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  1. alectrona2988

    the totally uninteresting board swap - 2006 iMac a1195 to a1208 (and what you need)

    *sigh* after much screwing around i now have a working "A1208" iMac with a functioning board and with the wires re-routed properly from their original positions for the A1195 motherboard to the other board. granted i had to track down another broken iMac to fix this one but now i have a nicer...
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    Coolest 68k Powerbooks to own?

    hands down i love the 500 series. the trackpad may not be great (i mean it was the first laptop to use one) but i love my 520 even if its got a grayscale DSTN screen. the 100 series is also nice (i see the 150 in particular has some shortcomings though, and the 190 is a 68k version of the...
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    perhaps its possible to modify the 8.1 finder. and yes, the downgrade is apparent with the 7.6.1...

    perhaps its possible to modify the 8.1 finder. and yes, the downgrade is apparent with the 7.6.1 finder and not being able to do anything during a file operation. i think it would be nice if the 8.0/8.1 finder can be patched.
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    Yeah, I disabled appearance manager entirely and had to move stuff over from 7.6.1 to make sure...

    Yeah, I disabled appearance manager entirely and had to move stuff over from 7.6.1 to make sure everything worked. This is still Mac OS 8.1, just without platinum.
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    mac OS 8.1, but something isn't quite right [ATTACH]

    mac OS 8.1, but something isn't quite right
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    scratch the SCA idea because this doesnt have term power and the disks are prone to not working...

    scratch the SCA idea because this doesnt have term power and the disks are prone to not working sometimes, tested one on my 6400 and yeah if i do ever plan to use my IIsi seriously i will consider a blueSCSI
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    local woman buys a $20 macbook pro early 2008 at a yard sale complete in box (and in good...

    local woman buys a $20 macbook pro early 2008 at a yard sale complete in box (and in good condition but the battery is absolutely shot) only to spend another $120 on a motherboard with a revised GPU from aliexpress
  8. alectrona2988

    the totally uninteresting board swap - 2006 iMac a1195 to a1208 (and what you need)

    so i recently got an A1195 iMac from someone on the trading post, it was even shipped in its original box (thanks!). while i could've easily just kept the A1195 board in there with its GMA 950 video card.... i had other ideas. i got a cheap A1208 board which is about the same, except for the...
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    Rayovac 4.5 battery replacement hack

    dont wanna necro a thread but i just did this with my 6400, works great. soldered a cr2032 battery holder to the wires so i can replace it whenever i need to.
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    thanks for the input you guys. yeah, it isn't exactly the same as having the original screen but...

    thanks for the input you guys. yeah, it isn't exactly the same as having the original screen but when parts are scarce and if your screen is broken... i'm personally all for it. theres only so much we can do.
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    i know this could be a very divisive subject among a lot of vintage laptop enthusiasts as it...

    i know this could be a very divisive subject among a lot of vintage laptop enthusiasts as it takes away a good amount of the charm from a vintage laptop, but what do yall think of the idea of modern LCD replacements for vintage laptops, especially those whose screens have deteriorated or are...
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    yeah, a few people said that the 6400 was better for upgrades. i still can't wait for it to get...

    yeah, a few people said that the 6400 was better for upgrades. i still can't wait for it to get here, ive lowkey wanted one since i was a kid because they looked cool (and, unlike a good chunk of performas like the 5200 and 6200), are actually cool.
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    can you use SATA on an old world mac?! somewhere i have an sil3112 flashed for a powermac G4

    can you use SATA on an old world mac?! somewhere i have an sil3112 flashed for a powermac G4
  14. alectrona2988

    Recent Acquisitions, Centris 650

    oh yeah i'm shocked it happened, not something that would ever happen again. i wish that particular machine was in better condition, though.
  15. alectrona2988

    IIsi fault ...

    the macintosh IIsi was a cheaper, low cost alternative to the IIci... so its a bit haphazard in terms of internal design. it's an okay machine and it works for what it is.
  16. alectrona2988

    Recent Acquisitions, Centris 650

    no seriously, it happened... several years ago a strip mall that had an electronics store caught fire and when they started tearing it down i quickly came to the rescue of anything that i deemed salvageable
  17. alectrona2988

    Recent Acquisitions, Centris 650

    *screams in jealousy, especially with the mac IIs* i actually did find a centris 650 in the ruins of a burnt down electronics store but it was unfortunately beyond all repairs, the only surviving part is a 25mhz full 68040. nice finds, by the way. someday i should go to VCF but i've got way more...
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    got a powermac 6400 off of ebay, can't wait for it to arrive. also getting a radeon 7000 to...

    got a powermac 6400 off of ebay, can't wait for it to arrive. also getting a radeon 7000 to flash to a mac ROM and will transfer my g3 upgrade from my 6360 over. its gonna be a killer system 7 machine
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    SE/30 Battery Bomb Advice

    you can order the boards with the bottom side passives from JLCPCB with the pick and place files, though you might need to flip the 3 pin diodes near where the ram slot holes are. also you might need to change some of the parts since they don't always have the stock for some parts.
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