Too Many 5300s!!!! What do I do with 'em?

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Well the title pretty much says it all. I got
    4x PowerBook 5300cs (2 with 24MB RAM 2 with 8MB RAM)
    4x chargers
    Short of using SimpleText to speak things, what the heck do I do with them? I want them to be useful, and as far as I know they're worthless. They all work BTW.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Um...

    Just foolin' around on t3h interwebs, mostly, spend half my time on the local CL, another 1/6 playing Reckless Drivin', and I occasionally get the urge to play with Garageband. My point is, I already have 2 iMacs, a Powerbook G4, 2 Sawtooths, an iBook G4, a 7500/G3, a Mac SE, a Mac Classic, and a Performa 405 (sorry, long list) so I don't really need to do anything in particular with 'em.

    In fact, even my ancient Mac using needs are covered.

    My little sister does get a kick out of Text to Speech though. :D
     
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    You could always swing one this way. I'd love to play with one of those!
     
  5. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, seeing as I live on the other side of the world from you, that may not be a feasible option. BTW, what is the thing in your sig? is it OC'd?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    Not much use for them with all your other macs bit that is a great collection of machines.
     
  7. needlnerdz macrumors regular

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    you should replace the harddrives with a flash memory - then unhinge the screen and build a digital photoframe out of it... duh
     
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  10. Mactropolis macrumors newbie

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    You could always send one our way too! I'm always looking for older/vintage mac stuff for our Mactropolis offices!
     
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    I'l located in OC Ccaliforna. My Dad really needs a mac. :rolleyes::D
     
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    Do you have other old macs? A great idea is a mac room in your house, i.e, the bar is clear plexiglass with old monitors inside all functioning and displaying something. a coffee table with its surface comprised of apple newtons, you can always think of something creative. They sound pretty much worthless unless you wana sell them to sum1 or go ahead with a "Mac shrine". :D Good luck...:apple:
     
  15. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    alright, here's what i have to work with.

    4 powerbook 5300s
    2 iMac G3s
    1 B+W
    Macintosh SE
    Macintosh Classic
    Performa 405
    G3 upgraded 7500
    And, to be the shame of the family, I suppose I could put in the Dell XPS M140 I'm getting tomorrow.

    Any ideas y'all?
     
  16. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    We told you already...GIVE THEM TO US!!!!! ZOMBIES AS TO BRAINS AS WE ARE TO MACS.............MMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCSSS..UGGHHGHOOO
     
  17. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    You could put them on the LEM Swap list, see what people will offer you in trade. Maybe some upgrades for your other macs, or other powerbooks.

    My shrine will be complete soon. I may need one. Start a thread in the marketplace. or update my "I want to own every powerbook ever made" thread.
     
  18. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You know, it really is a shame... I had a MBP for you if you hadn't shouted. :D
     
  19. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If you could take pics of t3h shrine, I could look at them, then give you something to put in it. BTW, I'm kinda surprised you don't have a 5300 yet, there are like billions of them...
     
  20. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    I'll be good now...I SWEAR.
     
  21. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Please, MacBoy, just make a verbal commitment. You don't have to SWEAR.

    Actually guys, that's a good idea to make a shrine, but I wanted to know how I should arrange them, and stuff like that.
     
  22. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Here was my idea: I was thinking of putting "L" shelves in a corner about 14" apart from floor to ceiling. Run the power cords down the middle. Make them all do slideshows of my iphoto library (the ones who can). The 100 150 and the 180 (greyscale) could maybe just run After Dark.

    Also, I do have a 5300. I bought it off of Livingfortoday. It has a little trouble booting sometimes but I basically paid shipping for it. I could always use a backup though! Why do I keep buying macs?? Why?? I just bought an SE today for $30. no reason. I just didn't have one of those. Why do I have this compulsion??
     
  23. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You have this because there aren't many 286s left to buy compulsively. Anyway, that sounds like a great idea. How would you get JPEGs on to a 5300 tho?
     
  24. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    That sounds like a pretty neat idea, I wonder what the power drain would be on those, though? I mean, I doubt it's very high, but combined, maybe it would add up.

    Would you turn them into photo frames, or keep them whole and running?

    Either way, I wanna see pictures if you do it!
     

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