Recently I picked up a partially scavanged PM Blue & White (Rev. 1) for next to nothing. Looks like whoever had it pulled out everything that went in a socket - RAM, video card, modem ... One other interesting thing, the original ZIF module has been replaced with a 233 mhz mudule, so I'm guessing somebody was using the parts to upgrade a Beige G3 ?? Naturally, the person I got this poor thing from says it "won't boot." I said, "well, it'll be a new project for me ..."
I have not owned a B&W before. My question is, what is the minimum list of parts I will need so that this thing *should* boot so I can fiddle with it and make sure it works. After that I can decide what I really want to do with it.
I figure I will have to get a video card and some RAM. Is there no on-board RAM on a B&W? Are ther any other necessary items that may have been yanked that I may not have noticed right off?
Just for testing purposes, will I have to get another ZIF? If the B&W will at least boot with the Beige G3 ZIF in it, I could decide later how fast I want to go. If not I'll have invest in a bottom-o-the-line ebay ZIF just to do tests.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Bruce - in Orlando
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