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  1. For the machines that I can't get to re-capping right away, I make a diagram of what caps (mf, V and type - size if I know it) went where (I don't usually include orientation, since it is marked on the board) then I un-cap the board, wash it and set it aside (usually reassembled back into the computer is the safest place), with the documentation attached. That way it can't get any worse, until I get to it. I currently have only about 3 in queue right now (un-capped, waiting for me to get around to it), but I'm thinking that I should get around to re-capping my cube. I've never ha
  2. I picked up a few G4 MDDs this weekend, none of them have a working power supply and one has no case (just a box of parts), but I'm thrilled about getting them all. One of the Macs with a case was the Dual 1GHz 400FW model and the other one was the dual 1.42GHz model (with the copper heatsink, which is so awesome looking). They were all chock full of memory, one had a SCSI card, the other a USB card and there was an nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 128mb video card in the box. At least one had dual drives, so I'mm hoping that it perhaps incIudes something a bit more than the standard DVD-
  3. There are two main issues that we have seen on the quantum drives installed in our Macs, 1) board failures and 2) the gooey rubber stop. IMO, the rubber stop shown in the ad could not have been gooey and still looked that good after removal. That leaves just possible board failures and I am not sure what causes that, or if storage for 30+ years would prevent that. Since the seller is willing to test them before shipping them to you, it seems reasonable to expect somewhat less than the 'normal' HD MTBF, which for original 40 MB Quantum Pro drives was 50000 hrs. (they originally came with a 2
  4. You left 'good looking' off the list, but the others are right on - I've been going with mostly older, 17" panels for a smaller size and for the 'right' aspect ratio. I am on the lookout for a nice 15" panel, that has a separate power supply. I love your whole setup.
  5. The pdf is not available in your post, could you re-upload it?
  6. While checking parts, make sure that the floppy drive cable is correct and undamaged. If it has a problem, it would account for the results, and is easy to check.
  7. I'm glad to hear that you made it! Congratulations - everything looks shiny and new, including the Maxell battery. It seriously looks new. Weird.
  8. I'm so sorry that I can't help with this, but it would take me 8 hours to get there (one way). I also tried thinking of any relatives, friends, etc, but I don't think I know anyone in South Carolina anymore. Please, folks, rack your brains, there has to be someone on this board that lives nearby and can help out.
  9. According to the last page of the service source, the PB180 display housing is the same for the PB160 and PB165 Display Housing 922-0044 I did not check any other service sources, so I don't know if there are others.
  10. I would never have thought of putting one of those bags in the washer, and its so obvious! Alcohol with white cloth/paper towels works well as a first line tool for getting out permanent marker, but sometimes you have to go farther. I had a SCSI to ethernet box that was terribly, marked up. I had to use acetone mixed with alcohol to get that out, but a few words of caution: 1) If you do go that route, mix it with the smallest amount of acetone that will do the job, mix it well in a glass/metal or ceramic cup, and test the mixture in an inconspicuous area, or on a test pie
  11. I have used three methods to get rid of cigarette odor. One is pretty quick, but the other two can take quite a bit longer - these worked for me, but your mileage may vary. 1) I got one of my first vintage Macs, an SE, from my father-in-law and it came with an intense cigarette smell (he and his wife both smoked a LOT and she died of lung cancer some years back). I took the entire case and frame apart and washed or thoroughly cleaned everything that I could not bathe. I used Windex and Mr Sparkle (non-ammonia) cleaner for the cleanup and some kind of laundry detergent for the pa
  12. Sorry, I thought my HP keyboard was from the C360, but it is a newer one for the C3700 that has a USB connector. However, I found the following, online: http://ftp.parisc-linux.org/docs/platforms/712_service-handbook.pdf Table 6–5. Keyboard and Mouse Model Numbers Model Number Description A2840A #xx* A2839A
  13. I'm headed back to Illinois this week, so I can take a look in my stash of keyboards/mice and at least come up with a part number for the keyboard/mouse (I don't think that I have any spares, sorry) I have given away more vintage HP workstations than I care to remember - 360 (2 of these 68K machines) - 370 (1 of these, still sad I let this one go, it was chocked full of memory and fast) - 735 (at one time I had 20 or so of these, but I gave them away until I had only 2 left that were maxed out and I gave those to a friend, who was learning UNIX) - C360 (1) -
  14. I found that mine was really picky about the RAM used and I went through several sticks that did not work or sort-of worked and gave symptoms, similar to the ones that were noted above. I too questioned whether or not there was an issue with the expansion card, until I found the right ones. I don't have any good examples of what doesn't work (I didn't keep track), but to finally upgrade mine, I used known, working, 1MB SIMMs that I pulled from an SE/30. Oh, and from the apple documentation, you cannot use 2 chip SIMMs. My MB has been recapped, as well.
  15. That is truly staggering and it seems that it was well cared for e.g. carefully packed and kept reasonably clean. Congrats!
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