[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  
the 840av.

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.

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