[rescue] Powerbook Rescue
hamellr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 16:02:48 CDT 2011
How are you finding the battery life on it? It was my experience that the
batteries on them died pretty quickly even when fairly new.
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM, William Barnett-Lewis
<wlewisiii at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:45 PM, <rescue-request at sunhelp.org> wrote:
> Cool Thinkpad save.
> My own rescue project of late has been an old Powerbook 3400. A
> screaming 180mhz of 603e. I upped the memory with a 64mb card to get
> it to 80mb, shoehorned a 30gb drive into it, got a 16bit wireless card
> working, loaded a some MP3s, some classic games (Wizardry Gold,
> Diablo, etc), Appleworks and iCab. It's a good if not exactly little
> or lightweight little around town bomber. The most expensive bit was
> paying for the drivers for the wireless card.
> It's fun browsing the web wirelessly from OS 9.1 :D The looks on
> young'uns faces is humorous. I stick to "mobile" versions of sites
> where possible and it works ok - certainly better than on my SE/30
> where, really, it's only good as proof that it will function.
> Now if I could only find a 128mb RAM card for it that I can afford
> (MemoryX still wants $130 for it and that's not worth it for this old
> beastie) I'd be a very happy camper. OS 9 holds up better than I
> expected - especially with enough RAM ;)
> Live like you will never die, love like you've never been hurt, dance
> like no-one is watching.
> Alex White
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