Which old powerbook had the skins?

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  1. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    I know someone remembers which old powerbook had the half-cover you could remove and put the skins on it. I ran across one of the packages of Skins (Artwork by Jim Mitchell, Brad Holldand, Carlos Segura, Michael Bartalos, David Karam, and Keiji Ito) with the seven original skins in it. I had the laptop at one time, but I can't remember if it was the 190, the 5300, the 1400, or another one. Any help from a brilliant brain would be appreciated.
     
  2. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    It was the 1400. It's probably not easy to find the clear "book cover" for it though, they usually have gray ones.
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I remember someone had made a solar panel for the 1400 that fit on there too, but I can't seem to find it anymore. It wasn't capable of charging it fully or anything, but could offer a bit of trickle to maintain the battery for longer when you were out and about. I'd *love* to fine one of those somewhere now.
     
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    I think I still have my clear cover (somewhere) but I also remember thinking it was kind of brittle and might crack if I didn't store it in a better place than where I was "temporarily" putting it. Odds on locating it = poor, and in good condition, even worse...
     
  5. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, there was a solar panel. I think they were about $300, but this was on eBay. My first laptop was a 1400/117. Got it free in '03.
     
  6. BraveArts macrumors member

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    Hey Spork,

    Ah yes, the good old days of the CS1400.
    I've still got mine and the clear cover (and package of skins) have never been taken out of their original wrappers. They're sitting in a box in the loft somewhere until I can get a bigger studio to display all my old gear.:eek:
     
  7. spork183 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The clear panels look trashy IMHO. I stuck with the gray until retiring my 1400c.
     
  9. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    I have a solid wood cover (honest!) for my 1400. Came with it when I bought it from eBay. Even got the guys name carved on the back!

    I'll dig it out and post pic.
     

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