[NTLK] [OT] PowerBook Duo's and other Mac's (was: The Apple Tablet)
R A Parker
RAParker at Newted.ORG
Sun Nov 29 23:08:26 EST 2009
On Nov 13, 2009, at 12:48 PM, Grant Hutchinson wrote:
>> eBay fodder
> Oh, don't you even joke about things like that. Tsk, tsk.
Yeah... Sort of kidding. But, I've collected enough classic Mac
projects to last me (at least) my entire life-time.
On Nov 13, 2009, at 3:55 PM, reilly001os wrote:
> I second Grants opinion. How could you ever part with a duo?!?!?
> :-) docking my duo
> for the first time was one of the
> coolest things I've ever seen. It
> was like being in a perfect world, if
> only for a few minutes
I've got three Duo Docks, two with the click of death... The other I'm
sure wouldn't last long either. They'll require de-soldering/re-
soldering of a capacitor that has gone bad on the (very-buried) power
supply. Yup... Loved the docks. Too bad they all stop working
eventually. Entropy... Such is the truth of a perfect world.
Let me see what else I've got over here:
Two 2300c's... Both are (physically) in good shape. A maxed RAM one
with a bad HD. A second 2300c with a bad display cable but a good HD.
I'm sure I can get a nice working one out of the two. Requires me to
take them both apart. Done it once before, semi-rewarding. Keep it,
y'all say? Probably.
A Duo 270c, and a Duo 210 that I've always thought would make good LCD
picture frames. (with their motherboard/displays re-built into wooden
Two 840av's that never get used anymore. They were dual booting OS 8
and NetBSD. One ran 24/7 for nearly 10 years as my Broadband router
and firewall until the Mac OS side of the drive became corrupted after
a power outage. I switched to a Linksys wireless G router with a
custom Linux firmware. Nearly cut my power bill in half by turning off
My original SE (upgraded to an SE/30 motherboard) is sitting on the
bookshelf. I'm also afraid to turn it on. Catch the place on fire or
something. Evidently, capacitors on the power supply board are a
problem with this model too.
I've got some donated Macs that work and I just don't know what to do
with them. A Mac Classic II, a PowerComputing clone, a PowerPC 6205CD
working perfectly as a monitor stand / OS 9 standby machine
Anybody want to buy a Hiking Newton? There's $462 worth of hardware
pumped into that baby. Worthless... 'cept for the photos and the
stories. Well, and this overwhelming desire to build a second one.
Ah Newton... It's everywhere you want to be.
Sent using an iNewt 3G Touch.
|\/|\ @ Newted.ORG
|/-|/ @ Quadzilla.NET
|\ | @ TahoeSunsets.COM
My name is R A Parker. I own a Newton and a Mac.
More information about the NewtonTalk