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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KevinRightWing, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. KevinRightWing macrumors regular

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  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I think it's good enough that I just bought one!
     
  4. KevinRightWing thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, I just bought one too. Be here in a week!
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the 'heads-up', I just grabbed one also, even though by the time it gets to me in Western Canada it's more like $80 can.
    Still a 12" PB always been on my list, and I've come very close to paying more several times in the past.
     
  6. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Yes, let me thank you also for posting this.

    I have a 12" PB, but I paid plenty since it had an SSD in it and is nice and functional. I actually use it(i.e. do real work on it). I'm looking forward to getting a cheap, working one to play with a little bit.
     
  7. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    If I weren't saving for a MBA, I would have bought one.
     
  8. gooser macrumors 6502

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    hell, i bought one and i don't even want the thing. if it works halfway decently i suppose i can give it away. how many shopping days until christmas?
     
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    I got a good amount of birthday/X-mas money from relatives... What the h3ll, I think I'll take one! :)
     
  11. KevinRightWing thread starter macrumors regular

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    Since several of us bought one, we all need to post pics to this thread when they arrive.
     
  12. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    If I didn't just buy a PowerBook that I didn't need, I'd get one.
     
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    Can people who ordered one create a new thread which shows them off?
     
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    I just got the 1.33 for $39 from the same seller. We'll see how it goes, lol.
     
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    I'm certainly happy to create/participate when mine arrives...either here or in another thread.
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Agreed, very tempting. Would go great with my 12" iBook G4.
     
  17. GraniteTheWolf macrumors 6502

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    WHY did I have to read this thread. I am so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these... but honestly I have NO use for one. Want it... but dont need it :(
     
  18. gooser macrumors 6502

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    anybody know where to get batteries for these things?
     
  19. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    The one I bought back in December came with two NuPower brand batteries from OWC. Both still work well, although the newer of the two(they are dated) is better. I think the newer of the two was made in July 2014.

    The OWC batteries are a bit more expensive than the $20 Ebay ones, but I've had such mixed luck with cheap Ebay ones that any future purchases I make will be from OWC.

    EDIT:

    It looks like Newertech has discontinued the 12" PB battery...

    There are several generic brand batteries on Ebay for $15-30...you might have to chance on one of those.
     
  20. KevinRightWing thread starter macrumors regular

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  21. gooser macrumors 6502

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    owc no longer carries them and i don't see any on e-bay for model a1102.
     
  22. KevinRightWing thread starter macrumors regular

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    Someone post the best 1gb ram upgrade deal. $19.99 is cheapest I have found so far on Amazon.
     
  23. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Any generic unbuffered, low density, non ECC DDR 1gb PC-2700 SODIMM will work.

    I bought a pair on Ebay a week or two back-one for my iBook and one for my iMac G4-for $25 including shipping.

    They're all over Ebay for this price.

    Macs tend to prefer low density-at least in the highest capacity chip the model you are working with will accept-so that's most important.

    PC-3200 SODIMMs will also work.
     
  24. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a good deal, I got my 12 inch 1.5 for $45 local and upped the ram for $20. Battery is almost dead but I don't use it for any real work and it stays at home in my closet of macs!
     
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