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blakespot
Mar 26, 2002, 05:52 AM
Another interesting piece of Apple history. I've got two used units en route to me now. The AppleDesign PowerCD. (http://homepage.mac.com/wtnb/powercd/powercd1.htm)


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teabgs
Mar 26, 2002, 07:10 AM
Oh man. now that's cool! How's the sound on one of those babies? I think that would be really nice on my desktop....where does one get one of these delicious items?

irmongoose
Mar 26, 2002, 07:26 AM
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Unfortunately, I already have a great big CD/sound system... so I don't need one of those... but if I needed it, I would buy it!!



irmongoose

Mr. Anderson
Mar 26, 2002, 08:44 AM
When did these come out?

blakespot
Mar 27, 2002, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by teabgs
Oh man. now that's cool! How's the sound on one of those babies? I think that would be really nice on my desktop....where does one get one of these delicious items?

I found one on eBay and one on a used Mac mailing list that is part of Low End Mac.com. It's a pretty nice unit.

blakespot

blakespot
Mar 27, 2002, 05:59 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
When did these come out?

It came out in '93 I believe. That's when the one I received today is labelled. Sadly, I can't seem to get it to work... Working on it.


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teabgs
Mar 27, 2002, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by blakespot


It came out in '93 I believe. That's when the one I received today is labelled. Sadly, I can't seem to get it to work... Working on it.


blakespot

Thats sad.....Good luck with it. I hope you get it working!

idkew
Mar 27, 2002, 08:38 AM
is that a scsi connection i see? what's with it?

Ensign Paris
Mar 27, 2002, 08:51 AM
If you have time visit Applespec.com, is has info on almost all Apple products (hardware not software) ever made.

Ensign

blakespot
Mar 27, 2002, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by teabgs


Thats sad.....Good luck with it. I hope you get it working!

Well, I've got a 2nd one in better condition on the way, so...


blakespot

blakespot
Mar 27, 2002, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by idkew
is that a scsi connection i see? what's with it?

Indeed it is. But it's only a 1x drive and requires drivers (unlike most SCSI systems). Not the ideal data drive.


blakespot

blakespot
Apr 4, 2002, 01:40 PM
Amazing... Both PowerCD's I received are dead. Incredible.


blakespot

Mr. Anderson
Apr 4, 2002, 01:46 PM
Ouch! When you bought these, did they give you any indication that they weren't working? Maybe you might be able to make one working unit from both bad ones, but that's a long shot.

Good Luck

You been throwing rocks at the Dark Castle? I forget how it ends, how many levels does it have and does it start over at the end. Its been soo long.....

blakespot
Apr 4, 2002, 02:29 PM
They claim they worked before shipping and I believe them. The unit must just be super fragile. Still trying to toy with them and hope one at least ends up working!

Haven't played DC so much yet---just got it on the Mac last night.



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rainman::|:|
Apr 4, 2002, 03:04 PM
I bought one of these a few years back, because it looks cool... It will run on battery power, 8 or 12 AAs i think (for about an hour)... Couple cool features, an S-video output for displaying photoCD's directly to a TV... and it could theoretically be used as a bulky walkman... it was cool for a while, the light-up display was fun, but it doesn't serve much purpose in today's world... mine is packed snugly in storage :)

still wish i had the remote tho...

britboy
Apr 4, 2002, 03:40 PM
hey, i remember when those first came out!

It's interesting to note that apple used to produce several peripherals (printer, cd player, camera...), and then got into financial trouble. Now they look as though they're going to start making more peripherals again (iPod, possible others). History repeating itself? I shouldn't think so, or at least i hope not!

Just me thinking out loud...

me hate windows
Apr 4, 2002, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by idkew
is that a scsi connection i see? what's with it?
Yes, it is a scsi connector. Power CD's could be connected to your computer as an external CD Rom, or it could be used as it's own unit to play music CD's.

blakespot
Apr 4, 2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by me hate windows

Yes, it is a scsi connector. Power CD's could be connected to your computer as an external CD Rom, or it could be used as it's own unit to play music CD's.
They make lousy SCSI drives tho. Single speed (150KB/sec) and required bizarre, buggy drivers that were not avail for many Macs. More of an artifact of the past, no more no less. Nice design.



blakespot

oeyvind
Apr 30, 2002, 05:00 AM
used to have one too... not bad, but I sold it to a pal a few years back:

My old PowerCD (http://www.oeyvind.org/album/Equipments/AAPL/tn/powercd.jpg.html)

TiMacLover
Apr 30, 2002, 05:07 AM
Would anyone sell one? A PowerCD?

Geert
Apr 30, 2002, 06:28 AM
I wouldn't be intrested, in one of those, I'dd be more interested in those settopboxes that were showed on one of the threads a couple of weeks ago.

blakespot
Apr 30, 2002, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by Geert
I wouldn't be intrested, in one of those, I'dd be more interested in those settopboxes that were showed on one of the threads a couple of weeks ago.
Then have at it. There's always one on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2021001736


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Geert
Apr 30, 2002, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by blakespot

Then have at it. There's always one on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2021001736


blakespot

Thxs for info Blakespot, but don't trust those online buying things like ebay too much, like, eg your post:
Amazing... Both PowerCD's I received are dead. Incredible.


blakespot
btw, I'll see if I can find some of these over here in Europe.
I'dd like to check before I buy.

Sorry man, hope for sure that those babies will work after some toying with them.

blakespot
Apr 30, 2002, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by Geert


Thxs for info Blakespot, but don't trust those online buying things like ebay too much, like, eg your post:

btw, I'll see if I can find some of these over here in Europe.
I'dd like to check before I buy.

Sorry man, hope for sure that those babies will work after some toying with them.
They won't work. This item in particular makes no difference whether it works or not. These units do nothing. They were not completed. If you hook a Mac monitor to versions of the box w/ an RGB port you get a gray screen (better than a dead signal) but that's it. They are non functional. Broken or not--no difference.


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