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Just got an old Powerbook 100. Nice machine, but I have a couple of questions I hope someone can answer (I've already checked the PB100 FAQ) There is a circular light spot on the screen opposite the trackball, it looks like pressure from the trackball has caused this problem, is this common, and can it be fixed? My main battery is shot: do the NiCads such as sold by e-batts work and charge fully, and what battery life can I expect from them? I've tried to join the PB100 mailing list at Stanford, but don't seem to be able to ...

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    Default Powerbook 100 questions

    Just got an old Powerbook 100. Nice machine, but I have a couple of
    questions I hope someone can answer (I've already checked the PB100
    FAQ)

    There is a circular light spot on the screen opposite the trackball,
    it looks like pressure from the trackball has caused this problem, is
    this common, and can it be fixed?

    My main battery is shot: do the NiCads such as sold by e-batts work
    and charge fully, and what battery life can I expect from them?

    I've tried to join the PB100 mailing list at Stanford, but don't seem
    to be able to subscribe, is the list closed? Is there an archive?

    Anyone have any pointers to original reviews or ads for this machine?

    TIA

    Steve
    Steven Patterson Guest

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    Default Re: Powerbook 100 questions

    In article <2ccc420f.0307152352.2338a522posting.google.com >,
    [email]stevnpbigmailbox.net[/email] (Steven Patterson) wrote:
    > Just got an old Powerbook 100. Nice machine, but I have a couple of
    > questions I hope someone can answer (I've already checked the PB100
    > FAQ)
    >
    > There is a circular light spot on the screen opposite the trackball,
    > it looks like pressure from the trackball has caused this problem, is
    > this common, and can it be fixed?
    >
    > My main battery is shot: do the NiCads such as sold by e-batts work
    > and charge fully, and what battery life can I expect from them?
    >
    > I've tried to join the PB100 mailing list at Stanford, but don't seem
    > to be able to subscribe, is the list closed? Is there an archive?
    >
    > Anyone have any pointers to original reviews or ads for this machine?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Steve
    I have a PB 100 as well!

    The mark you describe sounds like it is what you say. Mine does not have
    a mark so i don;t know if it is cleanable.

    I purchased a battery a coupe of years ago and like the original they
    are not great. even new, the most I ever got out of the PB100 was a
    couple hours.
    Jim Guest

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