I have an old powerbook that i got from someone who got it from a school. Apparently it was for disabled children and it had a touch screen from trolltouch. I think I lost the controller board, but I want to make it a tablet or a pictureframe. It runs OS 7.5 so I don't think I wouldn't get much use from it besides writing papers and view pictures maybe. Any suggestions.
Loc: Stoughton, WI USA
Lucky. Hopefully you didn't completely loose the board. Since TrollTouch screens are not cheap, I would upgrade it to 9.1, upgrade the HDD, max the RAM, and hookup an external DVD drive for it. Heck, upgrade the CPU to atleast a G3 400mhz to make use of it's potential. Pickup the parts cheap on eBay or your local Mac store. After all of those upgrades you will probably still have thrown in less money than that screen would cost.
If you don't feel like throwing any money into it, upgrade to 9.1 and throw some board games on it like chess. Add a custom wood case around it, flip the screen so it's facing up, and you'll have one hightech boardgame machine.
MacBook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo w/ 2GB DDR2 RAM & 120GB SATA 5400RPM HDD Canon Rebel XTI Google Cr-48 Beta Laptop
My first laptop was a 5300 (thats what this is right? a 5200 is a performa and my first Mac ever, sorry geeking out there for a moment)
Here is the Bad: the 5300 is 100mhz and limited to 64 MB of ram, so no OSX, or at least not worth it.
Here is the good: Color screen, small size and two PCMCIA slots. Get that touchscreen working and drop a wirless card in one of those slots and it suddenly becomes wide open what you can do with this thing.
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