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  1. mac512

    Apple IIc label

    I guess I need to improve my reading skills... You were asking about the serial numbers... I'm afraid that case and motherboard numbers don't match. Box and case do match, as olePigeon already said.
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    Apple IIc label

    This is what you're looking for? If so, I can send you better quality pictures...
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    Apple IIc label

    I've an Irish IIc with a 220V PSU. I will try to get a couple of good pictures tonight.
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    New Portable = new project

    Hi there! Got a "new" Portable last Wednesday but just had time for it today. It is in really great shape but, as assumed, there are a couple of quirks to it. When I bought it, I assumed it was in non working condition due to a dead battery and leaked caps. So, I got a new 6V 4.5Ah SLA battery and tried to start it. As expected, it didn't work. I opened it and took the logic-board out. Lots of cap crap. Worse, I think there are a few traces that were corroded... an example here: That picture was taken after I removed the caps (I didn't want them to cause any more damage). So, now I got myself a new project. Replace all those caps. For that, I will need your advice on which caps to use. I'd rather not use the same electrolytic caps but the tantalum or ceramic ones as they won't leak... In addition to that, the bottom part of the case is broken. I think it got smashed in one of the corners and caused a big crack that goes from the corner down to almos the middle of the case: I would really appreciate any suggestion on how to repair it, like what kind or brand of glues to use (or not to use). Thanks a lot and sorry for the big pics...
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    New Portable = new project

    I see. Sounds reasonable. Will get tantalum caps then. Thanks again.
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    New Portable = new project

    Thanks AwkwardPotato! Will do some research on ABS plumbing cement. As for the caps, can you elaborate a little more about the differences between ceramics and tatalums? So far, the only thing I've heard is that ceramic caps are non-polarized... Thanks again.
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    RaSCSI Development Thread

    So, how are things going on with this project? I'd love to try it in my LC III...
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    Floppy Emu on my IIe - making disk backup

    Actually, this adapter is far better: http://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-IIe-IIgs-II-DRIVE-ADAPTER-IDE-20-FEMALE-DISK-to-DB-19-FEMALE-13-/222380003620?hash=item33c6e19124:g:XZsAAOSw-0xYfQzX
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    Floppy Emu on my IIe - making disk backup

    Hi smalltownguy2, I think your best chance would be to get a second floppy drive controller to which you can connect your FloppyEmu: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Apple-II-Disk-II-drive-controller-card-/322421670093?hash=item4b11d440cd:g:se8AAOSwB-1YogHg You can use that card to replace your current one and get this connector from reactive_computers to connect your Unidisk: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Apple-II-Disk-II-Controller-to-5-25-Drive-A9M0107-Cable-/291592331387?hash=item43e441e07b:g:i6gAAOSwwbdWIn7i Hope this help. Enjoy your IIe!
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    Price tag for a Transwarp GS

    Check the settings of the card (Ctrl+Opt+Esc). You can enable/disable the screen splash as well as the sound. FWIW, I won't sell my Rom 3 + CFFA3000 + 3MB GS RAM Plus + 12MHz Transwarp GS for $1,000. For me, it's worth much more than that.
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    Spectre GCR

    I'd run my favourite B&W mac game... Risk!
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    Floppy Emu in LC III

    Maybe this is no news for you guys, but for me it was. Today I connected my Floppy Emu to the internal floppy port in my LC III and it worked perfectly. It mounted 400Kb, 800Kb and 1440Kb images without problems. However, it didn't recognized the HD20 emulation... but I guess it is because there may be no support for it in the LC III's ROM. Anyways, it was a great way to load software to my LC III's hard disk.
  13. Hi guys, this one is for the people that has a CFFA3000 running in a IIgs ROM 01. I just can't mount more than 2 32MB images at once. I recall mounting more than 4 images at once but I think that it was with a ROM 03 motherboard that died and replaced by a ROM 01. Any ideas to what might be the problem? Thanks.
  14. It boots System 6.0.1. I even tried a fresh install of the OS, but no difference. I'm starting to think that maybe my IIgs has some hardware issue... Any of you with a similar setup can mount more than 2 images?
  15. Hello guys, I found a very nice IIgs with monitor and drives. I works great, but I can't connect it to the RGB screen as I don't have the proper cable. Does anyone have a spare that be willing to sell? Thanks.
  16. Hi folks, I finally found a 128K here in Toronto. But the A/B is dead. As I have a spare board (known to be in very good condition) that I took with me from Chile, I was wandering if I can convert it to 110V. The board is very different from the 110V board as it is the International version. From what I understand, it can be converted to 110V by closing a circuit and replacing the fuse. I'm not sure, and that's why I'm asking for your help. This is why I think it can be converted: This is the fuse warning: This is the circuit to close (W12): Hope someone knows... Thanks.
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    Mac 128k 220V to 110V conversion

    So Uni, were you able to check the amps?
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    Mac 128k 220V to 110V conversion

    That's what I thought, but i don't know... I have 3 boards so I will try with one and hope not to get sparks and other pyrotechnical stuff... Will let you know how it goes.
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    Sad Mac 512KED

    My Mac 512K started up with the sad mac icon and an error code. The error code is 01FF8F. For what I've been able to track, this might be a ROM error. Am I right? If so, what does the FF8F part of the code mean? My Mac has two piggy-back boards: Dove MacSnap SCSI board and a Dove MacSnap Version 5.0 RAM board. If the problem is in the ROMs what can I do? Are these ROMs proprietary or regular Mac Plus ROMs? Thanks.
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    Sad Mac 512KED

    This board is populated with 512k, so I guess that maximum capacity for the board is 1.5Mb making the mac a 2Mb machine. But a 2Mb Macintosh 512K is kind of rare, un least in this side of the world
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    Sad Mac 512KED

    Got it! The ROMs are good but there's a broken pin in the SnapSCSI preventing it from properly connecting with the logic board. Will replace it and it should be up and running again... On the other side, tested the SnapRam card and it is working great, giving me a whole 1MB to my 512K!!! By the way, anybody knows if a 50 pin connector can be installed in the corresponding 50 holes in the SnapSCSI card so to gain internal SCSI? I hope it works so I can install a SCSI2SD card inside the 512K.
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    Sad Mac 512KED

    Will try that. Thanks.
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    Laser-Cut Enclosure for Floppy Emu

    This is awesome! As for color, I think i'd prefer a color that matches my Mac 512k. So Pantone 453 (PMS 453) would be my choice. Great work!
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    Floppy emu - Emulating HD20 :-)

    A little off-topic, but a control panel to change disk images on the fly would be really awesome. No need for lcd screen or phisical buttons and the floppy emulator can be installed internally... This is the kind of functionality that makes de HxC Floppy Emulator so great on Amigas and Atari STs. If HD20 emulation becomes real, let me tell you that i would be in vintage computer heaven and my macs 128k-512k too Keep up with this fantastic work.