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    RaSCSI Development Thread

    I think I'll put a row of those little Raspberry Pi heatsinks on the RaSCSI chips. That'll probably help with longevity.
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    1/2 AA battery Replacement! MoewToast Rev. 2

    Superb! I don't want to completely hijack this thread. So the last thing I'll say is I would be interested in purchasing a case for one if it was platinum and looked like an SE/30! :)
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    1/2 AA battery Replacement! MoewToast Rev. 2

    Dang! That is cool. I hope you share it when you're done. I assume you've got a specific size LCD screen in mind... I'm very interested. I even had a friend print me out this Make a tiny Mac from a Pi Zero instructable for me. It's cool, but the screen is sooooooo tiny it makes it un-usable for...
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    1/2 AA battery Replacement! MoewToast Rev. 2

    LOL, I should have thought of that. It just didn't occur to me to put the original clip back on. I didn't think it would fit, but now that I look at it, It prolly fits like a glove. <facepalm>
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    Cheap and simple ADB to USB converter

    This might be a really dumb question, so bear with me: how hard would it be to reverse this? In other words go modern USB keyboard/mouse to ADB port on Mac? I'm not so concerned about the keyboard side of things, as there are good reasons to use a genuine ADB keyboard. But the old ball mice are...
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    RaSCSI, Pi's, and cheap PSUs - A Cautionary Tale

    Thanks SlipperyGrey! I had a bad weekend with my RaSCSI's and Macs. I'm sure most of the frustrations were ID-10T errors, and the fact that we're so spoiled now with modern computing devices. Working with stuff from 30 years ago is a real eye opener. I don't remember them being this difficult...
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    1/2 AA battery Replacement! MoewToast Rev. 2

    I bought several of these a month or so ago, but have only installed one. I noticed that it's a bit wobbly side-to-side when installed. I wonder if any of those 3D printing gurus out there has a solution to make it sit in the socket supported...?
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    Classic and Classic II parts interchangeability? And RAM questions?

    Awesome! Thank you gentlemen. I'm always grateful for member's willingness to share their knowledge. I had looked up the RAM specs on everymac.com. But it hasn't always proven to be 100% accurate. Like by Performa 630CD could take a LOT more RAM than 36MB. I think I have 128MB in it. 😮 Again...
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    Which ADB mouse shipped with the Macintosh Classic?

    BigMessOWires sells ADB cables for $5 each. I think they're just 4-conductor S-Video cables, but can't confirm that. I am using one on my Wombat USB-to_ADB controller. They work great. https://www.bigmessowires.com/shop/product/adb-cable-3-ft/
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    Classic and Classic II parts interchangeability? And RAM questions?

    A friend gave me a Mac Classic and a Classic II: The Classic works perfectly! (I can see cap leakage on the logic board, so it and the analog board will need recapped, but not immediately) The Classic II has jailbars and some video instability. Can I safely swap the logic board out of the...
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    RaSCSI, Pi's, and cheap PSUs - A Cautionary Tale

    It hasn't been a good week for me and RaSCSI. After I got the external Pi-3-based RaSCSI working with my PowerBook, I set to getting the internal powerbook edition RaSCSI (soldered to a Pi Zero) working. It was also a nightmare. I did not provide the Pi Zero external power, as it was supposed to...
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    RaSCSI, Pi's, and cheap PSUs - A Cautionary Tale

    The TL;DNR version: Don't use a cheap power supply for your external RaSCSI/Rasperry Pi combo. The just-good-enough-to-power-up power won't be enough for running the RaSCSI and termination too and it won't have proper termination and you'll spend hours trying to figure out why it doesn't work...
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    SCSI2SD (v6) vs. RaSCSI vs. BlueSCSI

    Joe from Joe's Computer Museum has a benchmark video about this. (Sorry, it doesn't include the RaSCSI) but did include an IBM HDD for comparison. The results were mixed. The BlueSCSI was slowest, but not by a huge margin, and it had faster seek times than the SCSI2SD models. The benchmarks on...
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    What does the PowerBook control panel do on a PB 165?

    Thanks Doug! That makes sense, because it certainly wasn't chaning the SCSI ID of anything internal, but I had read about that use-as-external-drive thing while trying to find a SCSI HDI-30 adapter. Cool feature for back in the day, but I can't see myself using it - in fact, the adapter that I...
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    What does the PowerBook control panel do on a PB 165?

    I recently was gifted a perfectly working PowerBook 165. What a wonderful gift! But I'm not familiar with PB's at all. So I'm working on getting it upgraded with some more RAM and a replacing the HDD with a BlueSCSI or RaSCSI. I had lots of trouble today getting the RaSCSI working. I think a...
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