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Andy

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  1. Andy

    Powerbook 180 dead display?

    Oh that's great news! I will look for the issue on my board too. I haven't worked on my broken 180 much recently, excited to see if i have the same problem.
  2. Andy

    Powerbook 180 dead display?

    I have a 180 that is doing the same thing. However, I don't think it's the screen that's bad. When i turn it on i get the screen with the horizontal lines, and no sound. If i press the reset button then the lines will change and i can also hear the hard drive spin up and seek. I tried powering it on and off for a while then just as i was about to give up I heard a loud BONG and the computer started up fine!! I started copying my cousins old files off it, but after about an hour it froze and went back to the screen with lines. My first suspicion was a power adapter not providing enough power, but i tried an adjustable supply I had lying around and got the same result. I opened up the bottom and the main and daughter boards look fine. No corrosion or leaky caps. The battery seems fully dead, and i see there is a pram battery inside. It doesn't look like it's leaked, but would having a dead pram battery cause a problem? I think my next steps are to remove the ram board, cause it's easy. And try taking out the inverter board and look at the pram battery and see if there's an easy way to remove that.
  3. Macintosh Garden does! https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mactech-vol-1-12 DissBits fade sounds a lot like the one the Wolfenstein 3D does when you get a game over. There's a nice write up about how it works with some simple sample code here https://fabiensanglard.net/fizzlefade/index.php
  4. I've been teaching myself Mac programming on a Classic II and in Mini vMac for the past few months and having a blast with it. Both THINK C and THINK Pascal are great and pretty easy to use. THINK Pascal's built in text and graphics windows make for very easy experimenting with QuickDraw and the like without having to learn how to initialize the toolbox and create windows. But it's also easy to turn your experiments into real applications once you start getting the hang of things For tutorials and reference, there's a great collection of scanned books at https://vintageapple.org/macprogramming/ . I'd recommend Macintosh C Programming Primer 1992 or Macintosh Pascal Programming Primer. There's also a great overview with examples of Pascal here https://wiki.xxiivv.com/site/pascal.html and the author has a lot more examples here https://git.sr.ht/~rabbits/macintosh_cookbook/tree/master/examples One thing to note is that the syntax for Think C 5.0 changed to be closer to more modern C. The 1992 book is good, but code from older books will need to be adjusted. Have fun!
  5. I am also interested in a board if there are any left unclaimed. Thanks!
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