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    Using Magneto Optical drives on vintage 68k Macs

    Thanks for clearing that up, I assumed there were physical hardware differences beyond the gpu... I have a rev A G3 MT so was aware of the A-B differences, I didn't even know there was a rev C until now!
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    Using Magneto Optical drives on vintage 68k Macs

    Apologies if I am preaching to the choir, but revision A of the beige G3 logic board can't use slave drives, while B can. So I guess there are significant differences to the IDE controller between them...
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    Need help to fix quadra 800

    No problem! No trace and no via means it's not connected to anything. I did a bombed 650 board (same board as 800) recently and most of the N/C pads were gone, and a couple of the connected pads needed some repair. All worked fine when I soldered the IC back on (along with some other repairs...
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    Need help to fix quadra 800

    That pad is N/C. You can safely ignore it.
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    Replacement power led for quadra 800

    Can anyone recommend a suitable one? I'm afraid that whatever generic led I buy will be way too bright. The original was very subtle and I really hate bright glary leds so I'd like the replacement to be similar... Thanks.
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    What is the best Usb Wifi dongle for a PowerPC Mac?

    I just use one of the below units configured as a wireless bridge connected to the computers ethernet. Works on any mac with ethernet and avoids all messing around with drivers and wifi configurations. Got a quadra 700 sitting next to me right now connected to my home network via one of these...
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    Booting 9.2 on Cube with Encore ST 1.7 cpu...

    Is it possible? I am having no luck doing so. It will boot and load extensions, but freezes on the loading screen after the extensions have loaded before going to the desktop. With extensions disabled, it freezes in the same place just with no extensions loaded. I have the Sonnet firmware...
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    Scored a beat up Quadra 950

    I was watching it on ebay too, and had the exact same intention of using the 601 card in my 700 if the 950 was truly a gonner - decided I didn't need any more projects in the end! Good to see it's in capable hands!
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    Unexpected surprise in a G4 cube...

    Hi, yeah the problem appears to be independent of the VRM - same on both. If you didn't see my other thread, I got it working with a wireless bridge instead of direct connection to the router. I don't know why, but it works now. On the heatspreader, I left the foil on the heatsink side, I just...
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    G4 cube becomes unstable when ethernet is connected

    No, I am in the UK. Well, I have an update. I did the large folder duplicate and it worked fine. I have some cheap wifi bridges/endpoints laying around that I use at work so I decided to try one of those. It's on a very short (about 15") ethernet cable. With that it is running just fine. Been...
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    G4 cube becomes unstable when ethernet is connected

    Thanks for your thoughts, I really appreciate it. I am 99.99% sure it's just the ethernet. If the machine is just idling on the desktop with nothing running it will sit like that indefinitely, sleep and wake no problem, launch applications and go back to idling etc., but when I plug the...
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    Unexpected surprise in a G4 cube...

    I made a new post in the proper subform about this as I have been working on it; https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/g4-cube-becomes-unstable-when-ethernet-is-connected.38641/#post-417773 I discovered that it's some how related to the ethernet. I can launch every app on the drive...
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    G4 cube becomes unstable when ethernet is connected

    In this thread; https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/unexpected-surprise-in-a-g4-cube.38554/ I noted I was having problems with the machine locking up with a spinning beachball and had attributed it to disk problems. After a bit of tinkering I found out that the machine is actually rock...
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    Unexpected surprise in a G4 cube...

    I have the Artmix VRM installed and all good, got the cube online and launched safari, and got a few pages in and soft hang. As in it all locks up, but the gradual lock up with spinning beachball that comes with a failing hard drive. Something is not right with the SSD that I'm using. Seems any...
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    Unexpected surprise in a G4 cube...

    That's reassuring thanks! I don't have much to go on to say whether it's a cube processor or not. The SG4K designation doesn't appear anywhere in Sonnets knowledge base or manuals that I can see. Cube processors are apparently designated on SG4C, but this old newegg listing shows the SG4K part...
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