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    3D Print MessagePad 2000 Battery Tray

    It was an SLA machine. I'm told that the machine that created this was $20,000. They didn't do polishing on the plastic to make it clear as it wasn't really needed in this case. I think the real issue is that the tolerance on this battery try is very close. Even the slightest deviation would cause an issue.
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    3D Print MessagePad 2000 Battery Tray

    I had actually made this using a very expensive machine, sadly it warped. I think this thing is a lot more difficult than first assumed.
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    SCSI2SD Issues

    So I bought 5 SCSI2SD boards and have had major issues getting them to work. I am trying on 3 different SE/30 machines. I followed the instructions on how to flash it to work with Macs, but when installed in an SE/30 it doesn't show up (using Apple Drive software and Lido). They do sometimes produce a steady but slow flash of the activity LED light. Am I missing something?
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    Steel ball bearing as Duo 250 trackball

    I have a couple chrome and gold platted ones that look amazing in the Duo and 1x0 series. I always liked the colored plastic balls that were once popular.
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    Steel ball bearing as Duo 250 trackball

    It will work just fine though the feel of the movement will be different.
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    A/UX running on SE/30

    Great looking machine! Glad to see she is up and running.
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    Farallon ETHERMAC LC NSC w/NuBus drivers in the SE/30 PDS?

    I know that @Bolle is developing a much better board, but I still hate leaving projects unfinished. I'm going to try wire wrapping this myself, once I can find the right wire wrap capable 120 pin right angle card. Or maybe I'll just make a PCB to try it. I'll be using the approach @Trash80toHP_Mini discussed on page six. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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    New member buys a macintosh se/30

    They have leaked without a doubt, but without dust it is very hard to observe the leaks. Please, don't wait to recap this SE/30!
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    ProtoCache1.1 - IIsi/SE/30 PowerCache Adapter Prototype

    That’s true as he designed it is very optimized to have the most functions.
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    ProtoCache1.1 - IIsi/SE/30 PowerCache Adapter Prototype

    This looks very interesting. I had pondered if something like the 10/100 board someone here developed (I think Mac to the Future). It would be nice and not terrible to integrate both. Though I wonder if something likes @ants did could be integrated with WiFi. That would bypass the need for other stuff
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    @pcamen I should mention that there are 2 things preventing us from proceeding with the actual board itself. 1) a significant sum of reverse engineering money 2) someone who is willing to donate their board to be destroyed. I contacted the place that quoted me in the past for the chip I had reverse engineered in the past. I'm told the chip on this Xceed card is more advanced and would be more expensive
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    I should have been more clear, they can also create a CAD from an original PCB then make a sample board. It would be cheaper than reverse engineering a chip. It can be rather time consuming and I'd like to keep tedious tasks away from the talented people on here who could better be used for figuring how how to convert things to make them work for the SE/30.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    @pcamen I am happy to make use of some of my contacts in China to have the PCB reverse engineered and have a sample board made. However, my skills of soldering and modifying things are very limited. Plus, I would like to finish the SE/30>LC PDS project first. @Bolle @Trash80toHP_Mini since we have the gate chip and the diagram whats holding us up from making a prototype of that? I have someone who can do the actual CAD work I just need to tell them what to do.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    I’m not really sure but I know it’s not cheap. Actually I think $600-$800 per chip.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    I think we should design a card that has WiFi, processor upgrade, and video all in one! Just kidding, though I wish it was possible. Scope creep should be my middle name. But realistically, if we find an electrical engineer who is also familar with Macs I think we can do this. I know I can have a board sent to a place I know in China for reasonable reverse engineering including some of the chips. But, it would result in the card sent being a sacrificial lamb.
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    IIgs Prototype

    I'm not sure if its a prototype or early production unit. Withe way, they are not common in general so it is a good find!
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    Major Setback!

    I'm going to be attending VCF Mid-west and since my last board I sent out for recapping appears to be stolen, I found someone else to recap my last SE/30 board so I would at least have one for the show to display my new case... Well, I got it back and here is what is on the screen. Any help troubleshooting this would be VERY appreciated
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    Major Setback!

    I should also mention that if I use an aftermarket ROM I do get a chime, but the screen is still distorted. See attached.
  19. Thank you for sharing this. I believe I have the carrier card somewhere and several ZIF G3/G4 CPUs. So I am sure this will be handy for me in the future.
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    New case of Simasimac -- at my wit's end!

    Nice cap job! Very clean. Many times in cases like these the issue is actually a trace, VIA, et al. that is damaged causing the issue. Please rest assured, you are not the only vintage Mac owner whose reached your wit's end. Also, please don't fear to ask for help. The SE/30 is a favorite around here and we are all happy to help. That said, I'm not the most experience in this department as I've given up on more than my fair share of SE/30 boards. But trust me, it will be worth it once you fix the issues.
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    Little plastic Apple emblem

    Yes that should pop off with a paperclip and can be reattached with glue.
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    IIci with a surprise inside!

    Wow, what an amazing find! The upgrade card exceeds the value of the whole system.
  23. I've often worried about the degradation issue so I can't comment on the topic. I did have some ArtMix SCSI > CF and they never had an issue. But I do not use them much. I could never quite figure out how to setup the SCSI2SD to form an opinion on the subject.
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    Classic II weird issues after analogue board recap

    This is really a strange condition, though I am certain it is related to the analog board. I've never seen such a situation so I don't want to speculate as to what it might be on the board but I'm going to follow this thread so if there is a resolution I will know for future reference.
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    Soph's mac finds

    Welcome to the forums! Those Radius rockets are a good find. Not easy to get anywhere in the world!