I have a Performa 520 that sorts of work. No matter what I put in, it would only recognize 8MB max in one slot. (4MB soldered onboard) When I got it sometime ago, the previous owner tried to upgrade the RAM, dropped a heavy object on the motherboard and the SIM got ripped out of its socket. I didn't find any bent pins so I suspect cracked solder joints or cracked PCB traces. Or maybe I had incompatible RAM somehow?
Since it's an old machine I don't think it's really worth the effort to fix it. Instead I wanted to use the internal display and plug in a different motherboard, probably a PC board so I could run Linux. I do need something to replace my amnesic router (everything reset at power failure) and linux isn't easily broken into like Windoze is. Plus Linux is supposedly easier to set and configure than a cheap router
Does anyone know where could I find the connector pinout for the internal power and video, and if the video display is capable of 640x480 and/or 800x600 at 60hz? I have a spare 1.6GHz P4 on a mTX board that will fit inside. Unless someone knows of a Mac capable board of that size that doesn't use odd or non standard drive connectors.
If the display can't run at VGA or SVGA mode, is there anything I could do? finding a 14" VGA monitor isn't easy nowday since most stores won't carry anything smaller than 17" (or used monitors smaller than 15)