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  1. fairchild

    Rare Macintosh Plus with Total Systems Accelerator Board

    I gathered that it would work with 512k, plus and SE. The grey ribbon cable that connects to the new scsi port at the battery compartment has marker written on it that states "Ultra Only", so i would assume that it is much faster. That SCSI2SD device looks pretty cool! Would it work with the standard SCSI port on an SE? It's a shame that the Plus display is no longer staying on (typical resodder required on the video connector), so i can't test it out with the Gem Start software and the Lapis video card. I could migrate the setup to an nice SE that i've got.
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    Rare Macintosh Plus with Total Systems Accelerator Board

    The db25 in the battery port is a faster scsi bus, and the second db9 above the serial port is what is connected to the graphics card for outputting video.
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    Rare Macintosh Plus with Total Systems Accelerator Board

    Well, it’s been a couple years and I recently moved and rediscovered this special Mac Plus. Upon opening it, I discovered it not only had the Total Systems Gemini 68030 board laden with 4 additional ram modules, but also some sort of graphics card that connects the DB9 connector on the back of the unit. This must be one of the most hopped up old macs I’ve ever seen! I didn’t dare take out the boards just yet, as they’re crammed in there also with an additional power supply and fan. Attached are a few photos for you guys to check out.
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    Rare Macintosh Plus with Total Systems Accelerator Board

    Thanks for the info guys! At this point, I am considering selling the unit, because I think some of you would really appreciate it for what it is, and would have the use or need for it. This plus definitely represents the pinnacle of performance at the time from what I have read. What I find most interesting about about the old computers are their back stories. I've had a lot of fun tinkering with Macs, but have to be very selective as to which units I keep due to space restrictions!
  5. Picked this guy today, and was wondering if the hard core enthusiasts here may have any insight as to what the additional ports on the back might be for. The Machine starts, but at this point I don't have a plus mouse and keyboard anymore to navigate with! Based on my research, the machine probably contains a Total Systems Gemini Accelerator board with 030/020 CPU and potentially additional RAM. Sometime soon i'll have to open it up! Cheers, Mark
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    Powerbook 170 won't boot

    Thanks technight, ill have a look
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    TheMacGuy's Latest

    i had a mint lime 366 that i really regret selling
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    Powerbook 170 won't boot

    Update: I found some rubber bushings from an iBook g4 hd mounting bracket that fit nicely between the main board and daughter board, screwed them in snugly but not fully, and now it boots consistently. If I attempt to pick up and move the 170, it will lockup if there is enough flex between the boards, but as long as it stays stationary on a table it's fine. So I'm quite happy about this, as the machine contains tons of retro apps and utilities which could be useful on numerous 68 k macs. I wish there was a more solid fix, that would enable me to pick and move the book without powering down. Clearly it's a contact issue between the two boards. Again, if there are others experiencing this problem and have a better fix, let me know, as I absolutely love this thing! Will be seeking out others with the active matrix screens. I have a fully working powerbook 1400cs that I would consider trading for a 180, 180c, 270, 280 active matrix screens. I have a line on another 170 which has a non booting hardrive which could serve as a spare parts machine, or may render my current one a parts machine, but I'm open to another 170 as well! The sharpness of the screen is incredible for the time!
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    Nice score for $ 80

    The 7600 is pretty cool because it has audio in and out on rca's and s-video and composite video in! This will be a perfect mate for my fisher price pxl-2000 video camera!
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    Nice score for $ 80

    I have 2 classic iis now. I think they might be my favorite macs. They look like appliances and perform much better than the favorite classics, although i do have a place for a 512k, should that moment ever arrive. microphone input is fun to play around with. As far as the monitor goes, a friend of mine expressed interest, but if he doesn't show up to pick it up in a week, I will let you all know, and you can PM for offers on the monitor and stand. I live in toronto.
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    Nice score for $ 80

    Beachycove has first dibs as he replied first and most likely lives in the Toronto area, but Macdrone you are more than welcome to it if beachy doesn't take it.
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    Nice score for $ 80

    Macintosh Classic II with 10 Mb and 40mb hd Power Macintosh 7600/132 with 64mb and 1.1 hd Apple LaserWriter NTR Apple 14" rgb monitor All work! The only thing left to confirm is actual printing with the NTR Going to junk the monitor though. I happened to find an apple to VGA adapter, so the 7600 can run nice on a spare 22" lcd
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    Powerbook 170 won't boot

    Turns out it is a problem with the way the daughterboard is mating with the main board. When fully screwed down, it won't boot. When i released the screws a bit and played around, sure enough it booted! I shimmied a guitar pick under one of the daughterboard screw posts and it gives pretty consistent results, but when i pick the 170 up and the chassis flexes a bit, it can be problematic. So either i've got a bad trace, or the daughterboard isn't seating properly. Does anybody have any more permanent solutions to this problem? I'm thinking i might put some small washers between the main and daughterboards. What type of washer material would be smart? Obviously you wouldn't want wide metal washers bridging traces etc, but i'm hoping someone else has figured something out if this is a common problem. The battery lasts for 5 mins. Are there any tricks to restoring some life to it, without rebuilding? The display on this thing is one of a kind! I absolutely love this computer; might be my new favorite Mac! The machine is laden with retro software, a lot of it business and internet oriented. I'll post up some pics soon. It's Classy and a timeless design really in terms of computers we have today. The 170 looks like it should be used for a lunar expedition or something. Thanks, Mark
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    Powerbook Titanium 400 mhz

    I'm going to put a 60 or bigger 5400 rpm drive in it and max the ram when I have time. The ease of access to everything is impressive as well, reminds me of the unibody designs in terms of accesibility.
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    Powerbook Titanium 400 mhz

    I'm going to put a 60 or bigger 5400 rpm drive in it and max the ram when I have time. The ease of access to everything is impressive as well, reminds me of the unibody designs in terms of accesibility.
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