Some cruel soul threw out a perfectly working Powerbook 520

everett1911

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Aug 4, 2017
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You bet I picked it up, there was even its charger! The screen's backlight shimered but some very precise percussive maintenance made it stop doing that.

I have a feeling the hard disk's on its way out but otherwise everything else works. It doesn't have the PCMCIA adapter and both batteries are dead but hey, free vintage powerbook!

 

everett1911

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Aug 4, 2017
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Montreal, Canada
Haha yeah almost like clockwork, the HDD died.

No biggie, this thing takes 1.44mb floppies so I can get myself a system 7 floppy installation or something until I can get a scsi to sd adapter or something!
 

Evergreener1971

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Sep 29, 2018
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I know this thread is old but I have a screen and 160 MB Hdd. I would be willing to mail them to you at my own expense if you are interested. I can be reached at cpck4@live.com


Haha yeah almost like clockwork, the HDD died.

No biggie, this thing takes 1.44mb floppies so I can get myself a system 7 floppy installation or something until I can get a scsi to sd adapter or something!
 
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Evergreener1971

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Sep 29, 2018
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Really? Is there a catch?
No catch. I have a tremendous respect for all things old. I hate throwing things out. And I have hung on to this stuff for a few years wondering what to do with it. I was searching for information on the value if I sold it, and ran across your post. Problem solved. It could take a few days to get it in the mail, I'm ill, and I have to wait until I'm not having weird histamine reactions to everything but I get out every four to five days. Just pm me or send an address to the email I posted in my first reply, and I will send those to you shortly.
 

CooperBox

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I know this thread is old but I have a screen and 160 MB Hdd. I would be willing to mail them to you at my own expense if you are interested. I can be reached at cpck4@live.com
Kudos to you! It's great to see vintage parts being donated. I've done the same myself on occasions and it's a great sense of satisfaction knowing that another vintage Mac still lives on and performs as designed.
 
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