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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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    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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    Time to restore the 170

    I’ve had a rough PowerBook 170 for several years now, with an almost perfect LCD (no tunneling, and only one dead pixel). The 170 (along with the 145B) are my favorite first-gen 100-series PowerBooks. It’s time it gets the restoration it deserves. Here’s some pics of it in the current state...
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    PowerBook 145B CAN run System 7.0.1

    Not sure how many already know this, but Wikipedia is wrong. It states that 7.1 is the minimum it can run: Yes, it incorrectly reports as a 140 (well, that’s essentially what a 145B is, with some small changes), but It doesn’t seem to cause any trouble. And yes, the picture is dark and...
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    Create custom icons for System 6/7?

    What the title says. Can it be done? 
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    New SE and Miniscribe deep-dive

    I found this nice earlier model SE on eBay for a great price. I was really hoping it would have the squirrel cage fan/blower, but it’s about a year newer that I thought it was, so it does not. I plan to swap the analog board out at some point for an older one that does. I’ve heard they move a...
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    Power User 105 keyboard

    Anyone had/have one of these?   I found this at Goodwill quite a while ago and had to have it because it’s actually a clicky keyboard! Not sure what switches they are, but it’s most certainly clicky. Bit smaller than a genuine Apple Extended Keyboard (which was another lucky Goodwill find...
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    Early Macintosh Plus

    This is a Mac Plus I found at an antique store in 2015 for $60. Wasn’t the steal of the century, but I had a platinum Plus, so I really wanted this beige one. Turns out, it was a very early product unit! I just recently discovered the serial decoder on myoldmac.net, and it is indeed an...
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    Apple IIe - Finally!

    Even though I have a “finds” thread, this is really special to me, and I feel it deserves it’s own post (I’ll add a link to it in my finds thread). I’ve finally acquired my all-time favorite 8-bit computer! An Apple IIe! These certainly aren’t rare by any means, but I have wanted one of these...
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    PowerBook G4 LCD question

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but will a high-res screen from an A1138 work on an A1095? This would be a nice upgrade for my A1095 if it would work.  Thanks!
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    Found the cause of my noisy fan!

    The left fan in my trusty 1.5GHz 15" PowerBook G4 started making an awful sound, and I figured I'd probably end up having to replace the fan, but upon removing it, I found the sticker from inside the machine that had fallen lose was touching the fan! (Outlined in green in the pic). This was...
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    145B LCD recapped with tantalums

    Never seen one of these done in all-tantalums before, but it seems to work great! The contrast drifting has almost completely vanished. Once I recap the inverter, it should be perfect. I also noticed that the overall image quality is better.
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    PB145B’s finds

    I’ve decided to start a single thread for all of my conquests, so stay tuned! You never know what I might dig up :)   Today I scored a sad looking iMac 17” late 2006 CD (AKA the 5,2 or the “educational model”) for $4. This is the one with a CD/RW/DVD-ROM drive, no Bluetooth (the logic board...
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    SCSI zip drive

    Got this little beauty off of eBay for $25. I’d been really wanting one of these! Makes getting files from my PowerBook G4 to my vintage Macs so much easier! This was definitely a very good investment for my vintage Macs. This one came with the the original Iomega carry bag, disks, cables and...
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    SE/30 hard drive LED mod

    I thought I'd show off this little modification I did to my SE/30s hard drive LED. I always loved the look of the red hard drive LED on the early production SE machines, so I thought it would be kinda neat to have one in an SE/30. I love the sort of "evil" look it gives to the machine. I had...
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    Best way to write a 400k System 1.1 disk?

    I’d like to make a System 1.1 disk to play with on my Mac Plus. I’m pretty sure you can run System 1.1 on a Plus, right? What at would be the best (easiest) way to do this? Thanks!
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    Classic Mac icon collection

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, so apologies if it isn't. Here is a huge collection of custom icons I found on my PowerBook 190cs when I got it. Not sure if any of these are out there already or not, but either way, here they are. I meant to upload this a long time ago, but forgot.
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    Some questions about the IIsi

    I just recently got a IIsi (a machine I have wanted for quite some time) at Goodwill and I have been trying to learn all I can about it. I have seen a few IIsi machines with no onboard ROM and a ROM SIMM installed. How rare are those? And also, can the ROM SIMM slot be used on the machines that...
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    IIsi Sony PSU cap list

    Anyone have a FULL cap list for the IIsi Sony PSU? The one I found (on maccaps.com) seemed to be missing some (it only showed like 10 and I counted at least about 13). I want to replace ALL caps in my PSU. Worst case, I can disassemble the PSU and get the values, but a list would make things a...
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