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    Need Disk Image/Documentation for ImageWriter II AppleTalk

    Huh, makes sense. Looking at the ImageWriter II Owner's Manual I have (copy-write 1985), page 52 says the following: “To enable the option (the AppleTalk card), set DIP switch SW2-4 to Closed.” I half expected my old manual to say nothing about an AppleTalk option but apparently it was...
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    Need Disk Image/Documentation for ImageWriter II AppleTalk

    Will it need configuration? Once the card is installed I would think the ImageWriter printer would just show up in the Chooser when you click the AppleTalk ImageWriter icon (Assuming you have the physical cabling right and the extension). I don‘t have a lot of experience with pre System 7 but I...
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    UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler

    Yep, I guess Umax used what was readily available for their C500/C600 603 processor cards. :-)
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    Performa 630 - Blown Power supply

    My dead Quadra 630 power supply didn't look quite that bad but not too far off before I cleaned it up with isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips. Capacitor C8 leaking is guts out aparently to char on the surrounding components. In my case I replace all the board electrolytic capacitors and it works fine...
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    UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler

    So first test has the power supply 5v trickle, as tested through the ADB port, working just fine so not sure what to look at next with the power supply other than a broad brush take-a-part and capacitor check/replacement. In parallel I think I want to figure out a way to power via an ATX power...
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    PB1400: Restored, worked perfect, now this...

    Awesome you figured this out! Never give up, never surrender!
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    UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler

    Sigh. Recapped the CacheDoubler but no joy, even worse I get nothing with the original CPU back in now. I guess the power supply could have given up the ghost at a crappy time, need to figure out how to test it...
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    UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler

    Yeah... I think I am going to start with replacing all the CacheDoubler caps with tantalum 47uF/20V caps I have on hand, I see signs of leakage on at least one of the other ones (fingers crossed C1 wasn't some vastly different capacitance or voltage than the other two). I guess it could be...
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    Pin slot on G3 Whisper Perch?

    Looking at my cards, I was wrong, both version of the wings cards I have use the 60-pin DAV connector. Here's a summary based on the cards I have and @DracheMitch's: Whisper 1 - 1997 - 820-0922-A External audio in and out Internal 26 pin connector (front panel? never used) @DracheMitch pic...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    Since I have it out for other work, I'm going to try these in my UMAX SuperMac C500. Def could be be a bad adapter.
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    Yes, but historically didn't that only apply to SCSI disks and Drive Setup? Back in the day I recall no such limitations with IDE disks of that era. Later, toward the end of the IDE (now called PATA) spinning disk era I think manufactures stopped supporting some of the old PIO modes some early...
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    Pin slot on G3 Whisper Perch?

    I think what you’ve circled is a 26 pin connector for some sort of audio out/control cable that went unused. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the initial beige G3s logical board setup was originally intended for mid range use, just a guess but maybe some models were envisioned with case...
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    Must... stop... starting new projects... before I finish some!

    Must... stop... starting new projects... before I finish some!
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    UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler

    I thought I'd post some pictures of the UMAX SuperMac C series CacheDoubler card I got off eBay not too long ago, there doesn't seem to be many pictures out there. The CacheDoubler has 1MB of "inline" cache running at 80Mhz, double the logic board bus speed that L2 cache installed there runs at...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    I bought two different CF to SD adapters to try out with my Quadra 630: 1 - Comimark 1Pcs SODIAL(R) 44-Pin Male IDE to SD Card Adapter - $11.09 This one is for laptops but I used it with a passive 44-pin to 40-pin IDE adapter on the Q630. No joy here, I tried multiple SD cards and it always...
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    PowerBook Duo LCD swap? 280C -> 230

    The Plus kept the other upgrades in the II, namely built-in Ethernet and improved video with 1MB VRAM. I'm sure the Duo Dock (optional) and Duo Dock II 68882 FPU only work with 68030 Duos. Likewise the Duo Dock II 32k L2 cache only works with 68030 Duos, I've never found a utility that reports...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    @Cory5412 Not really that much going on, just booted off an external SCSI disk trying to format an internal IDE disk, it really doesn't matter that I used an external SCSI Orb drive vs. Jaz, Zip, regular hard disk, etc. Notably you can get access to other formatting tools this way vs. booting...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    I decided to look at this again since I couldn't recall how I finally figured out that fixed vs. removable was the issue with the CF cards I tried in my Quadra 630. It was not a modern machine via CF USB adapter, my modern Mac running Catalina calls any CF card "Removable". I think this is...
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    Help: IDE to Compact Flash not working

    This is definitely a big part of what CF cards will work with these early IDE Macs. I can’t remember how I looked this up for the cards I tested with my Quadra 630 (disk info from modern Mac & USB CF reader?) but the only ones that worked for me identified themselves as fixed, non removeable IDE...
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