PowerBook 3400c CD-ROM module fail

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PowerBook 3400c CD-ROM module fail

Hi everybody!

 

This is my first post here...

 

I have a little collection of vintage macs, and one in my collection is a PowerBook 3400c, it has a CD-ROM module also a floppy one. I have this machine since 10 years as I bough it on ebay. It was working fine, but the other day, I turned it on for install some old programs and games and I discovered that the CD-ROM stopped working. The machine even refuses to boot when it is attached to the system. 

 

I have cleaned the contacts, and I have disassembled the computer and the module and I can't see anything wrong (maybe a burned component or something...). The floppy module works fine.

 

is there anyone with an idea of what could I do to fix this? If not, it doesn't have ethernet port, and using floppies nowadays is like a headache, do you have any idea of how to transfer files to this machine from a modern mac?

 

Thank you all!

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For transferring files, I've

For transferring files, I've found that using a CompactFlash card in a PCMCIA adapter works well. As long as the PowerBook is running at least Mac OS 8.1, it can read/write HFS+ (aka Mac OS Extended) volumes, then you'd just need a USB CompactFlash reader for the modern Mac.

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For transferring files, I've found that using a CompactFlash card in a PCMCIA adapter works well. As long as the PowerBook is running at least Mac OS 8.1, it can read/write HFS+ (aka Mac OS Extended) volumes, then you'd just need a USB CompactFlash reader for the modern Mac.

Thank you, I thought that these adapters wouldn't work with this machine because they are cardbus... I'll buy one, thanks again.

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CardBus compatibilith in the

CardBus compatibilith in the 3400 is iffy, but there are non-CardBus CF card adapters too -- you're best off buying one of those.

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