R.I.P. Macintosh PowerBook 3400c (1997-2017)

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Wikipedia, Neale Monks

Yesterday my Apple Macintosh PowerBook 3400c died.

This happened just after I had loaded MacOS 8.6 on a 80x 2GB CompactFlash card I got off eBay. My hope was that a solid state boot drive would insure against future mechanical hard drive failures, something I often worry about with my vintage computers. In a cruel yet comical twist of faith, the very act that I hoped to preserve it seems to have killed it.

Mr. Murphy, you never fail to surprise!

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