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    Anyone in the Chicago area service old Macs?

    Hey uniserver. Thanks for the reply! I'll be in contact via PM soon.
  2. Just wondering if anyone on here is in the Chicago area that would service an older mac or could recommend someone that would be able to. I've got a Mac TV that was mine since I was a kid that, while its working fine, is starting to smell like bad fish. I know that means I've got some caps that have headed south. Unfortunately, my soldering skills aren't up to snuff. Not to mention, the thought of me working on her makes me ill. I've had this Mac since it was brand new. It's like me trying to perform brain surgery on a relative. lol
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    Lisa Won't Boot. Advice?

    Thanks for the response CelGen. I read something somewhere about spraying the pots with contact cleaner to try to remedy it. I may give that a try.
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    Lisa Won't Boot. Advice?

    Hey guys, So i know this is a 2 year old thread now, but after shelving the project for years I've actually started back up and made some progress. So I finally got around to replacing the ROMs in the unit along with the Video PROM and have been able to get the machine to start up. It makes a few beeps, and with a Hard Drive installed says "Loading". The problem with it now is the CRT looks like a TV with bad horizontal and vertical adjustments. It flickers and rolls a ton, and says "Loading" in about three different places. I plugged her in to a TV and found the video out appears on my set as a single horizontal bar that takes up about have of my TV screen filled with what looks like garbage. Any ideas as to what I should be looking into next? Thanks! Internal CRT Composite out to TV
  5. Yes!! Exactly what I need! Now, the Acrobat Reader I've already come accross on a Power Macintosh restore disc I had so that's not really that important. I guess it's moreless the 190 specific files (like the tour) that I'd need. Do you have a ZIP drive? Otherwise, I sometimes AppleTalk my older machines to newer ones that can connect to the outside world. PM me. Thanks!
  6. Does anyone know if those items (the pre-bundled applications) would be found on the "System 7.5.2 CD for PowerBook 5300, 2300, 190" disc? That way I can try to keep my eyes peeled for one. Thanks!
  7. Hey everyone. I recently acquired a PowerBook 190cs that I'm in the process of restoring and unfortunately had to low-level format it's HDD. I was unable to back up a few items on the disk that don't appear on it's restore floppies. I'm looking for the "Software Highlights" applications that were preinstalled on the disk. Basically it included a "Getting Started" application, Macintosh Basics, eWorld, Adobe Acrobat 2, American Heritage Dictionary and a few other programs. Sadly the Floppy Disk Maker application that's preinstalled on the machine doesn't create backup floppies for those items. Does anyone have or know where I could possibly find those items? I know they're not terribly important applications, I just like that fresh stock-like install on my machines. Thanks! Andy
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    MacPaint 0.95 & MacWrite Alpha Release 1.5?

    Thanks for the info. Where in ResEdit do I look to find the version numbers of the files? Where would I look to tell if it's just a modified version of the Finder, as in, where do I look to see if someone hacked away the quit menu that was found on the guided tour floppy? I did make a few copies of the disk. For whatever reason Apple Disk Copy wouldn't work (error code -42 i think it said) so I used CopyIIMac and that appeared fine. Now something I did notice though is a pain: I have a whole of 32K avail on this disk. Between MacWrite, MacPaint and FontMover, they sure didn't leave much room to play around. I also noticed a big size culprit is a system file called "SystemOld". It's weighing in at 68K. I'm going to see if this is a usable system file in itself that just needs to be on it's own on the disk and report back. Another thing I noticed, the "Unknown Disk" that floats on the desktop on all the System 0.85 pictures that circulate around is here as well. However, on this particular disk it is shown labeled as "Alternate Disk". What I may just do since I'm not all that sure about resedit, is put that sysversion app onto one of copies and see what it comes back as. [EDIT]: I already loaded and tried the sysversion on the disk. With the system file that was active all along on the disk it reports back as "Version .85 07-Dec-83". Now, I did what I said I was going to try and renamed "SystemOld" to just "System" and changed the name of the current "System" to junk and restarted the computer. That system file in sysversion app reports back as "Version 14-Nov-83". So now I'm puzzled. The other thing is there's fewer items in the apple menu on that other system version. It only shows Clock, Calculator, Puzzle and Control Panel.
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    MacPaint 0.95 & MacWrite Alpha Release 1.5?

    Anyone know of a good ResEdit tutorial or something similar online? I've never really played in it before and after some quick googling nothing really seems to come up that's all that helpful. I see a lot of talk about using templates to read things? Do I need those? Thanks guys.
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    MacPaint 0.95 & MacWrite Alpha Release 1.5?

    Oh wow. Hmm. I'm gonna have to play around with this a bit more then. Is there anything I should be looking for in the system or anything anyone wants me to check? Also, how do I get the system version again? There was a little app I remember but I thought there was also another way. Thanks
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    MacPaint 0.95 & MacWrite Alpha Release 1.5?

    How would I go about finding out more Finder information? When I go to the about screen, it says "Finder 1.0 (4 Dec 83)". If I do a get info on it, it says "Created: Wednesday, 07 December, 1983" and "Modified: Thursday, 08 December, 1983". Here's what the disk looks like. It's super sketchy and fake looking. It looks like something someone just through together to create attention, which I guess it did for me ha. I have no doubt that the disk itself is insignificant and is most likely someones own personal disk (it's blue) and label (as I see no references to Apple). I'm more interested in these application versions that are on the disk, and if they have any significance. I've just never seen these versions of MacWrite and MacPaint on the internet for download let alone even mentioned. I was just wanting to have some light shed on them. If I do a get info on the Disk, I get "Created: Wednesday, 07 December, 1983" and "Modified Friday, 01 January, 1904". I never meant to imply that there was something special or important to these versions. I was checking to see if they were something commonly floating around the community. Or to see if maybe they were possibly of interest to anyone else. I never saw any reference to them before on the internet, hence my post. Thanks.
  12. Maybe this should be in the software forum, so if it should be I apologize. I was going through boxes worth of junk 800K disks that I had come across through various sources to format and make copies of any valuable software that may be on them when I came across one particularly interesting floppy. It was a 400K disk that was labeled as "Macintosh System Startup". The labeling on it looked like something of that of an enthusiast design (more about that later) and mixed in for the past year or so quite well with my hundreds of other "blanks". Anyways, I was going to just format it on my MacTV but I decided to take a look at it. I did a quick get info on the MacWrite and it reported back in System 7 as "MacWrite 1.5". MacPaint reported back as "MacPaint 0.95". Curious about MacPaint, I decided to toss the disk in my 128K to see what it's all about. Well the system loaded right away into what appears to be System 0.85. I opened the MacWrite application and went to the about box and it reported back as "MacWrite Alpha Release 1.5". MacPaint also reported back as "MacPaint 0.95". What's even more odd, is that both files have both a 1983 created and modified date. This makes MacWrite really strange, because the original Mac shipped with MacWrite 1.0 in 1984. Here, I have MacWrite 1.5 Alpha in 1983. Soo, what I wanted to know was, are these things I'm finding on this disk something of interest? Is it possible I have a good find here or are these two applications something which are circulating around wildly on the internet that some enthusiast I got the lot of disks from decided to bundle together. Thanks guys! [edit: photos added]
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    Floppy Disk Label Question

    Ah yes, I see those on my 128k disks as well. They seemed to have had a numbering purpose at one time. Interesting spot to put them nonetheless!
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    Floppy Disk Label Question

    Well the lisa auction states: "Speaking of which, I'm including a full set of fresh, never-used DUPLICATE 400k Lisa 7/7 disks, as well. These replicas look very much lke the authentic Lisa disks, except they are less yellowed, the label art is not quite as crisp, and the write-protect tabs are black instead of red. But they may prove useful if you ever need to re-install." If you look in the photo gallery where he shows the images of the "duplicate" disks, you'll see the back sides have the high density indentation ready for punch out.
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