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  1. MOS8_030

    Macintosh Portables Dead

    Yes, I understood that. I meant you're probably right about his battery.
  2. MOS8_030

    Macintosh Portables Dead

    Ah, good point. Also I see the price has gone up since I purchased mine. (It's 20 years old and long dead.)
  3. MOS8_030

    Macintosh Portables Dead

    Yes, the Portable needs a good 9V battery to be installed. I use this lead-acid battery. It will fit inside the portable, and trimmed down a bit can be fitted into the original battery case. Although theoretically the battery you have should work as well. It is likely your Portable will need to be recapped to some extent. If you do a forum search you'll find several threads relating to recapping Portables and there are several members here with specific Portable experience. Perhaps they'll participate in this thread.
  4. MOS8_030

    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    What exactly happens when you try to launch the utility?
  5. MOS8_030

    Apple Profile hard drive

    Good score. I had to recap the power supply in mine.
  6. MOS8_030

    China Ebay 68040 processor

    Every 040 has a FPU. Probably why the software reports hardware FPU present. Technically this is true, the chip has an FPU. LC's are just 040's that have faulty FPU's that were disabled by blowing fuses on the chip. This happens during testing. If the chip passes all other tests but has a faulty FPU it will be downgraded.
  7. Yes, mines an 030 but as I mention above, I am assuming the cards might share some similarities in configuration. Perhaps someone, somewhere has a manual for the Mac20 they would share.
  8. Here's the manual for the Novy Quik30. (Your card is a Novy Mac20 MX I believe.) Might be of some help assuming the cards are similar enough. Novy_Quik30-compressed.pdf
  9. The eprom missing the sticker over the window could be an issue. Also, don't know about this particular card but the Novy card in my Plus requires all the ram slots filled, either on the card or in the Mac. When the ram on the card is used any ram in the Mac can only be used as a ram disk.
  10. MOS8_030

    Flea Market Mac IIsi and Mac II(fx)!

    Rather amazing they both still work. Someone spent thousands and thousands on the FX. The ram alone probably cost more than a grand back then!
  11. MOS8_030

    68882 FPU p/n & mask

    Masks refers to the photo mask set used to "print" the parts on the silicon wafers. Mask changes are done for a variety of reasons. To fix bugs, or process changes, or shrinks. The most common reason for different rev numbers are for shrinks or different packages. (Plastic vs. ceramic.) I would expect for use in a Mac that all the 68882's would be functionally identical, the only difference would be packaging. (Plastic vs ceramic.) Exact differences will documented in the Motorola spec sheets. Imo, any 68882 that will physically fit in your socket should work. I worked at Motorola for many years. C74N ('030) and C12R are two numbers I remember very well as I ran thousands of wafers of these back in the "old days".
  12. MOS8_030

    lisa sin remarketing drive

    You probably already found all this but in case you haven't. https://computerarchive.org/files/comp/manuals/apple/lisa/
  13. A little late to this thread but a few years back I installed a Pioneer DVR-115 in my G5. I had to remove the front cover from the drive tray. It works perfectly in the G5, opens & closes the G5 door without issue. I have used other model drives (Sony) in other G5's and the tray couldn't push open the G5 drive door without assistance.
  14. MOS8_030

    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    Have you seen this thread?
  15. I don't remember which TiBook it came with. I got it when I was doing IT at Motorola. (2000-05) The newest files on the disk are dated April 19 2002. (I guess that would make it for a 667 MHz or 800 MHz machine, based on their release date.) The read me says Mac OS 9.2 but the disk installs 9.2.2 (And says 9.2.2 on the disk) I have an earlier PowerMac G4 CD that is Ver. 1.0 that says 9.2 on the disk. The files are dated June 21 2001. I labeled that disk "most systems" back in the day, as it installed the OS on "most" systems.