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  1. Apple ImageWriter II ribbon not adavncing

    If it’s genuine Apple it’s common the foam is bad, some aftermarket have this problem too. Most ribbons are well expired. If you need color ribbions made in 2018, let me know I had a small batch produced.
  2. My mac lc III cannot detect my scsi dvd-rom

    Yes it should unless you don’t have CD-Rom drivers, that said I’m sure you can find one cheaper somewhere else. Heck, I’ve been selling Apple external CD drives for $50. $100 is too much.
  3. Vertical bars on an SE

    If you decide not to invest more into it and want to sell it to someone who has plenty of parts to fix it, let me know.
  4. Marathon Computer iRack DV

    If you ever want to sell or trade, please keep me in mind
  5. Picked up an SE, simm memory tab broke, any ideas?

    I have a new old stock one if you are good with soldering, free just pay postage.
  6. MDD Dual G4 ATX Power Supply swap

    On the MDD this is the best investment, I bought 5 new old stock power supplies as spares for my new old stock 1.25ghz FW400 machine, and already used one...
  7. I am looking to buy a power supply, which is the best. I've heard bad things about TDK, but what about the others?
  8. Its probably either the caps in the AC brick unit or on the board inside the computer, both are common. I would start with a good recap job.
  9. Yes Dexcool is very sensative and it will certainly gel up if mixed with traditional ethylene glycol coolant (green). Actually, many things can cause this coolant to change state. I can't tell you how many cars I've witnessed have major issues related to Dexcool and/or improper mixing.
  10. Pippin Floppy Connector Replica

    Dandu, keep up the great work I think those Pippin's are underrated.
  11. I'm looking for a solution to a replacement PRAM for PowerBook G3 as well. So, if anyone knows a good source I'd be quite interested.
  12. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    They still make these Sound Sticks as this is the 3rd revision. They sound great, my brothers from about 2000 still sound good too. Same speakers from the iMac I think. Mine have a manufacture date of 2017.
  13. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    For those wondering about the power supply and the ADC display, I should clarify. I plugged in the ADC Studio Display and it killed the power supply, I suppose it could be a coincidence, but think about it, its taxing the already fragile power supply by driving the montior. The ADC > DVI has its own power supply to the monitor. Only the MDD has issues with power supplies that I'm aware of the other G4 towers were robust. I bought 3 extra power supplies because I knew this going into it, of course, they are loud too as Floofies mentioned. I don't have any plans to reduce the noise, I'd rather have it out of lots of CFM to protect the unit than to reduce the noise. The Sound Sticks and sub are amazing, well worth the money. My brother has an original set when they first came out around 2000, he loves them and they still work great. Apple was responsible for the industrial design and Harmon Kardon did the sound components.
  14. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    I got the set on eBay for $150 new, I think they are $199 MSRP. I got the version without Bluetooth and just bought the Bluetooth adapter separate so I can use on other devices too.
  15. My Pride and Joy Conquest - Complete

    I have finally completed my collection for the NEW OLD STOCK PowerMac G4 MDD. This machine is special because it runs Mac OS 10.5.8 and Mac OS 9.2.2 natively. I purchased all items separate and everything (including upgrades) was purchased NEW within the last 2 years. 1) PowerMac MDD 1.25ghz FW400 (2gb ram, 80gb & 250gb, AirPort Card, Upgraded Power Supply) The small drive has Mac OS 9.2.2/10.3 the larger has Mac OS 10.5.8 2) Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks III with sub 3) 17" Apple Studio Display 4) ADC to DVI adapter (to prevent damage to the power supply) 5) AirPort Extreme (first rev) Base station (not shown - required to work with AirPort Card WEP) 6) 3 Extra Power Supplies (in case the one fails - common) Total invested: $1500 - but its a brand new machine from 2003 right down the the upgrades. Runs Mac programs from about 1995 to about 2005, that's 10 years of software compatibility, by far the most versatile Mac.