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  1. I must be lucky too, as my machine (.67 GHz A1106) is working perfectly. It did start out life as a 1.5 GHz, and it did have a bad RAM slot at that point, but I upgraded via logic board swap, and it's been perfect ever since (both slots working). c
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    Marathon Computer iRack DV

    I want one of those iRacks, if only because it's novel! Any chance you'd be interested in selling one? c
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    Apple PHX 100

    Truer words have never been spoken!! c
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    Apple PHX 100

    I hate to add fuel to this fire, but I noticed last night that the 603 section in Wikipedia's PowerPC 601 article references the beyond-wrong LEM article as pretty much the sole reason why the 603 was so unpopular (in fact, according to the Wikipedia article, the 603 was the first to fully implement the PowerPC architecture). In reality, the 603 is actually pretty good, and the only reason it wasn't so great in the 6200 was the tiny cache, which the subsequent 603e and 603ev fixed, along with a die shrink so the whole works could be clocked higher. This has been discussed ad nauseum here, of course, so I won't blather about it anymore; I guess i just wanted to point out that the LEM article apparently has been around long enough that it has become quite pervasive, and thus there are many references to it (some of which aren't where we'd typically expect them) which assume it is fact when it isn't. c
  5. Wow! you're lucky that didn't fry anything! c
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    John's SE #1 Rebuild

    The width adjustment is a coil with a pressed-metal slug inside, which is threaded. One turns that slug (which has a hex/Allen key shaped hole running through) to adjust the width. Judging by your description and the picture, I'd say that the slug is probably stripped out, probably because it crumbled when you or someone in the past tried to adjust it (in my experience, I've found that they tend to be rather brittle, and hence tend to crumble if one isn't too careful while adjusting them, especially with metal tools (used when the machine is off)). The best/easiest solution is probably to find a new, intact slug somehow. c
  7. Except, doesn't it need to be mountable first? Unless one can connect it via SCSI card to a PC running Linux, so that one can use dd. c
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    Mac IIci PSU recap advice

    Plus microATX power supplies are much more common. c
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    8.1 does have some nice amenities that help it into the 21st century, such as Carbon Lib support, so it can run a fair number of early Carbonized programs (AppleWorks 6, initial versions of iTunes, etc), though 8.6 would probably be best if you need HFS+, as it was the best of the 8.x line, and had most of the bugs worked out. Other than that, I agree with Cory5412. For speed, 7.6.1 would probably be best (can Carbon Lib work on 7.6.x? Architecturally, it and 8.1 aren't terribly different). c
  10. I got an early version of the first generation iBook (the one that came in either Tangerine of Blueberry) last year, and it boots OS 8.6. Newer ones which came from the factory with 9.0 (such as my first one, bought new) apparently cannot boot 8.6. The main difference appears to be the boot ROM version. According to EveryMac: What I'm wondering is, is it possible to somehow copy the firmware form an early model (which I have), transplant it into a firmware updater, and use that to downgrade a newer model's ROM to $77D.45F3? Thanks, c
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    It wasn't me! I look forward to hearing how it goes. c
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    PowerBase 200 - No ADB

    OK, I'll take a look. There was a chip with some corrosion (can't remember which one), but as the board seemed to be working at first despite it, I figured it wasn't a problem. I shall reexamine.... c
  13. @CompgekeHmm, OK. I never got it to boot with no L2, so perhaps the RAM was flaky? Oh, well. I'm just glad it works now at all! c
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    Apple eMac

    I shall get to work on it ASAP! I take it your disk was an unfortunate casualty of that incident? OK. I have various other disks (iMac Rev.D disk set, Sawtooth G4, various iBooks and PowerBooks) that I could also image, if you'd like? It'll take awhile for some, because I need to dig through storage to find them, but I can started on the eMac one first. I also have a straight (not-machine specific) 9.1 disk, if you'd like that as well (that can be updated to 9.2.2 fairly simply, yes?) I shall! I've been waiting until you get the bugs worked out, but I might as well get started now! c
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    Apple eMac

    Agreed. The Mac OS 9.2.2 installer it came with is pretty much universal. I could burn you a bootable copy of it if you want. Do you think Toast 5 on my PowerBook G4 running 10.4 would do the job? The eMac seems to be quite prone to this problem. My friend's eMac's gave out when the display got stretched out horizontally, and the software adjustments wouldn't work anymore. That one I eventually gave up on, because the power supply on the replacement analog board I found began to fail, which of course meant it wouldn't boot. Consequently, I decided it pretty much wasn't worth fixing anymore at the time (I may revisit it if I ever encounter another working analog board), so I got another eMac instead c