OK, got the D600 back together with new hinges, hinge cover, and display back case. I installed Windows 98 on it for fun, and it actually works decently, and believe it or not, it can still actually access the internet relatively well for an 18 year old OS. Even via WiFi! WPA/WPA2 support is iffy at best, though, as no formal support for the standard was ever made available to 98 until relatively late in it's life cycle (indeed, I don't think the standard even existed publicly until maybe 2004 - 2005-ish).
I also made up an XP image for it (using Powerquest Drive Image) that I can easily switch to, should I want it to be somewhat more modern (or should I say, somewhat less ancient ).
Speaking of which, I finally got a working battery for my many clamshell iBooks, and it's wonderful! I'm exercising it now to maximize its capacity, but even at that, it got almost 5 hours of run time according to BatteryAmnesia, which, after years of having nothing but dead batteries which are good for nothing more than counter wights for the screen, is wonderful! I only have one for now, but I plan to eventually get one for each of my other iBooks, plus maybe a spare. To that end, are there any helpful tips for preservation I should be aware of? I fear that if I let the new battery sit too long without being used, it'll become just as dead as the many others I have.
Edited by CC_333, 11 May 2017 - 03:21 PM.