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  1. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    No problem! Just did that https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/the-holy-grail-of-pci-macs-daystar-millennium-quad-604.31811/page-3#post-422585
  2. Compgeke

    The Holy Grail of PCI Macs: Daystar Millennium Quad 604.

    This is absolutely a bump but here're the images again. They died at some point in forum software upgrades. One of those mythical machines you read about is the Daystar Genesis MP. Multiple 604s? How cool is that. rarely do they actually appear for sale though, and when they do often the boring...
  3. Compgeke

    ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S Firmware?

    UL3D, or at least mine, has the firmware for PC and Mac on the same card. No need to update or flash, it works in either/or.
  4. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    The Dual CPU, yes. The Quad CPU? No. The Quad needs an additional 3.3V power connector not present on the factory PSUs.
  5. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    Oh man, I would do things for one of those or one of the Daystar nPower Dual CPU cards (or a 9500/9600 MP). I have a thing for these terrible machines. Speaking of terrible things, I've gotten it working pretty well.
  6. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    I managed to get R5 installed on mine no issues. I believe the usual issue is there's an R5 .iso floating around that isn't multisession, so parts go missing. the .ccd/.img image works fine.
  7. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    Somehow I have insane luck, because I've picked up another Quad CPU Daystar. This one's a Quad 132! Here's a link to the first one: https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/the-holy-grail-of-pci-macs-daystar-millennium-quad-604.31811/ This machine is a Daystar Genesis MP. It's a Quad CPU...
  8. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    Not just his Risc PC, I also ended up with his Iyonix. The RPC itself is actually really nice though, it came with a Kinetic upgrade and an eesox graphic equalizer in the top slice. Not sure where the equalizer came from no one else has seen them before.
  9. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    I've actually got an RPC 700 here. It's a pretty fun machine, with a 233 MHz Strong ARM via a Kinetic CPU upgrade and a graphic equalizer in the top slice. I need to get a network card for it next and make the sound work at some point. Runs Doom really well, though! I drug it out to VCF West...
  10. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    A bit of an unusual one, a quad LC PDS adapter. I found it shoved in with a bunch of VME-style cards scrapped from some sort of audio setup, along with a Radius Color Pivot IIsi interface. Quite a big card, sadly I did not find the case it would've gone with. Just bare board in a gaylord. Oh well.
  11. Compgeke

    mAcTX - ATX to Classic Macs

    I've actually got mAcTX II boards kicking around here, as well as all the components. The LC one's files are online but I still have the IIc stuff. They were kind of two separate projects under one name. I really need to get around to assembling boards and/or kits. Unfortunately my job hit me...
  12. Compgeke

    Homebrew PRAM Batteries

    In a similar way, I've just straight up soldered CR2032 holders in place of the originals. Both Keystone #1058 and unknown SMT 2032 holders from Excess Solutions fit fine with the tabs directly over the original through holes. Flood through holes, glue holder in place, heat tabs. Works great. 
  13. Compgeke

    Compgeke's Acquisitions

    Sure!
  14. Compgeke

    Compgeke's Acquisitions

    New Machine: Outbound 125. Got this from that ebay auction that ended last week! Not sure if it works or not yet - I need to get batteries for the keyboard. 
  15. Compgeke

    Compgeke's Acquisitions

    Came with what was once NeXTSTEP 0.9 and 1.0, but since overwritten. + one generic NeXT branded blank disk and one random third party disk. What's currently on them? Great question! I'm going to try and image them in a SCSI MO drive to see if I can pull something off them. Unfortunately I...
  16. Compgeke

    Latest Trade: Mac IIci and others

    Check on these two chips specifically, the 74ALS240 s. I've had three boards where I had to replace themme to make nubus work again. They're the bus drivers for the slots, so they're reasonably important for the functionality of the slot. The bottom one usually goes first.
  17. Compgeke

    Compgeke's Acquisitions

    I get enough junk I figured I should start a thread for the odds and ends I get. I'll start with today's pickup: A NeXT Cube. A friend sent me a link to one on Facebook Marketplace last night for $200, and by some miracle it was still available!  It's a little beat up but shoot, the price...
  18. Compgeke

    Quadra 630 ATX Adapter

    Alright so use this as constructive feedback and *not* criticism of the board - I want to help avoid the mistakes I did with the mAcTX board :).  So one of the first things I notice is you have the connector for the PicoPSU and the Mac harness on the same side of the board. I'd swap that Mac...
  19. Compgeke

    Quadra 630 ATX Adapter

    Here's a sloppily trimmed and annotated version of the schematic from the mAcTX IIc. This is the setup I had to use to make soft power reliably work one everything. I've not tested this on a Q630 - but it does work on all the machines the board fits into. 
  20. Compgeke

    mAcTX - ATX to Classic Macs

    It's been a while, but I finally have an update. I've got my hands on a 3D printer I can borrow as long as I need, meaning I can actually do brackets without waiting on shipping for every change.  The first one is for the IIsi - it's nearly completed.   Made a few small changes from this...
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