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Powerbook 100 Modification?


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#1 techknight

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:46 AM

I have a powerbook 100 from a recent acquisition. I noticed that the serial number fell inside some kind of a recall modification apple did.

Anyone happen to know of the modification they had done? supposedly they had issues with it burning a hole through the bottom of the mainboard and case.
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#2 Macdrone

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:53 AM

I don't know about the 1XX series but my 1400 fried through the plastic and was DOA when I got it. Nasty burn marks. Replaced the power management chip at that location, put a heavier plastic under and good to go.

Lots O' Macs, but now thinning the lots.


#3 finkmac

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:30 AM

According to this, the modified units have replaceable fuses.

"Is it a Proto?"


#4 techknight

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:47 AM

that was 1 modification. Yea I seen that. there was also a modification for shorts.
Main PC: Intel core I7 920, MSI x58 platinum, Radeon4850
PB: tibook G4, ibook G4, ibook g3x2, Lombard, 160, 165, 180, 180c Duo 2300x2, Duo 270c x2, 520cPPC, 3400c, 1400c
Desktop: G3AIO, SE, SE/30, 512k, plus, LCIII, iMac G4, iMac intel, 6400/225

#5 Trash80toHP_Mini

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:20 AM

I posted a warning about that in one of the other threads. The original PB100 adapters had an insulator on the tip that could chip, short and fry the motherboard. That happened to mine, Apple had one of those super secret extended warranties on the things for quite some time, IIRC.

There may have been another issue as well, but that's the only shorting problem I remember.

#6 techknight

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:24 AM

ah ok. I was just wondering is all ;-)
Main PC: Intel core I7 920, MSI x58 platinum, Radeon4850
PB: tibook G4, ibook G4, ibook g3x2, Lombard, 160, 165, 180, 180c Duo 2300x2, Duo 270c x2, 520cPPC, 3400c, 1400c
Desktop: G3AIO, SE, SE/30, 512k, plus, LCIII, iMac G4, iMac intel, 6400/225




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