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Macintosh SE with Lapis Displayserver card

gijsmans

Active member
I have a Macintosh SE with Lapis Displayserver SE card. I found the drivers here: https://vintageapple.org/macdrivers/video.shtml Unfortunately the .sit file does not unstuff because it is corrupted. My questions. Does anyone have this card running and what monitors does it support? Only the Portrait? Does someone have the drivers for this card? Or can I use the Mobius drivers as well?

ps. First photo before cleaning :)

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joshc

Well-known member
Try the driver available here


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Seems it is the same as a Mobius MultiScreen card and the Lapis driver is compatible with the Mobius according to this person:

Also found this from an old Macworld magazine, seems the DisplayServer was bundled with some other stuff as part of this weird headless SE thing MicroMac offered:

MicroMac Unveils Headless SE

Start-up MicroMac Technology has introduced the
MicroMac SE, an upgrade kit that turns an SE into a
transportable system with a separate monochrome
monitor. The kit includes the system box, mounting
hardware for the user’s drives and system board, an
autoswitching international power supply, the exter-
nal monitor, and the DisplayServer SE, a flexible dis-
play adapter from Upis. The list price for the MicroMac
SE with 15-inch full-page display is $1295; with a 14-
inch half-page display the list price is $995. For more
information, call MicroMac at 714/363-9915.

Hopefully that helps a bit, I know it's not definitive but certainly suggests you should be able to use it with a range of monitors, not just a portrait display.
 

avadondragon

Well-known member
Here's another write up suggesting it could use common VGA displays.

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Could you take a picture of the ribbon cable part? Maybe a pic of the underside of the card too. I have a Lapis card that is a year newer than this but can't find any info about it. I'd love if it could output common VGA too. It has a 16 pin header like yours.
 
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gijsmans

Active member
Here's another write up suggesting it could use common VGA displays.
Could you take a picture of the ribbon cable part? Maybe a pic of the underside of the card too. I have a Lapis card that is a year newer than this but can't find any info about it. I'd love if it could output common VGA too. It has a 16 pin header like yours.
Thanks for taking the time to help. Unfortunately the Mobius driver doesn’t work. The monitors I connect don’t even show the sign of any signal. Either I really need the Lapis driver or maybe the card is dead somehow. Anyway, here some more photos.
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AlexCL

New member
Good Afternoon,

I just bought an old Mac SE off Mercardi because it had an expansion card installed with ports on the back...

The software on the hard disk appears to be the Lapis Display driver Control Panel you need.

I had to drop it in the system folder and bring up the Control Panel to set the menu bar to appear on the Mac SE screen or it just starts up with a grey screen (the extended screen has the menu).

I've attached a disk image with the control panel...you'll need to drop it in your system folder (System 6) or Control Panel Folder (System 7).
 

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