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    Rear I/O panel for "Mystic" CC?

    Both of them look like just cut-down versions of the 575 panel with screw holes added. So, I should be able to achieve the same thing with a coping saw, drill press and a steady hand. I've got two out of the three.
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    Rear I/O panel for "Mystic" CC?

    Yeah, I found that right after posting my message. Not quite worth $45 to me, esp. if I've got the 575 panel that I can shave down to the right size.
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    Rear I/O panel for "Mystic" CC?

    I've got a Color Classic that I "Mystic"-ized a long time ago. At the time (~2010, I think?) the current wisdom on handling the rear I/O panel was to get an LC575 panel and basically merge it with the original CC panel. I have both. The problem was that life got in the way and I never finished that. Now, I still have the parts, but not the time and not the patience or skill to make it look good. So, is there anyone out there that has successfully done this (combined the two I/O panels into one that fits as the original does)? If so, would you be willing to do it again, and if so, what would this cost? Alternately, I saw something pop up about someone 3D printing Mystic I/O panels, but now I can't seem to find it. While I'd prefer it look as original as possible, the convenience of just popping on a piece that's specifically designed to do the job has its appeal.
  4. It's been a LOOOOONG time since I messed with CRTs or tube TVs, but the noise you're referring to sounds like the flyback transformer. Usually the noise is accompanied by a flicker or other visible distortion, but not always. Way back in the day, I had a client with a brand new (at the time) bondi iMac where they complained of this type of noise. In that case, there weren't any visible cues, and I couldn't hear anything peculiar, although the client could (she was an elderly librarian, so probably much more attuned to hearing noise than I was). In any event, Apple sent a replacement and had us ship back the "bad" one. In their investigation (back when they actually did that) they found that it was a defective transformer.
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    Quantum Viking 42S493 SCSI drive "unsupported"?

    OK, Lido saw them and started initializing one, but then it started the click of death and got really (really) warm. Haven't tried the other yet, but get the feeling the results will be the same and they'll both go into my pile of dead drives.
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    Quantum Viking 42S493 SCSI drive "unsupported"?

    Thanks, I'll give this a try tonight!
  7. Going through a couple boxes of old hard drives, I found two Quantum Viking drives, model # VK42S493. Specs I found online indicate these are 4.2 GB and appear to have been originally sold by/packaged in Compaq PCs. I'm fairly certain at least one of them came out of a PowerMac (7200 or 7300, I think). I plugged them into an external SCSI enclosure connected to my beige G3 DT (running 9.2.1) and Drive Setup sees them, but lists them as "unsupported". I can't initialize them, mount them, or anything else. Any ideas on whether these are compatible/can be used in SCSI-based Macs?
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    Powerbook 180c chime, then death chime

    If you're the "third time's a charm" type, I have a 180C that's in parts. The screen is in good physical condition, but the plastics are shot (all the brass standoffs for the screws holding it together are separated from the panels). I do have the proper AC adapter (US version, if that matters). I don't think it's got a HDD in it currently. If you're willing to cover the shipping to wherever you are, it's yours. PM me if interested. -Chad
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    a nice clamshell

    What's the model/part # of the adapter you want/need? I have one that (I think) came with a Bronze G3 PowerBook that had a drinking problem (in that its owner thought they should make it drink a latte). As far as I know, it (the adapter, not the G3) works, but I'm not sure it's the same specs as the iBook's AC adapter. I'll check the PN tonight.
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    Hard Disk 20

    Thanks for the walk through. I cleaned this out, lubed the motor, and this spun up and worked like new!
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    Tour of Macintosh Audio Cassette

    Found the box with my dad's old Plus (originally either a 128k or 512k, not sure which) and buried in the original accessories box was this little gem. Unfortunately, I don't think I have a working cassette player to listen to it.
  12. On a related note, does anyone know if the PB145b or 170 display is compatible with the PB180c base? Obviously, it wouldn't be in color, but at least as a way to verify the rest of the components in the base.
  13. Ok, I started pulling this apart to troubleshoot it. With the whole top section (keyboard, screen, etc) disconnected, it appears to power on just fine. The drive spins up, sounds like it's booting normally, but with no video, I can't tell for sure. I suspect the the problem is the backlight driver board (I don't think that's the actual name, but there's a pic below) or the backlight itself. The clicking seems to come after the backlight is on for more than about a second. Of course, in the process of disassembling it, the screw mounts for the hinges ripped out of the lid panel, so I'm thinking it may be a better use of time to just part this thing out. There's a 200 MB HDD, 4 MB RAM board, basically the whole bottom half (including a modem) that appears to work just fine. The other option is to seek out a video adapter and hook it up that way. Picture of problem board: https://www.flickr.com/gp/46004541@N02/538811
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    M2115 service manual?

    Actually, I found the original drives that came out of the enclosures which have the appropriate header for the ID selector switch. What I was hoping to use the enclosure for is testing some 2.5" SCSI drives. I have the correct 50-pin-to-34-pin adapter board, and I believe have the ID jumpers set correctly to make the drive show up as ID 2, but they weren't showing up at all. I'm not sure if the controller in the M2115 is toast, but now that I've found the right drive, I can verify if that's the case or not.
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    Hard Disk 20

    I have some lightweight synthetic air-tool oil that should probably work. I'll have to crack it open, clean out the 33 years of accumulated dust and see if I can bring it back to life. I also discovered in another box what appears to be the Rodime drive from another HD20. Well, I guess it may not be from an HD20 as I'm sure that drive was used elsewhere.
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