>>>Bravo! One of the beautiful things about the old Beige Mac hardware
>>>is that it lasts forever.
>Say what? Old computers fail. Period. In general, I really don't
>see any one model as being longer or shorter lifed as the others,
>from my experience. The only exception that is the iMac FP -- way
>too many goose neck failures. And even that's not a serious failure.
There are other machines that were notorious for failures. Two that come
to mind are the Mac Plus (analog board had several problems with it), and
any CRT iMac (where the PAV board commonly failed).
It is possible the Blue and White is another notorious failure machine,
although if it is, I'd like to know (and know what fails on it), as I
just bought one at a flea market to replace an early slot load iMac that
I use for testing. If I am to expect problems with it, I'd like to know
now what I am in for before I go too far into getting it buried under my
desk and connected to my KVM.
>The only shortcomings, IMO -- and none are showstoppers:
>1) Max DIMM size is 256 MB. I keep ending up with cheap 512's.
I guess that answers my pending question on the B&W, can it support 512's
and 2 GB max ram. Oh well, it doesn't matter much to me either way, as it
is replacing a machine that only has 512 in it anyway.