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  1. Hello I have a 6200 with what I think is a borked power supply, as the logic board and hard disk are all ok when inserted into another one. Trying to turn it on makes the speaker pop faintly and holding the button down results in the noise happening every couple of seconds. Just wondering if anyone could confirm this and if it sounds like a standard caps issue or something lousier. Cheers!
  2. I thought about that, but my Pismos which don't really differ from Lombards all that much, both boot to the last selected drive without a PRAM inserted. I removed them when they started preventing them from starting up at all
  3. Ctrl+Apple+Power forces a reboot. If your pressing and holding the power button without any response then I'd suggest that something is wrong. One other option is the reset switch between the VGA port and modem, the icon is a triangle in a circle. The inability for it to remember the startup disk that has been selected isn't standard behavior either. Perhaps it's a quirk of using compact flash as the main drive.
  4. Neat. I'm definitely snagging one myself then. Cheers!
  5. Do these bring any noticeable performance improvements?
  6. Innes

    Iomega Jaz SCSI cable

    Sure. I'm not around the specific unit at the moment but heres one I found on google https://s1.dmcdn.net/LE6C9/x1080-p1r.jpg
  7. Innes

    Iomega Jaz SCSI cable

    Hello I've got a jaz drive sat around which sounds like it works, it spins a disk up and ejects and so fourth. Now I just need the right cable but im not having much luck finding anything confirming what sort of SCSI is on the back of it. Just from looking at pictures and going on what it looks like, im guessing its HPDB50? Can anyone confirm, and by extension confirm that this is the cable I'll need to connect it to my 630. Many thanks
  8. Innes

    Dying PowerBook G4 chargers

    Well they come in two parts, (brick and plug), you could check the separate bits with each other to see if you can salvage a full one out of the two dead supplies. I've had a plug fail and continued using the brick with another one.
  9. Innes

    PowerBook 5300ce

    Neat. Is it a stock 5300ce or did it go through Apple's rebuild programme? There should be a date printed on the copper sheet that sits underneath the battery if so. Soldering the power connector on is all you need to do, as thats all that holds it on in the first place. That said, just being attached by solder was what caused the problem in the first place. I'm very curious to find out how to open the batteries up in order to re-cell them so if you do it, hit me up with the technique
  10. Innes

    PB190 Battery Leak

    Interesting stuff. How do you go about cracking these batteries open?
  11. Just smashed it into Tin Eye, and there doesn't seem to be anything of better quality, just a few upscales, and this.
  12. Innes

    5300c keyboard

    Got me a parts donor, a CS with a knackard case and screen but a funtional keyboard. Unfourtunately the keys are covered in super glue so im now wondering how realistic it might to switch the caps over. Low I exspect, I cant imageing i'd manage that without snapping some things. Taking the wreck apart further has allowed me to see that the part of the battery connection pin that had corroded and fallen off actually wasnt connected to anything, so technically it should still function fine, not that it matters as I really dont think any batterys should be put back in those bays without the cells being removed first. The parts donor's battery had cracked and corroded stuff in the same way that the main one had, but worse. The hard disk in the donor works and has system 7.6 on it, and the logic board and video card look ok too. Haven't tested the floppy drive yet
  13. Innes

    5300c keyboard

    It's just dawned on me that this keyboard you have will be US layout, which is technically not that big-a-difference from UK, particually on laptops, but I may have sourced a full parts donor with a £ button and the power socket pin I need too. Very much appriciate the offer though. So I may have read that these things struggled to deliver enough power to everything that needed it, anyone know if this is the case? I've run up against an odd issue where the machine fails to completely boot if a keyboard and mouse via ADB, and CD burner via SCSI are plugged in at the same time. it's fine with one or the other so i'm just wondering if it's not disking out the right levels of juice.
  14. Innes

    5300c keyboard

    I'm in the UK, so postage is maybe feasible as it's nice and light, however I have had an idea, if it can get to an address in California for early next month, it could come back with some colleagues out there on a work trip. I'll have to worth this out but let me know how much you want for it in the meantime?
  15. Innes

    5300c keyboard

    Hello I got a PB 5300c recently, and as far as I can see only two things on it are broken (which given this models reputation, is probably quite good). The first is the battery which was at the early stages of leaking, caught it just in time before it did any serious damage, and the second is a diagonal strip of keys on the keyboard which are having none of it. I'm not expecting it to be fixable and will use an external until I get a dead parts donor, although I had this specific diagonal failure happen to a corsair strafe after I upset a glass of water on-top of it and was just wondering if anyone knows what component may have caused this specific failure. Otherwise, the machine is in superb condition. I can only assume it was docked for it's entire working life as it is practically blemish-less. It's also got 8.6 on it, and had the memory bumped up to 42mb. Most resources on the model say to take it up to 8.1 for a solid performance so I'm considering bumping it down as I have something running 8.6 already cheers