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  1. paws

    Recapping Macintosh IIci?

    This'd be a great service, I think.
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    China Ebay 68040 processor

    Mine says FPU: Built-in Hardware FPU: Yes.
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    China Ebay 68040 processor

    Well, mine just arrived and it appears to be a genuine full 68040, 33 MHz, according to TattleTech. This was the auction: https://www.ebay.de/itm/361225888013 I give them a low offer first, they returned with 43USD.
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    Dead Performa 475

    I have 132 mb in the Quadra 650 I'm putting together. It takes ages to boot and I can't see myself ever using half of it, even doing audio. Nice job on the troubleshooting here.
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    China Ebay 68040 processor

    Gulp. I just ordered a 33 mhz 68040 from Hong Kong. Hoping it'll be a good one, will be sure to report back.
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    Macintosh 7100/66 Fried PSU

    Hi, I can't help you much with troubleshooting, but generally in electronics just become something burns doesn't really mean it was causing the problem, it just means that something went wrong, somewhere, and this part was the one that couldn't take it. The most common type of component to fail is electrolytic capicitors. They're often used as filters, and as they get older they dry out and don't filter as well as they used to. I have heard of that causing other components to give out like this. This board looks quite badly damaged, though, I'm not sure how much time I'd spend on it.
  7. I have an Acard thing that I've used both for spinning drives and CF cards in adaptors.
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    Ethernet via SCSI2SD V6

    The problem is mainly convincing the Mac to speak ethernet across the SCSI bus and getting the STM32 to turn that into into something we can use. Depending on what actually goes over the SCSI bus, this can be quite trivial or require lots of reverse engineering. Networking on the STM32 side is not too much of a problem, IP stacks and drivers for USB networking devices exist in the open,I've tried turnkey demos for at least ChibiOS. I'm not sure what the Pi would do, although I suppose it can act as a cheap and flexible USB->Wifi dongle. Scuzzygraph is interesting, but it says that it has an "intelligent graphics processor" so unless you're emulating that on the "modern side" of the equation its drivers aren't going to be much use. But it is an interesting concept.
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    Newton Documentary

    This was very enjoyable. Also thank you for making it available via Vimeo so I could just download the file and play it locally.
  10. Thanks for the info. I actually have a Mac Mini Core Duo with 10.6 collection dust, I'll try it on that.
  11. The main programme I want to run (Reaktor 4) is PPC only, unfortunately, and I don't want another tower here, so the G5 iMac is my only option. 1.5x would be worth it though. Thanks for you reply.
  12. I have a 1 GHz G4 iMac that I use for running a few music applications under Tiger. One of them is a bit heavy, and sometimes I think about getting a G5 iMac to replace it just for performance, although I much prefer the look of the G4. Does anybody know in some sort of numbers how big the performance difference is? Only thing I know for comparison is that my Sawtooth is quite a bit slower than the 2x2.0 PMG5 I used to have, but I'm assuming this would be much less drastic.
  13. Slight derail: Is it possible to make a passive ADB splitter? Like, take three female connecters with the datalines wired together to attach two peripherals to the same host? Is that basically what the extra connector in ADB keyboards are?
  14. Welp - you snooze, you looze! http://alexhixon.com/jamport/index.html