The black bird is mine . . .

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The black bird is mine . . .

Hey,

Been sorta collecting Mac laptops lately and what dropped into my lap -- as it were -- from out of nowhere? A PB 550c. Yup, the one only sold in Japan and has the Japanese characters on the keyboard. It's got some problems but it'll make a really cool restoration project. Had to someone who might care . . .

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Hey cool, I've always wanted

Hey cool, I've always wanted one of those.

What sort of problems is it having?

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Hey,

Floppy jammed in the drive, some weird stripe running through the screen. One of the batteries won't fit in the slot. I/O door missing. Just tedious repair stuff. Gonna strip it and replace the vid cable and replace the floppy drive and see how it does. Yeah, I've always wanted one too.

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You Dirty Dog!

I am sooo jealous!

Can you post some pics?

Matt

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Hey,

When I get a decent camera I will. My next big purchase. Also got a concept for a totally cool mod/hack (different laptop) so I want a camera for that too. But I'll post 'em when I got 'em.

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All I can say is fix it up, g

All I can say is fix it up, get a PCMCIA module, and call the thing badass! I've got a beatup 520c, and I can only imagine how much nicer the screen and full '040 makes it.

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That bird . . .

Hey,

I had to replace the floppy and then wipe the drive to get this thing to a stable position. It's only got like 8MB ram so it looks like 7.6 is going on there. My days of surfing the web on a 68k machine are loooooong gone. Even for email. But thanks for the input.

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ram

I have a 16 meg chip that I took out of my 520c. Would you be intrested?

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