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    Active ADB extender?

    I bought a 5m S-video cable with the naive expectation that it would be possible to put my 7100 in a cupboard. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. Sometimes I can get the keyboard to turn the machine on, but it doesn't work after boot-up. I am running an Extended II, teardrop mouse, and a...
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    Lombard LCD replacement?

    Hey! I have a G3 Lombard with a rather dim display, dimmer than I'm assuming they came from the factory. I'm wondering if I can replace the backlight or panel? I also just tripped over a guide to replace the 12" Powerbook's LCD with a higher resolution one (1400x1050) - I don't know if that's...
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    Q700 SCSI issues: Bluets and Granola bars!?

    Here is a weird one: I have a SCSI2SD 5.1 that I've been running my Quadra 700 off for a while. This works great. Before that, I had also run it from an ACARD IDE->SCSI bridge with CF adapter. It still works great. I've moved the ACARD into an external SCSI enclosure that used to have a...
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    Dumpster-dived Motorola StarMax 4000!

    Was out walking earlier when I passed by a local institute of higher learning. They put all their electronics recycling outside in marked bins (behind their walls, but there's no gate, you can walk right so I'm not sure it's technically trespassing). I've gotten good stuff from there in the...
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    Q700 power supply fan replacement

    Hi! Can anyone recommend a good, quiet fan to replace the one in my Quadra 700 power supply?
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    G4 vs G5 iMac performance

    I have a 1 GHz G4 iMac that I use for running a few music applications under Tiger. One of them is a bit heavy, and sometimes I think about getting a G5 iMac to replace it just for performance, although I much prefer the look of the G4. Does anybody know in some sort of numbers how big the...
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    Lombard external monitor resolutions

    Hey. I'm using my Lombard with an external monitor, and I only get to pick up to 1280x1024 in the Monitors control panel. Do I need a different control panel or an extension or anything to enable the higher resolutions that Low End Mac suggests are possible?
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    Serial port for (early) New World Macs...

    Hello. I've been poking around my Sawtooth and Lombard, and I just now noticed that the modem in them is identical. I know that there existed boards for the PowerMac towers that added a serial port by replacing the modem and looking at pictures of the Stealth ports as well as the datasheets...
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    Lisa tear-down video

    Dave Jones takes us on a tour through the Lisa hardware:
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    Ink cartridges, or Stylewriter 2200 shooting blanks

    Hi all. I recently found a beautiful near-mint Color Stylewriter 2200. It's got an ink cartridge in it, but I'm guessing it hasn't been used for several years. I hooked it up to my Quadra and installed the software and attempted to print out some text. It seems to be working, the paper gets...
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    Developer CDs

    I got some Apple Developer CDs. January '92: The Winter of Our Disc Content March '92: The Hound of Bitmapsville August '92: Hack to the Future October '92: The Hexorcist Nov/Dec '92: Waynes GWorld December '93: Of mouse and men (Reference Library Edition) Volume X (undated): On a clear...
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    Scanners? TWAIN?

    There's a Fujitsi Scanpartner 300C for sale near me, which is SCSI-scanner with a feeder. I've been looking for such a thing to pair with my Power Mac. The manual I've found makes no mention of the software, but there's an illustration of it connected to a 'Mac', so I'm guessing it's...
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    Beige G3 won't boot

    I recently conquered a beige G3 desktop from university. It's stock + RAM. Unfortunately, I can't get it to boot. Booting from the HD which has OS9 or an OS9 CD bombs after loading one extension, with the message 'illegal instruction'. Booting without extensions just gives a blank white dialog...
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    Voodoo 5 5500...

    Just got one of those along with some other stuff. G3 upgrade, Power Mac RAM, some Sun cards, Zip disks, and a Roland TR-505 (which doesn't have the analogue sounds of e.g. the 808, but seems to have all of the groove and MIDI output to boot...) Since I'm not into (3D) games I just might sell...
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    PowerMac 7500 video input

    I've got a Powermac 7500 with the video input and I'd like to use that in BeOS/ppc (which runs well on a 7500 upgraded with the 604e from my 7300, which sits in a corner, pining for the fjords). I've been looking at the hardware manual and it makes no mention at all about how the inputs work. I...
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    Personal LaserWriter 320

    Bought this today for ~25 GBP, my first printer. I'm not much of a dead tree person, but I'm writing a fairly large paper this semester, so it'll be good to have a way of printing off drafts and notes for reading and doodling on in the... coffee shop. Etc. It's in fairly good nick, except that...
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    7500!

    As stated in a previous thread, my 7300 decided to kick the bucket just as I was about to put it back into service. I was lucky enough to find a 7500 here in Denmark, and although I probably paid a bit more than the going eBay.de/.co.uk rate (I paid 200 DKK, ~20 quid), the seller was kind...
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    Palm III & cradle

    Got it for free. I'm actually very impressed with it, especially Graffiti. I'm a huge fan of my Newton MessagePad 2100, but in many respects the Palm seems more useful. Battery life doesn't seem too exhillerating, though. I'm not yet sure what to do with it. The date and address book is a lot...
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    Suns and another IBM

    Got two Sun SPARCStations 20 and an IBM T20 via FedEx yesterday. One of the Suns looks a bit shot, so I've moved all the RAM and the processor to the other one, meaning I now have a dual SuperSPARC system with 288 MB RAM. Just about to install NetBSD on it... and I'll probably try NeXTSTeP too...
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    Pinouts

    I borrowed my brother's measurometer (to use the technical term) and wrote down the pinout for the motherboard PSU plug on the 6100, and I'll probably do one for my other smacs (LC III, Q700, 7300) later. I think they all put out 12V DC and enough juice to drive e.g. a Soekris board - at least...
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