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  1. Brett B.

    Mac SE: "zoomed" display, dim, high pitch whine

    I like pushing my luck, lol. Yes, I put it on a shelf in my office sometime in '09, '10, or thereabouts and had it running the Clock program off a floppy boot disk. The only time it was powered off was during random power failures, the one time I had to fix the C15 capacitor, bi-annual reboots...
  2. Brett B.

    Mac SE: "zoomed" display, dim, high pitch whine

    I'm not entirely sure it's the flyback either but the whining noise makes me suspect it. The part I replaced previously (I think) was the capacitor at C15. IIRC it had the "bright vertical line" symptom. I did reflow every joint on the analog board and the yoke connector. I added a touch...
  3. Brett B.

    Mac SE: "zoomed" display, dim, high pitch whine

    I have been using this SE as a clock at my office for 10+ years and other than one blown cap on the analog board that I fixed, it's been working great. I came back from an appointment last week and immediately noticed that the screen was very dim and appeared to be way too large. I took it...
  4. Brett B.

    G3, Radeon 9200, OS9 screen resolution options

    I ran across a Soyo 24" LCD monitor a while back and finally got it fixed (bad cap in the power supply) and it would sure be cool to use it with my beige G3.  I got it all hooked up last night and have discovered that I cannot get it to display the native resolution (1920x1200.)  It will display...
  5. Brett B.

    Couldn't help myself...

    I keep thinking I'm done, I'll never score anything again, it's all over... and then I run across something cool. First score was actually like a few months ago, I picked up a IIcx, a couple small Apple monitors and some peripherals, all unknown condition for 10 bucks.  IIcx was DOA, battery...
  6. Brett B.

    Not Mac but pretty cool

    Hit up an estate sale today.  Lots of boxes and buckets of stuff - some really nice stuff (Snap-on wrenches, etc) mixed in with old screws, sheetrock tape, etc.)  Looked like an organized garage dumped into buckets.  Anyway.  I spied one red toolbox that I had to look in, and immediately shut it...
  7. Brett B.

    Performa 630 DOS issues.

    Here's my autoexec and config files... not that it's going to do much good to copy them, the CD-ROM seems to be recognized on the DOS side but when I try to run dir on it, I get an error.  Whatever disc I insert mounts on the Mac side.  Very odd.   FWIW when you install the PC drivers on the PC...
  8. Brett B.

    QS '02 CPU upgrade issues

    I recently acquired a Giga Designs 1.8GHz G4 upgrade for my Quicksilver '02.  I am having some issues getting it working and need some advice. I have installed the firmware update (3.01) and shut down from inside the updater application, installed the new CPU, and booted while holding the...
  9. Brett B.

    LC630 DOS Compatible supports 64MB SIMMs - 84MB total!

    Well, it appears that it also supports 128MB modules!  Sweet! I also have confirmation that the DOS card definitely does NOT support my 64MB stick.  It showed up as a 16MB module.  32MB works fine.  Kinda weird but whatever.
  10. Brett B.

    LC630 DOS Compatible supports 64MB SIMMs - 84MB total!

    I got two of these 64MB 72 pin SIMMs quite a while back and finally got around to using them.  One went into my LC475 where it worked great, and not unexpectedly.  The other was destined for my LC630 DOS Compatible machine which allegedly has a ceiling of 52MB - 32 in one slot, 16 in the other...
  11. Brett B.

    Legit "barn find" Apple IIe

    Stuff like this either gets put in my detached shop building or left outside until it can be cleaned (the former, in this case.)  Hantavirus is a very real concern but it can be mitigated - and as gross as this computer looks, I have cleaned out cars that were FAR worse.  Just try not to breathe...
  12. Brett B.

    Legit "barn find" Apple IIe

    I have had this for a couple weeks now and just had time to post it - bought it off a guy from NE who answered my craigslist ad.  As you can see... it's in BAD shape.  I got it for the monitor to use with my II - fortunately I had a power inverter with me to test it or I would have let it go. ...
  13. Brett B.

    Coolest thing I've found this year

    ... or perhaps in the last 15 years?   My old boss had one of these and was very protective of it.  I used it once and gained an instant fetish for them... and never found one outside of eBay where they wanted way too much money for a dang mouse.  I believe this almost completes my collection -...
  14. Brett B.

    What is this

    I picked up this thing from an estate sale.  It was sitting in a corner on top of a bunch of car batteries and electronics trash but it looked special so I had to have it! I know virtually nothing about Apple II hardware but it appears to have a legit ][ motherboard, power supply, and bottom...
  15. Brett B.

    Couldn't help myself...

    I picked up a Plus tonight, complete system actually, keyboard, mouse, cables, and an ImageWriter II. It was posted on a Facebook group for $60 (untested) but nobody wanted it and I ended up getting it for free to keep it out of the trash. The guy was cleaning out a house he bought and found it...
  16. Brett B.

    Boxed OS X Tiger!

    Never thought I'd see or score this, but I picked up a complete boxed retail copy of OS X Tiger on DVD today from the thrift store for $6.   I'm actually really happy about this because the only retail Tiger DVD I have is worn to the point where it is almost unusable. It'll also look cool with...
  17. Brett B.

    I did say no more...

    But I couldn't pass these up for $25.  I did pass on a MDD 1.42GHz and a 450MHz Sawtooth (lady wanted another $40 for those...meh.) This is my first conquest in about 4 years. I have always wanted a Quicksilver, both of these had sticky notes that said they didn't work.  The 933 on the left...
  18. Brett B.

    Cannot create desktop printer/other weird issues

    I need some input on a weird issue that I am having that seems to be somehow related to OS 9.2.2. I have a LaserWriter 12/640PS. It is connected to my network via ethernet and has an IP address of 192.168.70.10. All the computers on my network can see it, and I can print to it from Windows...
  19. Brett B.

    LC-PDS "passthrough" adapter

    I did a bit of searching tonight and couldn't find anything specifically related to this idea...but... does the hardware inside a pizza box/LC5xx/etc support multiple LC-PDS cards, or is it simply limited to one card? Here's my idea - I have an Apple IIe card in my LCIII. Neat, sure, but I...
  20. Brett B.

    LC630 overclocking 33->40MHz success

    Just did the resistor swap in my LC630 tonight to bump it up to 40MHz. I do have a real 33MHz 68040 chip and a heatsink that I stole from a Q700. Successful results, OS 8.1 is a LOT more snappy. Significantly better video performance. Dark Forces is actually playable in full screen! I...
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