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  1. Byrd

    Mac SE 240V rocker switch - replacement?

    Hi all, I'm doing a SE PSU to ATX conversion for three machines - two are working great, the last has a faulty 240V rocker switch. I've looked at local electronic stores but none have a suitable match for the rocker switch - noting has has to be the right size to fit past the ABS enclosure...
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    LC575, Apple IIe card and CommSlot ethernet = can coexist?

    Hi all, I recently restored a grotty LC575 and am setting about giving it a new purpose.  Eyeing off my Apple IIe card which hasn't had a home - and a spare CommSlot Ethernet card. Scant reports online suggest the CommSlot card will disable the Apple IIe card owing to addressing issues...
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    Classic II - chimes and boots normally, but no CRT image

    Hi all, I've been restoring a Mac Classic II for some time, it came to me in fair shape with the logic board being the best looking part of the lot - turned on to a "flup, flup, flup" sound and nothing else. So far I've: - Recapped motherboard (a pleasant job - it wasn't that degraded) -...
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    IIfx and Radius Rocket 33i no boot

    Hi, Spurned on by @hyperneogeo's new IIfx RAM modules, I've set out on building my ultimate IIfx setup, which I'd like to have a Radius Rocket (stage 1 33Mhz) providing some 040 acceleration alongside a nice '030 setup I can switch between.  It's also the only other Mac I have that can use...
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    Mystery pre prod Novy Quik20? accelerator - missing chips, indentification

    Hi all, A while back I purchased this 68000 accelerator (advertised as an Amiga accelerator), shoved it in a box and bought it out the other day trying to work out what it was.  From research, the closest match from the 1992 book "Build your own Macintosh and save a bundle" is to that of a Novy...
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    Faulty Sonnet Crescendo G4 1000/2M - in PPC 9600

    Hi all, For years I've had packed away a Sonnet Crescendo G4 1000Mhz to suit a PCI PowerMac - I recall it worked but now once installed, CUDA, PRAM etc there is no chime nor life when it is plugged in to my 9600.  Switching over to a Sonnet G4/450 Mhz makes it chime and boot and be happy. Does...
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    PB3400c new PRAM battery - recommended hack job?

    Hi, I'm fixing up my PowerBook 3400c - it has a relatively large 7.2V 60 mAh NiMH PRAM battery.  Large RC 7.2V batteries are easy enough to come by, but what have others used to hack in as replacement? Thanks JB
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    Houdini II DOS compatibility card 486-66 with SB16 - software, hardware considerations on 68K

    Hi all, I've a Quadra 610 I'd love to get up and running with a Houdini II Apple DOS Compatibility card - this is the 486DX2-66 card with SoundBlaster 16, not the 486SX-25 with beeper/no sound ("Houdini I") card the original Quadra 610 DOS Compatible shipped with.   I'm not having much luck...
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    PowerBook 150: replacement IDE hard disk format pain

    Hi all, I've a nice unblemished PowerBook 150 I'd like to see running - not the most exciting vintage Mac, stock 4MB RAM but works beautifully short of a dead Quantum 120MB HD I can't resurrect.  Being one of the earliest IDE implementations that Apple released, it isn't trivial to find a...
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    Reliable source of RAM for Macintosh 128K - also, socket or not?

    Hi all, Nine years ago I resurrected a 128K by replacement of two 64K 4164 RAM modules in a stock 128K, it is now displaying a Sad Mac at another memory location ... and probably more. Would you recommend I desolder all and add sockets for new 4164 64K modules x 16; and if so where do you...
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    Mac OS software to "watch" software installs, block, uninstall?

    Hi all, I've been busy downloading and trying some larger applications (> 200MB+), games and utilities from Macintosh Garden, from various eras, on a PPC Mac running Mac OS 9.1.  Most of these downloads are ISO or Toast CD images that have Installers and I'm finding they often...
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    Onboard ATI video VS better PCI ATI video = Mac OS tussles, no RAVE

    Hi all, I've been experimenting with adding an additional PCI graphics card into my TAM for fast external video and desire to play 3D accelerated games.  First I started with a MacMagic 3DFX Voodoo 1 card, which works well, however runs very hot in the cramped innards of a TAM.  Better cooling...
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    List of Mac games with Glide/3DFX support?

    Hi all, I'm playing around with a Voodoo 1 8MB MacMagic 3DFX card in my TAM, which seems to be a good match for the hardware (I've added an additional 120mm fan inside!).  I'd also like to try Virtual PC 3.0 which has native 3DFX support.  Does anyone have a list of Mac games that supported...
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    TAM hack: Apple External Video Connector

    Hi all, Most 5x00, 6x00 and 580 Macs come with a small connector on the motherboard for external video support.  Apple made an adapter, part M4099LL/A which provides functionality for a mirrored display output (not dual display sadly) for these machines. The TAM being based off a 5500/6500...
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    Sonnet Crescendo G4 1Ghz (in PPC 9650) Blues ...

    Hi all, In storage I've had a Sonnet Crescendo G4 1Ghz (PCI) CPU card, which I assumed worked, but finally got the chance to try it out in a PowerMac 9650. Boot fresh install of OS 9.1, chimes and gets past Happy mac, to start of OS 9.1 loading screen, cue an error of one of the following...
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    Sonnet Clocker II: software extension overclock of Sonnet L2/Nubus G3 accelerators

    Hi, Reporting on a little discussed utility that I'd forgotten about ... http://www.zone6400.com/Sonnet_Clocker.html Sonnet Clocker (use the rev. 1.2 version) is a utility that edits the Sonnet G3 extension to adjust the multiplier of a L2 or Nubus based Sonnet branded G3 accelerator.  I'd...
  17. Byrd

    Ricoh chipset PCI to PCMCIA adapter card - possible?

    Hi, I’ve a TAM with a USB PCI card and no CS slot riser = no Ethernet. I’m using a USB SMC Ethernet adapter with OS 9 drivers instead. I’d really like FireWire, and combo cards are hard to come across - so what got me thinking is a Ricoh chipset PCI to PCMCIA adapter card, which is easily...
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    AppleVision 1710AV/Trinitron retrace lines - adjustment advice

    Hi all, For some weeks I've been trying to get an AppleVision 1710 up and running - it's my idea of the ideal vintage Mac monitor.  Shame that the 1710 was notorious for being a complete failure, mainly due to faulty CRT/video controller boards and most were recalled or replaced. My journey...
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    Seeking OmniScan software (for greyscale hand scanner)

    Hi all,  for years Ive had an OmniScan greyscale SCSI hand scanner which I finally got out to use. It came with no driver software, and I thought OmniPage software would have it: but no! Their OmniScan handheld scanner drivers are not included in any version. Apparently, I need OmniScan...
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    Apple PowerCD - not spinning

    Hi all, I've an Apple PowerCD I'm trying to get functional - I bought it some time back and never tried it out, it appears to be fully intact.  When I slide the CD in the little cradle/holder thing and click the lid in, it tries for a moment to spin the CD but ceases.  The display just stays at...
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