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Finally Getting to the 2300c

After some overseas travel, busy family filled weekends and a lingering cold, I found a couple of hours tonight to start cleaning up the 2300c. It's hard to believe it's been about two months since I won the auction and it arrived!



For cleanup, I used a combination of electronics cleaning wipes, Q-Tips and some rubbing alcohol. Since it's just the exterior I was dealing with, I was mostly concerned about drying out the plastics with too much alcohol content. The pieces weren't in too… Continue

Added by David Gaxiola on November 30, 2008 at 2:11am — No Comments

2300c Has Arrived!

My eBay win 2300c arrived today. The packaging (and equipment too I think) smelled a bit. Not sure... maybe a smoker... or maybe just left out where it shouldn't have been. And, I was a further disturbed to find some red onion skin in the packing materials. -- WTH? Gross! -- I guess that's one of the perils of eBay... Maybe some recipient of one of my eBay sales thought that my packaging smelled (but I really doubt that's ever been the case).



Back on topic: I pulled out the… Continue

Added by David Gaxiola on October 2, 2008 at 1:38am — 5 Comments

PowerBook Duo Memories

Out of nowhere, I saw a listing for a PowerBook 2300c on eBay this week. I'd been regularly checking every other day or so (more exciting than waiting for a saved search email!) and the listing had about 2.5 days left so it must've been a short auction. Anyways, I won the auction. The 2300c will hopefully be on its way on Monday and in my hands before the end of next week.



I had debated a long time which machine to start my retro collection. Due to space issues, it had to be some… Continue

Added by David Gaxiola on September 27, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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