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Retro Rider

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  1. Retro Rider

    iBook Clamshell White Screen

    would you need to completely replace the video cable, or just reseat it?
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    Need to get my floppy drive out

    If you just need to fix the floppy drive? Then, no. You just need to remove the logic board (here's a video, it starts where he's removing the logic board) then just unscrew the screws on the bottom of the floppy drive cage (see picture) then you just remove it. I really recommend checking out this page because it tells you how to clean the floppy drive for the Mac Plus. Also, be careful with the screws that hold the cage and the drive together. they can be very hard to unscrew
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    How to make disks for a IIGS?

    I think I just figured it out! I just made a GS/OS boot disk!! So, I put the files onto a flash drive and then put the flash drive onto my Rev. B iMac G3 (which runs Mac OS 9.2) then put those files onto a floppy disk (via a USB floppy drive) then transfer it to a older machine, one with a floppy drive and that can format to Prodos disk (I used a Power Mac 4400/200). Then, on the older computer, you get another 1.44 floppy (preferably one you don't need) and put tape over the hole on the right side of the disk and insert it, it'll ask you if you'll wanna format it to ProDOS version. Then take the first floppy and copy the files from the first floppy and put it onto the second. That should be it!
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    How to make disks for a IIGS?

    My MacBook Pro was out, and I couldn't get it, so I had to use some random Windows laptop. I think I used my MacBook when I got it back. I couldn't have used the programs because the VM which I had them on is on my MacBook, and I think that the file format won't be able to write with the programs I have. I could probably use one of my early Mac OS 10 machines or maybe my iMac G3 Rev. B and transfer it via a USB stick, then transfer it to a floppy drive, then transfer that to an older mac to use disk copy.
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    How to make disks for a IIGS?

    Hey, just here because I'm having kinda the same problem, I don't know how to write an IIGS disk, because I really want to use GS/OS. I've heard that I should get an image and put it through Disk Copy, but for some reason, the computer I was doing it on was being fussy and didn't want to put the image on the hard drive (I put it on a floppy disk from a pc, so I might've done something wrong) nor did it want to even load it into Disk Copy, It would just spit out the disk and ask me to insert it, but when I did, it would do that same thing, and I would eventually have to force shut down (unplug it). I might try it on another computer, but I'm too lazy rn. I've been told that I should load an Apple IIGS emulator and do something with that, maybe it'll read the floppy drive and I can just copy the sys folder onto it I don't know. But, if it wouldn't work with disk copy, I don't feel like going through all that effort of having to put files onto a floppy, or maybe a cd and transfer it if it's not gonna work. Maybe if I get an IIGS CF hard drive expansion, it'll work but those are quite expensive for me. Tell me what happens and what you did.
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    How to repair leg of Apple Keyboard II?

    Hmm, after doing research (watching 2 videos), I feel like might Plastaid will stick to it well, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to move the leg. I found a video where some guy tests different epoxies with plastic, but I think that I wouldn't be able to move the leg with those. I think I remember someone suggesting a glue (maybe plumber's glue?) but I can't find where they said that, so I'm not sure which type they suggested.
  7. I may have accidentally stepped on my Apple Keyboard II while one of the legs was open and it might have broken off. How do I fix this?
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    Macintosh Plus keyboard converter?

    I got a Mac Plus without a keyboard, so I'm looking for keyboard converters. I've been looking all over the place and found some stuff, but still confused and lost. I'm trying to think, Is there a way I can just solder rj11 cable cords to ps/2 keyboard cables?
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    Bolles finds

    Can you send pics/instructions? I’ve really been hoping to get mine running again
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    Bolles finds

    Awsome! I got a Mac II also, the battery's dead. Did you just get another one that you solder in?
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    An Expensive TV...Macintosh TV Logic Board in a Color Classic

    if the Mac TV board works with the CC, I'm guessing the CC board works in the Mac TV, that seems like a fun test!
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    I saved 100+ iBook G3 Clamshells

    I'd like one!
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    iBook Clamshell White Screen

    I'll check both the video cable and the fuse, do you know any more info?
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    PowerCD recap?

    Hey, another PowerCD post. So, I got a PowerCD that doesn't wanna turn on. When I press the on button, the screen glitches for about a second or two then it stops, and the laser head seems to try to read, but it doesn't seem to move now. I brought it to a audio repair place that had really good reviews for them to check it out, but they said they couldn't fix it, I don't know, but I think it was something about the EPROMs?? When I got it back, they had a chip with the receipt (just a sidenote). So, since I had the tools, I decided to open the base up, I didn't take any pictures, but there is a thread from a pretty long time ago with some pretty bad quality pics (link) and theres some enhanced pictures of that (images, thread). I think there's some caps in there, so I think maybe it's the caps. I don't really remember if they had a smell (I know smell can't always be a answer as to if the caps have gone bad). Obviously, caps from things of this era can go bad, so it might be that. I was wondering if anyone has any input or help? I know no one looks in this category, and that I haven't gotten much help in the past with my PowerCD in the past, but can some one please help me??
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    iBook Clamshell White Screen

    UPDATE: messed around with the volume settings, via the keyboard buttons, and it seems to work, I think it's the video cable. Update 2: thought I read somewhere that maybe it was the ram, so I replaced it, it didn't do anything. More signs leading to video cable
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