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#26 2014-07-19 04:08:28

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

Less than 24 hours later the swap has been done, 520c is now a 540c, and is looking damn good, browsing ThinkClassic and being awesome:

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#27 2014-07-19 20:17:25

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

Very nice. Always liked the Blackbirds.

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#28 2014-07-28 10:09:52

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

*says like Marty in Mighty Car Mods when he won the parts car for the Blue Turd at auction* IWUNIT!!!!!!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/161372944584 … fresh=true

This is the exact model joystick we had on the LC III back when I was a kid. This is more or less the final part I need to restore the LC III to what it was in the 90's. My original one lasted 4 years, right up until I was 13, when I learnt an important lesson about hot-plugging ADB and killed it. Been after another one ever since. So this makes me happy. smile

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#29 2014-07-28 13:25:15

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

Congrats, I know almost exactly how you feel. wink I finally snagged the best ADB KBD ever made. The one I bought for the SE/Radius 16 which was my first "real Mac." I decided the ADB Keyboard II was in a tie for second worst KBD I'd ever used and totally unsuited to use with a CAD system.

BTW: Check out this puppy:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Silicon-Vall … 1476153693

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#30 2014-07-28 21:35:13

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I saw that, would've nabbed it already if it were a Keystone...but I'll probably end up nabbing it anyway lol

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#31 2014-07-28 22:18:53

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awesome … q-stick,   maybe one day i will find one smile  was there alot of games that supported it?


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#32 2014-07-29 03:22:53

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I think there were a few...Hellcats supported it, as did F/A-18 Hornet, I believe quite a few flight sims did.

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#33 2014-08-31 09:10:23

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

So, today was Council Pickup day. I had a bit of a look, and scored the following:

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  • Beige G3/266: Stock Beige G3...completely stock apart from lack of HDD. Just has a Whisper Personality card, nothing special. PSU let out the magic smoke when I attempted a first boot. With my spare ATX PSU I get a chime, but no video, further investigation required

  • DDS-2 external SCSI tape drive with tape stuck inside. Powers up, but doesn't eject tape. Further investigation required.

  • AppleCD 600e shell with Pioneer 12x drive installed. Powers up, but will need to test further. Seems to be ok

  • 2GB external SCSI HDD. Doesn't power up, not sure if its the PSU or the drive, I think it might be the PSU. Further investigation required

  • Bare 4.5GB Quantum Viking SCSI HDD. Really, really hope this one works, yet to test

  • Apple Pro Keyboard, works fine

  • 2 Pro Mice, both work fine

  • Pack of Verbatim Pocket CDRs, factory sealed

  • DDS-2 tape

  • Various paperwork from the Beige (including a warranty registration card that hasn't been filled in!), a couple of iMacs, and a B&W G3 (none of which were there)

  • Apple CD Sampler cicra 1993

  • Translucent PlainTalk mic, factory sealed

  • OEM Factory AM radio for a HX/HZ Holden Kingswood. The station buttons don't seem to work properly. Going to try and fix it and sell it on eBay smile

Personally I think I did rather well smile

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#34 2014-08-31 15:38:03

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Wow! What a great score. The only thing people throw out in my area for council pick up are old TVs sad

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#35 2014-08-31 15:51:02

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Nice collection, and great (recent) haul! Rare to see old Mac/PC gear out for collection these days.

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#36 2014-08-31 17:58:29

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

LCGuy wrote:
  • 2 Pro Mice, both work fine

WHAT? SMotNC!!!!!! Those never work!

Personally I think I did rather well smile

Damn straight! Design over strain relief is just plain retarded. -Developmentally Challenged- just doesn't cut it  .  .  .  so to speak.

jt

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#37 2014-08-31 20:26:20

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I've had decent luck there before, and also seen boxes for older Macs thrown out there in the past, as such I always have a good look around that area....it paid off this time smile

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#38 2014-08-31 21:48:12

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Over 1 month, and a Paypal dispute later, I finally receive my joystick, pity its the wrong one:

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Not happy. I've contacted the seller, but given that I've received zero contact from them so far I'm not expecting anything. If I don't get what I want within the next week I'll escalate it to a Paypal claim.

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#39 2014-10-05 03:50:24

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There are two things in this picture that generally don't match. What are they?

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#40 2014-10-05 05:47:10

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Nvidia 9400M in a Blackbook? Found a last-gen 2009 model donor, huh?


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
See the restored heroes here.

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#41 2014-10-05 06:11:14

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Yeah, picked a cheapie up on eBay, sadly the logic board is actually dodgy, so I can't actually use it, but by having a whole donor machine I've also got the 2009 heatsink, and SATA optical drive cable. Either way, its great as a proof of concept to see that it is possible to do, and that everything will pretty much just hook up. (minus the current SuperDrive, as the 2009 models use SATA, unlike the older ones that have a PATA drive) I have another 2.13 Ghz board en route from the US, going to get get some goodies from OWC, pimp it out, and this will finally be my ticket to Yosemite.

For the record, I'd like to note that the 2009 boards aren't a direct drop-in upgrade for the pre-2009 models, some haxx0ring is required. Once I get the new board + goodies and get it built and running I'm going to put together a how-to. smile

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#42 2014-10-05 14:23:43

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hax0r. wow, I havent heard that term in years....

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#43 2014-10-05 21:21:58

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I still use it. Old fashioned and all smile

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#44 2014-10-06 00:59:42

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I found a 2009 9400M model at the recycler for $25 sans HDD, battery or charger. It did have 4 GB with it, though. Worked fine.


Daily Drivers: 27" iMac 2.8 GHz Quad-Core i7 (Late 2009), 21.5" iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5 (Late 2013), 11" Macbook Air 1.6 GHz i5 (Mid-2011)
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#45 2014-10-19 05:36:01

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Introducing the ScrapBook, my test platform for the excitement and just plain awesomeness that is to come within the next week:

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Stay tuned....:evil grin:

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#46 2014-10-19 13:42:14

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

Do those boot without a keyboard?


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#47 2014-10-19 14:46:50

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

Very cool I love it,  looks like an updated version of the first of the minimalist Duo Series. The missing LCD front bezel is a marked improvement. What model?

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#48 2014-10-19 19:30:36

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markyb wrote:

Do those boot without a keyboard?

Late 2007 onwards do, yes. On the logic board near the fan there are two contacts marked with a 'power on' symbol. By shorting these together you can boot a MacBook with no top case.

jt: Its a white MacBook (Mid 2009). The reason its missing its LCD bezel is because I had to open it to find out why the LCD wasn't working (inverter cable was disconnected) and cbf'd putting it back on smile

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#49 2014-10-20 01:42:26

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Awesome. I have that same model, top case is crapped out and I missed the window to get a free replacement when they were still doing that.
I was thinking about throwing the logic board inside an original PS3.


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#50 2014-10-20 04:15:09

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Re: LCGuy's money pit *ahem* collection

LCGuy, I see your first Intel mac is the same model as mine, 2007 SR Macbook. Mine is a 2.0ghz with 2gb RAM and the stock 120gb 5200rpm Fujitsu HDD (still going after so many years) but it aged badly, yours is nice. The plastic parts are extremely worn and the soft grey (its a White CD-RW only one) plastic is splintering. I have had to open it to replace the top case KB/Trackpad, fan and clean the dust out so many times screws are missing, so its a little bit of a mess. Someday I would like to restore it as its my only remotely modern Mac and the first Mac I bought new (and probably the LAST), but the money is not available.

I retired it in 2012, as the 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo was really getting long in the tooth for a daily driver, just web browsing would cause CPU usage to soar. The replacement ThinkPad x230 is so many times faster its not even funny, and the build quality is MUCH better.

I seem to be cursed though, as the bezel on the x230 is splintering just like the Macbook but only on the very corners. Then again, I carry it everywhere daily while the Macbook was stationary at home most of the time.

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