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Hey Mac Geeks, looky what I bought!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Elga, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Elga

    Elga Lore Master
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    I had a small tradgedy on Sunday when my beloved PowerBook 520c committed Apple-cide on me and the monitor came unhinged from the keyboard! Don't ask, I was playing Scrabble, went to get some water, came back and I ended up with this:

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    Needless to say it doesn't work anymore! I love these old Macs though, you can play the cool old school games on them. Plus you don't have to worry about hurting them, as I only payed $20 for the thing to begin with.

    So I went on an Ebay hunt for a replacement and upgraded a bit.

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    Powerbook G3 400mhz
    128 Mb RAM
    OS 8.6
    Ethernet
    CD-ROM, however I think this model has the capability for a hot swap DVD drive if I so desired.
    Unknown HD Size- The seller didn't know how to find out! But I'm thinking 4GB-6GB.
    Comes in original box as well as with the original manuals.

    After a small bidding war I won for $58+Shipping! These things sold for $2499 in 2000, and I wanted one then, but didn't have $2499!
    So I'll try one 9 years later for $58! It was shipped out UPS today, so should be here early next week.

    Just thought I'd share my geeky excitement with you all. KTHX BAI! :thumbup:
     
  2. Trish

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  3. YoungUn

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    LOL what a bad game of Scrabble that musta been if it encouraged the 'puter to off itself.
    Hope you like your new one!
     
  4. Elga

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    I will take that as a compliment! :lick:

    I received it already via the big brown truck! Dats fast shipping. Whoever had it took really good care of it, literally no scratches. The battery is of course dead, but I didn't expect it to work. The hard drive is 10GB. It's got Microsoft Office for Mac installed, which is nice. The keyboard is a "Sexy" bronze color. The internet browsing is ancient, however I can now get back to playing Scrabble Deluxe! :eyes:
     
  5. Awww......sorry your puter bit the dust! But I'm glad you found another one! We have some games that wont play on our newer computers either. They were so much fun. I found someone that wrote a patch that will allow me to play my favorite OLD windows game on Vista. Unfortunately I use the Mac now!!! Figures!:twak:
     
  6. And playing farmtown! :eyes:
     
  7. Elga

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    Hey I just got my 3rd mansion tonight!

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    I'm going for a quad-plex! :party:
     
  8. Good luck with that lol.
     
  9. TubbyHile

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    LOL Multi-mansions