Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to MacJojo)
Try this: Use this link:
and, on the resulting page, enter "AppleTalk" in the "Search Support" field and select "Include Archive" from the "Include or Exclude Archived Documents" field, then hit "Search."
I found a lot of old AppleTalk "how-to" articles with that search. There are many pages and you have to go several pages in before the old articles start to show up.
Maybe you've thought of this but I'll ask anyway---have you tried a floppy cleaning disk in your drive? I don't know if they are still available but I resurrected several unresponsive floppy drives back in the OS7-9 days with such a cleaning tool.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to MacJojo)
Go to LowEndMac groups for contacts who are familiar with the older hardware. There is a Powerbooks group that would cover your PB140. They also have a swap list that can help with obtaining parts.
PowerBooks is a forum for users of the original Mac Portable and all pre-G3 PowerBooks (including pre-G3 models with G3 upgrades).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to MacJojo)
You can use a MiniDIN-8M to MiniDIN-8M Macintosh printer cable for a direct connection between the Modem Ports of the PB 140 and the SE/30. Alternatively, you could use LocalTalk or PhoneNET cabling.
In short: Start both computers. Enable AppleTalk on both machines (in the Chooser). Restart. Enable/start File Sharing on at least one machine (name and possibly password in the control panel). Select AppleShare in the Chooser (left) of the other machine. Select a computer to connect to in the Chooser (right). Click OK. Enter data in the connection dialogue, and click OK. Select a shared disk to use in the following dialogue, and click OK.
There are many possibilities, including sharing settings under the File menu. Details can be found in the System 7.1 reference handbook