionality under early MacOS. The Apple Adjustable Keyboard had 'Volume Up', 'Volume Down', 'Mute' and a 'Mic' button which doesn't really have a modern equivalent and could possibly be mapped to Play/Home/Browser/whatever. TMK has documented these multimedia keycodes now. You do have to broadcast a second device address (0x07). If you could have a mode that advertises the keyboard as an Adjustable then it would at least allow you to have keyboard volume control under OS7. (EDIT: Found a report that says the media keys work on 6.0.7 or later)
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    Compact Mac Power Meter Tool. :-)

    Looks good, but IMO you should have used a red voltmeter for the -12V line
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    Apple Lisa 2 or Mac XL...Kind Of.

    You and everyone else.
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    Office Suite for PowerBook 180c Recommendations?

    Somewhere between 5.0 and 5.0.3 ClarisWorks became AppleWorks. I think I remember *Works of that era being better than MS Office in Mac compatibility. Problem is if you're using it to edit documents meant to be usable on modern day office packages, is it even possible? AFAIK Office still supports loading of Office 4.2/Word 6 documents. Don't think I've seen anything loading ClarisWorks documents (not that I've looked/tried).
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