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  1. Thanks all for your comments! It does seem that I have a powerbook RAM slot issues.. . After testing both slots, cleaning them, and removing and inserting the RAM back into them. I got the outer slot working again. I can see 1GB of my 2GB installed. Currently, the hacked 9.2.2 CD wont boot, so I was going to install OSX 10.4 onto it, but now I can't get the computer to recognized the MSATA to ATA drive (ABLECONN/Samsung 860 EVO) that I put into the computer. Ugh.... Current status: OSX 10.4, W/O CLassic (which I miss) on the old hard drive, w/ half the ram. I'm so glad I held onto my Titanium.
  2. I was trying to install a hacked version. Regarding memory, I swapped in the memory that worked before, and even tried removing cards and swapping where they were plugged in. Nothing. I have noticed that in addition to the current issues, I get nothing at all if I try to run the computer without the battery installed (with the power cord). Don't know if that is related.
  3. Howdy! So I bought an ALuminum PB (1.5MHz), The hard drive was small (80 GB) and only registered 512 MB of memory. I Bought 2 GB memory and the MSATA to ATA Adapter with Samsung EVO MSATA. Opening the memory, there was actually two 512MB sticks; I don't know why one wasn't recognized. After opening up the notebook (not an easy task), I swapped out the ATA drive with the substitute, buttoned her up, and turned it on. It beeped three times, and a light near the hinge release began flashing three times. I put in a MACOS 9.2.2 cd and waited. More flashing, but nothing else. Tried rebooting and holding C. Same response. Tried ejecting the CD. Nope. Flashing the PRAM. Nada. I finally opened it up and put all of the original parts back. Same response. Any tips?
  4. Understood. I looked a day and a half ago, and they had 4. Thanks for checking on this for me! Will do. Thanks for letting me know this. I'm guessing that means you get a composite signal at boot. Maybe I don't have to wait for my adapter to give a preliminary start.
  5. I guess I wasn't expecting the ribbon to go straight down. Whew, one less thing to worry about. The batteries don't seem to be that expensive. I'll just spring for one. I'm not adverse to recapping the system; but I'd like to see if it starts before I launch into that project. I understand that you can't use polymer or tantalum capacitors in the power supply. Correct? Yes, I'd appreciate that! Regarding hard drives, scsi2sd seems the way to go, but they seem to be in short supply at reasonable prices. Did the manufacturer stop making them?
  6. Greetings: I've recently attained a 660AV Quadra. It looks like someone stacked boxes on top of it; the case is pretty beat up. However, the insides look good as far as I can tell: I'm waiting on the VGA adapter and the keyboard. I thought once they arrived, I would turn it on, and see if I can get the ? sign. It needs a hard drive, and I don't see a ribbon coming from the floppy. Unless, they connect to the motherboard some other way, I'm guessing I'm going to need one. (I'LL need to figure out how it connects to the board). It also is missing it's battery. Other than not being able to keep the time, I don't know if this is a problem. 1)Is there something that I should do before I try firing it up? 2) Hard drive recommendations? 3)floppy ribbon recommendations? 4) Anything that I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
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    Quadra 660AV

    A Look at the Quadra before and during restoration
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    PPC Ti867

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