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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

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.

SE/30 with boxes and manuals

I don't see SE/30s with box, cables, and bookshttps://www.ebay.com/itm/172265751693Continue

Started Jul 9

Classic Mac icon in iOS 10 emojis!

Look what someone on the Low End Mac's Facebook group found in the default emoji list!

Started Jun 18

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"One day I will have a NeXT station, on day...lol"
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Rick replied to James's discussion Episode 413: Nibble's Mike Harvey
"That was a really interesting interview. Thanks!"
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Aug 11
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 2300c power outlet issue
"Just an update. I toggled the power button on the back of the duo a few times yesterday, and now it seems to be working with every outlet I plug it into. I hope this isn't a sign of early failure!"
Jul 22
Rick replied to Rick's discussion PowerBook 2300c power outlet issue
"Just a small update: I noticed after he if it plugged in at the ad agency for awhile that the bottom of the 2300 was getting hot. It still wouldn't power on."
Jul 18
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PowerBook 2300c power outlet issue

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 when plugged into other outlets.Example 1: my bathroom outlet has a grounded (let's not lie about bathroom laptop usage lol), protected GE device connected to it since it’s near the sink, this will sort of get power to the laptop, I can almost hear it powering the system, but it won’t boot.Example 2:…See More
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Jul 9
Rick replied to Michael J Dentico's discussion SE/30 & CF card Storage : A Guide
"Thanks for this! I recently bought the PowerBook edition. I forgot all about Lido, It was a big help."
Jun 24
Rick commented on Tony Ingesson's blog post Where the Newton still excels
"Story*"
Jun 22
Rick commented on Tony Ingesson's blog post Where the Newton still excels
"Thanks for sharing your sorry! It would be fun I build a retro tech collection database on a Newton lol. I currently just use Mactracker since it already has all the device info."
Jun 21
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Classic Mac icon in iOS 10 emojis!

Look what someone on the Low End Mac's Facebook group found in the default emoji list!
Jun 18
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WWDC keynote in 7 minutes

Don't have time to watch a 2 1/2 hour presentation? Well, this someday everything up pretty nicely.http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/13/apple-2016-wwdc-keynote-summary/See More
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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"
May 22
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

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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
What is your website?
http://RickKarrer.com
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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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.



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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