Powerbook 1400CS in Dutch?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by robbruce, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. robbruce macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    Hi Everyone
    I purchased this laptop for a bit of fun and to have a play with a mac being a windows man but liking the feel of the mac my problem is that the OS is in Dutch and there dosen't seem to be a way of changing it i have tried installing OS7.5 again but accidently made it launch as a text file and carn't seem to change it back.

    I have a copy of OS9 but need more memory to install it (not easy to find at the right price).

    If any one can help with any of the above i will be very greatful

  2. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    The earliest OS you can run on the 1400 series is system 7.6. The ideal OS to run on the 1400 series is System 8.1 -- I believe you can run System 8 on 8MB of RAM but this is like the bare minimum, I know the minimally configured 1400 series came with 8MB of RAM, right?
  3. MacTech68, Oct 29, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    the 1400CS @ 117Mhz could run a unique version of 7.5.3. The 133Mhz & 166Mhz models required 7.6.1 (also a unique version IIRC). System 7.5.5 never ran on a 1400

    If you have a CD ROM module in it that works (though how can tell without MacOS 8.x boot disc will be hard) you might be able to find a PB1400 original bundle disc on eBay.

    Some "691" numbers from the CDs are:
    System 7.5.3 CD for PowerBook 1400 series v2.0 (691-1519-A)

    System 7.6.1 CD for PowerBook 1400 series v3.0 (691-1557-A)

    Note that country specific CDs will prefix the 691 number with a letter. International English is a "Z" prefix. Apple used to maintain a list but it seems to have gone AWOL.

    The 1400s were later supplied with MacOS 8.0 and I believe a generic release/retail version of MacOS 8.0-8.6 should work fine. If you go to OS 8 I'd recommend MacOS 8.6.

    There appears to be a 7.5.3 PB1400 available here, but this is not an endorsement nor a recommendation. :eek:

    Happy hunting. :)

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