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  1. Interesting as 640x870 is the default resolution (though 75Hz is the correct setting) for the Apple Portrait Displays: https://lowendmac.com/1989/macintosh-portrait-display/ http://web.archive.org/web/20080112161619/http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=4815 See also this article which lists which Macs can use their native video port to run this, otherwise It seems you will need the Macintosh II High Resolution Portrait Display Card http://myoldmac.net/SELL/apple-portraitmoni.htm Watch out for the DB13w3 cables as not all are the same (some for a
  2. Thanks, Can you shoot me Bruce’s details (or better still e-introduce me. I am at timhd@outlook.com) as keen to get the old girl working again. While I am not in a hurry to get it fixed asap, as these are fun pastime projects, I likewise don’t want to ‘try’ and wreck such a rare item as a CE) trying to recap it myself. Ps - If you’re keen to do it, I can wait til your freer or I can see if Bruce is up. After all, once I’ve played with it a while I might be prepared to flick it to you to play with or buy or something as I really jut like getting these old systems and maxing them o
  3. Thanks. Yes, I would say so. Re-assembled again and noticed this time the screen cutting out during booting up, which I presume means not enough power coming through. Anyone in Australia handy enough to replace the caps (looks like 100uf35V caps) as am not handy enough with the replacement techniques and these are rare enough. Alternatively, as the power board is quite small, I'd be prepared to ship to the USA if someone wanted to do the repairs for a fee?
  4. Thanks for the tips @Byrd. I am actually without any battery for this (but am aware PBs don't need them nor PRAM battery to run on AC power). I think the power supply is good as I've run the PB for quite some time doing various reboots and PRAM resets etc and it only seems to crash at the same stage in the startup. Hence I suspect though it at that stage of the startup that the HDD and maybe the display (or whatever else is being pinged - maybe FDD check - at the startup is just sucking down too much power from the power board and it dies - so the most likely culprit is the power board.
  5. I recently acquired a 'cosmetically good' PowerBook 5300ce that had some issues. I've had a few attempts to work through the symptoms using the Service Source and reading other Forum posts, but am having little success getting it up and running and would ask for any further tips you have (short of recapping etc, but appreciate that might be a cause/something needed). The seller acknowledged it had some issues when booting ('occasionally operational' eBay Link) and as such it either gets to (i) Mac Chimes of Death (4/8 chimes); (ii) Restart - Bomb ("Bus Error"?) or (iii) failing to boot (Hard D
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    PowerBook 5300ce Internal

    Photos from recently acquired PowerBook 5300ce 603e/117Mhz/10.4"/32MB - MotherBoard - Power Board (Top View) - Power Board (Rear View) - Power Board (Side View) - Battery Bay - Video Board
  7. From the album: PowerBook 5300ce Internal

    PowerBook 5300ce Motherboard
  8. @ArmorAlley, I will do that once I confirm the files work fine. It’s the least I could do, given Guido’s already helped me and so that others like me, don’t hit the same problem (I was amazed that 3 of the versions on Macintosh Garden just have a text file in them saying, Oh BTW Disk X is corrupt, but no mention in the title to the file that the set is incomplete!) Thanks again @GuidoB for helping me out.
  9. Does anyone have a complete set of the PaperPort Vx SCSI drivers? https://www.macintoshrepository.org/2558-paperport-vx As per above link, MR has lots of drivers for the Serial (standard) configuration, but I am running mine via a SCSI cable and it needs different drivers. The Repository has 2 lots of PaperPort Vx 3.5 SCSI.sit (StuffIt Archives), but both of these say Disk 3 was corrupt and thus the other 2 .sit files are useless without the missing disk! Does anyone have a working Visioneer Disk 3 with the SCSI drivers that they could create a DiskCopy4.2 i
  10. Any chance the Asante Card is conflicting with the Nubus Pivot? The Asante Maccon manuals talk about the need to swap a jumper to change the address setting when installing them aside Radius Pivots (say in a IIsi). I had this issue on a IIsi I was installing an Asante card with a Radius card. Appreciate that Iici is not the same type (Nubus vs PDS) but could that be a possibility why it not comes up?.
  11. Finally, about there (a minute later, all good and pivoting fine).
  12. So, an update on this project. I got some more time to re-check things and tried the 0379 Color Pivot LE with my SE/30 Color Pivot card again recently. Here's what I got at first try... but leaving things for a bit of time, I started to notice a bit of a pattern and turning up the brightness/contrast seemed to speed things up... So as it warms up, we get a better picture until perfect after about 5 mins... Thoughts on what the issue is - I presume it's the monitor, not the card? NB: Earlier post with the purple/blue line was the SE/30 Pivot card
  13. Link seems not to work, but I managed to unpick it and I think this is what you were referencing as first hit (among others on a similar thread). https://aronnelson.com/aron/duoTick.html This, like others, identifies C28 as the culprit. Will give it a go. NB: The PowerBook Duo 230 is going well again. Did a strip and reassemble after I noted some comments re importance of one of the screws needing to be in solid to help grounding or something. Working like a champ now. If only the Duo Dock was that easy to get going! Ta
  14. Do you recall what tests you did to fix the error (eg multimeter check on traces etc or are we talking transistor/chip level replacement that got it going)?
  15. Anyone tried to get a DuoDock working lately? I got one that was supposed to be working, but doesn't. Did a basic strip down, everything looks ok, not entirely sure where to start - was going to research what common issues are for the Duo Docks. Separately, my Duo 230 boots for 20-30 seconds then just stops. Sometimes it goes for longer, sometimes shorter. Not sure what is causing that, but see it seems to be common and might be IC/transistor related though the differing cut out seems to suggest heat related (as need to leave it off for 5 mins before I can coax it to boot again).
  16. Any update on this? Looking to do something similar.
  17. Do you mean the "High-Voltage Power Supply" per the Service Source manual, or was it on the DC board or DC power supply? (Haven't been inside the iintx for a while - recall it was quite a disassembly but I went all the way in to check everything as best I could.
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