So how do you keep you old Macs alive? Having a (very rare) couple of hours free I decided to boot up all my old Powerbooks which did all work about a year ago. From my collection I now have the following casualties: PB100 - Dead, nothing, no chime, tried two power bricks, PB140 - HD gone, PB520c - LCD fault so now has a row of dead pixels, PB190 - dead, no chime, PB1400 - battery dead (new 2 years ago), PBG3 Wallstreet PRAM battery dead + HD clicking loudly, iBook clamshell battery dead, emate 300 - battery dead (new last year!). The rest all seem ok - for now. The desk top Macs will have to wait for another day/year. I suspect half the problem is that I have to store my collection in the loft as it takes up too much space anywhere else. Also I don't have the time to use them on a daily or even weekly err or monthly basis.