Powerbook 1400c/133...ideas?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ITASOR, May 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #1
    I'm pretty happy right now, as I just took a pile of "parts" and put them back together into a PowerBook 1400c/133. I know that they used to be together a long time ago and that it was used for web browsing. The hard drive, screen, and CD-ROM drive died and I guess someone parted it out. I replaced all the missing parts, and installed OS 8.5! Wow that brings back memories.

    Anyway, here are some rough specs:

    PowerPC 133Mhz (I think that's what the 1400c/133 means)
    32MB RAM (upgraded)
    Some color screen I had laying around from another PB...lol
    1.3GB ATA HD (another "laying" around item) formatted as MacOS Extended
    2 Removable bays
    CD-ROM "bay" drive
    Floppy "bay" drive
    2 batteries (I'll get to this later...)
    GlobalVillage 56kbs and 10Base-T Ethernet adapter PC Card (made in Canada)

    Well.....everything is working except the batteries and the ethernet card.

    I reformatted the HD, so all existing GlobalVillage drivers are toast. Google leaves me with nothing. Anyone know a place to get these drivers? I can post specs/pics of the card if necessary.

    The 1st battery just doesn't hold a charge...not a suprise there.
    The 2nd battery is brand new. I bought it new ages ago when I had a PowerBook of the same model. I used it a few times and put it back in the box. Inserting it into this PB gives me a red-X through the battery meter...not good.

    Any ideas on anything I said or what I could do with this thing? I basically put it together just for fun.

    -itasor
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Location:
    The Msp
  3. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    NH
    #3
    I think it's a 603e processor, not a PowerPC... right?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #4
    The outside of the computer says PowerPC...hehehe. I like the picture frame idea!
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #5
    There goes that idea. :rolleyes:
     
  6. macrumors 65832

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    #6
    The 603e is a PowerPC processor. So are 601, 603, 604 and 604e processors.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 601

    ITASOR

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #7
    Ohhh cool. I don't know much about preG3 processors. I saw a processor upgrade to a G3 233Mhz for this computer.

    How much do you think this computer is worth? :eek: Everymac says 100-125USD :eek:
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    NH
    #8
    Woops! I was thinking G3. I apologize for being retarded.
     
  9. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Boulder
    #9
    I've got some extra ram (a lot more than 32MB... I'll check, but somewhere closer to 64) and a 10 gig apple orig. HD i could sell you to up the usability of your 1400. Did I mention for cheap?
     

Share This Page