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  1. That’s good to know. Would you happen to have their contact information? I’d love to get in touch!
  2. Wow! They look really great! Any way to share those STL files? I have a Powerbook 520 that needs a new one.
  3. So I’ve made some progress. The drive was not working due to the head being REAL stuck from the grease. Moving it a little caused the head to seek and spin the drive. Now I’m at the next issue, it can read any drives. It detects a floppy is present but can’t read anything on it. I suspect the heads are dirty but wanted to double check something: is 70% alcohol ok to clean with it? It’s all I have on hand. If not, then I’ll try to get 90%, but it’s quite tricky to find it in a decent quantity here.
  4. I’ll try this and get back to you on it. Thanks!
  5. How would you recommend getting this software onto my PowerBook? I have an Ethernet adapter but I have no idea how to configure it for something like a file server.
  6. I’m continuing off of this one as it doesn’t seem to make sense creating another one on the same machine. Ok! I just got the cable for my PowerBook 520c and after plugging in the cable and trying a disk, no spinning noises or it being ejected. It will only come out if force eject it out. I’ll attach a video but I am sure the cable is in securely and correctly. What should I do? 63304234520__7D83EDA0-C510-4340-B03E-BD581FFA1871.MOV
  7. I have that spare so I may try this out @jimjimx. Thanks for the idea!
  8. Reminds me of the old word processors from Brother. That’s one nice machine!
  9. If anyone wants the lower assembly, its up for sale in the trading post.
  10. I was so worried I had spent money for nothing. Had that happen with some ram that turned out to be faulty. eBay returns are not always amazing.
  11. It’s ALIVE Both the ram and cpu are working just great with the new brick. And I can now confirm it was the old one. Guess it’s time to make a new one with the cable. Since I now have some extra parts, along with an entire lower assembly, I’ll test the parts and sell them here someone else can use them. Thanks everyone! This PowerBook just needs a SCSI2SD and it will be finished. Emmy
  12. If I could, I would just get blank plates and make that. I’m no master when it comes to building electronics from scratch so I’ll have to take real good care of that power supply until I can understand how the power supply works.
  13. My power supply is on its way. From seeing the pictures and retesting my own, which gets no current on any hole, make me really hope and think it was that power supply. I wonder if there is a guide to make a modern replacement using the head for the plug, since its uncommon.... Guess I’ll continue looking
  14. I just purchased a power supply from a seller on eBay. Very much hope that this is the reason my PowerBook will not turn on. Should be coming later this month.
  15. Yep I’ll do that tonight. Off to buy a new one! Thanks everyone. I’ll update this when I get a new and see if that does it.
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