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PowerBook 180 w/ 2 external displays

I brought a PowerBook 180 to work with a SCSI PowerView to see if the PowerBook could drive two external displays. Managed to get it to work!

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Comment by davekill on July 16, 2013 at 3:43pm
I have a PowerBook 180 and hadn't seen the PowerView before.

Very nice!
Comment by Sean2300c on July 16, 2013 at 4:33pm

The PowerView is one of a few SCSI to video adapters released for the first generation of PowerBook, initially for the 140 and 170. Those did not have any video out, so it was a solution to allow presentations without cracking the case open (and installing aftermarket video solutions). It seems to work with the 68k processors.

Here is a similar adapter available on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221227422674?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_...

Dunno if that works with the 180.

Here's some more info: http://www.vintagemacworld.com/radius/pview.html

Comment by Lim Thye Chean on July 16, 2013 at 10:43pm

Wow!

Comment by MJJ on July 17, 2013 at 7:55am

Iv'e got something like this, not sure if it is the same model/make. Will try to find it and post picture.

Comment by applefreak on July 17, 2013 at 3:43pm
i have a working Radius Powerview,
original boxed
Power Adapter
Software : RadiusWare & IntelliColor
User's Manuals : RadiusWare & Radius IntelliColor Software
Cables
Model 0346/0347

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