I love the Powerbook 5300 because it brings me so many good memories. It has been a while since I was looking for one. About 6 months ago, I found one at eBay going for about 25 quid, so I bought it. It turned out to have a fried motherboard. So, I kept it for spares. I kept looking from time to time trying to find another one… finally, I did. Last week, I bought the one you will see in the below video for 40 quid.
It was in operational state, but the seller warned me about a bad battery leakage. So, I knew it would have to undergo some cleaning and repairing work. I was just hoping the motherboard was fine. And it was!
The work was a success, and I documented it in the video that follows. Hope you enjoy it!