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  LCARS (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:37 am
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My PowerBook 190's motherboard failed within months of ownership in 1995, but the hard drive was fine. Its running 7.5.2 190 Enabler. Could I put its HD into a 540c since they're both SCSI, or would the 190 Enabler not function inside a 540?
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  wove (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:48 am
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The 190 was very similar to the 5300 and I thought the internal hard drive was an IDE drive. The Duo 2300 of the same era had internal connections to use either an IDE drive or a SCSI drive.

An enabler file should only be loaded if it is needed so the System file (7.5.2) from the 190 should work with the 540c.

bill
  
  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:32 am
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My 190 had an IDE drive.
  
  LCARS (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:18 pm
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Thank you both for your replies. I have no idea why I thought the 190 had a SCSI drive. Being IDE makes it much easier to transplant since I could put it into my 2300c. I'm hoping to rescue my files.
  
  dpaanlka (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:50 pm
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If you boot a 2300 from a 190's system folder, you're going to be in for a very slow inefficient 68k emulated time, if it even boots.
  
  LCARS (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:31 pm
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Thanks for the information. It hadn't occurred to me that the PowerPC chip would have to emulate the 040. It sounds like I should find another 190.
  
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