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  1. Can you send a copy of that to Apple and have them forward it the iTunes team?
  2. MOS8_030

    Regressing to an earlier OS?

    No, I do not. I was going by the information on everymac's page. I've worked on many, many G4 systems but I was usually only interested in OS9 if I was working on the Classic side. If I ever ran across a G4 with 8.6 I probably upgraded the OS to 9.
  3. MOS8_030

    Regressing to an earlier OS?

    Uninorth refers to the chip that passes data between the processor and the memory. Uninorth was what Apple called the chip. In a PC this chip is usually referred to as Northbridge. But in this context it refers to the early grey G4 Macs. Most of them are capable of running 8.6. This page has the specs for the G4 Macs and lists the minimum OS that they will run. https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/index-powermac-g4.html
  4. There are components on the mother board that can fail and cause the symptoms you are seeing, but it could also be the floppy drive. You'll have to find some way to test the floppy drive with another computer to isolate the problem. Or test another known good drive in your computer. Look online for a pdf copy of Dead Mac Scrolls by Larry Pina and Mac Classic & SE Repair and Upgrade Secrets also by Pina. They contain information about troubleshooting floppy drive issues.
  5. MOS8_030

    Broken floppy drive?

    You're going to have to open the system and remove the floppy drive and do the cleaning & lube procedures outlined above. There's also good chance that one of the tiny gears in the drive may need to be replaced.
  6. Howdy! Have you tested the floppy drive from the Classic in your LCIII to confirm that the drive itself is not the problem?
  7. Probably not your problem, but there are versions of 10.4.x that are Intel-only and PPC only, just a thought.
  8. You should determine exactly what model you have to understand exactly what OS it will run. (Early models needs minimum 10.3.5 and the later model needs 10.4.2. They should all run 10.5.x) There are several websites that will decode the serial number and tell you the model.
  9. MOS8_030

    Macintosh SE Not Working

    I would recap the system. It may be other failing components that are frying the flyback.
  10. Then I would assume it has something to with how the disc is being burned on the PC. But that's just a guess.
  11. If it's the later model it may require 10.4.2 to boot.
  12. Replace the PRAM battery. If the PRAM battery is missing or dead it will behave that way. (This will also affect sleep/wake as well.) The regular battery probably has just enough juice to keep the PRAM from resetting.
  13. The FW ports were in a separate module that connected to the board.
  14. The glue probably cyanoacrylate (super glue) or something similar. It, along with the plastic is pretty brittle. Here's a vid that shows one method.
  15. It's glued together. You'll have to use a thin, sharp knife to carefully pry along the seam, break the glue, and separate the case.