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Blessed Cheesemaker

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  1. I should have the Farallon ethernet driver disk somewhere. I still have it to use with my Newtons.... If you need it, let me know, and I'll dig around in my disk collection...
  2. OWC discontinued their Pismo batteries? Well, that is too bad...but, I guess it saves me some $$$. Also, I did install and run 10.5 Leopard on my G4 Pismo a while back. It ran ok, but when you needed to do something that required the graphics card, that was where I ran into problems. For example, I could look at iPhoto thumbnails, but when I went to open the photo up in iPhoto to look at it larger, or start to adjust it, it would just come up with a blank screen. Text and other stuff was ok, it was probably a little slower than Tiger, but not by much. I eventually went back to 10.4
  3. I wouldn't think 128 mb of any kind of RAM (well, for home computers) existed back then. Maybe by 1996... I had dumped a bunch of my catalogs and magazines a while ago. I remember being really happy about getting two 8MB 72 pin simms for my Performa 6117 in 1997ish for about $45 each, and being happy. I also remember being really happy and jumping on a sale for 8MB of RAM for my Powerbook 5300 back in 1996 for "only" $200 (it was a sale!). Ahhh...another great trip down memory lane!
  4. Hey again, It is looking like my problem is more involved than just a simple corruption of preferences or anything software wise. I first posted my problem on the MacRumors site, and somebody posted a link to this: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10332007-263.html I haven't opened it up yet to look inside, but I have made some reliable observations: After a cold start, or having had the Airport off overnight, I can get 30 minutes of use first time out, before it drops a connection. Then, after it drops a connection, if I turn it off for at least 10 minutes, I can t
  5. Thanks for this info. I've had the exact problem you describe, with an iBook G4 1.42 GHz I just "inherited" from a family member. I'll try it out when I get back home.
  6. Wow, that was really interesting. I have two S900's I boot up from time to time...thanks to Trag (who posted previously), I replaced the power supply in one already; I've been meaning to do it to the other (newer power supply is *much* quieter, also have ATA drives in there which are much quieter than the original SCSI's). Interestingly, I think I could still do 90% of my computer needs on my S900...still lot's of life left in them.
  7. Sorry to resurrect a dead topic, but I have some experience with Lombards and dead caches... Basically, the only real effect of the dead cache will be that message upon startup. Once you hit the "OK", it will boot up normally. You won't have any Level 2 cache then, so some programs will see a slight decrease in performance (roughly 20% max, if I remember the old MacBench benchmarks). In reality, you likely won't notice much of a difference, if at all, in your user experience. The good news is, it should run slightly cooler without the cache. This will also mean that you should get slig
  8. Ok, yep, took the ethernet card out, and by the capacitors, there is a gunky, filmy stuff all around that area of the board, and not anywhere else. So, I took the Apple IIe card out of the LCII, and same thing. Took the ethernet card out of the LCIII, and yep, again, same thing. Grumble, grumble, grumble...ok, I guess I have to re-cap the things. How hard is that? I have limited experience with a soldering iron...definitely *not* searching for another task to do right now, but oh well..
  9. Hi, I am having a problem with my fave, my original LC. When I start it up, it gives a sound like a radio tuning in, with the frequency going up and down a couple of times. Then it calms down, then it will start up again, but this is different: it starts with a really quiet, high pitched sound that progressively gets lower in frequency, almost like a bomb dropping. It is almost comical, I should record it... Does anybody have any idea? I would like to save my baby...I love being able to run System 6! And my Apple IIe card! Thanks!
  10. Dunno 'bout you, but using a Sonnet G4 1GHz CPU upgrade wouldn't let my SuperMac S900 boot into my BeOS partition. Why? Dunno...I just took the card out, and put the wimpy G3 400 back in. *Sigh* The 1GHz G4 was pretty fast...
  11. I see this thread is a little old, but what the heck? I just came into possession of a PB 520 (no "c"), and I love it. My first Powerbook was a 5300 (no "c"), and in many ways, I could see where the 520 was nicer than the 5300. It has built-in ethernet, as trag mentioned, and even had a built-in modem! Let me tell you in 1994-5, that was a big deal! As trag mentioned, an ethernet card would set you back $100+, and a modem card would be 100-. Also, having it built-in was nice, as then you could then use the printer/modem port for something else (like hooking your Newton up?). The only knock
  12. I have an old Daystar G4 in my Pismo, at 550MHz, and I have 1GB of memory. It definitely can handle things better than a G3 Pismo can, and is suitable for surfing, iTunes (although it still encodes somewhat slow), etc. Realistically, however, you'd be better off putting your money into something else, unless you have a pot of money just sitting around. The biggest issue I have with my Pismo is the 120GB limit for the hard drive. I was thinking of using the Intech Hi-Capacity driver, and actually shelled money out for it, but it wasn't really worth it because you have to have 2 partitions;
  13. For your next trick, can somebody find where the old online versions of the Inside Macintosh technical books are?
  14. I've never seen anything about USB on PowerPC BeOS. I was able to install USB on my x86 BeOS Release 5. I had to install extra stuff I found on BeBits; I think they said it was originally for BONE or Dano or some such other dodgy thing, but it did work on my PeeCee. The only reason why I wanted USB really was to read flash drives. I bought a network storage doo-hickey thing that purports to allow me to hook it up to my computer via ethernet, that would then allow me to access USB drives, but the doo-hickey is still in it's plastic wrap.
  15. I would have taken the G3 for all the above reasons (RAM, HD, etc.) plus the fact that the G3 will also run OS 8.x. All the G4's I've picked up (all 2 of them) have had the firmware upgraded, so that you can't run anything under 9.1 on them. I would give a little bit to find a G4 Sawtooth that I could load OS 8.6 on, but sadly, these machines are a rarity. They seem to all suffer from "premature firmware upgradation." I guess I'll just have to suffer with my 2 UMax S900's, which can also run OS 7.5.5!
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