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    Replacing optical drive in Performa 5400

    Cool! I figured you must be in Australia or Southeast Asia as I don't think the 5400 DE was sold anywhere else. That's a nice historical oddity you have there.
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    Replacing optical drive in Performa 5400

    I'm only asking out of curiosity: do you actually have a Director's Edition (i.e. Director's Edition is printed on the front) or is it just a black 5400? Mine is the latter and I've hardly seen any DEs in the wild at all.
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    Replacing optical drive in Performa 5400

    This is not true. See below. This is largely true but from my experience there is sometimes a few millimetres of variation in the spacing that completely throws off the alignment for the 5400. There's also the matter of drivers. Not all SCSI drives will "just work" in a Mac. It's best to try to...
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    Belkin F5U220 USB PCI card not working

    Sounds like an S900!
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    Mac SE: "zoomed" display, dim, high pitch whine

    This has the hallmarks of a failing flyback transformer. I've never seen bad caps cause zoomed image, although someone may chime in to correct me on that. The lack of response from the screen adjusters is rather telling. It's possible that you have capacitors in there which are on the way out...
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    SD to IDE drive replacement for PDQ PowerBook G3

    Great post! I've been using one of these adapters in my 1400 (formerly a cs, now a c) for about a year and have had no trouble. I've found these adapters to be compatible with every IDE laptop I've thrown them in. My Toshiba Libretto is also home to one of these adapters, no trouble at all.
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    Repairing a Blue & White Studio Display CRT (repost)

    Nice job! It's almost time for me to do this job myself. I've been using my Studio CRT a lot over the past few weeks and the clicky-zoom-out moments are getting more and more frequent.
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    First post, snagged an S900 in great cosmetic shape, but with problems

    It is tremendously hard to find RAM for these machines, particularly 64 and 128MB sticks. I've been hunting for four 64MB sticks for almost a year now and have found nothing good. For USB the Belkin F5U220 and F5U212 cards are the best, IMO. They work on any PCI Mac with USB enabled in the...
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    Web browser and email client for 68k Mac?

    It is worth considering that the setup you are asking for is a security nightmare and there is no practical way to do it without opening yourself up to a lot of vulnerabilities. These are vintage machines with long-obsolete system software that has no idea what to do with the modern web. The...
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    PowerMac G5 Quad "The New Blood Mod" - A guide to flushing, modifying and refilling the dual-pump cooling system.

    Fixed. Sorry about that. Sounds fun! What graphics card were you thinking of using?
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    PowerMac G5 Quad "The New Blood Mod" - A guide to flushing, modifying and refilling the dual-pump cooling system.

    My pleasure. Please post pictures in this thread (or create your own!) if you end up doing this mod. It's a big and complicated job so I wish you luck!
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    PowerMac G5 Quad "The New Blood Mod" - A guide to flushing, modifying and refilling the dual-pump cooling system.

    Here are links and part numbers for all the parts that are not self-explanatory. Some of these parts are generic and do not have part numbers. Alphacool Eisdecke DDC V.4 Acrylic Top ( x 2 ) PART NUMBER: 13317 40mm M4 bolts ( x 8 ) 3/8" Inner-Diameter 1/2" Outer-Diameter acrylic tubing...
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    PowerMac G5 Quad "The New Blood Mod" - A guide to flushing, modifying and refilling the dual-pump cooling system.

    There are no reservoirs in my build (yet!), just new pump-tops and new hoses. What does your LCS look like? Are there two pumps or just one?
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    PowerMac G5 Quad "The New Blood Mod" - A guide to flushing, modifying and refilling the dual-pump cooling system.

    I'm sorry this guide wasn't comprehensive enough for you. Which parts are you having trouble finding? I'm happy to help you find what you need. I hate to say it but this is no longer good advice. It was good advice five years ago but sadly not any more. At this point the newest liquid cooling...
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    First post, snagged an S900 in great cosmetic shape, but with problems

    Don't be so sure. It's worth remembering that the software you are disabling is responsible for fully utilising the hardware. If the software is behaving normally but the hardware is defective then running the software will cause trouble. I'm not saying your hunch is definitely wrong but it's...
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