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  1. Cool! I'll take 1 assembled and 1 kit. If you are sharing the stl file I'll just print my own cases. Excited to try these out!
  2. I've never heard of the upside down can method, that's neat. Similarly when troubleshooting automotive vacuum leaks, you can spray brake parts cleaner around intake components and if the engine chokes you have found an area where a gasket or other component is leaking. I had no idea there was a similar test for electronics. So I think you have found the area to investigate!
  3. That is quite a list, thanks for posting.
  4. I'm following this thread for sure. Sadly, I won't have much to contribute. I have a number of these that all need minor work but have been hesitant to open them up for the reasons you mentioned. I appreciate the pics, keep em coming!
  5. I ended up buying a new SCSI adapter and the drive worked fine. Not sure what everyone is using for a mounting solution but I couldn't find anything so I made this 3d printed adapter thing. Adapts to the plastic rail and provides strain relief for the SCSI adapter. Works good so far in my 6100. Are these rails pretty universal among PPC chassis? Looks the same as my 8500, Performa 62xx and a few others.
  6. This site said the M4402 adapter will work Pismo but originally shipped with the Wallstreet: https://www.powerbookmedic.com/Black-Brick-Style-Power-Adapter-M4402-p-16184.html I went ahead and got one, should be here by Saturday for me to test this unit out.
  7. Hello all, I just picked up a Powerbook G3 Pismo locally today but it's lacking a charger. I'm not entirely sure which chargers work but from what I can gather from quick searches, anything with the barrel connector should work, as long as it's the larger style as opposed to the later G4 smaller style. Could someone let me know if this will work: https://www.ebay.com/c/1490814852 Or do you know what part number the original charger is? This is my first ever G3 Powerbook so I'm just learning about them. I have no idea if this one even works but I'm also seeing that t
  8. I must have mis-read, thought you were live switching like a KVM. That 4 port would work great for one machine on at a time. Also found this 2 port version on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2way-Port-jack-AB-manual-switch-box-SVHS-S-Video-Super-VHS-4pin-mini-din-female/123734333192 I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those KVM's. Also, Belkin made a 2 port KVM for mac: BELKIN OMNIView PS/2 Mac Adapter F1D080 https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-OMNIView-PS-2-Mac-Adapter-F1D080-/372972548164 I did find this thread where someone m
  9. Any caveats or does it work as expected? I would have expected that design is the equivalent of unplugging and plugging in your keyboard which I thought was not supported on most Macs.
  10. I'd pick it up for $50 no question.
  11. Nothing to add, unfortunately, but one of my recent SE purchases has these issues so I'm sub'd.
  12. Awesome work, looking forward to the final product!
  13. Got my adapter, the same as linked but from different seller, and IBM U320 drive. Didn't think about the terminators! Plugged it all in and the drive doesn't even spin up. No terminator but I don't see how that would prevent the drive from powering up. I guess my options are buy another drive and or adapter to see which one is the issue, then return the defective item. Well before that I'll try a different machine and just plug the drive/adapter into an external power supply. Any other ideas?
  14. Thanks! Not sure why I haven't heard of the adapter/2.5" ultra320 combo before but I'm glad I just did. $32 shipped for both is what I paid.
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