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It looks like a cross between SATA and Mini USB. Based on the connector, however, it may be a SATA connector.

Powerbook 170,   after 30 minutes of being on the LCD goes STRANGE around the corners!   if you turn it off for a while it always returns back to normal... does anyone know anything about this, or why it does this?

replace the LCD with a good one, the only solution


Tunnel Vision


Tunnel vision

i am going to try this tonight!

From what I understand, the "progressively darkening corners" problem is due to poor edge seals, allowing moisture to contaminate the liquid crystal. This phenomenon first showed up in the active-matrix 1xx Powerbook series. Allegedly, the damage is somewhat reversible by doing a long, elevated-temperature bake inside a desiccated atmosphere. I've not had the patience to run a clean experiment to verify whether that method actually works.

thanks as always you are a big help sir!

i appreciate it!

Hi! I wish to get a pre-G3 PowerBook to fool around with, but I'm moderately busy and don't want to spend over a couple hours servicing it. What's a reliable PowerBook, preferably a 68xxx based one, that would work for this?

Heads up for anyone interested in getting a Pismo G4 upgrade, Wegener Media Sales Dept says this might be the last year they'll be selling them.


I got this equipment powerbook G4 and I have a problem with updating the flash player for incompatibility processor … am beginner and still walk to discover … if they could give me any tips regarding this problem … thank specifications these are from my machine …

Model: PowerBook G4 15 ”
Model id: powerbook5,6
name of the processor: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
vel Processor: 1.5 GHz
number of CPUs: 1
L2 cache: 512 KB
Memory: 1.5 GB
vel of bus: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.91f3

Here's the latest Flash for PPC:

If you want to watch YouTube videos on that computer, you're probably better off using MacTubes:

There was something else I was using, but I can't remember what it was, and I don't have access to my PPC Macs right now.


I have a powerbook 2400c/180 and they feet are missing, they seem to have melted. Does anyone know what I can use in place of the missing rubber feet that will work in terms of matching the original look as much as possible?


this guys is now make all reproduction rubber feets!




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