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PowerBook 140 or 165?
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I want to get a PowerBook 100 series to around out my collection, and to possible exhibit at VCF East next year (I want to do a general history of the PowerBook). I'm debating between a PB 140 for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick May 5.

Cool concept brings the eMac back from the dead

I'd buy one of these right away…Continue

Started Apr 21

G3 All-in-One Won't Turn on
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Hello retro Mac lovers,I'm going to go look at a Power Macintosh G3 All-in-One (Molar Mac) next week. The current owner says he can’t get it to boot. He plugged it in, press the power, and it did…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Apr 2.

Going to Vintage Computer Festival East
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Anyone going to the one in NJ? My friend and I will probably attend. If anyone wants to meet up, or has anything they want to trade, buy, or sell, please post here. I'll post some of the Macs I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Mar 10.

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Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 406: Vintage Computer Festival East XI
"Thanks for having me guys! Here's the Apple I demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4CMphueWsU"
Sunday
Rick replied to Nicholas Cipolla's discussion Visit to the Mothership store- with pics!
"Nice! I need to get out there"
May 12
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"Thanks for the encouragement, I will check next week end I have time to sit down and take this thing apart. If I do fine that it's not 40 pin, I'll report back AND email Ian Page (the Mactracker author)."
May 5
Derek replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"I have $20 here that says the author of Mactracker doesn't have a 165 against which he can verify that information. :-) I don't have any to check here myself either, but I do know that: everything through the PowerBook 100-5xx series…"
May 5
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"It actually has a slight blue/purple hue to it, which I actually like lol. Mactracker says it’s it s 40-pin. So I’m thinking it’s not compatible. The 128MB is enough, but my the sound it’s making is making me nervous. Plus…"
May 5
Derek replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"Sorry, I forgot to check back here. :) 50-pin 2.5" SCSI is 50-pin 2.5" SCSI so you should be able to swap drives. I've never tried, but you should be able to. Someone at 68KMLA can give you a more definitive answer. Funny how…"
May 5
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"I got the 165 in. Great condition, a good basic 7.1 install, even a little bit of software. I was happy to find it was a 128MB hard drive. I didn't know they came that big then, maybe at an after market? I didn't think to grab a floppy…"
May 5
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"I did it, bought the 165. I also realized the seller confirmed there was no corrosion on the battery terminal, so I feel like he/she has come knowledge about what to look for in these machines. I'll eventually recap the display too."
May 3
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"Very good points. I was starting to lean to the 140, but you've brought me back to the 165 lol. I forgot about SCSI mode, that would be very helpful. Do you know if the SCSI drive in the 165 is compatible with the 520? I'm going to take…"
May 3
Derek replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 140 or 165?
"The 165 might be easier to work with depending on your plans as the 165 supports SCSI disk mode and the 140 does not. And who could say 'no' to the passive-matrix-yet-still-quite-nice 4-bit grayscale LCD in the 165?"
May 3
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PowerBook 140 or 165?

I want to get a PowerBook 100 series to around out my collection, and to possible exhibit at VCF East next year (I want to do a general history of the PowerBook). I'm debating between a PB 140 for around $72 or a 165 for $125.The 165 is newer, faster, has a video out (useful for troubleshooting later), supports more RAM, and this particular one looks in a little better shape than the 140, plus the seller shows it fully booting to an OS, so I know the drive is working. However, it's more money,…See More
May 2
Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 403: VCF SE 4.0 Interviews
"Hey guys, I just listened to the episode. I'd love to talk about VCF East. Unfortunately I had a death in the family, so I might be a few weeks before I'll have a chance to talk. I'll email you once things start to settle. BTW those…"
Apr 27
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VCF East XI 2016

"I have a bunch of 4k video of the Byte Shop Apple I with a demo and information. It will take me a little bit of time to edit it down and upload."
Apr 21
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When did you get your first Mac?
Late 90s, PowerMac 7600
How many Macs do you own?
23 I think; 8 Desktops, 15 laptops.
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
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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.



http://www.designboom.com/technology/hartmut-esslingers-early-apple-computer-and-tablet-designs/…

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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…
Thanks!

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