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  1. AlpineRaven

    PowerBook 3400 Battery Rebuild?

    Anyone? Cheers AP
  2. Good evening all, Can PowerBook 3400 Batteries be rebuilt, I've got 9 Batteries that will not charge, any instructions or information regarding this? If I am able to recell them and get them working again - can that be done? Cheers AP
  3. AlpineRaven

    Centris 650 surprise

    Love Quadra 650/800 board - solid macs they are.. Cheers AP
  4. Hey all - I have 300mhz G3 PDQ PowerBook G3. I was wondering if I could overlock to 333mhz? I seem cannot find concrete info so far. Cheers AP
  5. G'day all, I have this spare PowerPC 604ev 300mhz Daughter Card for Power Mac 8600/9600. Currently my 8600 has 250mhz card in it. I was reading up on XLR8 page about overclock to 350mhz or 400mhz. Should I do it? (FYI my soldering skills is good) Cheers AP
  6. Good morning all, PowerBook 5x0 series battery rebuild/recell Is the battery bricked if they show "X" on the icon in finder? This is the 2nd battery I've tried rebuilding the pack and it still shows X and I seem cannot get the battery charged up or recognised - what am I doing wrong? So far I've tried; Emmpathy Lind Battery Utility BU 500 Deluxe Zap the pram Reset the PMU Neither can get the battery working again? The batteries are fully charged/ready to go Cheers AP
  7. AlpineRaven

    Desintegrated Powerbook 3400c

    I have gone thru several 3400s - they are *brittle* as - it all comes down to how they were stored/used etc.. my current 3400 is pretty good and it hasn't cracked or anything... Ive got a few cracked as well. Cheers AP
  8. AlpineRaven

    PowerBook 550c

    Yep - its slow, If you wanted 100mhz 603 - Just get PB5300. I do have that CPU as well in 540c as well and if it had 68040 originally just stick with it. But bonus if you have SCSI to IDE adapter and use SSD in it then its kinda different story. Cheers AP
  9. AlpineRaven

    PowerBook 550c

    Another 550c on ebay! Wonder who it belongs to!... Cheers AP
  10. AlpineRaven

    New 1400 Battery?

    Interesting what Battery is that? (edit: realised that's PowerBook Duo battery) This battery pack is from my 1400c/166 which is why I looked up that pack with that link above. Cheers AP
  11. AlpineRaven

    New 1400 Battery?

    Ive been eying on this one for a while - I am suspected its the same as 1400 pack. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-Battery-For-FUKUDA-CardiMax-FCP-7101/292068610746?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=591046782145&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Cheers AP
  12. I do recap myself but I dont want to say "I'll do it" but I dont have the time, or I will do it but like in 3 months.. SO I'd say no, but I can suggest you Bruce Rayne to help you out, he's also from Sydney too. Cheers AP
  13. Yep common issue as stated above. I used to have PowerBook 5300ce back in late 90s and it was a nice laptop. Saw that on ebay recently - congratulations - I was one of bidders as well but I got outbid. Cheers AP
  14. AlpineRaven

    Powerbook 3400c Logic Board Help

    Around the area where the PRAM battery is located - would be the issue. It would be caused by slight battery leak which is very common issue for those. Cheers AP
  15. AlpineRaven

    You can never have too many storage options...

    ha.... recently did that - My Quadra 700 has ultra wide SCSI via adapter in it - its 36gb, I've partitioned it in 2x 1.2gb, 4x 2gb - works well! Cheers AP