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  1. BookCover Template PostScript file was part of preloaded Apple Extras. USB host controller 16-bit PC Cards do exist. I'm liking this site software, less than ever. I cannot find "plain" editor.
  2. For clarity: Z250USBPCM is not a SCSI device. Z250USBPCM is not USB bus-powered. Full stop. Maybe your Z250USBPCM was working, but your non-original power adapter killed it? The ZIP drive should NOT be 'continually ejecting'; such behaviour is a bad sign. I would not advise you to get a new PSU. (If you do want a correct AC to DC power adapter, then seek Iomega SSW5.) If I were in your shoes, then I would want to get a different, known good, drive. (edited to correct one typo)
  3. Alex, your method does help. I had done something similar, rather than buy a replacement belt: I opened drive (removed case top) and stuck ordinary sticky tape directly onto spindle. Your solution is much cleaner: you put the spacer into counter-spindle disc pad (or whatever to call it), where it cannot erode. I did not know how to do that! I thought that shiny metal circle part of top case was welded, or somehow otherwise permanently affixed; I did not try to pry it off. Thank you for sharing. I would like to clarify one thing from my earlier reply: a gear is more likely to break than a
  4. Belts go bad (weak, stretch, loose), in optical drives as young as even five years. A modern optical drive's disability to open tray, is usually due to worn/aged belt, not due to weak motor. Geared trays are noisier than belted trays, but can go decades without ageing/decaying. However, gears are more likely to break than belts.
  5. This project is fantastic. It involves case-modding, part substitution, tailored wiring, scrap plastic; all in all a good mod.
  6. I do not understand why some people are of a certain personality, who ask for help yet do not help others to provide help. What is your subject's model? It would be excusable if your specimen was missing its identification label sticker: then, you might not know what model you hold, and you might assume "SCSI". Since you mention month of production, I assume the sticker is not missing. Is your subject Z250USBPCM? Z250USBPCM is not a SCSI device. It is not USB bus-powered. It is a Full Speed USB device. It has a connector, which one might assume wrongly "looks like SCSI on mini Centro
  7. AGP is a superset of PCI. AGP consists of: a dedicated PCI bus, plus a very high throughput sideband "port" to system memory. An AGP card can share its PCI bus with other PCI devices such as TV tuner and IEEE 1394 controller (I think at least one model ATI All-in-Wonder had these). An AGP socket can be used as a conventional PCI host (unless system firmware interferes). Without driver acceleration, an AGP GPU is "just another PCI graphics controller". AGP GPU is fed instructions and data through its Accelerated Port, but it gets signalled/interrupted/notified "here comes a new load of instruct
  8. Keep in mind, PowerBooks 1400 need recapping. If you did not yet recap it, then expired capacitors might be the problem which you observe.
  9. Hello everyone. Around our MLA, I only ever saw WiebeTech mentioned for SATA PCI cards (and a lot of those mentions are not about WiebeTech hardware, but about software piracy ). I would like to start a thread regarding WiebeTech. So the story goes, WiebeTech started in James Wiebe's basement. James Wiebe is a legend: he started Newer Technology (which was gobbled-up by monster Other World Computing OWC). Nowadays, James Wiebe runs an aircraft company, and still puts out really cool products. Steve Jobs once dissed him, said 'We don't like it when you introduce accelerator cards which are
  10. Yesterday, my PBG4 malfunctioned. It was playing CD DIGITAL AUDIO (all built-in hardware: drive, DAC, amp-speakers), when it suddenly started emitting a loud noise. At first I would have described it as gunfire popping. It was loud and continuous. Desired CD audio stopped sounding, it was "replaced" with this loud noise, I did not try muting or changing volume. Whole machine seemed to still be behaving (aside from the noise), drive was still spinning CD, trackpad and keyboard worked, OS did not hang-stall-freeze, I opened Activity Monitor (or whatever that .app was called) and found nothi
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  12. (I forgot to say it sooner.) Thank you, EvilCapitalist! Preserving and sharing are acts of caring.
  13. But they are made of PVC, leach plasticiser and feel sticky, nega-awesomeness. > The G5Q's used C19 I came across a Power Mac G5 cord in a garage sale, asked "are you sure you want to sell this?". Owner went into house and returned, said "no!". That cord accidentally made it into one of garage sale boxes, but the chap really needed it.
  14. Thank you for disclosure. I wish every Webminder was so thoughtful.
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