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Clamshell iBook with a G4 upgrade??
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Think this is real?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Heed Mar 28.

Mac design legend helps teen build ultimate Apple museum

Alex Jason of Alex’s Apple Orchard is building his museum, and he has some great help:…Continue

Started Aug 11, 2016

PowerBook 2300c power outlet issue
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I have an odd PowerBook 2300c power issue. I'm not an electrical engineer, so I'm a bit clueless. The 2300 powers on and works fine when plugged into most outlets. However, it won’t power on at all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Jul 22, 2016.

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Apr 14
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 430: Hey Puter!
"Awesome. If you get any odd boot up or access issues, let me know. I'll send you an image of some jumpers I had to bridge. I only had to do this on a KingSpec SSD, not the mSATA, but it was on my G4. I don't think you'll need it…"
Apr 6
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 430: Hey Puter!
"For emulating older OS X on computers today, you can use PearPPC for Windows. I've run Jaguar and maybe Tiger on it (on a Windows VM on a Mac no less). There's also Mac-on-Mac, which is a port of Mac-on-Linux. Both of these haven't…"
Apr 2
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 430: Hey Puter!
"Hey guys, Many true SSDs like mSATA support load leveling and automatic trash collection like Jake mentioned, so TRIM isn't needed. SD and CompactFlash do not have this feature, and I only use those on older OSes (pre-10). It all comes down to…"
Apr 2
Jake Heed replied to Rick's discussion Clamshell iBook with a G4 upgrade??
"Wow, thanks for replying to this Max. I was not aware that this was possible due to the constant changes with the technology at that time, but you have cleared that up. Interesting upgrade for sure. Thanks for responding and adding the link. I like…"
Mar 28
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 431: This Old Mac
"Hey Guys, sadly, it looks as if Bill Reekes, a regional manager for Apple, had passed away last year. Not to be confused with Jim Reekes, the startup sound…"
Mar 22
John replied to Rick's discussion Clamshell iBook with a G4 upgrade??
"That's freakin' amazing!"
Mar 19
Max Comparone replied to Rick's discussion Clamshell iBook with a G4 upgrade??
"This is definitely legit, I'm the guy who preformed the modification :) (I'm not the guy selling it though) The way this modification works is pretty simple, you remove the PPC750 from the iBook and solder a PPC7410 in. As the two are pin…"
Mar 17
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Mar 7
Rick left a comment for John
"Hey John, I look forward to next episode's SSD segment. I have SSDs in almost all my machines, from the Portable to MacBook Pro. Feel free to get my phone number from James if you want to compare notes."
Mar 1
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Mar 1
Rick replied to Sebastian P.'s discussion SSD for PowerBook G4?
"Just an update. I've moved most of my old Macs to a solid state drive of some type. SCSI2SD, CF to ATA, SD to IDE or ATA, and true ATA SSDs, just to name a few."
Jan 31
Rick replied to Lim Thye Chean's discussion Where to get adaptor for eMate? in the group Kinda Like A Netbook! The eMate
"Rowan made some good points. I've always assumed the lack of chargers is due to these mostly owned by schools. I often see lots of these being sold without chargers. As far as I know, the chargers don't have any widespread issues. You can…"
Dec 29, 2016
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Kinda Like A Netbook! The eMate

Apples First Ultra Portable laptop!
Dec 29, 2016
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 423: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
"Thanks for having me on. BTW I just bought that American Girl Macintosh. Can't wait to see how I can hack it!"
Dec 17, 2016
Rick replied to Shane U's discussion Vintage Apple Collection-Parts-Merch. New TAM in Box, TechStep, Picasso/Groening Posters and more
"Can you link to your eBay items?"
Dec 3, 2016

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When did you get your first Mac?
Late 90s, PowerMac 7600
How many Macs do you own?
About 30 I think
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What's your favorite Mac of all time?
MacPro, iMac G4, PowerBook G3 Pismo, MBP Unibody 17", iBook Clamshells (how could I claim just 1??)...Oh, and the Powerbook Duo. If Apple made a Macbook Pro that slid into a tower, connecting to it via Thunderbolt, I'd take out a lone and buy it! lol
How did you hear about RetroMacCast?
Google or LEM

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Hartmut Esslinger's early Apple Computer and tablet designs

Anyone see this yet? New images of old prototypes from the 80s! I'd have to say, I'd love to own a Baby Mac and the "Macbook" if they had actually put them into production.…


Posted on December 28, 2012 at 4:22pm

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At 5:05pm on July 15, 2014, DAVID STAHL said…

You have some nice Macs as well

At 8:14pm on July 20, 2014, Rick said…

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