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Found 22 results

  1. Charadis

    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Quite possibly the last vintage Mac I plan to collect. I've been looking for a boxed 2400c/240 for a little while; it has only become my Holy Grail after I acquired my 550c. So, for me, a significant conquest. Final Bid price: 30,500 yen (272.99 USD current) Shipping/Fees charge: 14,192 yen (127.03 USD current) Auction Linky I found this set on Yahoo! Auctions Japan late February. I also bought an extra set of restore software about the same time, and had them consolidate shipping, so you'll see the software actually shrinkwrapped with the computer box in the pic. Finally received today, since I postponed the shipment with FromJapan until after I returned from my trip to Europe. The main unit has an English keyboard installed, but the previous owner included the original Japanese keyboard. Something weird with the screen, like many examples of PowerBooks I've observed seem to develop these strange aberrations over time. There is also a faux-leather skin installed on the palm rest, mouse key...and that's it. Very clean unit, almost museum quality (in my personal, non-expert opinion. With exception to the LCD, of course). I haven't tried powering on the computer, yet. I'd like to remove the PRAM battery before I do, and that will take an afternoon. Warranty papers included. Serial matching box and paperwork. The 64MB RAM isn't inside the box, it is empty. Apple stickers! Where should I stick these?
  2. There were two variants of the ADB G5431 Mouse as shown in the photo below: The left is the original and the right is a newer version. Not only is the color of the ball different but the size as well. QUESTION: Which of the two is considered better overall (rolling performance, accuracy, durability, etc)?
  3. Charadis

    PowerBook 550c

    Hey, all! I've been lurking around here for a while, enjoying all of the acquisition posts and knowledge from the different subgroups of this community. Reading about the stories posted here really got me excited about vintage hardware from one of my favorite tech companies. I wanted to make sure my first post would be on the "Apple" of my eye. I've been hunting for a PowerBook 550c for a few years, and lately, the time has been ripe. I recently acquired one on Yahoo! Auctions, which had the 100Mhz (or 99MHz?) PPC upgrade and 32MB module installed. I also found a PCMCIA Rev C module and a NUpowr 500 167MHz 8MB daughterboard/set. There were a couple issues: when I picked up the package, I was so excited that I had to open it right there in my car outside on the lot. I was worried about the long trip it had to take overseas that it could be damaged, and I did not insure the package. It was dark, but I had the Map light on, and looking at the unit took my breath away. It was a sight to behold. As I played with the "feet," I ended up snapping the left side foot trying to pop it out. Some JB Wield/superglue remedied that, and has held up very very well so far! Also, the right side battery had corrosion that ruined the battery contacts inside. I'm just glad the unit still functioned, but I wanted a permanent solution. I bought a 520 on eBay recently, and transplanted the right side battery contact module over to the 550c. The transplant was a success, and I successfully revived one of the batteries that the unit came with using the Intelligent Battery Recondition and EMM VST program after reading here on some of the past experiences of users that posted previously. This was merely just so I had some kind of verification that my soldering work was not crap (: Here is a picture of the current setup. I am truly ecstatic about this new addition to my Mac fam, and I truly appreciate the wealth of knowledge I've been reading here on the forums. I am still waiting for a IDE -> CF card adapter. The drive that was included in my 550c was a 1GB Apple-branded IBM drive connected to a SCSCI -> IDE attachment by ADTX. Enjoy the pics! I have quite a few more, but having trouble loading them up here. If I can load more later, I post an update! Cheers
  4. Recently imported a couple of CC ii, they both worked initially. The second one I acquired started right up, but had a "sparking" sound every time it was booted, and every time it shut down (CRT off). I noticed the fan was not working, and the back casing was not flush against the front casing. I took the back off and fitted it flush with the front, screwed it back down. Fan worked, and initially, there was that "sparking sound" but no video. Took it apart again, and this time I noticed that the grounding harness was loose, and detached from the left side bracket. Reinstalled it correctly, grounding cable now against the Trinitron snugly, and reassembled everything as it should. Powered on, no more sparking sound, but no more video, either. System would bong at startup though, and I could hear floppy drive loading the Disk Tools, but nothing shows up on screen, and I don't hear the screen being energized. Removed back, CRT doesn't seem like it's even getting any power. Reading service manual, it mentions that not properly reinstalling the ground harness/cable could damage component/s. Which I figure I probably did. Meh. But I can't, for the life of me, figure out which component/s has been affected. I've looked all over this board, tested a few components for continuity. I'm stumped. Swapped out the analog board from the other CC ii, and the tube/system comes to life. Hazaaaa, the tube is okay! Just the analog board. Grrr. Sooooooo I guess I traded working fan for video...not the best trade ever, I admit Now, I just gotta figure out how to fix the original analog board, because the picture with this other one is not aligned nicely even after I've adjusted the pots in the back (and I'd prefer to have two working CC ii's). Any advice or suggestions/leads that I could try out would be greatly appreciated. I've thought of swapping the flyback transformer, swapping the video board, swapping the....that's pretty much it, actually. Couldn't find any individual components that looked suspicious/damaged, so falling back against my own, I've decided to turn to any experts here who could help me out, please! Cheers,
  5. Just ordered a LaCie MO 230 drive, looks like it is for the PowerBook 190/5300. It says 230MB on the label, but I have no idea what it means by that; looks like a floppy drive to me. Anyone know anything about this?
  6. Hopefully, this would come in handy for anyone curious about the PCMCIA module made for the PowerBook 500 series. I've posted as many pictures from various angles of the board assembly and parts (in case anyone has interest in planning modifications and how much space is inside the module) as I don't intend to open this up very often. If at all. There are three hex screws, one plastic tab, and a sticker holding my Rev C module together. I didn't have a hex bit of the correct size, but a Torx T6 proved a snug fit that allowed me to remove the screws. When I depressed the plastic tab back a small distance, I was able to carefully lift and separate the pieces only slightly, hinging at the sticker in the back. Some patient "working" back and forth allowed me to carefully separate the sticker from one of the pieces, and the unit was opened. I worked the board assembly from the back to the front to lift it from the bottom molding. The module ejection mechanism is separate from the board, and is a fixture on the bottom molding - it may be difficult to replace if it becomes damaged. Here is the bottom side of the board assembly. All pieces, angled, minus screws. Left side top (from front of module). Right side top (from front of module). Left side bottom (from front of module). Right side bottom (from front of module). Overview of bottom of board. All pieces of the module. Front hinging doors of the module. There is one stretched "rubber band" that acts to spring the doors back to resting position. If this part breaks someday, you could probably just install a rubber band to replace it...I'm actually surprised this one hasn't dry-rotted, yet. Or hack another spring assembly to your fancy. Okay. Just let me know when you make USB and cardbus possible for the 500 series.
  7. Hi, I bought Macintosh Plus (with 2.5Mb of ram) with CMS external SCSI hard drive, i also bought sealed and new system 6.0.8 floppy disks, i installed them on CMS external hard drive; when i open scrapbook or control panel or file manager, co-processor not installed error pops up, it keeps happening every time i open scrapbook or control panel or file manager. Please help me.
  8. HeatedCane

    Clamshell Ibook Leaf?!?!

    Hey everyone.. Wanted to know if anyone had a couple of the blueberry and tangerine apple leafs or even the full logo to spare? been on the search and i can't find any.
  9. I'm currently in Pennsylvania right now, and I came across something very worthwhile - I went to a vintage computer store today, but I only got an ADB low-power mouse there. Even though there were Macintosh IIs and Apple II Pluses as far as the eye could see, they weren't in good shape and they were kind of pricey. But that's only a taste of what happened. On our way back to the house, we stopped by an antique store we usually visit on these trips to the state, and I found...(drumroll, please) a boxed Apple IIe, with hardware enhancements, a good supply of cards inside, an Apple IIc mouse, an Apple IIe joystick, a MicroModem IIe expansion card, an Apple IIe numeric keypad and at least 30 different floppies. And guess how much it cost - $15 total! That's right, I found this ~$300 value for just $15! And it's in very good shape, too! Unfortunately, it did not come with a power cable or floppy drive, but I can find those online. Be sure to let me know what you think! More pics can be provided upon request.
  10. defor

    CELP2X60SC

    From the album: Documentation

    Burndy MICROBUS™ 50 mil. Low Profile Card Edge Connectors Datasheet Detail Reduced to 150dpi. Highlight on part number of connector used in Pippin for both ROM and PCI/Storage expansion.
  11. From the album: Documentation

    Scan of the Pippin Retail ROM PCB (KINKA v1.0) with chips removed for clarity. Original scanned at 1200dpi, Reduced to 600dpi. Front and back halves aligned and scaled for PCB tracing.

    © (c) 2017 defor (Eastrain Design)

  12. castroa320

    Macintosh Classic no sound

    Hi everyone. I recently pulled out my Macintosh Classic from the closet so I can play around with it. I acquired it on a eBay auction a couple of years ago. The Macintosh has a 500 mb hard drive with 4MB of RAM installed. The little machine runs great but lacks sound. No startup chime or anything but boots right into System 7.5 that I installed fresh less then an hour ago. I go into the Control Panel for sound and it still plays nothing even though the volume is on max. I've plugged in my external speaker and it makes very little sound. I've even tried out the Control Panel for sound as well with the speaker. I've read on here and, on other sites, that washing the motherboard can resolve problems with leaking capacitors and all that. My motherboard seemed really clean but I still went ahead and gave it a little bath and let it dry for about 24 hours. I plug it in and I'm back to square one. I know that this problem has been talked about on here and other places on the internet but I want to know any other solutions other then recapping(if possible). I have no experience with soldering and all that and don't know any LOCAL places where I can get my motherboard recapped. All those services like MacCaps seem great but I'd prefer a local repair shop or something if thats the worst case scenario. Any tips will be appreciated! Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I've just had a new / vintage macintosh arrive at the lab See the following video on my Youtube channel to find out what it is, have a tour and do some gaming Hope you enjoy, Steve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__yarkfWf_Y
  14. Challenger 1983

    Microphone

    Found this sealed
  15. Cory5412

    QuickTake 150

    This is just a quick appreciation thread for the Apple QuickTake 150 digital camera. I've had a QuickTake 150 (in box, with the battery pack, the docs, the software, and a few other neat bits) for a bit over a year. Some number of months ago, I put some time into cleaning some battery acid out of it, and just tonight it occurred to me to hook it up with some batteries and shoot some stuff with it. I'm installing the software onto the PowerBook 180 right now. I've long wanted to take a look at this because the idea of PhotoFlash is pretty intriguing. One day, I might like to grab a QuickTake 200, and I definitely need to go get the Agfa ActionCam out of my storage locker. I have a Sony Mavica or two (or three?) as well, and those I like because floppy diskettes are a little easier to manipulate in the field than an entire PowerBook. I will probably eventually designate something a little nicer than the PowerBook 180 as my vintage digital imaging Mac. I'm guessing the work will ultimately go to either the 840av, the 6100, or the beige G3. The 1400 would also work, since it already has a big disk, and I can use CF for backups and file transfers. I will eventually do a more detailed post with some images and some thoughts on workflow.
  16. Challenger 1983

    StyleWriter

    Hi i just got a StyleWriter when I hook it up to my PowerBook I get an error light flashing on the printer Any help is appreciated Thanks in advance
  17. Where can I find this tool? Video adjustment tool (part number 949-0386) http://www.retrocomputing.net/info/siti/apple_repair/www.whoopis.com/computer_repair/Quick_References/Tools_Library.pdf BW, Kristian
  18. Ultimategamer87

    Huge vintage computer score!

    Just scored an apple iie with 2 monitors and a duodisk, a working macintosh se/30, a nonworking macintosh se (sadly ), an apple 400k external floppy drive, an atari 400, an atari 800xl with 1050 external floppy drive, a tandy color computer model 2,a texas instruments 99/4a, and a commodore 128! I only paid $130 for all of it!!
  19. Tam 400

    Logo

    From the album: Vintage 200

    © Articulater™

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