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    Couldn't help myself...

    I'm not sure about the 2010 MBP, but starting I think somewhere in 2011 they can unofficially support 16 GB. c
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    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    I have at least one, possibly more, PB500 AC adapters that need to be recapped. This will help me to do that! Now all I need are the capacitors.... c
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    Free Macintosh Plus!

    I have an extra 512k/512ke front bezel too, if that helps The serials wouldn't match, but unless you're a purist, I don't think it matters that much. c
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    Free Macintosh Plus!

    Nice find! I might have an extra Mac Plus case that looks nicer, if you're interested? c
  5. Neat! I have an old Ampex reel-to-reel tape machine I might do this on when I get around to recapping it, for authenticity (it's pretty simple, though, so it might be superfluous). I'll probably just use plain string, though. c
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    Help diagnose some AEKII issues!

    Well, maybe it's an intermittent trace, and tapping in that area confuses the controller IC, causing it to go to some sort of fail-safe mode, and cutting and reapplying power resets it? c
  7. I'm here late, but I have actually two I'd like to get rid of. I'm up near SF, though, so maybe a bit far for you? (or maybe not; it'd be kinda like going to UT, except not as flat). They *are* very decent OS 9 machines, and it looks beautiful and crisp on the 17" CRT (especially at the native resolution). Not 100% sure mine work, though, but I will test them to make sure. c
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    @Retro Rider Please watch what you say. The forum rules don't allow for profanity. It may have been addressed by now, but does the thing have caps? If so, you might consider getting them replaced. c
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    John's Finds

    Fair enough. However, would you consider sending me one of your pre-ADB keyboards and mice so the Plus is more sellable? I can pay you whatever you want for them if/when the Plus sells, or maybe in trade for some SE or SE/30 parts, if you need any? I have a bunch of them, and I kind of want them gone at some point (they're remnants of the SF Haul of 2014). c
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    John's Finds

    OK. You can have it then! No need for me to hunt down a keyboard anymore, though, since you have four of them.... c
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    Repairing a CD300i CD ROM drive

    You could try checking the circuit boards for failed/leaky caps? Also, the laser pickups on many old drives have begun to fail, so that could be an issue as well. c
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    John's Finds

    I might have some. Also might have a set of Compact Mac screws (for which model do you need them?) Looks like you won't be needing mine then! c
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    Brightness Knob on Macintosh SE

    Do you see any scan lines when the pot is turned up for full brightness? They are the diagonal lines that zig-zag across the display, and they shouldn't be visible. If they are, you may have to adjust the cutoff, as it is probably set too high. c
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    Powerbook 540c won't startup

    I opened one by prying a bit and cutting along the seam with a box cutter. I think it cracked in a spot or two, but it was actually rather easy compared to, say, a MagSafe brick! Maybe it was beginner's luck? c
  15. @Gorgonops Agreed. I think that, in a sense, you're both right, and it's perhaps just a problem with semantics on Trash's part-- and mistaking "NuBus architecture" and "68030 architecture"; They're vaguely similar, but NuBus is strictly for expansion (arbitrating device I/O, assigning addresses, etc.), whereas the 68030 architecture encompasses the entire system, defining the buses that connect all the system's support chips together, and providing a means for the CPU to interoperate with all those chips and devices. Based on this, NuBus, in effect, is nothing more than a subsystem within the 68030 architecture, and thus isn't an architecture per se, but rather just a protocol for addressing devices on an expansion bus and interfacing that bus to the 68030 CPU, and as such, is primarily software-based. NuBus as hardware is not much more than a set of standards that define the slot type, how to wire the slots, etc. Am I making any sense??? c