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  1. MOS8_030

    OMP glitching?

    Afaik, the MP 100 needs to have the battery pack installed to function, even on a charger. There's a switch that is depressed when the pack is installed. It's probably detailed in the User Manual. It also needs to have a good backup battery installed. I cracked open the battery pack on my MP100. It looks like it could be rebuilt with new rechargeable AAA's. I haven't gotten around to finishing the job.
  2. MOS8_030

    SE Accelerator troubles

    The way I understand it is when ram is installed in the accelerator card the mainboad memory can only be used as a ram disk. At least that's how the card in my Plus works. (With the same software extensions.)
  3. MOS8_030

    Scutboy's Stuff

    Neat! I have two Portables in the closet. Neither one has been turned on since the late '90's. One of these days I need to rebuild another battery and see if they still work. (I rebuilt a battery back in the '90's but it's now as dead as the originals.) Maybe when it gets cooler out in the shop I'll get back into the "recap" mood.
  4. MOS8_030

    Millenium bug after 20 years?

    I wonder if I'll be active then...
  5. and here also I meant PCMCIA wifi card. I shouldn't post so late at night... ....or so early in the morning. ... or mid afternoon. ...and never, never at dusk! anyway,
  6. I only have a Sawtooth G4 at the moment that I think has one of the Dynex Broadcom cards in it but unfortunately it's not up and running now. As Cory mentioned all the networking is handled by OSX with Classic so yeah, I doubt the card would work with OS9. Out of the box the Dynex card only ever had Windows drivers. And my comment about Orinoco PCI cards was a typo, I meant PCMCIA although I guess it's possible they made PCI cards.
  7. I've used several Broadcom-based PCI cards in G4's. (Same chipset as the Apple "extreme" card.) I used to get them at Best Buy.. They were sold under the Dynex brand name. They worked without additional drivers with OSX/Classic. I don't believe I ever tried them with straight OS9. I'd go with an Apple Airport card if you want it work for sure with OS9. The Apple Airport card will work in the Quicksilver. iirc, the Cisco Aironet cards also have OS9 drivers. Of course the Lucent/Orinoco PCI cards will work too. A cheap source for those is from dead grey Airport base stations. Pretty sure any OS9 wifi support is going to be "B" only. Actually, theoretically, you can use any PCI wifi card in the Quicksilver. (Provided there are drivers.) You just can't close the door with with most of them because the antennas stick out too far.
  8. CSB: I worked at Freescale qualifying the 7448. (And the 7447, 7450/55, 7410) Apple kept Freescale on the hook for the 7448 right up to the bitter end, stringing FS along having them believe Apple was going to use the 7448. At one point I was corresponding via email with an Apple engineer trying to get a firmware update for the P58 mobo's so I could run the Apple test suite and OSX with the 7448. My email got forwarded to about three other people within Apple because they had already pulled the resources from the team that maintained their PPC test suite. One of the Apple recipients replied with something like "Why do we need this? We're not using A8 (Apollo 8 ) and hit reply all so I was copied too. My phone rang literally about 30 seconds after I received the email. It was the Apple engineer I had been corresponding with hastening to explain that I should ignore this particular reply and they were working to get me the firmware update I asked for. I did get the OF update about three days later and about two weeks later FS got the "official" word that Apple would not be using the 7448. (Even though despite Apple's efforts it was apparent to FS long before that Apple wasn't going to use the A8. ) Anyway, I have some photos of the P58 (G4 MDD) test rigs I used at work. I should dig those out. They're hardly proprietary now. /csb
  9. MOS8_030

    Anyone able to identify this SE/30 Network Card?

    Have you tried Appletalk via the phone jack?
  10. MOS8_030

    Anyone able to identify this SE/30 Network Card?

    I saw an old comment that this card is supported natively by Mac OS 7.5+. With DHCP it may not pull an IP until you launch a browser or similar app.
  11. MOS8_030

    $5 Centris 610

    With patience, care, and some fine needle-nose pliers you can straighten those pins. I have fixed worse. You have nothing to lose by trying. Oh, whoops, just the saw the missing pin part. Well, nm.
  12. MOS8_030

    Macintosh Portable error code

    Pretty sure that indicates a RAM error.
  13. MOS8_030

    LaCie MO 230 drive for PB 190 or 5300

    I always preferred Beta over VHS.
  14. MOS8_030

    Questions about ImageWriter II

    Yeah, I have an ImageWriter and an ImageWriter II I need to get around to resurrecting. Fortunately the II came with a couple of hundred sheets of old tractor feed paper. I certainly have no need of a whole case of tractor feed paper either!