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  1. I took a few pictures of the insides while I was cleaning it: I don't see anything that immediately strikes me as broken or burnt out. The same problems persisted before and after I cleaned it. I'm not sure if anyone here with a better eye than mine might know how to fix it. If not I'll probably return this. It's a shame because it matches the M0110 so nicely...
  2. Ironically, they were assimilated themselves.
  3. I was under the impression they are generally worth more than that; they aren't exactly very common. But hell, I would have paid a dollar if I had the chance. Either that or I overpaid, but it wouldn't be the first time I've overpaid for something. Probably not the last either.
  4. Assimilation, which was then bought out by Kensington. I have no idea what kind of switches it uses.
  5. Finally found it, on eBay, and not as part of some other auction. Made an offer of $128.84 over the offer of $189 and the seller accepted. I'm not sure if sellers always notice the especially relevant numbers in my offers but I'd like to think it makes a difference. Arrived decidedly sooner than I expected. Just tested the thing and it works; numpad keys work fine, vertical movement on the trackball isn't working the way it should but should be fine once I open this thing up and clean it out. (Boy, does it need to be cleaned...) The only thing which isn't quite working is the regular keyboard when it's connected through the numpad. After a bit of keymashing I managed to get in a keypress or two for several keys including A and ], but they repeated nine or ten times, or continiously until I pressed another key on the numpad. I'm not exactly sure what the problem might be; it could be the contacts on the keyboard cable port need to be cleaned, or maybe there's something burned out on the circuit board. I'll post another picture of the inside a little later when I have time.
  6. werdna

    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    Yes, it is possible. I'd like to point out that Decor is another good option and shouldn't bother you about it being unregistered like DeskPicture always does. Also, when dealing with images on old macs, GraphicConverter is a good option. You can find several versions on Macintosh Repository. (This is also doable on System 6, but you will need to need to convert the file to a 1-bit 512x342 PICT file using GraphicConverter, and then use SuperPaint 2.0 to re-save that PICT as a "StartupScreen" file. With Backdrop installed, make a folder in the System folder called "Screens" and throw as many StartupScreen files in there as you want, and Backdrop randomly picks one on startup.)
  7. werdna

    LCD screen in a Color Classic

    My main issue with the look of this mod is that the bevel is too small. If they had gotten a monitor with the original screen size, it would probably look just fine. Is there a similar LCD monitor anyone here would recommend that would fit optimally within the bounds of a regular 9" compact mac? I've got a nice new Macintosh Plus case that I intend to use for this purpose...
  8. Sorry to necropost. Was there ever a utility to prevent System 7 from automatically rebuilding the desktop every time you switch to it from System 6? I seem to recall hearing about this but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.
  9. As you all know, 4MB is a lot of RAM and most computers will never need more than that. Of course, this vast amount of RAM adds 30 seconds onto the boot time of my Plus. Can this be disabled through software or using the interrupt switch, or is it hardcoded into ROM? My guess is the latter. Also, my plus seems to have issues with retaining the proper time. It saves other PRAM settings so I don't know where the issue might be. I'll turn it off and turn it back on a while later and the clock might be a few hours or days behind where it should be. I really ought to take more exact measurements of exactly how much it diverges based on how long it's turned off. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I hope it's not indicative of a larger issue with the motherboard or a sign of a component in the process of failing or something else horrible.
  10. werdna

    Browsy - A browser for System 6

    ...this thing has been around since 2014? Geez. I spent a lot of time earlier this year getting back into the hobby and I feel like I googled system 6 browser a million times and searched for information wherever I could but couldn't seem to find anything other then MacWWW. And now all of a sudden I notice that thread about Browser6 (which it seems never got developed very far and god knows if there's a copy publicly available ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) and I'm hearing about Browsy. I'm not very religious, but it's like there's a magic man in the sky that said "ok, it's time to let werdna know about all the system 6 browsers now." I've been thinking about writing apps for compact macs sooner or later; Retro68 might be very useful.
  11. werdna

    Macintosh Plus Internal SCSI MOD

    I'm a bit confused as to how this installs; I'm worried I don't have the soldering skills to put it in. I suppose that red wire supplies just enough power for the SCSI2SD to function, so I'll at least have to solder that to the board. Aside from that, does this just clip on to the SCSI chip, or is there more going on here? Forgive my ignorance. And does this always prevent the external connector from working? I assume then that the issue of the cable needing to leave the case only applies to if you want to connect an external drive; since the connector won't actually work, it needs to be convenient to slip the cable out of the case. Otherwise, the cable just folds inwards to where the SCSI2SD is placed. I don't care about connecting external SCSI drives so it's not an issue for me regardless.
  12. werdna

    MicroMac Technology 632-10008 MultiSpeed Accelerator

    Micromac's website still has an order form... with a submit button... and the site is up and running...... are they still in business? I'd expect them not to be since, according to the page, it hasn't been updated in twenty years... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  13. werdna

    Unable to access the Wiki

    Both are still down. I had to visit the internet archive just to read the forum rules.
  14. Oh... I'll have to check that one out too. Yes, I'm aware. IIRC you are emulating the ROM in later versions, or something along those lines. And it is definitely faster that way. I had assumed that might have been one of the reasons MacWorks wasn't working but I'm not the developer so I really don't know...
  15. werdna

    Lisa 2/10 Error code 82 :(

    Oh no, that's just for my emu... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So at least I have this now; I've been busy lately so I haven't had time to try this out yet with the Lisa. I can't really hear anything except the fan; or at least if the drive is making unusual noises they aren't any louder than the fan.