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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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. My apologies for the rainbow arts... I believe this wiring scheme will work for those with Asante cards missing the daughterboards, or wishing for a twisted pair connection. Just pickup a FriendlyNet adapter, and wire together as such. Hacker beware, not tested as of yet... just placing this here as a future to do as I myself have an Asante without a daughterboard. I'll let you know if the magic smoke is released when I get around to testing it.
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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.
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    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    Ah ha! Serious awesome sauce watching your progress!
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    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    The complete schematics and equations are in the ProtoCache thread. It's fully open sourced. Of course, questions for that topic should stay in its respective thread.
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    MacToTheFuture SE/30 10/100 Ethernet card

    I second the call for PDS pass-through. SE/30 freaks tend to have multiple PDS cards shoe-horned inside using right angle hacks or permanent wrong angle Asante modification. Would hate for the fun to stop at the first upgrade
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    Self-Contained POTS System?

    Even in Idaho, most LECs don't repair copper anymore. Worst case, your POTS line is now a cellular adapter out on the pole, which doesn't even support FAX, let alone dialup Internet.
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    Well, I did say "may be" and "doesn't appear to" for a reason... I don't have one, so I'm not going to be definitive. If we look at the product http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT And read the manual http://resources.mini-box.com/online/PWR-PICOPSU-160-XT/PWR-PICOPSU-160-XT-manual.pdf There is nothing in there to indicate more than one 12V rail. Looking at the DC-DC board, I only see two regulators, probably one for 5V and one for 3.3V. I would guess that the 12V originates from the brick. Will this cause any issues with the display? I don't know. Like I said, I don't know of anyone that has ran both the SWEEP and DISK circuits from a singular 12V source, unless the power supplies you used are advertised as single rail? Perhaps so, but is there any filter capacitors,inductors, or diodes for noise control on those PSUs? I don't know, but if they advertise as having multiple rails, one would think there is some kind of additional circuitry in there to support the claim. That also makes me curious if continuity is present on the Apple power supplies. I'll have to check next time I have a compact apart. If everything does run fine on a single 12V rail, it kind of makes me wonder what Apple was thinking in having two.
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    No doubt it would work, @ants, but because it doesn't appear to have the isolated 12V lines discussed previously, there may be noise introduced to the video during disk access. I say "may be", because I don't of anyone that has tried running the DISK and SWEEP circuits from a singular 12V source. Perhaps it's a good solution for machines which don't include a built-in display.
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    Capacitor list for SE/30 analog board

    Thanks for your detailed explanation. When researching this, I read that these ratings are not lifespans, rather abuse tests. The manufacturer runs the part (for example) at 85C for 2000h continuous hours, then allows a cool down, and a final test on the capacitor to see if it still performs to the specifications. I'm also curious if the computed longevity compares continuous use vs. idle time. But it is good to know there is a source (Mouser) for 105C parts. Lead spacing for C15 is 8mm.
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    Capacitor list for SE/30 analog board

    Yes, the axials, DigiKey did not have exact replacements. I chose the best they had at the time. Interesting to see they’ve added the Vishay you found. But regardless, if your analog board is reaching 85C where the axials are located, you’ve got bigger problems than capacitors. I’m unfamiliar with Mouser’s product catalog. I wonder if they have a better C15 replacement. The film capacitor I used has the wrong lead spacing, so the legs need creative bending.
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    SE/30 Power Supply: Recap or ATX?

    Not an Excel file, but a DigiKey list for the Analog Board, I created: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/29440-capacitor-list-for-se30-analog-board/&do=findComment&comment=318183 Also a DigiKey list for the Sony version of the power supply: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/gallery/image/1215-se30-sony-power-supply-recapped/
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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    Ah, good to hear. Do keep us posted with the PCI SCSI implementation performance.
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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    It will be interesting to see how the v6 performs in the 7500. On a IIfx, I was receiving 1598 KB/sec on the v6, and 1200 KB/sec with the v5. But, pop the v6 onto a Jackhammer, and I was getting 6054 KB/sec. But VERY nice to have 0.0ms average seek time and 2.3ms average access time. Note however, that there is a known issue with v6 and write performance. I've conversed a bit with Micheal, and he believes at writes after 65536 bytes, the SCSI2SD is falling back to single-sector transfers. This will limit the sustained write speed, but only on files larger than 65536 bytes. He's currently working the issue and hopes for a fix soon.
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    Power Cords for early Macs (128K, 512K, 512Ke, Plus)

    I’m fairly certain my ImageWriter II came with an angled Apple AC cord, so those might be in the mix as well.