Mystery of the PB 540c...

GeeYouEye

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Dec 9, 2001
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I have a powerbook 540c. I decided to look it over, and see about taking it apart, when I stumbled across IT, the contents of this picture... IT is a very strange looking connector. IT is in just the left battery bay, but IT is not in the right battery bay. Does anyone have any ideas as to what IT is? Thanks.

EDIT: sorry about the crappy pic, my digital camera happens to be my camcorder, so I can only get 640x480 shots. And that thing that looks like it's spinning in the second pic, is NOT spinning.
 

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Jan 21, 2002
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Your "IT" is a connector for a second floppy drive, hard drive, or internal CD Rom (Never made). I've used one of the PB 540c's some people ask. The connector is most commonly used for an extra hard drive, but there are additional floppy Drives floating around the 'net.

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LimeiBook86

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May 4, 2002
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RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

NO NO NO! THATS NOT TURE AT ALL!

Its used for a PCIMCIA Card Cage Adaptor that was made for the PowerBook 500 series, it lets you use type I and II PC Cards or CardBus cards with the Powerbook, this item is rare to find because I myself have a PowerBook 540c and they can go up to $130! The port is also used for an Extra Battery... Those are the facts, a floppy drive cannot fit in that bay (the second battery port) I dont even think a laptop HD can fit in there, plus if it could there wouln't be enough power to support it. It is stictly made for PCICIMA cards (PC cards) thats final.... :D Thanks yous are welcome..... ;)
 
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