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About IlikeTech

  • Birthday December 15

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    Maine, US
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    Vintage and modern computers, repairing electronics, Arduino, etc.

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  1. So I recently replaced the cells in my PowerBook 145B battery, and it works great, charges without a problem, and gets decent life. The only issue is the fact that the battery monitor build into the OS is designed for NiCAD Cells, when I recelled with NiMH as you can't get NiCADs anymore. Is their any way to patch the power meter to make it so that the estimate is half accurate/the system doesn't go nuts when the voltage sags a little? Thanks!
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    Maybe, what kind of print engine does it use? The 2200 is a Canon Bubblejet cartridge
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    I have a working StyleWriter 2200. I got the printhead flowing again by ultrasonic cleaning it.
  4. I'm looking for the best card with OS9 accelleration as well as 10.4 for my 500 MHz Sawtooth. I use a DVI monitor, and it would be best if the card could output 1920x1200. What are my options? Probably not going to play too many games, and I don't have a preference between ATI or nVidia. Thanks!
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    Discharging a CRT - video

    CRTs make good capacitors, and they will pick up charge from the atmosphere. I would discharge it if you have to touch the analog board, if you don't, just leave well enough alone. Alex is correct in that they can build up charge.
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    IlikeTech's Stuff

    Wow, its been forever since I posted anything here! I got a PowerMac G4 AGP 500 MHz today, as well as a TiBook 867. That TiBook is beat to hell, and one of the hinges is nearly broken. It works, but the screen has a couple lines. The G4 had a dead PSU, but one ATX swap later, it's working great, just needs a RAM upgrade from its stock 256 MB. Anyone got a TiBook screen and hinges for cheap? I'll post some photos soonish
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    Powerbook 5300c Power Issue

    So I swapped the caps on the power board, and am still having the same issue. The only one i didn't replace is that tiny electrolytic. I guess I need to replace that one as well? The symptoms are strange. Is there any way to jumper the PMU board to power it on? I wonder if there is because that could eliminate some of the possible causes. Thanks, IlikeTech
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    Powerbook 5300c Power Issue

    I guess I'll just swap them all out!
  9. Hi, I was recently given a PowerBook 5300c. I resoldered the power connector, but that didn't help. The issue I'm having is that most of the time, when I plug it in, the sleep light comes on, and the power key does nothing. I can't get it to boot. I pulled the PRAM battery, but that didn't change anything! Thanks!
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    Craving the companionship of a cool Color Classic

    It broke in the same place mine did. I was able to fix mine with abs cement, which is really a solvent. It looks pretty decent. Is that the only break? Those crappy packing jobs really do a number on the systems. Hopefully it was insured?
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    It's cause when you do that it has a driver.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Sounds good. It's created by whatever formatting software you use. The disk image I sent Evie is made with a Lido driver image, the one linked on the site.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Okay so some important info is that you can't just DD a raw HFS filesystem to the card. You need a driver as well. http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php/HFSFromScratch These are the instructions I used to create the Image after installing 7.6 with BasiliskII. IlikeTech
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    E-Machines Big Picture Card w/Mac SE Interconnect

    Interested in that Novy card! How much?
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    Mac Rom Enhancer - Any idea what it did?

    The two 27128 EPROMs add up to 32k of storage in addition to the stock Apple ROMs which are installed on it.