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Oh man. now that's cool! How's the sound on one of those babies? I think that would be really nice on my desktop....where does one get one of these delicious items?
 

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Originally posted by teabgs
Oh man. now that's cool! How's the sound on one of those babies? I think that would be really nice on my desktop....where does one get one of these delicious items?
I found one on eBay and one on a used Mac mailing list that is part of Low End Mac.com. It's a pretty nice unit.

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Originally posted by dukestreet
When did these come out?
It came out in '93 I believe. That's when the one I received today is labelled. Sadly, I can't seem to get it to work... Working on it.


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Originally posted by blakespot


It came out in '93 I believe. That's when the one I received today is labelled. Sadly, I can't seem to get it to work... Working on it.


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Thats sad.....Good luck with it. I hope you get it working!
 

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If you have time visit Applespec.com, is has info on almost all Apple products (hardware not software) ever made.

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Re: scsi

Originally posted by idkew
is that a scsi connection i see? what's with it?
Indeed it is. But it's only a 1x drive and requires drivers (unlike most SCSI systems). Not the ideal data drive.


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Ouch! When you bought these, did they give you any indication that they weren't working? Maybe you might be able to make one working unit from both bad ones, but that's a long shot.

Good Luck

You been throwing rocks at the Dark Castle? I forget how it ends, how many levels does it have and does it start over at the end. Its been soo long.....
 

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They claim they worked before shipping and I believe them. The unit must just be super fragile. Still trying to toy with them and hope one at least ends up working!

Haven't played DC so much yet---just got it on the Mac last night.



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I bought one of these a few years back, because it looks cool... It will run on battery power, 8 or 12 AAs i think (for about an hour)... Couple cool features, an S-video output for displaying photoCD's directly to a TV... and it could theoretically be used as a bulky walkman... it was cool for a while, the light-up display was fun, but it doesn't serve much purpose in today's world... mine is packed snugly in storage :)

still wish i had the remote tho...
 

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hey, i remember when those first came out!

It's interesting to note that apple used to produce several peripherals (printer, cd player, camera...), and then got into financial trouble. Now they look as though they're going to start making more peripherals again (iPod, possible others). History repeating itself? I shouldn't think so, or at least i hope not!

Just me thinking out loud...
 

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Re: scsi

Originally posted by idkew
is that a scsi connection i see? what's with it?
Yes, it is a scsi connector. Power CD's could be connected to your computer as an external CD Rom, or it could be used as it's own unit to play music CD's.
 

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Re: Re: scsi

Originally posted by me hate windows

Yes, it is a scsi connector. Power CD's could be connected to your computer as an external CD Rom, or it could be used as it's own unit to play music CD's.
They make lousy SCSI drives tho. Single speed (150KB/sec) and required bizarre, buggy drivers that were not avail for many Macs. More of an artifact of the past, no more no less. Nice design.



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I wouldn't be intrested, in one of those, I'dd be more interested in those settopboxes that were showed on one of the threads a couple of weeks ago.
 

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Originally posted by blakespot

Then have at it. There's always one on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2021001736


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Thxs for info Blakespot, but don't trust those online buying things like ebay too much, like, eg your post:
Amazing... Both PowerCD's I received are dead. Incredible.


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btw, I'll see if I can find some of these over here in Europe.
I'dd like to check before I buy.

Sorry man, hope for sure that those babies will work after some toying with them.
 

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Originally posted by Geert


Thxs for info Blakespot, but don't trust those online buying things like ebay too much, like, eg your post:

btw, I'll see if I can find some of these over here in Europe.
I'dd like to check before I buy.

Sorry man, hope for sure that those babies will work after some toying with them.
They won't work. This item in particular makes no difference whether it works or not. These units do nothing. They were not completed. If you hook a Mac monitor to versions of the box w/ an RGB port you get a gray screen (better than a dead signal) but that's it. They are non functional. Broken or not--no difference.


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