Found 6 article entries from category: Hardware

Dealing with old apple hardware. Logic Board Serial Number issues.

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the first in hopefully a series of articles from me covering older apple hardware service and support matters, these articles are my own and do not contain copyrighted content. My history with Apple goes back well over 23 years ago as a user / owner and 16 years back when I qualified through my college  to become a registered Apple Service Engineer supporting a 4 campus college complex with over...

How to disable the airport card in the mid 2005 iBook to prevent crashing

Many iBook G4 laptops (and possibly other models) have a problem with the inbuilt AirPort card failing, and then causing regular kernel panics. This can be avoided in Leopard, and possibly Tiger, by replacing the kexts responsible for the AirPort 1. As soon as you turn the computer on quickly turn off AirPort in the menu bar. 2. Open TextEdit and save two blank files to the desktop. Name the First one  IO80211Family.kext.rtf and...

How to recover DATA from a failing hard drive?

[WIP, coming soon] Hi.  Altough this guide has nothing to do with retro Mac technology per se, it could still prove to be useful to you, wheter you use an old Mac or a new one or even Windows.  It has nothing to do with what brand of computer you use, what type of storage media you use or even how old the storage media is.  DATA recovery applies to everyone and failing hard drives, especially new ones, are often caused solely...

iMac G3 Speaker Replacement

Imac G3 Speaker Replacement Dissassembly Begin by flipping the unit upside down, as depicted in figure 1. Remove the plastic cover located at the rear of the unit, by using a flat head screwdriver, or similar prying utensil. Remove the 2 outermost long screws located under this cover, as well as the 2 short screw located at the front of the unit, closest to the monitor. This is detailed in figure 2 and 3 respectively. Continue, by lifting...

Modify Apple's CD/DVD drivers to mount third party drives.

This article was hosted on the excellent ResExcellence site. The text below is a verbatim copy of the same hosted on the wayback machine. https://web.archive.org/web/20040404121044/http://www.resexcellence.com/hack_html_99/12-21-98.shtml Several readers emailed to point out an excellenct article in c't Magazine [http://www.heise.de/ct/english/98/26/188/] that showed how to use ResEdit on Apple CD/DVD drivers to make them...

Using a 3rd Party USB Card in a PowerMac 7300

Instead of being continually frustrated with SheepShaver, although an amazing piece of emulation software, I decided to resurrect my old PowerMac 7300. The problems I had were that the CMOS battery was dead, and the hard drive was tiny, only 6GB. The battery was replaced with one from Amazon for about $8.00  I had a stack of older hard drives, luckily one that was IDE and 120GB in size. Under OS 9, the OS needs to be installed in the...



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