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  1. PB145B

    PB145B’s finds

    Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted here! I’ve finally gotten a MessagePad running NOS 2.0, something I’ve been looking hard for for the last month or so. I recently pulled my MessagePad 100 back out and it has inspired me to start collecting more Newtons. I found this really clean...
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    The disk image in that zip file contained the full version! Thank you very much! My MP120 is very happy now. 😄
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    Will give them a try! Thanks!
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    Newtpaint FULL version?

    Does anyone know where the full version of Newtpaint can be had? The demo is readily available, but it’s pretty useless since it expires after a while. Thanks!
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    View image files on Newton OS 2.0?

    What’s the best/easiest method for viewing image files (bmp, gif, etc) on Newton OS 2.0 (not 2.1) devices? I can’t really find a straightforward way to do it and I think I could save myself some time by asking here. I found a media viewer (forget the name) but it seems to require several other...
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    Flyback opinions wanted

    I quick search in the completed ebay listing shows two, one that sold for $29.99 and another for $49.95, so that’s probably the realistic going prices. $49.95 certainly isn’t “cheap,” though $29.99 seems like a good deal. As @dkjones96 said, just keep a look out. You’ll find a deal on one...
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    Flyback opinions wanted

    That’s definitely NOT good. Personally, I’d probably just replace it. Analog boards for the SE and SE/30 aren’t hard to come by, so it might be easiest to get a whole extra analog board to harvest a flyback from.
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Thanks to @LaPorta for giving me an excellent deal on an original keyboard and keypad, my Macintosh 512k is now complete! Thanks LaPorta!
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Got the proper mouse for it! It’s the correct one with the squared connector end. The newer ones work, but having this one makes me feel better! :)   I’m amazed how usable this machine really is. I wasn’t sure if a 512 would be really limited to use or not, and it most certainly isn’t...
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Got the Sony Test betas running on the 512!   The “Steve sez...” dialog boxes in version 7 are just beyond cool!
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Happy to report the floppy drive is still working! Also, I received the other analog board I purchased with the older, smaller flyback and it is working great! No more high-pitched ringing either!   I can’t believe it just worked. Didn’t need any help at all. Obviously, it still needs to be...
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Here’s a better pic of what I’m talking about (not my own pic). It’s the screw outlined in green.
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    There is a screw behind that piece of linkage I outlined (going through the little circuit board the sensor is mounted to. Loosen that, and the sensor will move back-and-forth allowing for adjustment.
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    DAMN, the internal drive has given me absolute hell in this Mac today. It started giving me the sad Mac and spitting the disk out.    So I completely tore the drive down, took the heads out and stuff: Got all that old grease off of the worm gear. Didn’t help one bit. I spent about 6-hours...
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Here’s a pic of the current set-up. I’m using my platinum Mac Plus keyboard and mouse for now. Next items to find are an original keyboard and mouse.
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    Got System 0.85 running on it!
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    Macintosh 512K revival

    I just got a 1984 Macintosh 512K yesterday, and will be documenting the adventures with it here. Here are the first pics I took before anything was done: As you can see from the serial, this Mac started life out as a 128K. Pretty cool. It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. The awesome...
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    PB145B’s finds

    It has arrived!!!! I can’t believe it. I have wanted one of these for ages. How could it possibly be any cooler?     It’s a 128K that’s been upgraded! Presumably by Apple, as the badges have been changed out too, which is not something an individual would have likely went through the...
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    PB145B’s finds

    Just got this in. Good old M0130 400k drive, made in 1985!    Was sold as parts because it “does not accept a disk,” and boy were they right! The entire mechanism was ceased, worse than I have ever seen on any other drive, but it’s working great now after about an hour of work. Makes the...
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    New SE and Miniscribe deep-dive

    Also, here’s an inside-shot of the SE with the Rodime installed: You can always identify a Rodime from the bottom. The big, silver stepper-motor is always the giveaway.    Now to find an analog board with the old squirrel-cage/cross-flow fan and this’ll be done (just the fan itself would...
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