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  2. CC_333

    SE FDHD board in se (kinda se/30)??

    The SE, SE FDHD (aka SuperDrive) and SE/30 logic boards are all interchangeable, so it should work. The SuperDrive floppy mechanism will work with the SE logic board, but it'll only read/write 800k floppies. The analog board/power supply is also interchangeable. In fact, pretty much everything is. They're all quite similar (aside from the logic board, the differences are mostly cosmetic). c
  3. Retro Rider

    SE FDHD board in se (kinda se/30)??

    I got a se with a se/30 board in it and I also have a SE FDHD board (Which idk works), but would it work in the se?
  4. CC_333

    Macintosh Classic capacitor types

    Last I knew (haven't done business with him since he got banned), he was in Southfield, which I think is a suburban area somewhere near Detroit. c
  5. Yesterday
  6. 360alaska

    Power Mac 5500 picture problem

    Another thing to try is to decrease the brightness until the screen is just barely visible and see if things get better. If the clicking and distortions stop or decrease then then caps are suspect. Lowering the brightness lowers the stress on the analog board components.
  7. techknight

    Power Mac 5500 picture problem

    Clicking could be the multisync relays kicking in. Not descriptive enough. Also when you switch resolutions you need to adjust the geometry using the control panel.
  8. MacFox

    What NOT to do with your Macintosh SE

    My SE is working again! Turns out I didn’t have the floppy controller chip pushed down all the way. I swapped the hard drive bays and I now have the Classic II’s HDD paired with the SE’s original 800K floppy drive. Would love to do a SuperDrive upgrade one day, but for now, I’ll stick with this configuration for my SE.
  9. I've not seen this discussed, I'm curious about the TAM community's obsession with USB/FireWire cards. The IDE/ATA1 performance bottleneck has been my main concern since the 6360/G3 L2 was my production machine. It was hacked to house a full length PCI VidCard to drive my TPD and conversion to 6400 riser was next on my hack list. I viewed USB/FW on Sonnet's TEMPOtrio as very welcome, but unnecessary features added to Sonnet's stock Tempo ATA-Whatever HDD interface cards. As we have determined, the trios' incompatibility with the Gazelle boards I've been collecting, I'll be opting for Tempo/133 over USN/FW. I'm curious to see if ATA-66 or ATA-133 on Alchemy might trump Gazelle's (TAM's) 25% bus bump benefit play. When the TAM was new, FW400 was in use for Video and such, but AFAIK it's not suitable for Hard Disk I/O increases for Gazelle. and replacing TAM's 3400 bits with a far superior USB KBD/Mouse combo would be wiping Ive's lipstick off the pig. While replacing the HDD with Compact Flash/Adapter's seek time reductions make the TAM zippier, Gazelle remains hamstrung by Apple's rudimentary (and flawed) implementation of IDE/ATA1. An ATA66/133 interface card cabled to a PATA SSD (or even CF) should shoehorn within the TAM's confines? Throuput increases aside, burst mode increases should take CF/SSD benefits to new levels of TAM zippiness, no? Anyhoo, links to such discussion would be most welcome, especially if someone has taken this route and benchmarked performance. Has anyone here made the switch?
  10. bibilit

    Apple 800K External Drive

    "M" (M0130 / M0131) is for Macintosh "A" (A2M2053...) for Apple II series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_External_Disk_Drive
  11. dcr

    Apple 800K External Drive

    Okay, so M0131 is called the Macintosh 800k External Drive but does not have "Macintosh" anywhere on the drive or label?
  12. olePigeon

    Apple 800K External Drive

    @dcr M0131 is the "bad" one.
  13. Dog Cow

    Apple 800K External Drive

    Yes, it does.
  14. CC_333

    Apple 800K External Drive

    Yeah, they both use the same mechanism, but the Apple 800k drive has extra smarts in it so it can talk to the Apple II drive interface. I think it also has a passthrough port on it for daisychaining another drive (it's disabled when the drive is used with a Mac, I think). c
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  16. dcr

    Apple 800K External Drive

    The one I have is Model No. M0131.
  17. olePigeon

    Apple 800K External Drive

    In fact, you can swap in a 1.44 MB SuperDrive inside it and turn it into an FDHD drive.
  18. Dog Cow

    Apple 800K External Drive

    No, it's better. A lot better. This article explains more: Using an External 800K Disk Drive with Mac 512K
  19. Is the Apple 800k External Drive the same as the Macintosh 800k External Drive? Wikipedia only has a little information on it and there's no mention of the Apple 800k External Drive, only the Macintosh 800k External Drive and doesn't have a photo of the bottom. So I'm wondering if they are the same. I would sort of expect it to have Macintosh on the label but maybe not.
  20. dcr

    Self-Contained POTS System?

    Thanks for all the info. I hadn't posted again as I didn't have anything to add, but I have followed the thread with interest and this project is still something I hope to do someday. Not in the immediate future as it appears to be more complex than I had hoped but still sometime in the future.
  21. Trash80toHP_Mini

    Ricoh chipset PCI to PCMCIA adapter card - possible?

    So far so good. Advantech support told me there are no jumpers on this card's schematic, but I'll have to wait until Wednesday to talk to the tech who directly supports it. It's the only three slot riser I've found that might work in Alchemy/Gossamer for implementing Slot C1.
  22. BadGoldEagle

    Is this SE dead or do i repair it ?

    It should be repairable. When I got my 1/40 a year ago, the board looked pretty much the same albeit looking somehow better. It seems that all 1/40s were equipped with Maxells. Every single one I've seen for sale has issues. Go figure. Here are a couple pictures of my unit... I didn't report back since May of last year since there was no real breakthrough. There are only a couple bad traces on my board, I patched one and it somewhat works now. I knew this alone wouldn't fix it but I fired it up anyway. It won't go past the happy mac as there are still some bad traces I didn't patch (I didn't have my iron with me at the time...). But still, that's promising. I know Uniserver had found a reliable source of compatible bourns filters (that's the yellow chip near the battery). I should order some and you too before that source runs out.
  23. Trash80toHP_Mini

    Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 in TAM Not Working

    Glad to see this thread reappear! I've been playing with two 400/512K L2s in a 6500 and what I'm hoping is my 6400 board. I'm also hoping it's just a corrupted driver as both machines boot fine with either card installed, but the driver shows up as disabled. I'll have to try thermal compound, but that wouldn't be an issue until cards warm up a bit would it? Don't recall info on paste being the culprit at boot, IIRC it's associated with erratic behavior under use? That's what has me confused here, I'd think it would stay cool enough to pass POST and the boot process before wigging out? Does the accelerator shut itself down to avoid damage when it exceeds safe operating temperature? Wondering if I might have cooked both cards during testing? From the box and spec, pretty sure I picked these particular cards up as NOS from Sonnet when they cleared out accelerators. Hoping to find the 6360 board with the original Crescendo ???/1MB L2 in working condition. edit: Oopsie, forgot to mention I'm running with/without a dead PRAM bat. Gotta build a couple or three, Does it really matter so long as the machine stays plugged in, other architecture seem to retain PRAM setting in that state? I'd feel sorry for the TAM gang because you don't have room for a battery holder, but if you've got the money to be messing around with a TAM, those batteries don't seem all that expensive. One more! Both my boards booted right up with chimes a time or two, then sound died entirely. Is that "normal" behavior for a board that needs a recap? I have cans on my 6500, did Apple use leak-free caps on the TAM boards or are you folks recapping? There's a can right next to (for?) the Cache slot. Could this be the culprit? Low voltage/instability of its slot would seem a more likely nasty at boot than paste to me. Cache cards use a piddling amount of power as compared to an accelerator and haven't got the intelligence to shut themselves down. Forgot to mention that my Cache DIMM appear to function fine where the Sonnets don't.
  24. reallyrandy

    AllMacs IIsi recap

    Is all Macs the one in Florida? Are you happy with the work overall? I have an SE/30, a IIsi, an LCII that need recapping. I don't have the equipment or the skill to do this so I'm looking for a source.
  25. bibilit

    Powerbook 5300cs with corrosion

    Probably not, always been told that memory speaking those two models are not a 100% compatible, memory can work fine in the 190 and not in the 5300.
  26. John Gibbs

    Powerbook 5300cs with corrosion

    Thx for the info, all. . So the memory board from the 5300 gives me the chimes of death in the 190 so I assume it’s toast. Still the 190 works so moving to that for my primary project for now. I’ve hot a 3com Ethernet card arriving soon and will be setting up Netatalk 2 in My Linux server. Will keep the community informed!
  27. Hi Igor, Can you tell me what fan you used as a replacement? I'd like to do this as well. Thanks a lot! Farhad
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