Finally after months, ah weeks, ok days of trying to get my QuickTake 150 connected to a computer, any computer, it is finally communicating with my Wallstreet #3 (I think I will call her Marlyn, sexy, curvaceous, looks good in black, but a bit more playful than Audrey. But then again, there was that untimely and tragic ending, so I may rethink that). First I tried to connect the QuickTake to my G5 with a Keyspan Serial to USB adapter and Classic. That was bust, but I really didn't think that would work, but it was worth a go.
Next, I tried to connect to my TAM with OS 9.1, again, a no show. After that, I tried my PowerBook 165c and found that the disk images would not fit on a floppy, (and it needed a PPC). What is up with that? I always have difficulty getting a 1.3 MB disk image to fit onto a 1.4 MB floppy. So, back to the internet to find the installers again, seems I misplaced some of the images. Found them, burned them to a disk and moved them over to the Wallstreet. Mounted them all to the desktop, and did a successful install, only after stopping to remove QuickTime from the system extensions. Seems the installer has a problem with QT 5.0, it wants to install 2.0.
Restart, and ...... nothing. Still no communication. Lights are on, and nobody's talking. Turned off AppleTalk, used the correct port, the modem port, all cables securely fastened, all tray tables in their upright and locked position. Hmmm.
Ready to give up and shove the QuickTake in the back of the junk drawer for a time out. Well, at least put it away so I don't keep going back to it to try just one more idea. Yeah, Ok, a little OCD, I admit. I put QuickTime 5.0 back in the system, and restarted to reload and Wa-La! There it was, QuickTake 150 on the desktop. And it came with 16 photos of someone's happy family back in 1999. Those cute kids are probably grown up and in jail now. Oops, I meant, in collage now.
Lesson Learned: When you've tried everything else, when you are ready to give up, when your ready to drive down town and hand it, and a ham and cheese, to the first homeless person you meet ......
Ah, if only life came with that option