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    Help setting up Ethernet with an SE/30

    Actually given that the OPs card serial number is 90130007, I’d suspect that this one was from the 13th week of 1990 and the 7th unit produced. Given this, and that it is revision A1, I suspect it may be a late prototype or a buggy earlier production (which could explain your issues).
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    Help setting up Ethernet with an SE/30

    I've not observed a MacCon SE/30 card quite like this before. I'm going to follow this to see what others contribute so we can know more about this rare bird.
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    Finally found a Performa LC575 for my CC

    These photos are sad, but expected. The good news is that in most cases everything but the case can be salvaged. Usually the CRTs survive (somehow). It will make a nice upgrade for your CC.
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    Finally found a Performa LC575 for my CC

    Just don’t expect the case to arrive in good shape
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    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    @Bolle this looks amazing! If you do happen to sell the board with the WiFi please let me know. I’m ready to pay you a pile of cash
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    3D Print Replica HD 20 SC Enclosure?

    @PotatoFi Yep, I started with standard 3d printing (non-transparent), and despite the rear case being broken into 4 pieces, it had 3 print failures. Once that design was confirmed I moved to a Chinese company that produced stereolithographic prints with clear resins, they used a $100,000 machine with great results. I'm hoping if we can iron out the design details here (to allow 3.5" drive) and SCSI connectors for the back (laser cut), I can have the Chinese company produce a few clear cases. The feet on the SE are actually a pain in the backside. Those are 15mm (about .6") I had to custom make the clear rubber feet for the SE to match. The good news is that if we want to use the same feet for this case it would be easy. Regarding the 20sc, I'm in no major rush on that. We might still need it to figure a good mounting solution.
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    3D Print Replica HD 20 SC Enclosure?

    @PotatoFi It is looking really good! Very impressive, if you think that is a long print, imagine trying to do an entire SE/30... I think if we can figure out what kind of standoffs are needed and can create a CAD for the back panel I can contact my guy and see what can be done. I'm not really sure wood is practical for this application though it would sure look slick.
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    The biggest haul I’ve ever made.

    WOW What an amazing find! Great work @LaPorta! Keep us posted on all the little odds and ends you find.
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    Asanté MacCon SE/30 clone

    This is just amazing! Once you make it to that point, please sign me up for 2!
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    I think ArtMix is hard to communicate with given the language barrier. Otherwise, I'd ask him to run some more batches since they've been gone for years. @Cory5412 I think you are right that if someone did have the skills to make a SCSI to SATA they could do quite well. And you are right I think the biggest issue is lack of documentation and helpful articles. For something like this a video may even be helpful. I'd love to see @JDW to a video on the subject. But you know what I've been thinking about lately is that we should have a projects page on 68kmla that summarizes project details and current status. I'm always discovering old projects by accident but the details are often burried in dozens of pages. I really think something like that would be not only helpful but help showcase the voluminous projects that were created here at 68kmla. This post was not meant to bash the SCSI2SD which is a fine device for those it servers. My frustration simply spilled over into an otherwise useful tech development thread.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    The only thing the SCSI2SD will do during the SCSI Probe or Lido is one faint illumination of the LED. Nothing else of any diagnostic value. I'm certain it is saved properly. I can record that if needed to prove. However, for now I'm going to take a break for messing with it. I'll try more things tomorrow and put it under a scope to see if there are any board defects.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    @aperezbios the SCSI2SD is mounted on a 3d printed bracket I bought designed for the SCSI2SD. Unfortunately, all the playing with the floppy disk with Lido on it, now the disk isn't working. But I did run TattleTech (which at least shows it), SCSI Probe which shows but fails to mount, and Apples updated hard drive application which fails to recognize it. Videos of those 3 linked below: https://youtu.be/RwPvJh_lOQE https://youtu.be/g43B6SBvxW8 https://youtu.be/SwaLT-BXgfw
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    Yes, they both work with standard spinning disk hard drives. I just updated the firmware and repeated the testing and still have the same result. It can't find the drive. @jessenator thanks! Thanks nearly exactly what I have. The only difference I can tell would be that I wrote 1.99 since I wasn't sure if the 2gb cap meant to have less size. I just tried with 2gb and the same result I'm afraid.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    I've tried 2 different ribbons, one that was standard and one that was longer (made for plug in and out easier). You are right, I changed the settings to normal rather than Dark Mode and it resolved the textual display issue.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    I've also tried several SD cards and tried formatting them in advance and leaving them as new, same result.