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Battling Seizure Robots

So, I connected the new battery to the Mac Portable with alligator clips, and tried to power it up. The power switch does nothing. I'm not really clear on how that power switch is supposed to work, anyway. So, I hold down the two "programmer's buttons" and then press the space bar. The screen comes to life, but I get nothing but a crazy flashing screen seemingly designed to provoke epileptic attacks. See the movie:

I'm not sure what I should do now, except go…

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Added by David Sheehy on March 19, 2010 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

The Macintosh Portable Battery

My Mac Portable arrived, and predictably the first task is to replace the dead battery. I like the way the original battery is easily installed and removed, and the battery itself is quite aesthetically pleasing as far as brick-shaped objects go.
So I'm going to "repack" the battery case with a sealed lead-acid battery of similar specifications. By stroke of luck, I already had a lead-acid battery of the right voltage and similar capacity, and it happens to have almost the perfect…
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Added by David Sheehy on March 17, 2010 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

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