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    Color Classic retrobrighting

    I think so, but that requires massive amounts of hydrogen peroxide, and I still had some developer cream. Not only that, I think your geographic location affects how well it works, I certainly wouldn't have been able to do this here in the great northwoods in, say, november.
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    PB1400 - Recell Batteries

    i've been...meaning to do this, so here's a couple links I have saved: http://www.mac-forums.com/apple-notebooks/109101-powerbook-1400-battery.html https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.mac.portables/kcT1Uf2j3Ac Hope this helps!
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    Color Classic retrobrighting

    Just wanted to share a success story. I've retrobright 2 other cases using the salon developer creme, covered in cling wrap in the sun. (admittedly inspired by the 8 Bit Guy on youtube). While thing have gotten brighter, I've had some trouble with uneven coloring and some marble-like texture. This time did things a bit differently. I applied the same cream with a disposable foam brush, and re-applied/evened out the coats every 5 minutes or so. This was on a very clear, hot (well, for the northwoods anyway) day, and it took about 45 minutes probably. I was able to add more cream where needed and got some nice even results. No cling wrap or anything used. Before: Compare to the not-too faded keyboard Before: The lighting actually makes it look a bit more gray than it was, but you can see the difference where the Quicktime sticker was After: matches the keyboard pretty well After: you can only notice the sticker spot if you look really close, even sitting at desk it's hardly noticeble
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    PowerBook 550c

    Ha, I sent him a PM with the exact same idea last night. I also have a 550 upgraded CC.
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    PowerBook 550c

    Very cool! I've never seen one CC II, much less..3!
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    Sonnet 68030 PDS accelerator driver ?

    Ah, the DCaDftMF3e, a volume we all have on the shelf This reminds me, what would be a good way to benchmark compare the 550 logic board vs this card in a Color Classic? I mean, my standard benchmark would basically be launch Marathon, but I'm not sure that even runs at 512x384. I can't recall any ancient history version of geekbench but I'm sure there was...
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    Sonnet 68030 PDS accelerator driver ?

    Alex, thank you for your detective work. The ads from MacAddict are fantastic. I have some results to share! The short version: the card seems to work, NO extensions needed. I've tried the 2 different allegro extensions I've found (with handy '030!' icons and all), and both system 7.1. and 7.5.3 hang on startup when reaching that extension. I had trouble tracking down a copy of Metronome to verify speeds but thanks to the posters here I got a copy. I had installed the sonnet card originally in my Color Classic, and without metronome to verify, it didn't seem to be working. I also have a performa 550 board for the CC, and installing that is a night and day difference; you can feel the speed. Installing the alegro in the color classic didn't seem any different. Also, in the CC the card got very hot. But I did some further experimenting with an LC II. Here's the stock LC II Here's with the card installed and all extensions off: And finally another test with extensions on (not the Allegro one, just my 7.1.1 set), I just thought this was a funny result. I think my copy of metronome might be a bit too optimistic here:
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    Sonnet 68030 PDS accelerator driver ?

    Here's a couple pics of the card:
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    Sonnet 68030 PDS accelerator driver ?

    This looks like just what I'm looking for! Great find!
  10. I have acquired a Sonnet accelerator with an 030, I've found a couple pages that refer to this as an Allegro, which is a name the also used on some USB cards later on, but I haven't found software to enable it yet. Does any one have a link? All I have found are presto plus drivers. Thanks!
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    LC 575 board (in Color Classic) - funky vertical lines

    WELL DONE. thats great dedication and a great result!
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    LC 575 board (in Color Classic) - funky vertical lines

    That would be great!
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    LC 575 board (in Color Classic) - funky vertical lines

    Bolle, glad the board finally made it out of customs and am impressed you're getting to work on it right away. I appreciate the updates and the soldering tips. bibilit, yes, this was indeed my first soldering job. Thank you for clarifying, I thought you were being just being rude. I'm getting better but looking at my latest board the caps still aren't flat. I need a better way hold the cap down while heating one side at the time. Practice will make perfect, I guess.
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    Daystar 040 PDS - Color Classic compatible ?

    Sources (cause it's always nice to collect info in one place): https://www.mail-archive.com/search?l=compact.macs@mail.maclaunch.com&q=subject:"Daystar+Value+040+card+compatibility+with+Color+Classic\%3F"&o=newest&f=1
  15. I recently got (what I believe to be) a Daystar Value 040 PDS accelerator card. The seller said it functioned in an LC, and from what I can glean from the forum here, it should be compatible with the color classic. It didn't fit well due to the color classic clock battery being in the way, so I desoldered the battery cage and will relocate that with a couple wires if I get things squared away. Oddly enough, after I'd done that, I found one forum post from a mailing list years ago with the exact same question about the clock battery, but no further info. Installing the accelerator, the CC powers on, but no chime, just a power LED and the fan starts, and no video, etc. There's really not much info about this card out there, does any one have any knowledge about such things?
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