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    Possible to share one ADB keyboard among two Macs?

    I must have mis-read, thought you were live switching like a KVM. That 4 port would work great for one machine on at a time. Also found this 2 port version on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2way-Port-jack-AB-manual-switch-box-SVHS-S-Video-Super-VHS-4pin-mini-din-female/123734333192 I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those KVM's. Also, Belkin made a 2 port KVM for mac: BELKIN OMNIView PS/2 Mac Adapter F1D080 https://www.ebay.com/itm/BELKIN-OMNIView-PS-2-Mac-Adapter-F1D080-/372972548164 I did find this thread where someone mentioned that the svideo switch boxes share a ground pin and could cause trouble. I suppose a caveat to using would be to make sure only one mac is powered on at a time, just like you mentioned.
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    Possible to share one ADB keyboard among two Macs?

    Any caveats or does it work as expected? I would have expected that design is the equivalent of unplugging and plugging in your keyboard which I thought was not supported on most Macs.
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    Price Check: Classic II

    I'd pick it up for $50 no question.
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    SE/30 won't keep time and mouse settings

    Nothing to add, unfortunately, but one of my recent SE purchases has these issues so I'm sub'd.
  5. Awesome work, looking forward to the final product!
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    Large volumes in a 68030

    Got my adapter, the same as linked but from different seller, and IBM U320 drive. Didn't think about the terminators! Plugged it all in and the drive doesn't even spin up. No terminator but I don't see how that would prevent the drive from powering up. I guess my options are buy another drive and or adapter to see which one is the issue, then return the defective item. Well before that I'll try a different machine and just plug the drive/adapter into an external power supply. Any other ideas?
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    Large volumes in a 68030

    Thanks! Not sure why I haven't heard of the adapter/2.5" ultra320 combo before but I'm glad I just did. $32 shipped for both is what I paid.
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    Large volumes in a 68030

    Which adapter do you use for this?
  9. I always saw those monitors paired with the 6100 and to me, that's the only proper fit! Since it has the squid it will work but wouldn't it look a little small next to the massive 950?
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    Help ID this port?

    Finally decided to take another crack at this thing. It's been 5 months since I opened it up but I wasn't able to find any manufacturer name or other markings without taking the board out. However, the board would not slide out since the add on card was too tall and the surface mount components were hitting the chassis. Had to bend the side of the metal out and pop the board out from the bottom. Check out the board, a few cool things going on here: It appears to have 2 separate upgrades. First is the 2 Meg "Fat Mac" upgrade from Perspect Systems Inc. out of Venice, CA: Not too much out there about this company, but did find this ad in MicroTimes from 1986: https://archive.org/details/microtimesvolume00bamp_14/page/n21 The case also has a cooling fan added to the rear vents with power tapped from the analog board. Not sure if this is separate or part of the Fat Mac upgrade. Also found this reddit thread for someone else who apparently found one of these. https://imgur.com/a/bemqL Second is this SCSI board from Julian Systems Inc. This is my main focus at this point. I unplugged the SCSI cable but didn't remember or document which way the cable was installed. It has a red stripe on one side for pin 1 I'm guessing, but this SCSI board isn't keyed and I'm not sure how it goes back on. I suppose I should look at the SCSI pinout, find a ground or something and follow a trace on the board. Have to do some more research but not plugging it back in until I'm sure its right. @unity Yup, you were right, the battery area was shaved for the cable to go through. But I reinstalled it, the cable got pinched a little. Bummer. It doesn't look bad but a simple continuity test should confirm it's ok. Another shot of the board showing overlap between the ram board and SCSI. While I was attempting to remove the board from the chassis, the ram board actually pressed down on the SCSI board and it unseated it from the rom socket below just enough where the Mac wouldn't boot, just showed checkerboard on the screen. Re seated it and everything was ok but there was a moment when I got really disappointed, thought I killed it! Here is the 2048K as she sits now. Still got a lot of work to do, none of the drives eject, gotta figure out the SCSI cable, its a bit dirty and there are some cool peripherals that came with it that I can't wait to try out. But I think that will be a separate thread. Just thought I would update this thread since I wasn't able to find much online about this setup. And thanks to @Dog Cow for the work on his 512k site, lot of good info that helped me through this process. https://macgui.com/news/article.php?t=470 https://macgui.com/news/article.php?t=471
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    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    Absolutely love this thread. Wonderful job on the restore!
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    Boxed eMac acquisition!

    Update your sig Cool find, looks like its in really good shape. That box is done, I wouldn't feel bad about tossing it. Got any specific plans for it?
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    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    I really enjoy your write-up and pics. Stuff like this gets me excited to start a few of my pending restores. Nice work!
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    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Such a cool project, awesome progress so far!
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    How bad is the damage?

    Have a Classic I recently acquired. It will chime 1 out of every handful of times you attempt to power it on, otherwise it just acted like it had no power. When it did boot the video would cut out intermittently but ultimately I would get a solid picture and it would blink the ? disk. Opened it up and found the carnage below. Is this worth a repair attempt? Aside from the chassis damage, looks like just a few components were damaged that could be replaced, D1, D2, C70. Might as well recap while I'm in there. No visible damage on the analog board. Since it did boot, I'm hopeful that component replacement will yield positive results, however, this would be my first major repair like this on a Mac and I'm looking for opinions from those who have more experience with these repairs to chime in. Is the damage bad enough to scrap the board or would a repair work? Also, that leak from the CRT, what is that?? Thanks all.
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