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About JRL

  • Birthday 03/31/1995

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    Champaign, IL/San Jose, CA

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  1. I just got these guys on Sunday from a local guy/downsizing collector who I've known for years now (I most recently picked up a bunch of his Power Macs a few months ago) The Genesis MP 600 was once one of the servers for Low End Mac in the early days of the site (my friend did some web work for Dan Knight - it's still running OS X Server 1.0), and the WGS 60 is in a pretty standard configuration. The MP 600 is unfortunately a little weathered (the power button panel screw posts cracked at some point) but I think it should clean up fine. In addition to the two Macs, I also picked up a massive Intel-branded 486 server. Me and Dan are working out a fair price for the Genesis MP currently, but the other two were free! =)
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Great scores! That 2400c is arguably nicer than my own boxed one.
  3. Met up with a guy who I originally got a bunch of stuff from almost 7 years ago, and he kindly gave this all for free. Haven't powered up anything yet, but apparently the non G3 computers do have G3 upgrades in them. Will definitely report back with what they have :o
  4. So due to monetary restraints, I unfortunately wasn't able to get *all* of the massive Part 2 lot that I posted about earlier. I did walk away with a number of neat things, including a NIB Newton 130 and boxed Newton OMP (more on those later) The best thing I picked up though was this guy, and I didn't have to order from YAJ to get it :P Got it locally (urbana, IL) from the same collector purging their stuff. I paid around $150 for it - not like I got *that* much of a steal, but I'm thrilled. The PB and box is in solid condition all around, just has some old packaging tape over the melted rubber parts near the frame, and unfortunately the original owner tore the tape off when opening it. Floppy drive is missing the door unfortunately Pretty complete paper wise With the PB 2400c/240 that I got from the same seller earlier in the past summer.
  5. After I resoldered some broken joints on the analog, the 128k works great! It does have a memory upgrade (as I should have anticipated) in it though, it doesn't provide SCSI or anything. I shouldn't really complain though. The drive is totally gummed up so I can't check it out for the time being.
  6. Most of my recent scores were from CL, but this was actually in a Facebook marketplace group.
  7. Got the following for $40 today. All of this stuff was super dirty/beat but cleaned up ok. 128k (Can't tell if it's been upgraded - if it has, not past a 512k or so) - this has startup chime but doesn't do anything. (+kb/mouse) G4 cube (+ psu) Performa 475 IIc + color monitor (+ psu) Personal Laserwriter LS ImageWriter II x2 Small assortment of boxed software/games Pretty happy, can't wait to fix the 128k!
  8. So I got to check out the storage unit of the collector I bought a bunch of PB stuff from earlier in the month. We're still working out a figure, but this stuff is sitting with my name on it. 1 Axiotron Modbook + big box of Modbook parts 1 Gemini clamshell iBook (touchscreen/tablet version) 1 PB 3400c (tablet version for the disabled) 1 PB 1400 G3 upgrade 2 Thinkpad 701c 1 IBM Transnote Below is all in original box. 1 PB 2400c/180 (Japanese version) (really nice shape) 1 PB Duo 2300c 2 PB 1400c/166 2 PB G4 12" (I believe both are 1.67 GHz) 1 Newton OMP 2 Newton 120 2 Newton 130 5 Newton 2000 2 Newton 2100 1 eMate 300 Large amount of boxed Newton accessories (Keyboards/fax modems/Newton software/cables/etc.) There was a serious amount of Newton stuff, I may get more. Probably about 30 BOXED newtons and 30 loose ones (along with around 10 loose eMate 300s).
  9. Prepping the 2300c I picked up lately and I realized that the sound (including startup chime) is not working. The PB works great otherwise. I don't see too many SMT caps on the board, but does anybody have any suggestions on what I should try before I do a recap or disassemble the display to check the speaker itself any further? Thanks! Also realized that I posted this in the 68k forum, whoops.
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    PowerBook 180 no power (x2)

    Verified that the psu isn't the problem - correct output. I'll keep a lookout for the fuse, thanks! @MikeatOSX It's a 180 (not 180c)
  11. So 2 of the PB 180s I picked up lately don't power up. One seems to make a small "blip" noise about every 5 seconds or so, the other has the screen turn on for about <1 sec. This is with both main batteries removed. Are there any fuses I should be on the lookout for on this MB? Thanks! -Jeff
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    Large Powerbook Lot (inc. 4 PB 2400c)

    Alright, $300 later, I have everything. No pictures yet, but this is what I got (some things got lost in translation in our original emails): 2 Powerbook G3 "Kanga" (both working with max RAM, one has some bad plastic damage though) 1 PowerBook 100 1 PowerBook 165c (working) 4 PowerBook 180 (3 don't seem to be working right now, 1 works great with max ram) 3 PowerBook 180c (2 working, both with max RAM) 1 PowerBook 540c 1 PowerBook 1400c + BookEndz 1 PowerBook 1400cs 1 PowerBook Duo 2300c 5 PowerBook 2400c/180 (1 working with NewerTech G3 upgrade, 4 nonworking + a bunch of extras (3 floppy drives, 1 2400c BookEndz, 1 additional uninstalled NewerTech G3 upgrade, lots of cards). 1 was disassembled when I got it) 1 PowerBook 2400c/240 (Japanese version, works but has a dead HD) 2 PowerBook 3400c I will be coming back later in the summer- they also had a box of about 20 Newtons (!), a small tub of Newton-related accessories and software, several boxed PowerBook G4s, 2 more boxed PowerBook 1400cs, and "several more 68k desktops". Letting go of this much money at once hurt a bit, but I really can't complain with what I got!
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    40p SCSI to 50p SCSI

    I just saw this now - I'd be very much interested in picking up at least 1 of these boards
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    Large Powerbook Lot (inc. 4 PB 2400c)

    This is probably the only time I've ever put up an wanted ad on cl really, I used to be more active on freecycle back when it was easier to do so. Postings here have been slim. Haven't gotten this stuff yet as I need to find a time to get it all, but it turns out that all this stuff was actually from a local professor/collector who passed away unfortunately.
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    Large Powerbook Lot (inc. 4 PB 2400c)

    So it turns out that this was more stuff than I expected. The 1 PB 180c I thought was there was actually the following: 4 PB 180 3 PB 180c 1 Duo 2300c 1 PB 520C 1 PB 165 1 PB 100 We agreed on a price - everything mentioned above + in this post for around $300. It's pretty hefty in terms of price but I'm excited! @beachycove when I get everything in I'll PM you.