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Jeroen Wartenbergh

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    Arts, music, Italian and Asian cuisine.

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    Graphic designer (graphic design, DTP, image retouch, copy writing).

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  1. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Midnight here in Amsterdam, I will shoot some pictures over the weekend of the cards and share them!
  2. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi Unkown_K, Sorry for missing you out on data. The FWB JackHammer is a tale on itself as it misses all three SIP-terminators. After some research I believe they need an impedance of 110 Ω. Finding the is a quest on itself. The other SCSI-card that came with the IIfx is an equally useless MicroNet Raven Pro II dual bus fast/wide SCSI. A card that is not compatible with Apple's SCSI manager 4.3 and although also bootable and allowing partitions up to 4 Gb on HFS-partitions, disk maintenance software is doubtful to be reliable as - to my knowledge - little is known about this card, creating a long-term reliability risk. Besides that, I'm missed out on software. A pitty as this card yielded a sustained 16 Mb/s data rate on my AWS 9150/120 (yes, faster NuBus 90 architecture). Indeed I purchased the IIfx without securing the financial gains. Partly due because my first Mac was a same looking IIx. Call it love on first sight... Thanks for the link for the Sonic Systems drivers. I will try to see to find a way to install those drivers... Cheers, Jeroen BTW: great to hear that the IIfx and all cards might fetch around $ 40 each (with US shipping included for NuBus cards, IIfx is way more expensive to ship)... Also included were two unknown cards from RasterOps (Paintboard Turbo), a TrueVision TARGA 2000 Pro, a Radius VideoVision Pro both with cables and/or breakout box, A Miro Rainbow PSD card for the IIfx, all cards I can't find on eBay to determine market prices. A Dutch user group states that basically all these cards are worth in-between € 2 to € 10. In other words, of no interest to the US market as shipping costs are close to € 25 alone, so why spending $ 2 on those cards - if ever. I'll see and look into available drivers for an Quadra or PPC era Mac...
  3. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    For now my best bet seems to be finding an second USB ZIP-drive in order to transfer software to the IIfx or better: a friendlier machine like a NuBus Quadra or PPC... Enabling me to use external devices... This also means that the whole reason to acquire the IIfx is senseless, hoping to sign up a freelance job to retrieve old documents for a book publisher. I even doubt whether I will ever fetch € 300 for it as it has only 32 Mb RAM and a mere 500 Mb HD (including the FWB JackHammer, Radius Rocket 33 with just 64 Mb, the SuperMac Thunder II 1152, DigiDesign SampleCell II and an useless SMC 10/100 Mbit ethernet card (no drivers around)). Either way quite a delay will occur... And selling it without the borrowed Terminator II which renders it pretty much useless.
  4. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Thanks guys! No luck yet in solving my SCSI-issues. Although I can access my Zip-drive, I still have trouble with all other devices. Looking and finding a SCSI-filter seems to be impossible. So right now, it is like an isolated island...
  5. Hi all, Does anyone happen to have driver software for a SMC NuBus 10/100 Ethernet card? The driver software is called 'EtherPower 10/100' I believe. The controller is a 'FEAST' chip. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Jeroen
  6. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi ArmourAlley, Food for thought: you never used a SCSI filter on your internal 500 Mb HD... Well, my IIfx came with a massive 40 Mb Apple HD (5 1/4"), and didn't had a SCSI filter either! Either way it crashed after a couple hours of use, made a scraping metal on metal noise, terrible! I had an old 1994 500 Mb Apple certified HD spare, it was just plug and play!!! So for now I'll use it as it is, with a working ZIP-drive. After the weekend I'll receive a brand new old stock CD-RW from Other World Computing and see if I get it to work, as my IIfx is still an island. It came with a 10/100 Mbit ethernet card, but I can't find a driver as I don't know which make and model it is... No luck posting that question with photos here... Again thank you so much for your input and borrowing the terminator. Cheers, Jeroen
  7. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi ArmorAlley, Thanks for posting the article. I've actually read the article. That way I knew your terminator is probably the 'black terminator', although the 'A' version is not mentioned specifically. At this stage I've tried what I could possibly try. Searching for a SCSI filter that seems to be mandatory yielded no usable results. So still a little stuck and awaiting parts. At least external drives (the Sony MO drive) is recognized and reading and writing to the ioMega ZIP works, so I assume the IIfx's SCSI-bus is not damaged... I've never owned a IIfx but taming it's SCSI bus termination thing feels like a drag...
  8. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Borrowed from Sean, fellow 68k member: His Apple 'black' terminator, model 590-705-A !!! Awesome, and I think it solved problems to a certain extent. Although the terminator is black and from Apple, I was a little surprised: it's some sort of pass-through terminator... Earlier in this thread, 4 Apple Terminator are mentioned: 590-0304 (original terminator) 590-0695-A (replaces 590-0304, new PLATINUM terminator) 590-0695-B 590-0705 Although the 590-0705-A isn't mentioned specifically, where the 590-0705 is, I wonder if that A would stand for a pass-through type of connector. I suppose it does, remembering the warning 'never include 2 black terminators' on other articles/threads. Makes sense, as with a 'common' terminator, you can't add more than one anyway. Finally, my IIfx is able to at least recognize my Sony SMO-F551 optical drive, last in the SCSI chain (ID6) and the ioMega ZIP drive (ID6), between IIfx and MO. ZIP functions normally, the MO drive doesn't. Upon inserting a disk, the front led light changes from constant orange to a blinking green light. Oddly, Same happens with the IIfx switched off, so perhaps my drive broke down as I havent used it for 10 years or so. So far so good. Last week I ordered an old stock, new CD-R drive from OWC. When it arrives next week, I'll do some more testing. Trash 80 (thanks!) showed a link of a cable having a standard internal SCSI connector at one side and a Centronics 50 connector at the other side. I'm planning to use that on the FWB JackHammer internal 8-bit connector by allowing the cable to connect outside the fx with external gear, ignoring the SCSI bus of the IIfx altogether. The weird thing is that my internal drive is connected without a mandatory SCSI filter and still does the job without any trouble. Still I wonder if other, external devices, would behave different, better, with such a filter. To be continued, thanks everybody for your help and thoughts!
  9. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    An idea of how much things cost

    What a nice post! It is amazing when you look at those prices how expensive our vintage gear once was. And explains why its hard to find hardware today as it was for the rich happy few back then... Converting this invoice into today's money? Probably it will scare the hell out of you! Actually, this is funny that you mention it! Looking for information, drivers, advise etc. for my just acquired IIfx, I found this old 1992 ad from SuperMac. Same story I guess when you apply correction for inflation. I for instance never realized the prices one had to pay for a top of the line 24 bit accelerated NuBus card and 21" colour RGB... Close to $ 8,000 (!). See the add witch states the 'affordable prices'... Yeah right! Add a Quarda 950 and whoops! $ 20,000. With just 4 Mb RAM... I remember back in those days, memory costed roughly $ 40 per Mb. What would that be in 2018 money? It makes the todays iMac Pro a steal, even maxed out! And for those of us who have a maxed out II or Quadra, here's some fun info to put memory prices into perspective: https://jcmit.net/memoryprice.htm AA, it's nice to see such an old invoice of the IIsi. And hey, in the end she got a pretty sweat deal: it included a free mouse pad (perhaps with a big dealer logo printed on it)!!!
  10. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi Armor Alley, Thanks for this extensive e-mail. It could't be more clear! Tomorrow I'll transfer € 3,70 to you (little more than 3,70 CHF). Also of great help: the link to the JackHammer manual and software. Although I have some software myself, I won't bother using it as you have a IIfx as well and it worked for you so I'll go with the links you've provided, thanks! And by the way, I totally agree with your basic approach. It makes thing easier to oversee and from there, I'll add functionality. So no sorry mate, it's good thinking! I have plenty of SCSI cables, actually way too much. However I think it is best to use relatively short ones from Rorke Data, Inc. and AMP, they used to make proper shielded cables... I always mistrusted those cheap, thin cables... In case of bootable floppies, I have System 7.1.0, fine for now. I'm looking forward to experiment this weekend in trying to make this IIfx into a working machine! Some background info: I work as a graphic designer and I've been ask to restore archives from a charity organization called 'Artsen zonder grenzen', 'Doctors with no boundaries', design a book describing their work. Source media are DDS tapes (worried about missing RetroSpect index files), 3,5" and 5'1/4" MO drives, JAZ and even old SyQuest cartridges, known for being unreliable. Their internal studio tried all sort of stuff, from buying SCSI adapters for their iMacs to Sheepshaver. Well, good luck with that, old 68k drivers and data and resource forks... So, I offered to sort them out on a non-paid, volunteer basis. Any way, looking forward to put the fx into action! Some of my work (English text) is on: www.wartenbergh.studio Finally, just one remark on your helpful thoughts: If you think that the black terminator might be the solution to a problem, connect another SCSI drive with a different SCSI ID to the Zip drive an d remember to set the termination on the Zip drive to off. Plug the black terminator at the end of the SCSI chain and reboot from the floppy. My ZIP has actually 2 DB-25 connectors. Assuming the black terminator has a Centronics 50 connector, I'll use my Sony 5.2 Gb optical drive instead. If that works, I'll add the ZIP between the IIfx and Sony since the Centronics terminator needs the be at the end of the chain. BTW, same goes for my JAZ drive. Thank you soon much!!! All the best, Jeroen
  11. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi Armour Alley, Wow, that would be awesome!!! Sorry to hear that the internal SCSI died on your IIfx... Hope you can still use your machine by using a NuBus SCSI-card... Do you have one? I suppose that sending it in an envelop (weight is very low) by air will work? Let me know what shipping costs will be and I could pay you by PalPal if that works for you. Can I send my address to you by email? Although I am very happy to borrow the terminator, it does't mean I stop diving into finding a solution. Because I need to send back the terminator eventually. But right now I'm very happy to be able to connect my equipment. Many thanks in advance, Jeroen ps: I'm native Dutch and don't know what PM means apart from Post Meridiem...
  12. Jeroen Wartenbergh

    Lost in getting IIfx external SCSI devices to work - any advice?

    Hi Nglevin & Trash 80, That's a swift reaction! Apology for my lack of technical knowledge: Trash 80: Building your own shouldn't be difficult, especially if any one of your older SCSI devices has provision for SIP resistor packs. That should be as simple as soldering some olde schoole color coded resistor leads together and poking them in the convenient holes. Of the NuBus cards that came with the IIfx, one is a FWB JackHammer, which has 3 (empty) sockets for terminators. Are those intended for SIP resistor packs? Another NuBus SCSI card from 1994 MicroNet Raven Pro hasn't got any of those. Either way Trash 80, I've never soldered in my life but with the right info I might ask a local person to sort me out and craft what you suggested... Nglevin: The last time the legendary black terminator came up, it was thought to be unnecessary. I'm a little confused but from what I understand, this might work perfectly for adding just a single attached e.g. hard disk. If that's the case, worst case scenario I'll juggle around, attaching one device at a time. However, at this stage, my ioMega ZIP-drive gives errors and both the JAZ and 5 1/4" MO drive aren't even recognized (by FWB HD Toolkit 1.6.2, 1.8 and CharisMac). Trash 80: The active termination suggestion is one I almost made, but the active application of termination whenever needed isn't necessarily the same as providing enough termination for an early IIfx. Speaking regarding it's production date: a barcode sticker, located mid-front on the logic board reads *CK1070G102MA*. A second clue might be a hand-written sticker that doesn't make sense to me (see photo). About the barcode, if I am correct, CK stands for Cork, '1' for 1991 and '07' for week No. 7, right? If that's true, it seems I have actually a very, very first model. Wiki mentions 19 March 1990 as introduction week, so that's week 12. On the other hand, chips very often are marked with a four digit 'yymm' code. Some of the custom chips are marked 9039 and 9028. At this stage I didn't fancy tearing down the Mac down to check for the same date codes located on controller chips near the internal SCSI port, hidden away underneath the drive holding plateau, hoping this info will be sufficient. And by the way, a logic board bar code starting with 107, assuming I'm right it stands for week 7 of 1990, doesn't make sense with chips with production dates from around week 28 and 39... What I've tried so far: See if the Radius Rocket 33 conflicts. I found out it doesn't like the TrueVision TARGA 2000, the DigiDesign AudioMedia I and the MicroNet Raven Pro cards. So for now, I'll focus on testing and getting this work in pure 68030 mode. RasterOps Paintboard Li and Paintboard Turbo and the SuperMac Thunder 24 as well as Thunder II work fine. Same for the Digidesign SampleCell II and Radius VideoVision Studio, a Hurdler II and an unknown 10/100 brandless ethernet card. By switching off the terminator switches on CD burner and MO drives, testing both passive and active terminators on the end of the SCSI chain, hooking up a single device at a time. For the sake of simplicity I used only the bare minimum at the moment: just the SuperMac Thunder, minimizing possible conflicts (I was surprised by the way that this Mac came with so many cards in the first place). What to do? Give Trash 80's suggestion a chance and look for wiring instructions for someone to work with. T80, do you have info on hand? Search again for a ready to buy, proven terminator solution. Explore an alternative route: buy a USB or FireWire to SCSI adaptor for my Mac Pro and transfer through ftp (utilizing my NAS drive). Might be tricky if not impossible to mount opticals on OS X media with 68k written drivers. Besides, I'm stick with a 1996 NuBus ethernet card that is not mentioning any brand at all... Right now I feel a little stuck, spending € 300 on a computer with cards that seems to be an isolated island... What to do? I'm sure the IIfx is in good nick, not a single error from the internal SCSI 500 Mb Apple HD (which I kept luckily spare). Thanks for your input so far. To be continued! Jeroen
  13. Hi fellow Apple users! I recently acquired a Macintosh IIfx for a project to acces and retrieve 1988-1994 data from ad agencies. Anyway, the IIfx came without it's mandatory SCSI filter (internal) and 'black' terminator. I need to hook up 2 magnetic optical drives, a DDS tape unit, hard disk and SyQuest drive. So far, the IIfx gives nothing but read/write errors. That is, oddly enough. apart from a 1994 Apple certified 500 Mb internal HD (thus, without the filter)... Is there anyone who might have a spare filter and terminator for sale or useful advice on this matter? Kind regards in advance, Jeroen Wartenbergh
  14. Hi, Last week I (Dutchman, Amsterdam) bought a Macintosh IIfx from an German auction site. It came with a 'modern' ethernet card: 10/100 Mbit and RJ-45 connector, along with some other cards. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue where to get drivers. Asanté drivers won't work, has anyone got a clue where to obtain those? Due to the Radius Rocket 33, I hope these drivers will support System 7.1. Below some detailed photo's of the card and 2 with the card inside the Mac. The ethernet card is the 3rd from the left... Would it matter which slot it resides in? At first, I was hoping to do some fishing in the German language 5 1/4" Apple HD 40, but that crashed on me. So no luck there. After that, I've tried 1 of the other 4 remaining cards that came with the deal, a FWB JackHammer. The control panel has an update feature where you can select the card you want to update, no luck either as it did not mention any cards at all... Does anyone have a clue what brand / model this could be and if so, where to obtain drivers? Thanks in advance, cheers, Jeroen.