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Price range for PowerBook Duo 2300c in 280c shell + Duo MiniDock?


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Just recently, I did some work for a client who paid me with what I thought was a Powerbook Duo 280c and a Duo MiniDock.  Knowing the 280c was a 68k Mac (my first 68k!), I gladly accepted it.  When I finally got a power adapter for the unit, I discovered its ACTUALLY the case of a 280c with the logic board from a 2300c.  So, a 100 MHz PPC unit.  Not what I was expecting, but OK none the less.

 

Anyways, I find myself in a situation (just lost job) where I need the money more than an extra vintage system.  I've tested the system and it works pretty well, case is in pretty good shape and only seems to have one issue: part of the rubber of one of the port covers/stands is missing.  

 

Ports work (Express Modem and printer port), dock port works, speaker/mic work.  

 

MiniDock's printer/modem ports, Express Modem port (or pass-thru... not sure), ADB, sound and monitor port all seem to work, but can't test the ethernet or floppy ports.

 

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System specs:

  • 100 MHz PPC
  • 44 MB ram
  • Mac OS 7.6.1
  • Some software, including Photoshop 3, ClarisWorks 4, Print Shop Deluxe, FileMaker 2.1
  • and a battery that held up to about 10-12 minutes charge (!!)

 

I'm figuring about 120 or so for the dock, duo and power adapter.  Does that sound about right?  Probably selling this to a friend, but may list here if he decides against it.  First time selling a vintage system, so input would be appreciated ;) 

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There was an upgrade kit for the 280C to become a 2300C, as some 280C had that red sticker that said "PowerPC Ready" just like the 540c and 190 Powerbooks. This 280/2300C could have been upgraded. Of the two 280s I own, the 280C has this sticker, the 280 does not. Let us know if your friend gets it or not.

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