And yet another one added to the herd

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lastic, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Lastic macrumors 6502

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    Since using my PATA SSD + Newertech battery equiped 12" Powerbook G4 as a daily driver on my train commutes, I was on the lookout for the same machine with the same specs so I would have a spare I can leave at home and experiment on ( next on the todo list Gentoo PPC ) .

    Found one for 55 EUR, description stated it included a new battery but no clear picture of the left handside of the keyboard , I know why now.

    In the package that arrived today :

    Tucano Second Skin sleeve

    Original Power adapter

    Original Apple battery ( runtime 11 minutes LOL )

    New Original Apple Battery ( it's charging now ) and I'm cloning the install so cannot check the charge cycles yet.

    And off course the Powerbook G4 12" 1.5Ghz , 95 GB HDD, 1.25GB RAM , slight dent on the right top corner,
    almost no scratches, screen looks a lot better than the other one BUT it misses 2 keys and the tilde key is a bit loose.

    After all not a bad catch, cloning as we speak.

    The new setup.JPG
    New Powerbook G4 12".JPG

    Another question, what do you guys use to clean the screens on these ?

    I would use a microfiber cloth but that won't always get rid of the stains ? Any fluid or foam solution ?
     
  2. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need replacement for the missing keys. I bought a defect cheap PBG4 15" to replace another G4's yellow-tinted screen and don't need the keyboard...
     
  3. Lastic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot for the offer bobesch ,but I just found a spare one.

    I forgot that my first 12" was bought on eBay.de and had a QWERTZ layout for which I bought a spare and swapped out all the keys with the umlauts.

    If you ever need keys of a QWERTZ keyboard for a 12 inch , I got some.

    YES Spare Keyboard.JPG
     
  4. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    If you would have offered me that for a Clamshell's KB ... :)
     
  5. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    Talking of Clamshell keyboards, I'm after a QWERTY too.........;)
     
  6. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, no - I'm looking for the "QUERTZ" version with "äöüß" Umlaut-keys.
    If you happen to get a "QUERTZ" and want to get rid of it I'd be happy to send you one of my "QUERTY" in turn...
     
  7. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I'll bear that in mind.
    In fact I've been negotiating quite fiercely for a TAM over the last few months. We've just about agreed on a price acceptable to us both, and the guy said he'd also throw in an iBook Clamshell. Not seen the Clamshell yet, but apparently it's functional, and I don't doubt that's it's (yet another) AZERTY keyboard. Damn!
     

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