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  1. I thought it was the mouse freezing in System 7.5, and the 2.6 ROM fixed it, but can't remember for sure.
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    Another Laserwriter

    I still use my LaserWriter Pro 630 with my modern equipment, including Windows 10 and Mojave. Prints just lovely. Text just flies through that thing, but a document with a lot of graphical detail can take a bit too long to process. I've been thinking of retiring her for something a wee bit quicker.
  3. @BadGoldEagle uploaded the 2.6 ROM if you want to burn it yourself. I haven't seen Macmetex list his stock on eBay for quite some time now. I wonder if he finally ran out?
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    The Holy Grail of PCI Macs: Daystar Millennium Quad 604.

    Wow, that's an awesome find. A treasure for sure. DROOLING COMMENCES! Seems my luck has run out... haven't found anything cool in these parts for quite some time.
  5. The internal filter I know nothing about. My IIfx doesn't have one, and it runs fine with either a standard HDD or SCSI2SD directly connected on the internal header. I don't think I tried it floppy only, perhaps it would be needed then? However, externally was a different story. I could not get a 300e Plus to show on the system without using the special black terminator. I have several terminators, but only the black one allowed the drive to be seen.
  6. Yep, that's it! Super cool sleuthing @pb3623! Other than the ROM slot flipped to the front of the unit, it looks identical to what @Von has. Nice! Now, does that thing belong in the IIfx ROM socket, or is it for a Quadra? I'm scared! @Trash80toHP_Mini, As far as the relationship between Newer Technology and Spectrum, I'm not sure... I see magazines that say "Newer Technology, a division of Spectrum Engineering". I also see DBA listings detailing Spectrum Engineering DBA Newer Technology. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine!
  7. Wow, that thing is super interesting! Spectrum Engineering is Newer Technology, so it may be marketed as that. It's not a VSOverdrive, @CC_333 and myself have one for the IIfx. They contain multiple clock cans and a faster processor. EDIT: I can't help but notice the similarity in model number. DT-88 vs DT-108B. I see reference to a VSO2.0 on the Newer Technology website, not sure if that is software revision or hardware. Perhaps this one is version 2 and the others are version 1? Wouldn't hurt to try the drivers and see what happens!
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    My quest is at an end

    Ah ha! Most excellent! Super congrats are definitely in order. I'm part of the club, but still jealous!
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    Asante MacCon daughterboard pinout

    There's a lot more black magic on the daughterboards than what would make it easy to build. But, if you have an Asante FriendlyNet AAUI, you can make it work. Discussion: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/54200-wttwtb-asante-friendlynet-daughter-card-for-iisi-se30/ Probable pinout: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/54693-maccon-iisi-se30-with-friendlynet-adapter/
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    Perhaps each individual logic board has differing power draws dependent on the condition of the all the components? One of my SE/30s had such a drop, that any PDS card installed would not allow the machine to boot. In that case, the issue turned out to be UE8. Everything appeared to work OK, but that part was hot to the touch, and after replacement the issue was fixed. I haven't preformed any kind of statistical analysis, but I can only guess that things such as socketed FPUs will draw more power than more recent (relatively) SMD versions. PAL revisions can also have an impact on power requirements, as could solder joints or a plethora of other components. I'd guess even a keyboard or mouse can reflect an impact on the draw.
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    IIci with a Radius bonus!

    I don't think so, at least the photos on this page indicates a special adapter is needed for the vx.
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    Apple IIc label

    I just happen to have my //c out on the bench to fix the crunchy keyboard! The label on the bottom doesn't match anything on the logic board. Mine is an early model, with ROM 255. I took some pictures for you. Hope it helps!
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Great news! The Vonets has been working good for me, but having actual working HTTPS would be an INCREDIBLE feat!
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    LC 575 board (in Color Classic) - funky vertical lines

    As always, @Bolle, most excellent work. Very well done! @techknight, no. not allowed. But seriously, I for one can definitely understand the time sink. Get wrapped up so far in work and repairs, then there's no time to to actually play. Although, there is a certain degree of satisfaction when something clicks and it finally works. Thanks so much for the years of contributions on here, and your youtube videos. And I hope your retirement is sporadic at best.
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    SE/30 Unstable behaviour after 128MB RAM install

    If you download the ROMinator II manual, it details the issue on the last couple of pages.