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  1. I'm having a similar issue--using a Powerbook 1400 with OS 8.1, and Newton Connection Kit 2.0 with an original Message pad. I have Appletalk Inactive. However, when I try to sync, it says it can't because the serial port is already in use. I can't figure out what is using the serial port. Any ideas?
  2. Love the SE! It was my first Compact Mac, too. I feel like the SE has the best longevity of any of the Compacts. I've never had any issues with mine.
  3. Did a Buy it now for a g3 Lombard laptop that should be coming next week. Also won an auction for a second gen iPod with the box.
  4. Is that brochure the same one that was in Time Magazine? (Or was it Newsweek?) One of those mags, Apple bought a full 24 pages and put a brochure in it.
  5. Picked up a Newton MessagePad (the very first model) from eBay! Came with the unit, manual, and a Newton Fax Modem. It works, but there's not a lot to do with an original Newton! Fun to play with though.
  6. I love my Powerbook 1400. It's a fantastic machine!
  7. I think iTunes 2.0.1 is the last version supported on OS 9. At the very least, I know that version is supported because I have it installed on my iMac running OS 9.
  8. I have found lots of old Mac software at library book sales. Often you'll see a school dump its entire inventory of disks.
  9. Now that the film is out, can anyone tell me if it has Captions or Subtitles?
  10. How much RAM does it have? I think that's my problem as the iMac I got only has 32MB. Definitely needs an upgrade!
  11. It's 266, not 233--my mistake. And that is 8.6. in the picture above. I actually got this machine on the internet last night via sharing the wifi connection of my Macbook Pro via ethernet. However, it can't really do much, and it doesn't seem to have enough speed and/or memory to run Classilla well.
  12. Booting! I found the iMac restore CD for my model and was finally able to get this machine up and running. After the restore I updated to 9.0.4. It's a 233Mhz model, so one of the first releases of the 5 Flavor iMacs. Still looking for a hockey puck mouse to go with it, as well as the port cover (but I'm not holding my breath on that one).
  13. Update: I got OS 9.0, 9.,0.4, and 9.1 CDs. All of them boot up just fine. There's a 6GB Harddrive that verifies as OK. However, I can't install these OSs as it says the machine needs a firmware update. Which...I can't do, because there isn't an OS installed on the drive. So I'm making some copies of 8.5.1 and 8.6 to see if those will install without the firmware update.
  14. It was $50. Probably overpriced, but I hadn't seen one in Waco (where I'm from) in a long, long time. Everyone on Facebook marketplace or Craigslist wants $200+ because "it's an Apple so it must be worth a lot"
  15. I scored a Strawberry iMac yesterday at Goodwill Computer in Austin. It's missing the port cover, but no big deal. I also picked up a G3 keyboard to go with it. It passes POST and boots to a folder with a question mark on it. The guy at the store said they'd tried to install something on it but couldn't, so I'm unsure if A)They didn't know what they were doing, or B), the CD drive is kaput. I only have an OS 8 cd--I tried to boot it with that CD and I thought I could hear/feel the drive spinning, but it wouldn't boot. However, I know these shipped with 8.5.1, so maybe my 8.0
  16. Cameront9

    Newton 110

    Free is nice! A Newton is next on my want list, but I don't see them around here very often (in fact, I've only seen one in person once, about 10 years ago).
  17. I love this kind of stuff. It's like archaeology for the modern age. More details, please!
  18. Just what Macs do have the case signatures? I haven't cracked my SE yet. I've seen some websites that say the SE doesn't have signatures, and some that say it does (like this very thread). I know the portable had case sigs, too.
  19. I have a System 7 upgrade kit that was sent to my Godmother. Still has a letter thanking her for her request for updated software (She was a teacher, so I think this was a special education deal). Has the folder with all the System 7 floppies and all the manuals, etc.
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