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    powerbook 5300cs

    Yeah. i mean. how much of it is that i'm just used to modern displays? I don't REALLY remember how good or bad they looked when new. But i do get that line that goes up the screen. So i wander if a recap would fix that.
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    powerbook 5300cs

    I think its ok in the mostly black and white of the OS. but The game I show is Castles which is playable but you can see in the picture its not very clear. I mostly have a problem with the ghosting for things in motion. So pictures don't really show that. I'm kinda curious how doom would look on it. My first computer that i ever purchased with my own money* was a black and white Powerbook 190 during a fire sale. Which is basically the same model but with a '040 proc instead. The body is exactly the same. So this captures that same feeling i had back then. i'm thinking about getting a display adaptor. they seem super cheap on ebay. * with money i earned via newspaper route
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    powerbook 5300cs

    Picked up never-used reconditioned PB 5300cs from @maceffects ebay store. Lucky the plastic was still wrapped around the battery as the connectors was corroded. so the computer itself was protected from the battery. Plugged in and it fired right up. I noticed the screen has some wavy lines going up it. (I assume the screen needs recap?) but other than that its perfect. (aside from being passive-matrix...) looks like it never left that box till i pulled it out. photo's
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    M0001 error question

    https://udcf.gla.ac.uk/~gwm1h/Error_Codes/Sad_Mac_Codes.html I think that means bad ram at location G11 but maybe double check my reading.
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    Any interest in 16MB Mac IIFX memory modules?

    8 sticks please!
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    Any interest in 16MB Mac IIFX memory modules?

    count me interested!
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    At last, a Lisa

    NICE - I have two but both have the square pixel mod and so far i've only been able to boot up into macworks. the Hard drives / floppy drives that came with them don't work. (i used a floppy emu to boot images) How is the screen? I find mine can't hold a straight vertical line. I've gotten it better with new recap'd powersupply. But yeah the warping is still there. (most noticable with up/down lines.)
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    Just picked up a 128k

    Nice find! everytime i pick up a '128k' it turns out its upgraded to a 512k or something.
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    PB190, is it the worst? (Probably).

    double posted .....
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    PB190, is it the worst? (Probably).

    Same for me. The only reason why i was able to afford it was from having a paper route and had been saving for a long time. Once it went on sale I jumped on it. within the first year the mouse button broke and the headphone jack snapped off. Any complaints that it was cheaply made and broke easily is probably deserved. That said i have a lot of memories of finally having my own computer and not have to worry about the rules from my dad. I could download what i wanted from BBS's and risk getting a virus if i wanted to. (and i did) much to my regret i have NO memory to what i did with that laptop. Did i sale it on ebay? traded it for something on craigslist?
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    ROMBUS - 64 MB flash interface for Mac Plus

    count me interested
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    Sure But Apple 2’s seem to be fine where as 1990-ish macs seem to be not working. So so as an order of magnitude Newer caps (maybe it being surface mount?) seem to be far worse shape then older ones Nobody is saying anything lasts for ever still YMMV
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    Mac 128k, 512k, plus seem to have bad joints that need re-doing. everything after the Mac SE needs new caps. But the Mac SE seems to be a nice in-between spot. Good joints and good caps. YMMV in general tho. Mac SE's seem to be great starter collection items. they tend to still work and there is a lot of them.
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    Finally found that numeric trackball for 128k/plus

    Still pretty neat tho. i love that L shaped enter key!
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