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    17” studio display making my Quicksilver crash

    I recently picked up a Qucksilver 933 and 17” ADC studio display that appeared to be in great condition. It passes the Apple Hardware test without any failures and I’ve swapped in known good RAM just in case. The problem is that it crashes randomly, especially when waking from sleep or...
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    Does anyone have experience with a hardware printer emulator?

    Saw this project when I was looking for a software/hardware combo that would allow me to plug an Apple ][ Grappler Card into it and emulate a parallel port printer: http://www.retroprinter.com Seems like the project is dead/stalled. I wonder how hard it would be to do something similar with the...
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    Kensington Expert/Turbo Mouse for 128k/512k/Plus?

    Did Kensington ever make a trackball for the Mac 128k/512k/Plus? I much prefer trackballs to mice with my classic Macs and have a couple ADB models for use with my SE/30's and even use them with my PowerBook G3's. My understanding is that even though the mouse port looks like a DB9 serial port...
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    Screensaver for a 128k?

    Is there a screensaver that will run on a 128k? Maybe as a desk accessory?
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    512Ke Video Problem

    I picked up a sick 512Ke to rehabilitate and am stumped at what the problem is. There is no startup `bong` and there are thin horizontal lines over the entire screen. According to my handy copy of the Dead Mac Scrolls, that is a chip on the analog board gone bad or a programmers switch that is...
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    Modded 128k - restore or keep as is?

    So I finally picked up a dirty unloved 128k Mac on eBay for $200 - a crazy price, but what the hell. Anway, turns out it has a Macs-a-Million upgrade installed which involves a bunch of soldering, Mac Plus ROM chips etc What would you do? Try and remove the upgrade and restore it to stock or...
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    Localtalk - Ethernet bridge help needed

    I don't know why this isn't working, so I'm looking for some advice on where to start. I have a linux based netatalk server that runs perfectly well serving up files via ethernet, even to an old SE/30 with an Asante ethernet card. I'm trying to hook up a Mac Plus and SE to the netatalk server...
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    Twitchy SE/30 Screen

    I haven't seen this discussed before, nor mentioned in my Dead Mac Scrolls book I have an SE/30 that was working just fine stock, but after installing a DayStar socketed 50Mhz upgrade and a MacCon PDS slot ethernet card, the screen is "twitchy" The best I can describe it is that the screen...
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    How do you store your software (sit? bin.hqx? etc)

    I've put together a small Linux file server for my classic Mac network and can now connect to it over both Ethernet and LocalTalk (via an Asante bridge) with anything from a Mac Plus running 6.0.8 to my iMac running 10.7. What I'm wondering is, what is the most convenient way to store software...