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Retro Rider

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  • Birthday 01/14/2004

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    iMac G4 20 inch won't turn on?

    I'm not that good with soldering. I tried it once and fricked up my tip. I don't know what I did wrong but I don't want to destroy it even more. I would like to learn what/how to iron but most of the videos I found online I frankly found confusing. Wouldn't that be putting it in the oven? I've seen that before Actually I got them off. It took a long time with a wrench but I got them off its back on now but I made sure I can unscrew it if I need to (needs a ram upgrade)
  2. I got a iMac 20" that doesn't want to turn on. When I press the power button, nothing happens, no light no sound, no display, nothing. There is however a kinda beeping noise from what I think is the power supply when I put my ear close to the fan holes. I got it from the guy who said it also didn't power on for him. I tried the hairdryer method, nothing. It seems last night that if I pressed the button a couple of times, then it'll boot. Now that I'm trying it, it doesn't want to seem to power on. I striped the base screws to the ram (because of a crappy screwdriver bit) so try to keep teardown to a minimal if possible, or tell me how to remove them.
  3. I think it is his. The pictures of the inside look the same from haps original post about it. I even saw this on Macrumors!
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    Jason's Macintosh Museum

    Yeah, It seems he just disappeared one day. Hope he's doing ok.
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    PB145B’s finds

    Holy cr*p! dang. Thats a really good find.
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    Etherdock help?

    I got a ether dock that is broken. I'm pretty sure it hadn't been used in years before I got it. I tried to use it once with the floppy drive, but it gave an error and some popping sounds. It might've been the duo I was using because I tried the floppy drive with another computer and it worked alright. But anyways, I'm pretty sure the ether dock just needs a recap. It smelled like fish every time after I used it, which I've heard could be a sign of dead caps but idk. PS: does anyone know if the external floppy drive for those duo units uses ZIF in the drive? I got a cheap zif to cf adapter that I planned on using in my iPod Video but it didn't work. So now I kinda need a new use for it.
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    John's Finds

    I googled the name and it turns out it's a company that seems to make stuff for woodturners. It seems the guy who runs it is named Jon Siegel. Now, idk if thats what it was used for/by (for all I know it could've been used by a company thats been out of business since the 90s) but thats what I think
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    Nah, unless you have an extra scsi to ethernet adapter that works.
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    FART now the adapters broken or something. frack Dayna
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    I've done the correct process to install it (I think) I've read the instruction manual, but it still hasn't worked. The part where I seem to be encountering an error is when the manual says to set the zone to Daynaport or whatever, but when I go to change it, there are no zones. I know the ethernet works. The installation seems to work. I have no clue what I'm doing wrong.
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    I got it in box, so it came with drivers
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    Farallon EtherMac Adapter

    Oh, are you guys talking about farraon ethernet adapters? I need help with mine, the drivers or something doesn't work I got a dayna pocket scsi/link. Any help?
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    Macintosh TV questions

    How did you make the disk? I tried to use burnISO but it says it's the wrong type of file or something.
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    SCSI ethernet adapter help

    Does anyone else here have a Dayna Pocket SCSI/Link? I've tried to install mine on multiple devices, but it seems the drivers or something doesn't work. I've read through the manual multiple times and made sure I did everything right. Can anyone give help or tips?
  15. Damn, I may just get a ethernet card just to try this out!