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  1. beachycove

    Best Quicksilver Graphics Card?

    That ADC ps failure tip is very useful to hear about.
  2. beachycove

    Buying advice

    I’d recommend a Quadra 650. It’s a boring 68040 office machine but is about as capable as any Mac that was made at the time, with solid state l.b. capacitors, a metal case, no problems with disintegrating case plastics like so many other period machines, plus having onboard AAUI Ethernet, Nubus...
  3. beachycove

    PowerBook G3 Wallstreet Battery

    Long ago, the charge cards in Wallstreets often needed recapped. One symptom was the failure to recharge a battery. Might be that.
  4. beachycove

    iMac G4: No screen activity

    Unfortunately, plenty of imac g4s have fried graphics chips, owing to poor cooling/ heavy use. I have one of earlier USB1 models that was similarly afflicted, and went through several replacement logic boards before finding one that worked. Disassembly and reassembly is not that bad once you...
  5. beachycove

    Quicksilver Restoration

    What was used to sand out/ buff up the scratched areas?
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    G4 Cube Power Supply Repair

    As that was ten years ago, I can’t remember the details, but I think I would have used a “how to” from this, that or the other Cube website. As for the question of capacitors, at this stage I might think about doing a complete recap rather than just hunt for C6.
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    Rebuilding a Pismo battery

    7600mah is superb. I'd love to be able to do this myself. What kind of spot welder is right/ best for this sort of battery rebuilding work?
  8. beachycove

    G3 AIO Molar Macs wont start

    Leaking capacitor goo would certainly be very common. Ten years ago, machines from the late 1980s mostly needed recapped. Those that didn’t were the exception rather than the rule. Your Molar Mac is from the late 90s, and we are ten years on…. Having said which, a change in behaviour after...
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    G3 AIO Molar Macs wont start

    If you get a startup sound, the machine has already run a series of low level hardware tests in its POST sequence. I'd eat my hat if that did not include the processor, but others may know better. If it boots with the other logic board from the internal drive, the drive should be good. If it...
  10. beachycove

    G3 AIO Molar Macs wont start

    You could swap the logic boards between the machines to test the screen on the other one.
  11. beachycove

    Looking for GBMac version 1.3.1 - offering a 500$ reward (via paypal) to anyone who can archive/upload it

    One or two of our members live in Japan, do they not? There might be a lead there.
  12. beachycove

    So what's new with your Newton?

    FilePad 1.5/6 is on unna.org. Nice little database manager for NewtOS.
  13. beachycove

    G3 AIO Molar Macs wont start

    If the original IDE hard drives are still installed, in my experience such drives more or less always need to be tossed. I have seen so many fail that I no longer expect anything else. Beyond that, since you are looking for ideas: Will the machines boot or appear to boot (given the screen...
  14. beachycove

    Mac IIfx logic board with dead nubus slots

    Are these the Nubus interface chips? https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/detail/texas-instruments/SN74ALS240ADWR/556025
  15. beachycove

    MacMemory MaxSave

    RAM disk technology seems to have been improved dramatically with the introduction of the 68020/30, not only because of the larger RAM complements of those systems, but also because of new memory management technologies in the new processor. It interests me that this device for the Plus does...
  16. beachycove

    How does a compact Mac fit into your daily lives?

    I recently completed a cross-country move and my collection is still in boxes, so I am not using anything from it presently, compact Mac or otherwise. However, my plan is to set up an SE/30 as a writing station, used in combination with some later machines (somewhat as the OP has) — not for...
  17. beachycove

    Workgroup Server 9150/120

    Noise and the Q950/AWS9150: swap a smaller fan in and the machine becomes quiet. The large OEM fan is designed to cool a machine that is stuffed with cards and drives, so as long as the machine is not maxed out, I surmise, a smaller fan should be fine. I have run a Q950 for years like this...
  18. beachycove

    Value of a IIsi

    What’s a sane price for a machine like a IIsi these days, with monitor? 
  19. beachycove

    Couple of IIsi questions

    I have two IIsi machines here that I just re-capped (logic board only). One of them gives me a garbled screen on startup after being unplugged overnight; if I just restart, it recognizes the monitor fine. It’s an Apple mono screen from the period, so there will be no conflict there. Both are...
  20. beachycove

    Mystery Focus Enhancements Card: Can anyone identify?

    This came to me in a lot of Mac goodies some years ago. I have never been able to figure out what it is, beyond thinking it to be video-related. Can anyone help? I do not even know if the bend in the metal plate is by accident or design. I do not want to chuck something out that is of interest...