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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoxide View Post
    One of my SE/30s had the same problem... I had to lift it a couple of cm above the desk and drop it at the right moment to get it to boot...
    And amazingly they still work! Had same issue with my iPod 4th gen 40GB drive, dropped/slapped that thing so many times (100+) before it decided to go bad, but it amazingly still works OK.

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    I really wish I could get my 100 to run :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
    Old hard disks like these are subject to "stiction", basically seizing up of the hard disk read heads/bearings due to age or lack of use. You can try to jump start the HDs ... by giving it a firm slap as it tries to spin up. Very naughty and won't help the drive heads but if you have nothing to lose it should spin up OK with a bit of effort. Be gentle initially, but give it a bit more heave if no luck

    The stock 20 and 40MB drives in PB100s are pretty bad, and unreliable as a rule. I have a PB170 that has an aging 120MB HD that regularly needs the above "exercise" to get it spinning up if not used for several months, it's worked fine for years like this.
    This is a Good tip that does actually work and with the age of the drive you shouldn't care too much if it doesn't. Unfortunately I have no idea on where to get old 25pin SCSI drives in this day and age, particularly not in the size and capacity necessary to work in a PowerBook 100. Other than to suggest asking someone here very nicely. The days of places like macfixit, or epowermac carrying anything like this would be well and truly gone.

    There seems to be a 500mb drive on ebay but at a ridiculous cost.

    Apple 655 0282 500MB 2 5

    and a couple of 80 and 120mb drives

    Apple 80MB 2 5

    Apple 120MB 2 5
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    Well 2 months on I still haven't got it to work. Now it boots to a black screen…… The power adaptor works, the fuse is not blown, no chime, new PRAM batteries and there is no difference between having the battery in or out or different combinations of batteries, Power adaptor and the switch. So for the moment I have no idea :P
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    If you have an external floppy drive or SCSI drive with a compatible OS loaded on to boot from ( OS 7-7.6 ? ) can you boot up from those instead?

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    The problem is that the screen just goes instantly black. I have two external HDs but not the right cable.
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    Then you need something like this...
    HDI Scsi Dock Adapter Connector Apple Powerbook 140 G3 | eBay
    Assuming that is that your external SCSI HD has a DB25 plug or maybe a DB25 to a HD130 cable ?

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    But it doesn't even show the flashing floppy!

    I've got the actual adpator but not the cables to go between my HDs and the dock connector.
    Plus, IIci, IIsi, LC, LCII, LC III, CC, LC475, LC630, Centris650, 6100, 8100, 5260, 7220, 7600. PB: 100, 150, 160, 165, 540, 190, 5300, 1400. Lombard, iMacG3, iBookG3, iBookG4, PBG4, eMac, iMac G4, PMG4, MiniG4, iMacG5

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