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  1. Franklinstein

    Fixed capacity SCSI flash drives/DOMs?

    Some people may be familiar with ATA disk-on-module drives, which are basically anywhere from about 1-32GB of fixed storage in a module that plugs directly into an ATA header. There are no flash cards, no USB connectors, no configuration software, no nothing: plug it in and presto! You have a...
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    9600 power supply failure modes/schematic?

    A while back I got a 9600/233, and it mostly worked pretty well (honestly I only bought it because it was $10 and had a G3 upgrade in it). However one day I plugged it in and *pop*. Power supply's out. Inrush probably killed something. I checked it and the fuse is fine, nothing is on fire or...
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    PM 8200/120 with a bonus

    Browsing ebay-kleinanzeigen, I came across an 8200/120 a few hours away. It was of course missing its CD bezel, it looked a bit scruffy, and according the the seller it doesn't work, but it's only €60 and... what's this sticker? "Powered by Sonnet," eh? Well, this is interesting. Don't mind if I...
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    Flashed AGP Radeon 92x0 issues - anybody else?

    A while back I picked up some low profile Radeon 9200-series graphics cards for Cube use, both 128MB but one a 9200 and the other a 9250, may or may not be the not-recommended (for reasons currently unknown to me) LE or SE versions. Recently I decided to try to flash them. I got the 9250 to...
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    Removing soldered CPU and using L2/PDS upgrade

    Has anybody ever tried removing the onboard CPU in a machine like the 6100 or 6400 and installing an L2 or PDS CPU upgrade card? Would one or both of these types of CPU upgrade work? Theoretically they both attach directly to the 60x bus and somehow completely take over the bus and/or disable...
  7. Franklinstein

    Digidesign NuBus expansion box

    I saw one of these for sale with no apparent interest, so I put in a bid. A few days and $10 later, it's mine. Now to find all of the various Digidesign cards (and probably a SCSI card or two) to fill it with. And choose the Mac to run it. Should I choose a II series? Quadra? Power Mac? So many...
  8. Franklinstein

    Has anyone actually installed a 55/65xx board in a pre-PCI Mac?

    I have seen several references that supposedly the 55/65xx Gazelle boards have an onboard 3.3v regulator which allows them to be installed into an older chassis (Quadra 630, Performa 588, 52/62/53/63xx and similar machines) without supplying 3.3v from the power supply like the Alchemy boards...
  9. Franklinstein

    Apple PHX 100

    Anyone ever hear of one of these? They're essentially a 6200/75 with just the Apple logo and "PHX 100" in the sticker on the front; it doesn't say Macintosh or Performa or anything on it. Cursory searches only turn up a few hits with no real info. I thought maybe it's part of an early production...
  10. Franklinstein

    Boxed 4400/200

    I picked this up a couple months ago but haven't finished it until now. Thanks to @jessenator I was able to get the missing hard drive carrier. Though not commonly sold in Asia, this is a proper 4400 instead of a 7220. It is badged as a "Performa Package" computer, specifically configured as...
  11. Franklinstein

    Interware device software

    Interware is a now-defunct Japanese manufacturer of Macintosh upgrades and accessories, most commonly known to the English-speaking world for their various Vimage-branded G3 upgrades. However, their history in Japan started in the early '90s where they were a provider of not only 68k-era...
  12. Franklinstein

    SE/30 with an as-yet unidentified expansion

    So I was browsing auctions and I come across a non-functioning SE/30. 'Great,' I think, 'I need one to fill one of those neat-o clear cases that I ordered.' As I looked at it, I noticed a mystery connector on the back. I thought it was a standard Ethernet card of the era with a D15 AUI...
  13. Franklinstein

    PowerBook 2400c video memory expansion - software side

    For those familiar, the PowerBook 2400c's logic board has spots on the logic board for four VRAM modules, but only two are populated to provide the normal 1MB of VRAM in these. However, the Chips 65550 video controller here (and in the 3400) can support up to 2MB using four 256x16 EDO VRAM...
  14. Franklinstein

    ComJet PowerCity DT clones

    Motorola was a major developer of PowerPC-based desktop computers in the CHRP and PReP days, along with IBM and a small handful of other manufacturers. This resulted not only in PPC-based workstations such as IBM's RS/6000 and Motorola's PowerStack line, both of which were designed to run a *nix...
  15. Franklinstein

    PowerBook 2400c with goodies

    I bought this lot because it included very uncommon accessories: the fabled Yu-Plan keyboards. Years ago I heard tell of a green variant of this keyboard but almost never see reference to it anywhere, let alone one available for sale, even though they're US-standard layout. Mine are not green...
  16. Franklinstein

    A pair of ComJet PowerCity DT clones

    I found these on Yahoo! auctions and interestingly, though the location was different (Chiba vs. Yokohama), they ended up being from the same guy who last year sold me a set of three other clones: an Akia MicroBook Power 604e, a re-cased Umax S900, and a PowerComputing PowerWave 604/132. I guess...
  17. Franklinstein

    A rough TAM

    I saw this on Yahoo! and decided to buy it, figuring I could at least employ the base unit and keyboard with the TAM main body I found at a junk shop last year. This one showed up and, though it's a bit scuffed, the CD door is pretty much ruined, and the palm rest leather has seen better days...
  18. Franklinstein

    Hard drive unloading on shutdown

    Does anybody know any software for Classic Mac OS (System 7.5-9.1, HFS+ format) that will unload the hard drive heads on shutdown? A good number of Macs (PowerBook 5300, 2300, 1400, 3400, TAM) don't automatically unload the heads on shutdown, mostly because ramp-loading hard drives weren't a...
  19. Franklinstein

    6500/5500 failure modes? Chime with no boot

    I have three of these boards in various speed grades and all three will chime and then... nothing. No green light, no display, no keyboard activity (it doesn't seem to do the second keyboard light flash). It doesn't matter if there's RAM, cache, or a good PRAM battery installed or not, nor does...
  20. Franklinstein

    A couple modded Color Classics

    I bought a Takky'd Color Classic earlier this week and today it arrived in the mail. I haven't played with it yet because yesterday I bought a Takky'd Color Classic II that has been taking most of my attention today. The first one apparently is dead and for some reason has a Quadra 630 board...
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