anyone got a powerbook 190 adapter?

Hi everyone, im looking for a powerbook 190 ac adapter. i got a pb190, but it came with no adpater, and the battery was dead. i need a adapter, so i was wondering if anyone has one i can have. (im in canada, by the way) or a adpater that puts out 24v, 2 amps? thanks to everyone who can help

Posted by zack247 8 years ago


got a mac powerbokk 190 to tear and mod...

Recently i got myself a used mac powerbook 190 for about $0.25. it has no power adapter for charging it, but that'll change soon. i plan on tearing it down and modding it with some apple type back screen logos, and installing linux, with maybe a mod to the lower half as well.

Posted by zack247 8 years ago


LEDs keep on taking over. Excellent.

It's no secret that we love using LEDs for our projects. They sip power and are fantastically tiny. You can even get an introduction to how they work with just an LED and a coin battery. If you haven't used one yet, make it a new year's resolution to make one light up this year. If you want to complete any resolutions, that'll be one of the easiest.Yesterday's announcement of the Macbook Air in San Francisco pushes the LEDs further. This isn't the first laptop to have it, but it's a dramatic display of how far the tech has come and how far it needs to go. LEDs aren't perfect for every use, but they hopefully will be someday.According to this article some of the current goals are for better whites, deep-UV, and quantum cryptography. All of which sound pretty tasty.But what about you? What do you want from LEDs that you don't see just yet?

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


A Puzzle featuring Xbox 360, a powerbook g4, and Connect360

Hi Everyone,I use a 12" powerbook g4 as a wireless adaptor for my xbox 360 (as shown here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-laptop-as-an-XboxXbox-360-wireless-adap/). I would like to use Connect360 (nullriver.com/products/connect360) to stream music and movies from my current computer onto the xbox 360. However, connect360 cannot see my xbox 360, and I suspect that is because it looks like a powerbook on the network, not an xbox 360, because it is using the powerbook's network connection. Is there anything i can do about this? This seemed like enough of a tweaking/hacking how-to that someone here might like to try it, or at least have ideas of how to go about it.Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Posted by JimiHeffernan 9 years ago


Cannibalizing old electronics

I am taking apart and desolder some vintage Mac Powerbooks and I found this Logitech 9215H IC on the trackballs PCB. I wonder. All datasheets I find say it is for a floppy.. Anyone has informations about that IC? I would love to use it in any kind of project. The Powerbook is thisone http://oldcomputers.net/apple-powerbook.html

Posted by sbeck10 5 years ago


Homepage is F****d

Powerbook Mac 10.7.5 Safari Homepage loads without text entry fields (able to enter text but text is invisible) Search reveals no results

Posted by gegn 5 years ago


Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1 - $75

I have here Mac OSX 10.5.1 (Leopard) still in the box, unused and for sale. This retails from the apple store for about 130.00, but I'm making room in my studio and I would like for it to find a new home! 75 bucks or best offer and it's yours. Serious offers only.

Posted by InvaderDig 9 years ago


My comments won't post in Safari from my iMac?

Why will my comments not post from my iMac, but my ancient powerbook posts comments fine?

Posted by nthomas12 5 years ago


Flash ads slowing down browser and sometimes crashing

Hey, longtime user here and this problem just started a few days ago. Using Google Chrome 58.0.3029.110 on a Mac Powerbook OS X 10.11.6. On pages with Flash ads, it's slowing down the pages to a crawl and several time crashed the browser. Not having this problem with other sites on this browser.  Please advise....

Posted by sstanfill 1 year ago


Mcbook LCD swap for 12inch

I am working on converting my macbook into a tablet PC, and I have everything pretty much figured out but...I was wondering if there is a way, or better yet, how i could swap the 13inch LCD with a smaller LCD.I have the LCD from a 12inch powerbook g4 on hand, and would like to use it instead of the standard 13inch screen.This will allow me more room to relocate things inside the tablet, as well as allow better fitting for everything.It will also help with the purchase of the touch screen as most touch panels I find are 12 or 15 inch.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by mbarndt 9 years ago


Print Server

Hello, I have a apple mac PowerBook G4 that connects wireless to our 4-port adsl modem which the PC connects to as well. I was recently tiding out the box of cables and modems and stuff. I found our old adsl modem it just has a power port a telephone port and an Ethernet port and a usb port. I also have a sub wireless adapter(plug in to a PC and you have a wireless adapter. Is there a way to modify these items to build a print server so i can connect to it and print. I can't modify the wireless modem since thats what we use for internet.Is there a way to make one so I don't have to pay like over $50 for one I want a small device so i can make our usb printer a network one so i can print easily??

Posted by jbman 9 years ago


Looking for micro pump for steampunk liquid-cooled laptop tray

Anyone with an aluminum powerbook knows how scary-hot the get during a dvd rip. My solution is a steampunk liquid cooling tray. It would have a copper plate with a thin liquid reservoir just under the centre, where the processor is, with brazed copper tubes emanating outward under the tray. But to keep the tray thin, I can't take advantage of the natural upward flow of the hot liquid and I want to avoid radiators hanging out the back or sides. I figure I need a wee pump to push the liquid out to the outer edges to cool. Running off the USB of course! I've seen the one made from a phone vibrator, a pen and some tubing. That'd work, i suppose. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a low voltage micro/nano pump? As for the USB, I found a mini voltage converter here. I can handle the design, it's the technical (esp. electrical) aspects that make me stumble. Any help would be so appreciated.

Posted by jodybaker 11 years ago


In Need of Wifi Help? Need to Make a 1.8 Mile Connection HELP? Need some Ideas!

I need some help making a long distance connection Any help is well appreciated!'MY GEARI'm using a PowerBook G4 laptop, HP Pavilion notebook, and a MacPro Desktop. An Apple Base Station for my in-house network. The Base Station has an external pigtail antenna connector.'MY PROBLEM'I live out in the country about 1.8 miles away from Subway (in town) which has a FREE open network with speeds at around 900-1.3mbps. Since I live in the country, an expensive satellite setup just isn't going to happen. I'm only 1.8 miles away from Subway and I'm sure there is a way I can reach the network with a some help, supplies and ingenuity. I read that people are reaching 3, 5, even 10t to 15 or more miles with DIY antennas. Line of sight from my house to Subway isn't the best, there are some obstacles like trees and houses in the way, so there's no direct line of sight at all.'SEARCHING'I searched the forum for some ideas. I tried one antenna from the site with a wifi USB-G adapter I had sitting around and was able to reach close to a mile and the signal was really weak. I wasn't using the Base Station, just plugging the adapter into my Mac laptop and using the software it came with. It's a hawkins wifi usb adapter for the Mac.'IDEAS'I was thinking of setting up an enclosed solar powered transmitter, using circuitry from one of the two 2.4gzh 5-mile walkie talkies I have, and placing it at a not so visible spot at Subway. The other one would be adapted to my Base Station which I would still have control over the network creating a closed hidden network with WEP encryption, but not sure. This is where I could use some help and your ideas? An antenna seems like the best and easiest approach but I'm not sure how to get it to reach 2+ miles and maintain high speeds.Any helpful advice, links, photos, etc. would be great! Thanks!'

Posted by zoozack 10 years ago