PowerBook 180 questions

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    So, I'm working on trying to get a PowerBook 180 up and running, and I have a few questions.
    It's missing a power adapter, where can I get one for cheap (or even better, for free)?
    Can it run Linux? (edit: answered this myself)

    I'll post more questions as they come up.
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Hey, I have a new question, just out of curiosity. Why doesn't the 180 have either fans or air vents of some kind? Wouldn't it overheat?
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Because the CPU doesn't get that hot at all, a heatsink is all it needs. Heck, up through the G4's, most desktops didn't have fans on their CPU's. The Cube had no fan anywhere in it!
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Wow. That is amazing.

    Anyway, still looking for a good deal on a power adapter. If anyone has one, or knows where to get one, let me know.
     
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  7. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Be still my heart! Ah, I wish I had a battery for my Duo 210, or I'd use it all the time... those are some sweet old computers, ya know?
     

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