[rescue] Mac "Pismo" Laptop questions...

N. Miller velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 16:03:09 CDT 2007

On Oct 24, 2007, at 1:36 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've got an Apple "Pismo" laptop (400 MHz, 1 Meg cache, some RAM &  
> HD with a CD-ROM drive) that is missing it's battery - is there  
> anyway to actually test the laptop without buying a battery?

It should work without the battery by plugging in the AC.  If not, if  
I'm not mis-remembering, you may need to replace the battery backup  
for the ROM (or is it NVRAM?).  It *might* work if you leave it on AC  
for a bit to get that battery recharged.

> I plan/hope to put more RAM in the Pismo and try installing a  
> version of OS X 10.2 (or later, I haven't looked at Xposfacto yet)  
> using the "Target Drive" install method...

It'll take 512MB sticks and may take 1GB.

> Out of curiousity, anyone here interested in a Pismo, Wallstreet or  
> a really early PowerPC laptop (the model number eludes me, it is  
> not in front of me as I type this)? I have no use for them, I  
> bought them from a friend to play with and hopefully pass on to  
> someone that can make good use of them...

The Pismo is a good little beastie--it'd probably run great with YDL  
on it.  Maybe that's a cheap fix to Phil's laptop problems. ;-)


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