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  2. Trash80toHP_Mini

    Soph's mac finds

    I hear you! Sometimes I think I collect Macs as homes for my Radius collection. First workstation was an SE bundled with a Radius16/CoPro used to vectorize artwork for vinyl cutting. Went from there to a Rocket33 in a used IIx, it was perfect for my needs. 20" and then 21" Radius CRTs were a dream later in the nineties. I still have the PrecisionView 2150 as my main Mac display after almost 25 years now. Favorite Mac is a tossup between the IIfx and Radius 81/110. I have Radius VidCards in machines for LC, IIsi, NuBus and PCI slots and a nice set of Radius/KDS LCD displays. The best and brightest of the Mac team founded Radius to do naughty things forbidden by SJ.
  3. bibilit

    Connecting a ZIP drive to a Macintosh Plus

    The Plus can be picky with SCSI
  4. omidimo

    Soph's mac finds

    Radius is special indeed. The stuff of my childhood dreams. I have been lucky and have gathered quite a few pieces over the past few years including the later and rarer graphics cards. The Pivots are nice but bulky. I have a grayscale one but its in storage mode. Picked up a 17" Trinitron one, and that one is a beast as well.
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  6. SophieRose

    Soph's mac finds

    There's just somthing about radius kit, i love it. I just missed out on a pivot monitor but I think in reality id struggle with space as ive a few crt monitors already.
  7. altayd9

    Connecting a ZIP drive to a Macintosh Plus

    I have the Z100S2 with Termination on and I've tried both SCSI id's. I'm not trying to use it as a startup disk. But the driver I have is 4.2 and its on the floppy from rescuemyclassic mac.
  8. upusen

    SE/30 can't recognize SCSI HDD

    I tried one more time with that picture. also not connected red marked pins. How to connect these nicely...? Please teach me recommend method.
  9. omidimo

    Soph's mac finds

    If you keep an eye out on eBay you might snatch up a Booster card. I have the Photoshop and SCSI cards. Funny thing is I have 3 NuBus VideoVisions and I thought I was a little nutty, but I guess I am not alone! Though I fried one by accident, bent pins are bad news.
  10. upusen

    SE/30 can't recognize SCSI HDD

    Is this chip pin assignment is same as the picture? this picture is came from maybe different chip company document as mine. I couldn't find for my SE/30's SCSI controller assignments...
  11. nglevin

    Soph's mac finds

    Rockets should work great with the IIvx PSU, I had a fully loaded one working fine with the less beefy Q700 PSU. If you have any problems with starting the IIvx while they're connected, you can remove a few of the RAM modules to reduce the power draw and the HEAT those things give. I'll admit I never really figured out what to do with a Rocket. They're awesomely hacky means of getting another Mac in your Mac. Only problem is, the real time multimedia subsystems (QuickTime, many forms of audio playback) don't know what to do if they can't have the highest possible priority on your Mac. Web browsing on Netscape 2.0.2 might work in a pinch. Photoshop is an easy one, even though any Power Mac can do the same batch processing jobs better. FrameMaker required a decent amount of horsepower too. Really something that would act as a pint sized "server" almost seems ideal for a Rocket. I vaguely recall that the AppleTalk interop with RocketShare was surprisingly well done, if not always stable. That uh, sounds like the beginnings of a great Premiere 4.2 rig. Have you considered showing off to Premiere/Final Cut architect Randy Ubillos, now that he's retired?
  12. pcamen

    KVMs

    @Trash80toHP_Mini Yea, those MiniView's are what I was referring to. They are great! I'll probably end up just having a local KVM setup in my mechanical room for my headless Macs and other computers. I used the MiniView in the last iteration I had like 10 years ago.
  13. pcamen

    KVMs

    I've definitely seen quite a few remote KVM over ethernet solutions where you simply extend the KVM from one spot, over the network, to a receive at another spot. Might solve my problem half-way enough.
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  15. LaPorta

    Connecting a ZIP drive to a Macintosh Plus

    That will work unless you are trying to use the Zip Disk as the startup disk. I’m not sure if this is what he is trying to do. Perhaps the Zip drive itself is busted.
  16. Dog Cow

    Connecting a ZIP drive to a Macintosh Plus

    I use Iomega Driver v5.0.3 under System 7. This driver will also work on a Mac 512Ke with RAM and SCSI upgrades.
  17. hoi polloi

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  18. Trash80toHP_Mini

    KVMs

    You need to keep an alias for ADB Reset on every desktop so you can tab to it and run it from the KBD to get the mouse back online. I've been using this setup on and off for many years: Next time I set it up I've got a four port MiniView to put into the mix with the Mac Adapter and Mac Mechanical KVM. Got everything new in the nineties. Did the diagram for fun in this thread: I think we have several KVM threads kicking around in peripherals.
  19. Hey gang, It's been years since I was last marching with the 68kMLA but after some time foolishly spent not toying around with 68k Macs I found that I missed my old Powerbook 170 too much and succumbed to the charms of a Powerbook 180 on Craigslist. When I first got the 180 the screen was starting to show tunnel vision and, fortunately, I was able to find a new screen that does not have the problem but I got to thinking... Are there any replacement screens on the market today that could be purchased brand new to give new life to these old active-matrix Powerbooks? I've been searching the internet hoping to find an answer and so far it seems that nobody has offered up either a) a supplier who still sells the original LCD or b) a new compatible replacement alternative. Anybody got any pointers? We are rapidly running out of Powerbook 170's and 180's and I kind of feel a personal mission to find a solution to this. Thanks in advance! Ryan ---- Powerbook 180 Powerbook 540c
  20. Cory5412

    KVMs

    Unfortunately, these kind of issues haven't ever been particularly well solved on the Mac. The Sophisticated Circuits products were pretty much the best Mac server administrators had until the XServe, which added a serial port and if I'm remembering correctly, a Mac-only out-of-band hardware management tool, which you needed a desktop OSX mac to manage, and which would be a bad idea to run on a production Internet-connected network today. (But, it would be fine on a management vlan that was properly separated.) My understanding is that most rack-level remote management tools evaporated starting around 15-20 years ago when PC OEMs started adding out-of-band and lights-out management hardware directly to server motherboards. At this point, even ultra-low-end PC servers have this built in, or available as an upgrade. My solution to this, with VTools (because I looked at the sophisticated circuits thread and I can't swing what's being asked for the USB-based restart dongle at the moment) is to leave the machine in a place where I can hit the reset button on it on a regular basis. I'm also trying to suss out a reasonable schedule to just reboot it as a preventative maintenance effort, although last time I went to go do that, it hard-locked when trying to end processes, after only a week of uptime.
  21. defor

    KVMs

    As far as your scaling using remote kvm- this is kinda a thing that happens in general- an IP KVM is not for day to day use pretty much pure and simple. I definitely used mine with an IP KVM, but OS level mouse acceleration is always at odds with the kvm... I even have issues with this on "Supported" windows machines... personally, I'd look into USB over IP and Video over IP solutions, and couple them with a PROPER manual kvm where your computers are, that way there's no virtual scaling or wierd web ui induced lag/interface.
  22. defor

    KVMs

    I have two belkin omniview adapters designed for just this purpose of connecting macs to an off the shelf PC KVM- ps/2 keyboard and mouse and vga monitor to mac adb and 15 pin monitor. I'm interested in letting them go as I've taken my classic Macs out of my rack and no longer use the KVM...
  23. oldappleguy

    Does anyone know about the weird SE fan?

    when apple changed fans they also changed the board on the back of the crt from horizontal to a vertical design
  24. pcamen

    KVMs

    I run quite a few machines at home. I also have a slate of machines at my company in a server room. For the server room, it's essential to have bios level remote management for dealing with problems while off-site. But those are almost all windows machines, so the older remote KVM units work ok. But I do have one Mac there as well that I use to download internet ZONE files daily, as well as scrape our local business license database looking for changes (list of companies locally that register new business licenses or let them lapse). That's what I do a lot of, taking an older Mac machine, like a 2010-2012 Mini and using it for a specific purpose. I have another I use for torrenting. I have an Intel NUC that I use for my video surveillance server. I have a new Mini with large RAID drives I use as a server. Almost all of these are on or near my rack in the mechanical room of my house. It's a small thing, but sometimes it is just more convenient to be able to deal with a boot-level issue and not have to go back and forth to my basement, or if I am away. So yea, for playing with Macs, being in front of them is nice, using the old keyboards, mice, and CRTs. But in some case not having to be in front of machines, even some vintage Macs used for specific purposes, is nice.
  25. jimjimx

    Does anyone know about the weird SE fan?

    https://www.dynamicfan.com/what-is-a-centrifugal-fan-used-for/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_fan
  26. Unknown_K

    KVMs

    I never really seen the point of remote access unless you are running a server at some remote location (something you would not do with vintage gear). For me actually sitting in front of the machines working on them is the fun of it. I use KVMs because I want more then one machine available for use but not a separate monitor for each (space issues). If you want to remotely use Macos without any special hardware needs then just go emulation.
  27. pcamen

    KVMs

    I've also got several of the Dr. Bott KVM's. Certainly great for a local experience (sitting in front of a Mac) to have multiple Macs share a single KVM. But it still leaves the remote part out. The problem with Timbuktu, and all other software solutions like it, is that they can't access the machine when it borks up with issues that affect the network, or it is going through for example a repeated boot screen level reboot cycle. A hardware remove KVM would allow bios level access from afar. That's mostly what I'm interested in.
  28. Unknown_K

    KVMs

    I use an old Dr.Bott ADB KVM with 4 of my old macs, I also have a 12 port BlackBox ADB KVM. For USB Mac you could use any of the normal PC KVMs (I use Belkin models). For remote control there is software for the Mac/PC called Timbuktu that works into the OSX era if you have Ethernet (the 68k and OSX versions are probably not compatible).
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