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  1. MacMan

    Apple Monitor IIc diagram - help required

    I recently picked up an Apple IIc with monitor, and although the IIc is working perfectly the monitor appears to be completely dead. Having stripped it down I've discovered that the probable cause is a resistor, R514 (next to the flyback), which is toasted. Unfortunately the resistor is so burnt...
  2. MacMan

    Unhappy PowerBook 100

    I picked up a PowerBook 100 on eBay the other day that was sold as "working fine months ago, but charger broke and hasn't been used since". Well I got it home, plugged in a 100 series charger, (one of the earlier low current ones), and tried powering it on. It does do something, but not what I...
  3. MacMan

    Compact Flash booting on PowerBook 500 series - need help!

    Those of you who have been following my RetroChallenge blog will know that recently I have been trying to get my PowerBook 520c to boot from a Compact Flash card installed via a PCMCIA module. The PCMCIA module is a revision "B" Apple unit. I haven't been having much success with large, fast...
  4. MacMan

    PowerBook 165c

    This is the second PowerBook 165c I've owned. The first one was given to me many years ago and I used it for a long time until I started getting problems with the display. It turned out that the display cable had snagged in the hinge and ripped, which is practically irreparable. In addition to...
  5. MacMan

    Suitable 10Mbps hub / switch for fussy network cards

    I think I once read somewhere that certain network cards in some 68k machines will only function correctly on an ethernet network when connected through a native 10Mbps switch, rather than a 10/100 switch. This certainly seems to be the case with my IIcx and Asante NuBus network card, as it...
  6. MacMan

    PowerBook 1400 PCMCIA compact flash

    I'm toying with the idea of using a compact flash card and PCMCIA compact flash adaptor with my PowerBook 1400c instead of a hard drive. I am aware that there are Addonics IDE compact flash adaptors about but I'm more interested in having it running through PCMCIA so that drives can be quickly...
  7. MacMan

    Quicktake 150

    I got myself an Apple Quicktake 150 on eBay the other day and it arrived yesterday. It is in very good condition and came complete with box, disks and close-up lens. Apparantly it used to belong to a college in Cheshire and there were pictures on the camera when I got it. For laughs, I...
  8. MacMan

    Posting from Mac Plus with System 6

    I have just succeeded in getting my Mac Plus on the internet through broadband using my Sonic ethernet to SCSI adaptor. I am posting this message from the Plus using NCSA Telnet running under System 6.0.8. "Telnet?" you ask... It's a nifty little trick using a certain telnet-based web community...
  9. MacMan

    SE/30 dumpster find

    Something caught my eye near some bins today and on closer inspection I discovered that the bit of "platinum" coloured plastic that I had spotted from a distance was in fact a very neglected looking SE/30. I promptly rescued it and a few minutes ago, (after opening the case and checking...
  10. MacMan

    Apple IIgs

    After playing with the idea of getting an Apple II for a long time I eventually bought an Apple IIgs on eBay. It came from America and I bought just the IIgs unit with a 1MB RAM expansion. It is a ROM 01 machine. It works fine in the UK with an electrical transformer (the IIgs is single voltage...
  11. MacMan

    Spin down hard drive in LC 475

    Does ayone know of any utilities for System 7 that allow you to spin down a hard drive on a desktop 68K Mac? I would like to do this specifically with an LC 475.
  12. MacMan

    One conquest leads to another...

    I was away visiting friends the other day and during the evening we decided to do a bit of skip-raking (ie. "dumpster diving"). This produced an original Apple Extended Keyboard, two AppleDesign keyboards, one ADB mouse and a Performa 5260! All attention was on the 5260 but when we got it home...
  13. MacMan

    Freecycle Performa 630

    Saw an advert for a non-specific Apple Mac the other day on my local Freecycle and after a few enquiries I found out it was a Performa 630 located very near to where I live. I went and picked it up and was pleasantly surprised. The machine is in perfect condition and has obviously been very...
  14. MacMan

    Hello from my wireless 1400cs

    I was lucky enough to find an Orinoco Gold card on eBay UK recently and managed to nab it for a very good price. I got it today and have set up a wireless connection on my PowerBook 1400cs with it. This is the first portable machine I've had working on my wireless network and it is absolutely...
  15. MacMan

    Apple Network Server 700/150 "Shiner" on eBay UK

    Anyone who's listened to the most recent episode of RetroMacCast will have heard all about these by now. There's one of them on eBay UK at the moment, :LINK. Since it is so large it is pickup only. Unfortunately it is a bit out of my way but someone on the forum may be closer if they would like...
  16. MacMan

    "Bebop" game for System 7

    Does anyone here remember a game in the 90's called "Bebop"? It was basically a version of Breakout with better graphics and ran on colour 68ks under System 7. I have a feeling it was shareware/freeware though I can't remember. Anyone know if it's lurking on the 'net somewhere?
  17. MacMan

    Removing Scratches from Newton Screen

    Both my MessagePad 120 and 2000 have gained very small scratches on their screens in the past. They're not very deep but they're still noticeable and can be a little annoying. Is there any approved menthod for polishing these out that does not involve expensive polishes or professional tools? I...
  18. MacMan

    TCP/IP icon weirdness on IIcx

    I did a clean install of System 7.1 on my IIcx yesterday and then I proceeded to install Open Transport. OT is working fine but there is something strange going on with the TCP/IP icon in the Control Panels folder. Take a look at this screenshot...
  19. MacMan

    Ethernet PC card for 1400

    I'm looking to get an ethernet PC card for my PowerBook 1400cs. I've heard there can be compatibility issues with some cards so which cards are the ones I should look for? Manufacturer names and models will help alot in my search. I need the card to be able to connect to a standard 100MBps LAN...
  20. MacMan

    Newton eMate

    Just bagged myself an eMate on eBay! :D There were no bids (starting bid 99p) for ages but as usual the bids started pouring in in the last couple of minutes. I managed to snipe it though and got it for a sale price of £11 + £9.50 postage, which I think is a decent buy. Sorry if I sniped it...
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