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#1 2017-02-09 15:14:38

Motorola
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PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

I sliced my display cable has anyone ever had success finding a replacement


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#2 2017-02-10 14:58:09

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

Back in 2002 I came across a 145B that had a stuffed display cable. I ended up getting my hands on a PB140 that had a stuffed motherboard, but a good display cable.

These days your best bet would be to hit up eBay (or Craigslist, or a similar site) for a machine you can scavenge parts from. Either a 140, 145 or 145B should have the right cable.

Also - moving to the PowerBook forum since this is a PowerBook topic smile

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#3 2017-02-10 15:20:55

jt
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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

LOL! There, you just got the scoop from one of the founding mods of the 68kMLA in no time at all! I didn't say so over there, but you really do need to develop patience if you're going to be collecting Macs. Schiznit happens and these things take time. wink

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#4 2017-02-11 13:20:25

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

Old Macs are like old cars...unless you have big money to throw at them they take time...I've restored a few Macs over the years, sometimes spent months tracking down parts...my current project is a Mazda 626...ironically, much like the Macs that I'm used to, some of its interior parts seem to be made of SpindlerPlastic *sigh*

By the way, if you end up with a few scrap PowerBook 1xx's, maybe play around with daughter cards a bit. Since I first built it in 2002 my 145B has always run a 170 daughter card, giving it a FPU smile

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#5 2017-02-11 14:12:02

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

SpindlyPlast(c)

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#6 2017-02-12 17:33:12

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

I might have one, Moto. I can check my parts stash tomorrow.


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#7 2017-02-14 01:23:03

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

mcdermd wrote:

I might have one, Moto. I can check my parts stash tomorrow.

Thanks


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#8 2017-02-15 01:00:48

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

I checked the stash and I have a lot of Powerbook 165 stuff including broken display cables hmm

I do have a complete Powerbook 160, though. It works but suffers from the incredible fading display syndrome.


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#9 2017-09-14 12:42:07

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Re: PowerBook 145b display cable replacement

I do have a complete Powerbook 160, though. It works but suffers from the incredible fading display syndrome

Can be fixed with new caps on the display and backlight board.

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