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  1. 1920x1200 Capable Video Cards?

    Don't know if this applies or is of any help, but some interesting reading on a 8500's built in display resolution and forcing it to do 1920x1080. Might be able to use it on other models, or at least as a starting point. https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/42610-1920x1080-on-pm8500-built-in-twin-turbo-128/
  2. Powerforce G4 350 configuring

    Hope this is the right one, looks like the PDF's are still up: https://web.archive.org/web/20000615135128/http://www.powerlogix.com:80/support/manuals.html
  3. Quadra 700 with battery damaged logic board

    If you are worried about any potential remaining corrosion, a bit of baking soda in warm water with more scrubbing will help neutralize any acid that may be left on the board. Prolly won't help with the looks of the spill, but should keep any green fuzzy's at bay.
  4. Solution for 9500/8500 pci clips

    Was thinking about this just the other day. How cool would it be to have some 3d printed copies of the power buttons or PCI brackets for some of these older machines. My poor 8500 sounds like a maraca when you move it with all its busted bits that lay in the case bottom. Drill and tap does seem like a more permanent solution though.
  5. Revenge of the Clones

    Not sure if any are left or if this would be an easier route to take for new drives, but defor had some bootable SATA PCI cards for sale in the classifieds that may be worth a look.
  6. Any opinions on new Ebay RAM?

    I ended up getting a 128mb stick just to try, will report back (assuming the 8500 keeps booting). For 10 bucks figured why not. Im well aware 1gb is overkill but I mostly have laptops in my collection and a maxed out 68k tower would be a nice oppisite of that. @itsvince725 I was very suprised to find they had EDO as well! Never would have thought in 2018 you could get that stuff new. @Juror22 They should work, would be the same stuff as the 8500 takes. There are 3.3 volt and 5 volt 168pin DIMMs, I think most macs mainly need the 5v ones.
  7. The other day I got a new PSU in for my supposedly dead 8500 which had shown no prior signs of life, and to my shock and amazement it fired right up to a happy bong sound. This is a new to me Mac, and I don't know any of the history on it, but have been starting to make a list of goodies to max it out already. First on that list is RAM. After digging around on the ebay for a few hours not having any luck finding decently sized 5v 168pin DIMM's, I finally found a seller that is selling brand new 64mb and 128mb sticks for $5 and $10 respectively with free shipping. Price seems more than fair and already has my mind filled with thoughts of stuffing this poor old 8500 full of 1GB of EDO for no particular reason. Anyone try or use this stuff before, or have a better recommendation on where to get RAM for these older machines?
  8. PowerBook 3400

    I guess depending on how rough of shape the batteries are in, being corroded and flat dead could cause an issue. Mine when I got it had both a flat dead main battery and very corroded PRAM battery and it fired up with no complaints. I've since removed the PRAM battery to keep the logic board safe and tend to keep the main disconnected when running it to avoid the stress of trying to charge it. It runs without both with no complaints and happily bongs to life when asked. Now if that's good or not for it I'm not sure, but it doesn't seem to mind. Battery does seem to act like a NiCad pack but never had it apart to confirm that.
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