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Old Sep 23rd, 2016, 01:06 AM   #1
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Powerbook "Pismo" G3 500Mhz w MacOS X Tiger 10.4

***SOLD*** thanks for all the interest and will leave the pics and post up for nostalgia.

I'm reaching out to the ehMac community to find a good home for my fully functioning Powerbook "Pismo" laptop - this is circa 2000 and it has a few upgrades*:

machine model: Powerbook 3,1
model #: M7633LL/A

500 Mhz G3 processor
*1GB RAM (maxed out)
*Hitachi GST Travelstar 7K60 HTS726060M9AT00 (08K0939) 60GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Hard drive
*Airport Card installed
*Mac OS 10.4.11 Tiger preinstalled (note no OS 9 is installed)
*ejectable battery has been replaced with Newer Tech battery a few years ago (original batteries were recycled)
original DVD/CD play still works and is on the right bay

See photos for following normal wear for a 16 year (!!) computer that is in otherwise amazing condition:
- hardly any aesthetic scuffs or scratches on outside case including ALL rubber case coverings are intact with NO peeling or separating.
- few keys show bit of wear on the letters, namely S, D, C and N
- one small chip on upper left side of screen that is hardly noticable on most background and when noticed looks like a dark pixel
- onboard PRAM battery is charged, but if you leave the laptop unplugged for a week and it drains, you may need to do the 'disconnect PRAM battery' to startup (easy to do) and let sit to fully charge, as long as the Newer Tech side battery is charged though there is no issue.













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Old Sep 23rd, 2016, 09:58 AM   #2
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Perhaps the best Apple laptop of that era, iSteve! I doubt you'll have any trouble finding a new owner.
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I loved the fact that you could stick two batteries into it by removing the DVD tray. This was my go to for many years. Just watch that recharging plug at the sound card!
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I loved the fact that you could stick two batteries into it by removing the DVD tray. This was my go to for many years. Just watch that recharging plug at the sound card!
Yes I loved having 2 batteries and running a full day back when this was new. The spare has long lost its charge and original replaced with a Newer battery. To this day still think this was one of the most solid, well built & thought out machines Apple every made.

I remember the power issue - the current charger IS the replacement one I got from Apple as part of their charger replacement program way back when.

Sound card and charging have been great, even after all these years! *knock on wood*
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Perhaps the best Apple laptop of that era, iSteve! I doubt you'll have any trouble finding a new owner.
Agreed! Thanks for having a look-
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Agreed! Thanks for having a look-
All I can do is look, since I can't justify having a second Pismo at home....
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I sold my great Pismo to the scammer in my signature. God knows what happened to it. Perhaps the police confiscated it.
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I sold my great Pismo to the scammer in my signature. God knows what happened to it. Perhaps the police confiscated it.
Whoa?! Ok thanks for the heads up on him and sorry to hear that happened! How/what did he do?
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I still have one of these and use it on Sunday's as a dedicated computer for my fantasy football scores.
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Old Sep 27th, 2016, 12:03 PM   #10
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Whoa?! Ok thanks for the heads up on him and sorry to hear that happened! How/what did he do?
It's in my signature link:
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Essentially, he's guilty over a dozen counts of identity theft (that's just what he was charged with, there's much more), stealing from friends, neighbours and family. There is no reason to think that he is done with these poor choices, and I haven't been paid back.



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