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    Quadra 650 - but no luck with BlueSCSI

    I gave that a crack - but no dice. Even with the adaptor, I get the same result. As to the assignments, the images are assigned to 0, 1, 2 & 4.
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    Quadra 650 - but no luck with BlueSCSI

    Top tip Androda - I'll give it a crack. I have got a Molex to Berg, I'll try it.
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    Quadra 650 - but no luck with BlueSCSI

    (By the way I've tried it both with and without the CD ROM installed)
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    Quadra 650 - but no luck with BlueSCSI

    I have a Quadra 650, with internal CD drive, that will happily boot from a SCSI hard disk, Zip drive, CD - it's a happy Mac. It's fast for a 68k too. But it won't boot from BlueSCSI. If I put a BlueSCSI in there then it just sits, all day, with a grey screen - only the mouse pointer visible...
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    CF Card in a Blue G3

    I’ve tried two CF cards, neither worked. I also tried a SCSI to IDE with the adaptor - that didn’t work either. So yes, I think it might be a BlueSCSI SD card job now - except that the performance of BlueSCSI doesn’t even seem to reach the speed of an old hard disk.
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    CF Card in a Blue G3

    I bought the Startech - and it works perfectly in the G3. Thanks for the suggestion. It doesn't work in the Performa though. It looks like the Performa tries to see it - but it fails. If I try to start using the CD (cmd-opt-shift-delete) then the CD hangs part way through boot, and the read...
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    CF Card in a Blue G3

    It’s a late model G3 - so no problems on that score, and as I say it also fails to work in my Performa 630.
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    CF Card in a Blue G3

    I thought that this would be so simple. A nice, CF based, SSD for my blue and white G3. It works in my PC - so what could possibly go wrong? CompactFlash is based on IDE after all, and the adaptor is pretty dumb. Well, firstly, if it’s on the same bus as the hard drive it won’t boot. Master...
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    A/UX - on a real hard disk

    I have a Quadra 650, with A/UX and a failing hard drive. I have a new hard drive ready to go, but I really can't be faffed with reinstalling A/UX from scratch and then adding all the patches - and particularly not when someone has done the work already (here...
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    LCIII rebuild - recommendations welcome.

    Thanks for the tip. Is there a link to mAcTX LC?
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    LCIII rebuild - recommendations welcome.

    I have an LCIII logic board (working), an LC PSU (unbranded, not working, but I'll have a crack at getting it going again, or rig up a new supply using its molex connector), floppy and an empty case, but I'm missing most other parts (including the floppy drive cable). Are there any particular...
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    Laserwriter 8500 Fault

    I've owned a Laserwriter 8500 pretty much since it was new (it was an ex-demo unit at a place I worked), and it's been my one consistent bit of kit for the last 23 years. Whilst my main computers were 9600, Yosemite G3, Digital Audio G4, G5 Dual, Xeon Mac Pro and now M1 Mac Mini, my main printer...
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    Any MagiCMac users out there?

    I’ve been fiddling around with MagiCMac, trying to work out what it can do and what it can’t. Turns out that what can do is not very much, at least in my experience, and compatibility seems to be poor. I’m thinking that I might compile a list of the software that I have been able to get it to...
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    LC475 for a tenner

    An eBay find, the plastics are in excellent shape - but on first examination, it appeared to be as lifeless as Mars. I removed the PSU, and fitted a known good PSU from one of my LCIIIs. I fitted a stick of RAM and some VRAM, gave it the old double tap on the power (one to prime the caps, the...
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    Wombat with a gamepad

    A link to the device or it’s schematic would be great too!
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