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  1. Scott Baret

    Back Porting the Classic ROM to the SE

    Or you could just go the lazy route, put the contents of the Classic's ROM disk on a floppy, and use it to boot the Mac. It's 6.0.3, so it will work. Also, does anyone know the story behind the funky Brightness control panel on the ROM disk? It's a vertical slider and the sun icon is thinner...
  2. Scott Baret

    9" Compact Completists?

    I don’t think anyone here has yet mentioned the platinum 512Ke that wasn’t badged as an ED. It looks like a Plus from the front with the non-square Apple logo being in line with the drive, but has no silkscreened words on it. The rear is a 512k bucket in platinum. I’ve only ever seen one and I...
  3. Scott Baret

    are Classics especially prone to hardware failure?

    They were designed to be cheap. The Classic is essentially a repackaged SE SuperDrive with a bunch of features missing (expansion slot, second floppy, second ADB port). There are some very obvious cost-cutting measures such as the smaller board, inferior power supply (compare it to the Sony in...
  4. Scott Baret

    9" Compact Completists?

    Don't forget the case variation of the Classic II. Some have the speaker grille, some (mostly very early ones from 1991) don't.
  5. Scott Baret

    The Manhole

    Just don't be so pointless that we have to refer you to the Department of Redundancy Department...
  6. Scott Baret

    The Manhole

    Awesome score there! I always thought Cyan's best titles were the three earliest ones: The Manhole, Cosmic Osmo, and Spelunx. (I always wished they would have made more rooms for Spelunx and I have long thought about trying to program one, but alas, my art skills are nowhere near my HyperCard...
  7. Scott Baret

    Announcing the Tetris Max High Score Contest, October 14

    @bigmessowires since we're talking a lot about the reasons we love Tetris Max, I have to ask...how did you and Peter Wagner get acquainted? The music in the game is great and there are actually quite a few remixes of the song on YouTube, believe it or not.
  8. Scott Baret

    Announcing the Tetris Max High Score Contest, October 14

    The Cook Tetris sounds like a really awful adaptation of the game, but there is one far worse than that called Tetricycle...OK, who remembers the big reason that one was so bad?!?
  9. Scott Baret

    Announcing the Tetris Max High Score Contest, October 14

    Good thing I bought that LC 575 in June and convinced myself to hold on to it.
  10. Scott Baret

    Reassembled Mac SE case doesn't *quite* fit...

    Do you have any photos?
  11. Scott Baret

    LC 575 refurb options?

    I'd say the logic board recap is your first step. If you're not good after that, recap the AB. I've heard they fail sometimes on the 5xx, but I've mostly heard about issues with the AB on the somewhat related Color Classic.
  12. Scott Baret

    LC 475 prone to cap leakage as other LCs

    The iMac G5 was notorious for bad capacitors too.
  13. Scott Baret

    Mac Plus CRT in an SE ?

    They should swap just fine. I've done it many times.
  14. Scott Baret

    Retail Spots for Mac Plus Items?

    Herb is actually a good guy. I met him at VCF one year. You may want to look into Apple Rescue of Denver. They sometimes have small parts.
  15. Scott Baret

    IIsi vs se/30

    I'd keep both if I were you. They're similarly powered but two completely different machines. Interestingly, they occupied sort of the same place in the market in 1991: mid-level computers that were between the budget line (LC and Classic) and power user line (IIci and IIfx). However, one thing...
  16. Scott Baret

    Macintosh II Floppy Drive Stickers

    I once saw this on an SE that had one drive replaced with a 1.4MB and the other 800K drive retained.
  17. Scott Baret

    Centris 610 is a Candidate for "Dirtiest 68k Mac"

    At least the Centris isn't also 32-bit dirty on top of that!!
  18. Scott Baret

    USB Superdrive (floppy drive)?

    In this era, a common solution was to get a Mac Classic (often free in school surplus at the time) and use it to convert the disks. This worked both for iMac/iBook users who wanted to use old 800K disks or for people who used those newer computers to try to get shareware from the web to a Plus...
  19. Scott Baret

    ImageWriter II Issue

    The belt seems fine, but I think you're on to something with the caps... After I packed up my lab to transport it, I stopped for a milkshake. When I got back into my car, I was greeted with the unmistakable smell of bad caps. All of the Macs I took with me have been re-capped. It's the newer...
  20. Scott Baret

    ImageWriter II Issue

    One of our ImageWriters is down…if I plug it in and turn it on, this is what happens: No movement, no select light, no response from any buttons. It had made a hard stop against the left side while warming up after loading paper. Any ideas? I already bought another one if this isn’t a decent...