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    Very excited about my $30 vintage Mac haul today!

    Nice setup you acquired! I remember the “math lab” at my alma mater was full of PowerMac G4s, but our physics labs had the G3s. Good and bad memories. Last time I visited, all of the G4s were replaced with PCs. I could only hope they went to good homes, too...
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    Macintosh Quadra 700 Battery Leakage

    I could be wrong, but it looks like IA5? I had another pic, but too much light glare, so I turned off the overhead light which darkened the setting for the pics above. I can can double check when I get back from work if the code is still not legible
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    Rescuing my dad's Classic II, last working in 1996

    What a story. Congrats getting it back up and running! Truly amazing your dad kept the box, receipt and everything with it. I can picture this computer being passed down your family line.
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    Macintosh Quadra 700 Battery Leakage

    Sorry this took a day! Hope this helps you out. Panned out over board Tried to get as much of the SMDs on the left, just before being covered by the floppy/HDD assembly. If you'll need pics of the SMDs beneath the floppy, too, I'll be working on the system later this evening.
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Haha, thanks! On the one hand, yours didn’t come with any issues to address out of the box. But I’m happy to be back in the 2400 club.
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    Macintosh Quadra 700 Battery Leakage

    I’d be more than happy to when I get back later this evening, currently out of town for Easter Sunday. I’ll see if I can read the values of the components you listed. Unless someone beats me to it, of course. In the meantime, here is a pic I took yesterday, and I tried zooming at just the area you mentioned. Probably not much help, but it’s the best I have for now
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    Apple Profile hard drive

    The videos are mesmerizing, I love it starting up.
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    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    The power plugin on the PB 500 could be a problem, but if you leave your computer plugged in all the time, it shouldn’t be subject to as much wear from removing and connecting it to power. Still worth checking.
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    G3s, G3s everywhere

    A lot of the stuff I import from Japan come wrapped in that cling wrap "Saran Wrap" material a lot of the time. I still haven't figured it out.. Still, box is a pretty big deal.
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Thank you, sir. Got it for a little more than 100 USD after proxy commission, etc. Plus shipping... forgot how much that cost (EMS, expedited). Original listing here: https://item.mercari.com/jp/m73297137440/ Also just ordered a Powerlogix BlueChip G4 upgrade for Mainstreet/WallStreet PowerBook G3 this morning, cost more than the whole Quadra 700 package. Looks to be brand new though, but I won't know until a week or two. Original link here: https://item.mercari.com/jp/m60944812606/
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Japanese Quadra 700 arrived earlier this week, did not expect it to come in original box. Wish my proxy had double-boxed, but it seems to have survived the long trip. In the original Mercari ad, the seller showed that an error "bomb" message would display on boot. Do I spy an improperly installed memory module?? Hmm.. Successful removal of the PRAM battery! No signs of any leakage Even though no hard drive installed, I boot off the floppy drive after reseating the crooked memory module. No error messages. Looks to be working fine. 20MB RAM installed. Surprised that the manual is in English. How could the Japanese people understand how to set up their computer?? There are plenty of pictures though! Overall, very happy with the whole system. Hope to get it up and working with a hard drive. I haven't entirely figured out what to do from here, though, since I didn't expect to pick up another Quadra 700 after selling the first one. That's it for now, until next loot haul
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    G3s, G3s everywhere

    Nice score on the Sonnet Crescendo, I'm all for boxes and packaging!
  13. Strange, I figured there would be expected complications with the 2400 and 3400 series with enabling Cardbus compatibility, but the Mighty Cat had it offered out of the box. I was hoping to use a wireless Logitech USB mouse as my main pointing device for the system. It is tedious to have to eject the USB PC Card every time, causing additional wear to the card slots/motors, and having to use the touchpad (or have to attach an ADB mouse) to shut down the system after ejecting the card. On my Wallstreet, the USB card usually stays plugged in as an appendage to the system, and I thought it would be practical to do the same on the 2400c. Here is the discussion I'm referencing about the script: https://www.mail-archive.com/duolist@lists.themacintoshguy.com/msg18974.html The discussion ends with the commenter offering to include as an attachment in an email response, but this is not publicized.
  14. I’ve scoured the interwebs for information on using USB Cardbus Cards with the 2400c, and it seems that the consensus, from everything I’ve read so far, is that the card should not be installed in the slots before booting up. After boot is fine though, but it would not get passed boot while a card is installed. This info mostly coming from the Duo/2400c mailing list archive up to August 2004. My system just hangs at the Mac OS 9.1 logo if a card is installed. There would also be an error box attempting to pop up, depending on which card is installed. I’m wondering if there are any updates beyond everything I’ve read, if a resolution has ever been found? Does anyone know what could be causing the hangup, or crashing? I’ve also read there is a script written for ejecting the card as the computer is shutting down; wondering if anyone might know where to find a copy of this script, as an alternative (: Thanks!
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    3D Printing old PowerBook parts?

    So I kinda built a CNC machine ..out of a harbor freight mill using a Fusion kit. It's in pieces right now, since I moved, but I was thinking about fabricating some PowderBook parts out of aluminum someday when I hone my skillz. It might be a while though, but maybe someone else here with such a CNC machine and knowledge of G code and Mach3/4 could implement the idea? And sharing the design files wouldn't hurt..
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