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  1. A different mSATA to IDE adapter should be a first choice. I've had good results from the generic Asian-sourced adapters on the Bay. And they are jumperless. Good luck. AichEss
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    A few random Newton questions

    For your Item 1: In your download and moving around process your Mac changed the .pkg extension from the Newton type to that used by OS X. See the first pic Here’s my procedure to undo this on a PowerBook G3 with MacOS 10.4.11 1. Do a "Get Info" on the downloaded pkg file - The second pic 2. Change the “open with” box from Installer to Package Inspector - The third pic 3. When you make the change the file automatically becomes a Newton .pkg file - The fourth pic What I do not remember is how the computer knew about Package Inspector (or the other Newton-related applications) shown in step 2. All I can come up with is that they were on the USB drive I used to transfer the Mac pkg file to the PowerBook and the computer found them there.
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    web browser

    Here is Frank's text-only website http://www.pda-soft.de/textonly.html If you, like me, have trouble with this page your browser install needs tweaking. Please let me know what you do/did to make it work. AichEss
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    PB 3400c Startup Issue - It Doesn't

    Thanks papichulo and AlpineRaven The PRAM battery is the first thing out of a 3400. On this one I don't see any obvious signs of leakage. Most often the PRAM leak hits at least the video connector on the logic board but the joinings (whatever you call them) are nice and shiny and getting the backlight encourages me to look for something else. I have the carcasses of several 3400s which are now lacking the logic board (recycled). It seems that PRAM leakage can affect most any function of the computer with the weirdest results. I'd basically given up on the project until you two brought it up again so let me try something out. I only have a basic notion of the mechanics of the startup sequence from what you can see and hear in a normal startup: chime, RAM check (beeps/no beeps), IDE activated (HDD/CD motion noises), video activated (backlight), Happy Mac appears, HDD/CD read sounds, and away it goes. It seems here that something doesn't happen between the step where the video is activated and the arrival of Happy Mac and I wonder if there could be a ROM chip issue. That the nvram reset (command-option-P-R keys at startup) doesn't work (no restart) also points my thinking in that direction. And here I am in way over my head; I don't even know which is the ROM chip. Does this sound at all logical? Thanks again, AichEss
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    web browser

    Steve Weyer released Newt's Cape as freeware a couple of years ago. It is supposed to be the best Newton browser. You can get it here https://communicrossings.com/html/newton/regnewtscape.htm
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    PB 3400c Startup Issue - It Doesn't

    Thanks cc I've switched HDs, keyboards, RAM modules, displays, power unit ... tried about every key combination I can hold down at the same time searched "the literature" (aka Google) for guidance all to no avail Incidentally, I miswrote in the original posting - the PRAM Zap does not work at all. Holding the 4 keys down does not cause the startup recycle as it should so whatever is messed up is apparently before the nvram loads. Still a NF PowerBook, still puzzled.
  7. As I continue to unpack a 3400c/Kanga stash stuff comes up that I don’t remember from when it all was put away. Comes now a 3400c with a startup issue. It chimes, the HD spins up, it takes some time to check the RAM and the LCD backlight comes on - and that’s it. No Happy Mac, no HD reading sounds, nothing else. When I do the startup with a CD in the drive, the same routine; chime, the CD spins up and the activity light sometimes flickers early (as in to find if the drive is occupied) but no Happy Mac and not the first reading sound. There are no beeps during the startup sequence. The 4-key PRAM Zap works as it should but doesn't make any difference, the cursor moves with the trackpad just fine, holding down the power key doesn’t produce a shutdown. Are there any tricks to reestablish the startup sequence so it will go all the way? Thanks
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    Desintegrated Powerbook 3400c

    Hi Macman0512 I came late to this post If you are still needing ANYTHING, especially the plastics, for a PB 3400c please contact me. AichEss
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    restoring Li Ion batteries

    These people pop up every once in a while. https://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 They haven't improved over the years.
  10. RE: batteryrefill.com https://www.resellerratings.com/store/eBattery_Inc_8 AichEss
  11. I'm not looking to use the card. I have too much extra stuff for my IIci and I'm fixing to get it to folks who can use it. Even putting it on the Bay I'd like to know that it isn't defective.
  12. Back to this issue after quite a while Are you using a VGA display? If so what adapter are you using and what are the settings that make it work? Thanks
  13. Thanks, Trash I'll give it a try but it will probably take a while. What is TPD? Thanks also, geek. This should be some adventure since I know as much about video cards as I do about astrophysics.
  14. I’m trying to get a Radius GS/C-MP video card to work in my IIci. The particulars: Recapped MLB IIci with 32 MB RAM, the card in Slot “D”, a M1297 AppleColor HiRez RGB monitor, SS 7.5.2, RadiusWare versions 2.3.2 or 3.2.5. The RadiusWare installer loads two Control Panels and one Extension. The card is in excellent physical condition - it looks like new. A Macintosh video card in the slot works just fine. With the Radius card the monitor does nothing - nil, zip, nada - either with or with out the “T” key held down at startup. In fact, with the “T” key held down I sense that the hard drive does not run nearly as long as it should. PRAM Zap makes no difference I don’t have a manual or user’s guide for the card. There are three jumpers on it that I haven’t touched. Have I missed a step here or what?
  15. A properly operating Pismo will start with the PRAM battery disconnected with any condition of live, dead or missing main battery. My go-to fix for what you describe is to disconnect the computer from the AC power, remove the main battery, and just let it sit for a day or so. You can push the start button &/or the PMU switch to drain the capacitors as much as possible. (That also gives you the warm feeling that you are participating in the fix) Then just plug it in and start it up. I assume you've done a PRAM Zap. Yeah, I know the PMU reset is supposed to do the same thing; IMO it doesn't. I sincerely doubt that you can rehabilitate the backup battery. It's not rechargeable.