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Do you remember the Powerbook 1400 covers?

my favorite coverYeah the Powerbook 1400 had an optional clear cover with paper inserts that you could put under the clear plastic! Ive even scanned one and used it as a template to make my own updated versions. I scanned the folder they came in and the 6 covers I have in jpeg format, all full size images, and zipped them all up. Get them here: download zip file

Well enjoy! and I hope I brought a lil smile to you retro Mac fans!



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Comment by MJJ on January 22, 2010 at 4:36pm
How about a solid wood version? No, Really!

Comment by applefreak on January 22, 2010 at 4:50pm
nice
solid wood or composite ?

Classic covers for PB1400
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on January 22, 2010 at 5:09pm
Looks like a kitchen waterproof foil. Is the black lid under it or the clear one ?
I cannot open the link.
Comment by applefreak on January 22, 2010 at 5:21pm
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on January 22, 2010 at 5:25pm
No, thank you. I meant the following:
http://direct.sgs.co.jp/visavis/kyoto/PB1400/cover.html
Does not work.
Comment by applefreak on January 24, 2010 at 7:14am
a solar panel which could either recharge or extend battery life

Solar Power and Your PowerBook
The problem with the 1400 idea is the NiMh, the general pokiness of the 1400, and the relatively expensive and inneficient bookcover solar panel.
Comment by applefreak on January 24, 2010 at 7:31am
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on January 25, 2010 at 8:19pm
The old cells are replacable, although AA are smaller and the electronics of the original pack have to be uncorroded. It can be done for less than € 10. The PRAM battery is a bigger problem of the 1400's.
Comment by applefreak on January 26, 2010 at 4:05am
There are still new 1400 pram batteries for sale, but a pb 1400 starts and works fine without the pram battery

@ Lars (WhyOSX
It can be done for less than € 10
Do It Yourself ?
You have a tutorial to do it ?
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on January 26, 2010 at 6:02am
I may write one, after I really did it. The AA set was at € 7,99 off the eBay.
There are battery packs for the CD-/floppy slot of the 1400, too.
And one of my 1400's is dead because the PRAM battery is, definitively.

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