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  1. LaPorta

    IIfx with II PSU - fan temp control unit?

    So, my IIfx has a Mac II PSU in it for some reason (someone probably replaced it in the past). Therefore, it has the wind-tunnel sound all the time instead of being controlled by a thermostat. The kits mentioned by Pina in his Mac II Secrets book are long since discontinued, and I was looking...
  2. LaPorta

    ImageWriter II red color bleed?

    Hey everyone, I've been trying to get my IWII to print color pics for my kids, but I seem to have this crazy color bleed issue on various lines. I will show you what I mean in the photo. This is using the new-made Maceffects ribbons, not NOS ones. Any ideas as to what might be off causing this?
  3. LaPorta

    Wanted: Cap list for M1212 Macintosh Color Display

    Has anyone completed a recap of this monitor? I have mated it with my IIfx, and I want to recap and tune it up.
  4. LaPorta

    IIgs battery repair

    So, I have finally gotten around to the repair of my IIgs, which got battery bombed over 10 years ago. That long ago, I didn't even know where to start to fix this thing. Honestly, I am very fortunate that the damage does not seem to be terrible. The posted photos show the extent of it. The PSU...
  5. LaPorta

    IIc+ compatibility

    I've got the last of the line: a IIc+. I am thinking of selling off my remaining IIes, as I never use them. That would leave me with a II+, IIgs, and IIc+. To be completely honest, I basically never use any of them (I'm more a Mac guy), but on the off chance that I need to use IIe type software...
  6. LaPorta

    IIfx - Spectre won't run on main monitor

    Hello there everyone, So, I made it here to Fort Wayne, and have started setting up my basement stuff here. Got a new desk for my IIfx, and wanted to turn it into a real dual-screen machine for a few reasons. I wanted the main one to be the Apple Color Monitor at fixed 640x480, as games work...
  7. LaPorta

    Partitioning HD - Quicksilver

    I realized that I have need for both 10.3 and 10.4 on my Quicksilver. I currently have both main and OS 9 partitions on my 1 TB HD. I don't want to have to start all over installing and customizing my 10.3 partition, but I would like to have a third partition on the HD for 10.4. It appears that...
  8. LaPorta

    Info on a PB G3 Bronze Keyboard

    Hey everyone, I just purchased a G3 off of eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284678293643?nma=true&si=X0HvmZx93FJkYItAUkfaB6C79OQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Just looking to see if these can use the iBook G3 yo-yo adapter or 1400 adapter. Anything else that I need...
  9. LaPorta

    Mac Portable Hybrid: combine forces?

    I had a thought the other day: all of us non-backlit portable people live in fear of our Hybrid dying someday and rendering our Portables useless. Rumor has it that @techknight once said that he would want to reverse engineer one, but that he would need to sacrifice one to do it. No one wants to...
  10. LaPorta

    Way to stop 6.0.8 -> 7.1 Desktop Rebuilding

    Does anyone know of any software that will stop System 7.1 from trying to rebuild the desktop over and over again every time I restart in 7.1 from System 6?
  11. LaPorta

    1400/other PB screens - scratches?

    Is there any way to replace the matte coating over the LCD when disassembled if it has scratches in it?
  12. LaPorta

    IIfx 7.1 - Shut Down keyboard switch?

    Hey everyone, Is there a way to give my IIfx under System 7.1 the ability to bring up the shut down dialog box by pressing the keyboard power key? I know it works under 7.5, but is there any way to add it to 7.1?
  13. LaPorta

    Screen Oddities: 1400c

    Hi everyone, I am currently at the tail end of a recap of @Rick Dangerous PB1400c. Recap has gone well, but there is a persistent issue: before he sent me the machine, he told me that the screen had video glitches that appeared after he did a PRAM reset. His original post is located here...
  14. LaPorta

    PowerBook 1400 Restoration: Redux

    Earlier this year, I put a lot of time and effort into the recap and restoration of my 1400. Documenting it was part of the fun, for others to be able to learn from steps that I took and things that I found out. Well, the great crash wiped out my entire thread, and there appear to be no...
  15. LaPorta

    Original PowerMac G5: Accessories?

    I have my dad's G5 that I want to use again at some point. Thankfully, it is a rather plain-jane, single core model without all the leaky liquid coolant nonsense. My question is this: what keyboard and mouse did it originally ship with? My dad always used these custom jobs instead of the factory...
  16. LaPorta

    Quicksilver Belkin FW800 3 Port card - ASP Crash

    Hey everyone, Just got an NOS Belkin 3 Port FW800 PCI card for my quicksilver. Seems to work just fine with my d2 HD. Only issue is that the Apple System Profiler crashes if I try to inspect the FireWire bus. Anyone have a similar issue? Using OS X 10.4.11.
  17. LaPorta

    IIfx SCSI2SD

    Hey everyone, My IIfx still has its 5.25" original HD, and it works really well. I know that someday, indeed, it will die, and I was wondering if there is any craziness necessary as far as getting a SCSI2SD to work with the finicky IIfx SCSI bus? Have others had success without issue?
  18. LaPorta

    Anyone have SwitchRes 1?

    I know that SwitchRes 2 is on the Garden, but it only works with System 8 and up (unofficially with 7.5.5, but I can't get it to work on my IIfx with 7.5.5). I was hoping version 1.x would work, but I cannot find a working copy. Does anyone happen to have one?
  19. LaPorta

    LaCie d2 FW HD not mounting under OS 9

    Having a weird issue with an external disk I have had for a long time. I just reformatted and copied over files to this d2 500GB drive with quad interface. Hooked up the drive via FW to my Quicksilver, works just fine under 10.4. However, when I restart in OS 9, as the finder loads, I am...
  20. LaPorta

    IIfx PSU...is it really?

    My IIfx works well and the PSU was just recapped by me. All is well. The question I have is this: the metal case of the PSU says "Macintosh II Power Supply" on it. I also noticed that I have never seen the fan throttle up or down...which to my knowledge it is supposed to do in the IIfx as...