|Apr 18, 2012, 04:15 AM||#1|
and now for something completely different
The PowerBook 5300cs was from the familiy of the very first PowerPC equipped Apple laptops, so it deserves special attention and care.
Recently I gave new life to my old PowerBook 5300cs with a hard drive - CF card replacement, and a brand new Dell Truemobile pcmcia wifi card.
I purchased a simple cf-ide adapter for around 5 USD, and a 2 GB CF for another 15 USD. I copied OS 8.6 onto the CF with the help of my trusty PB Lombard. It was relatively easy to replace the hard drive, the only issue was properly mounting the CF and the adapter.
After installing the Orinoco 7.2 drivers the Dell Truemobile pcmcia wifi works like a charm.
So while this machine is obviously slow by todays standards, it is still an absolut joy to use. Completely silent, and holds a bit of mistery.
MacBook Air, 13", Mid 2012, Mountain Lion
Mac Mini, Late 2006, upgraded to 2GHz, 2GB, Lion 10.7.5
iBook G4, 1.42 MHz, 1.5 GB, 160 GB, Leopard
PowerBook 5300cs, 3400c, G3 Pismo, Mac Mini G4 1,33
Last edited by pistooli; Apr 18, 2012 at 04:30 AM.
|Apr 18, 2012, 04:25 AM||#2|
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