Hey, guys. I've always been a windows guy (now trying out linux also) but I've always had a love for macs. They were the first computers I ever used. Today at the flea market, I bought a fully functional PowerBook 520c. I know it's OLD and VERY slow, but I was wondering if there was anything I could do to either: 1. Speed it up. 2. Make SOME use of it. 3. Use parts of it for something else. (i.e. LCD used for in car PC.)
I'm sorry man, but you bought yoursel a paperweight. I had a 540c for the longest time, and last I checked with the current owner, it's still kick'n-so these were some tuff machines, but they are however severly dated. If I'm correct it's 11-12 years old and counting. The best you could run on it is OS 8, and thats if you can find an external scsi (small computer system interface) cd-rom and the adapter you need to hook it up. The architecture can't even decode mpeg (.mpg .mp3 .m4p .m4a) files. Plus you would have to load it up with the max 32mb of ram, and it would still be sluggish. Have fun.
You may be able to make a laptop stand with it (this was mentioned in another thread here somewhere) . A digital picture fram mod may be possible also.
Post edited by: ubergeek89, at: 2005/02/13 16:25
Mobile-2.2Ghtz Core 2 Macbook, 4GB ram, 160GB HDD Server-Dual 1.42 MDD G4, 1GB ram, 4 random hard drives. PC-C2D 2.4Ghtz, Asus Commando, 2Gb ram, 3 hdd's in raid 5, 8800GTS.
ok well usually you'll find the info you need, in this case, JpegView doesn't have a site for versiontracker to link to. I remember using this program in the days of the 520, so I think you will be able to use it under OS 7.x. I could be wrong, let me know what happens
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