In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, John
I had the PB 1400 and upgraded to a Wallstreet PB G3, which I still have.
I had several ways to transfer data to a newer computer, but most won't do
you any good if you don't have the needed hardware, software and
As you suspect, the IR port can be used with AppleShare, but it requires
another machine that supports AppleShare over IR. My Wallstreet could do
The SCSI connector on the PB 1400 is the square one that allows it to be
used as a SCSI hard drive if you use the right cable or adapter. I have
one of the adapters that has a switch allowing it to work in normal or
"SCSI Disk" modes. Connecting it to another machine's SCSI port allows
the 1400 to be mounted on the other machine's desktop.
CAUTION: The 1400's internal drive is NOT SCSI, so there is no internal
termination. You MUST use an external SCSI termination at the 1400 end of
the connecting cable.
As a side note, the 1400's ide HD may be compatible with more modern
machines, so it may be possible to extract it and mount it in an external
FireWire housing. It may not be easy to do this, and would certainly mess
up the 1400!
I also have a SCSI Zip drive that allowed copying the 1400's contents onto
I also had a PCMCIA Ethernet adapter. By connecting it to another
computer using a cross-over cable, it was possible to share the 1400's HD
using AppleShare over Ethernet. This should work with machines up to OS
The Modem port of the 1400 could also be used for AppleShare. If you had
an old Dayna "Etherprint" or equivalent adapter, you could interface to
the Ethernet connector on the newer machine. You might need the crossover
cable, depending on how new the newer machine is.
And of course there is the Modem port used as a serial port. With the
Modem cable, it could be connected to a modem. With the appropriate
terminal program, it could be used to make calls to another modem
connected to another machine operating in host or Bulletin Board mode.
You could eliminate the modems by using a null-modem adapter (equivalent
to the Ethernet Crossover cable) or a printer cable instead of a modem
That's all I can think of, but perhaps this will give you some ideas.