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    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    Have you seen this thread?
  2. 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.
  3. I have an original 9.2.2 install disk for the TiBook (PowerBook G4 CD Ver. 1.2 Circa 2002) that worked with any system that supported 9.2.2 back in the day. I used it on most every model including iBooks, B&W G3's, ST & QS G4's etc. Iirc, it was about the last stand-alone OS 9.2.2 install CD that I remember before "Classic" was introduced.
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    ID Mac Plus 030 upgrade card

    From the more-stuff-I've-had-so-long-I-forgot-I-had-it category... So while digging in the garage I found several spare compact mac boards. Among them was a Plus board with this unknown (to me) '030 upgrade card. It looks like it requires extra power. It appears to be a 25Mhz '030. (I didn't want to remove the sticker and void the warranty!) It piggy-backs on the original processor and has no manufacturer name anywhere on it. I did find this:http://appletothecore.me/files/mac_plus_with_68030_upgrade.php Which appears to be the same card. And appears I'm missing some associated hardware. Can anyone here ID this card? Thx,
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    ID Mac Plus 030 upgrade card

    I've always used a small flat head screwdriver. However it requires extreme care to not break the very fragile tines.
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    Broken floppy drive?

    Did you disassemble the drive and clean out all old gunky grease and re-lube? The disk carrier assembly can be removed and cleaned.
  7. ^^^ What nglevin said. Just install an ATX PS. I replaced the PS in my MDD G4 twice and was ready to scrap it when the stock PS failed for the third time. However, I decided to try the ATX path and it worked like a charm! Follow the instructions here: http://atxg4.com/mdd.html I didn't use a mod cable I just rearranged the pins using the proper molex extraction tool. (Without which it's basically impossible to remove the pins.) I did have to use an 24 pin extension cable to be able to mount the PS inside the top of the case. Also, I haven't had any issues with "deep sleep" although I usually power it off when I'm not using it.
  8. Yes, Motorola had their own daughter cards. They used a socket that could accept a BGA part. I have some photos of the card we used with the P58 motherboards on my other computer, I'm out of town right now. Here's a photo of two systems I set up to do accelerated life testing with the 7448. I cranked up the voltage and the temperature and and ran the parts non stop for about three months to induce voltage threshold shifts.
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    Need to get my floppy drive out

    http://www.maccaps.com/MacCaps/Repair_books.html Download the Dead Mac Scrolls and Macintosh Repair & Upgrade Secrets.
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    Insane SCSI to FW prices

    Good grief, you're right! I had no idea. I found an Entegra, I think, adapter in a box of my cables a while back and thought "I'll never need this." (Of course I'd need drivers that are probably OS9/XP only.) I guess I should hang on to it.
  11. There's about a 100% chance the tiny nylon gear in the eject mechanism has stripped/disintegrated. The good news is you can get a replacement.
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    Caps! IIcx -- IIci

    32K cache card. They're comparatively inexpensive on ebay.
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    What's on that old hard drive?

    I fired up my FrankenBook 165/180 a couple of months ago for the first time since ~2000-2001. I was surprised it still worked. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of photos that I thought were gone forever! The photos originally were on a drive that failed my PM8500 in ~1999. I didn't know I had put copies on the PowerBook. As far as disposing of HD's, at the High Tech Company where I used to work if the computer was going to be redeployed the drives were just wiped. If the computer was being "surplussed" i.e. scrapped, the drives were removed and destroyed. Sadly, when it came to Mac laptops many of them were just ripped open and the drives removed. (The IT guys were pretty lazy...) Most of the PC laptops were leased so they avoided this treatment.
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    2 Odd Nubus Video Cards

    Ahh, yer right, I didn't look at the photos close enough. Need moar coffee.
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    2 Odd Nubus Video Cards

    The second card with all the VRAM may be a Radius Direct Color 16/24 I found a reference and photo here: http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/m_nubus.html
  16. Yes, my stating "OSX 10.x" was probably overly-broad, considering how many versions of "10.x" there are.
  17. Why FAT16? Why not FAT32? And no, I do not believe OSX 10.x will read or write HFS.
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    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    Nice score! Worth it for the cases alone if nothing else. I mean, what's aluminum a pound these days?
  19. Great job finding and fixing the problem! Once again, caps are the weakest links in these old devices.
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    IIci with a Radius bonus!

    Hey Ya'll. I've been busy doing stuff for a while. Anyway, in the course of my recent travels I picked up this IIci and it came with a surprise... A 33 Mhz Radius Rocket card! A card that I put in it 20+ years ago and completely forgot about. So the story on this IIci is it belonged to a buddy of mine in Tacoma, WA who was using it in the late 90's. During that time I had access to a lot of "old" Mac hardware and apparently I upgraded his IIci with this card back then. (I remember installing the cache card and a bunch of ram but forgot the rest.) While I was in Tacoma last week I was visiting my buddy and asked him about that old IIci he had. He still had it in his closet, since ~2000, when he got an iMac. So he let me have it and I brought it home and just opened it tonight to check for an exploded Maxell bomb. And what the heck? A Radius Rocket! And an intact battery!! Wheee! And a cache card and some ethernet card. Unfortunately the on/off reset switch is missing, broken long ago no doubt. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to fire it up!
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    IIci with a Radius bonus!

    Hmm, it might be that power switch on the back is broken... Hmm... Need to break out the multimeter. More later if something develops...
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    IIci with a Radius bonus!

    Well it look like this IIci is dead. I installed a new battery and it does nothing when I try to power it up. (Without any cards installed.) Not really surprised. Probably because of the several leaky caps at the back of the board... I'll mess with it a bit more later but I suspect this system is just parts now, I don't think I want to spend the time recapping it. It does have 32mb of ram I can scavenge for my other systems.
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    Powerbook 500 serial number

    Hmm. Either you need the later version or it could be the earlier Macs don't store the serial number in the firmware. I don't when Apple started doing that.
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    Powerbook 500 serial number

    The System Profiler app in later versions of OS8? or 9 should tell you the serial number.
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    IIci with a Radius bonus!

    It may have, I don't remember I doubt he does either. It was 20 years ago. Yeah, pity I didn't pick up any Nubus video cards back then. I'm kind of curious about just what's still on the HD, as far as Radius software. Honestly, once I verify functionality it will probably all go on the block. I have no real interest in a suped-up IIci. (Please no one PM me about it, I'll post it in the Trading Post area when I'm ready.)
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