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So I picked up one yesterday from a nice guy in Portland that his parents couldn't bear to throw it away. It's a fire survivor, soot all over it and I was thinking no way is this mess going to work. I spent three hours wiping, washing and cleaning soot and dust off everything inside and out. Did this with the monitor also. Plugged it in and BONG! Wow nice little machine with 48 Meg's of ram, and a extra video card with four slots for extra ram (would love to find some for it) and a LaCie 840 mb scsi hard drive. A nice pretty clean install of 8.1 with a few old old games that don't really like OS 8 (nothing special). All in all pretty nice. Didn't have one, now I do and I am happy it survived.

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Not bad. Used to have a couple 7100/80's that I stuck the auto-inject floppy into and wrapped them with a Centris 650 lid. A nice little sleeper... Did run 8.6 pretty nicely on the second one, which came with a 3GB Quantum Fireball TM drive stuffed in it. Still have said drive, but with 9.2.2 installed on it.

 

-J

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If you have not already, clean off the old CPU heat sink grease between the PPC601 and the heat sink and apply a dab of new heat sink compound. The most common failure mode I've seen in the 7100 is for the heat sink grease to turn to powder adn stop doing its job and then the CPU starts overheating.

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Not bad. Used to have a couple 7100/80's that I stuck the auto-inject floppy into and wrapped them with a Centris 650 lid. A nice little sleeper... Did run 8.6 pretty nicely on the second one, which came with a 3GB Quantum Fireball TM drive stuffed in it. Still have said drive, but with 9.2.2 installed on it.

 

-J

 

Wow, I never thought to do that when I tore my 7100/80 apart. I will totally try that next time I'm that far down to the bare metal.

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