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    Someone should get this!

    Someone did get this They're a 2003 ibook, and for school units they are in amazing shape; they've apparently seen very little use and had very little software loaded. I haven't examined them all, but those I have looked at are as nice as the one pictured, which to be honest surprised me. I'm very pleased because while I do have a couple of iBooks in the collection, they're in terrible shape and/or in pieces. I plan to hang on to them for a little while; current value isn't great but I expect it to go up. But if someone is dying to get a G3/800 iBook, hit me up and we'll see if we can work something out.
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    How to use Performa 630 TV tuner card?

    To add to Tanaquil's post: People have reported having trouble with old 10baseT cards connecting through newer autodetect switches and hubs. If you have an older 10baseT switch/hub, use that. I don't know whether direct connecting between the two machines will work or not, but some will autonegotiate a connection.
  3. I never got the patched Disk Tools to work for me; I had lots better luck with other formatting tools like Lido, Silverlining, and Anubis. I'm not seeing anything with the drive jumpers that is ringing any bells with me, but maybe someone else will have input.
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    Cameront9's finds

    I quite liked the graphite when it came out but I don't really care for it any more; I do still like the Sage and Snow. Strawberry is nice, but I'd really like to get a Ruby. And a Dalmatian. The big problem for me is getting to be storage space; I have a nice display area planned out, but I can tell it's already full before I even build it.
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    Cameront9's finds

    I'm seeing a pair of iMac g3s for $20 for both a couple of hours away from me. Looks like a graphite and maybe an indigo. Not in super shape. I'd jump but I already have a couple, including a Flower Power (Yay!)
  6. Is that hot glue? It looks like hot glue. Only issue is, everywhere I look says the alcohol is good for removing hot glue, so maybe that's out. I saw someone recommend acetone for hot glue. I don't know how that interacts with the circuit board, but I suspect it would be fine and it's a good solvent for a lot of different adhesives.
  7. Was the disk formatted with the Iomega software, or was other software used? I seem to recall that some formatting software installed drivers on the disk that marked it as a fixed disk, versus as an ejectable/removable disk.
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    StyleWriter I - no ink on paper

    Seems like that printer had the print nozzles in the cartridge. Make sure the contacts on the printer and on the cartridge are clean. Are these New-new cartridges or are they New old stock? Not sure how well old stock would do; ink could have dried up or even just thickened enough to not flow.
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    Lost Mac Plus keyboard cord

    The Dead Mac Scrolls lists two different chips in the keyboard that can be killed by using a telephone cord.
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    512k mouse == pc serial mouse?

    CharlieFrown, I think this is a good spot to mention the modified mice you are selling that are suitable for use with a Mac 512k. OP may have missed that post.
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    PowerBook G4 Aluminium disassembly?

    I use a cupcake pan (or two) to help keep track of screws. Helps make it slightly less painful.
  12. The usb floppy drive will neither read nor write 800k floppies
  13. The Macintosh 12" RGB monitor M1296 was a popular choice for LC owners at the time because it was cheap and it was the same width as the LC and looked nice perched on top. They're cute, and they can be tough to come by anymore because everybody hated them at the time but wants one now. The drawback is that it's a 512x384 pixel display. It's small, even by the standard of the time; it's the same resolution as the built in display on the Plus, SE, Classic, Color Classic etc. 640x480 was pretty typical unless you were serious about desktop publishing and had the big bucks for a big display. Many games won't even run on 512x384. Anyway, monitors were generally sold separately so lots of people chose other monitors for their LC and especially LC475 because monitors were coming down in price at the time. In fact the 12" was discontinued about six months before the 475 was introduced. There was a Performa Plus Display (M9102), the Basic Color Monitor (M9103) and the Macintosh Color Display (M1212) with little to differentiate them.
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    LC III found curbside

    Can't tell by the photo whether you've already done it, but get the battery out of there. They're a ticking time bomb.
  15. Goo-Gone is pretty agressive; Goof-Off is gentler and still does a good job. For a G4 cube I'd test it first though.