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  1. I have a few of the older Asante EN/SC adapters including one for the Powerbook that I've used with various 170's and 180's over the years. I routinely use the Micro EN/SC connected by a short ethernet cable to a little IOGear Ethernet->WIFI dongle which is in turn powered by a USB cable connected to a small battery pack. It looks a little silly but I wind up with a fully cable-free (or at least untethered) Powerbook 180 experience with network connectivity to the netatalk AppleShare Linux box in the basement. What I'm wondering is if you could replicate the Asante Micro EN/SC power
  2. I have a pair of 3400c machines each with a different issue. The first machine shows artifacts around the mouse pointer and usually corrupts the display of text and video game graphics and the second works perfectly for a while but then the backlight shuts off on the display and stays off. The machine is still running fine and I can shut it down and then if I wait a bit and boot it up again sometimes the backlight is back to working. I had thought the issue with the backlight was probably an inverter issue so yesterday I swapped the logic boards between the two machines and, what
  3. I've got a few around. I have been thinking about doing a 3D scan of the case for 3D printing. I've repacked one and there is no smart circuitry in there, just batteries and a couple thermal fuses. Has anybody got 3D printable files of old Mac parts? Is there a resource somewhere?
  4. Oh, and one more thing... I also scored a NOS Asante Micro EN/SC, unopened in the original box, a couple weeks ago to get my PB 180 online. Works perfectly. I've paired it up with an IOGear Ethernet-To-WIFI adapter powered by a battery pack to make my PB 180 into a fully wireless, internet connected, beast.
  5. I bought a PB 3400c in "untested, as-is" condition on eBay, brought it home, plugged it into a working power supply and discovered it was completely functional except for the usual need for a new PRAM battery and a battery pack rebuild. I've ordered the PRAM battery and some fresh 26650 Li-Ion cells for the pack rebuild. Score!
  6. Hey gang, It's been years since I was last marching with the 68kMLA but after some time foolishly spent not toying around with 68k Macs I found that I missed my old Powerbook 170 too much and succumbed to the charms of a Powerbook 180 on Craigslist. When I first got the 180 the screen was starting to show tunnel vision and, fortunately, I was able to find a new screen that does not have the problem but I got to thinking... Are there any replacement screens on the market today that could be purchased brand new to give new life to these old active-matrix Powerbooks? I've been sear
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