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  1. massiverobot

    Picking up tomorrow: SE/30 with Radius Pivot monitor!

    Tell me you replaced that pram battery. It's not a maxcell but still.....
  2. massiverobot

    Flaky ethernet on SE/30

    i have the same setup as you, and i have recapped mb and ps. had issue getting link. it was too long of a cat6 cable. Went from 10' to 4' and it worked. maybe a bad cable?
  3. Go over and submit a photo of your running rig for karma! https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/
  4. massiverobot

    Good modem & ethernet hub/switch choices for SE/30

    I can look the next time I have the SE/30 open- but I will say it must be one of the later ones because the daughter board has Thick, Thin AND 10BT on it. So 10BT was around. Perhaps the cards that came before- that only have Thick and thin, and use the Thick converters to 10BT have issues... Just a guess.
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    Good modem & ethernet hub/switch choices for SE/30

    There is no need for an old switch. I've connected my SE/30 with an Asante/Net card to many modern 1000/100/10 switches that I have in my house. Cisco and Netgear. Every switch I've ever seen goes back down to 10bT... Now, I wouldn't plug it directly in to the router, but get a $20 1000/100/10 Netgear 5 port switch on Amazon, so you can use it for other things. As for DHCP your Se/30 with MacTCP isn't going to do it. Maybe OT will get an address, but MacTCP you need to manually configure it. At least my MacTCP won't pick up any DHCP offers from modern versions of dhcpd.
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    [Ebay] NIB - TAM

    Oh is it a re-listed item? Get someone in CT to go over and eyeball that box and the tape....
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    [Ebay] NIB - TAM

    Some lucky person- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Twentieth-Anniversary-Macintosh-NEVER-OPENED-/252030242245?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276 Unopened TAM.
  9. massiverobot

    An SE FDHD is arriving tomorrow. Questions for you

    Here in Philly- after receiving thousands of packages in my life, from every shipper I think this about covers it: UPS is total crap. They are jerks, they don't knock, they lie and destroy almost everything they touch. Fedex is the complete opposite, they are reliable and I've never had any issue with shipping or receiving from them. USPS - just ship little things or you will be sorry. I'm sure it different in various areas of the country, or even in different cities. But here in Philly please ship to me Fedex!
  10. massiverobot

    SE/30 Optimized for 2015

    Of course, none of the speed marketing for either format matters, given that blazing SCSI chip on the SE/30 mobo.
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    SE/30 Optimized for 2015

    I've always had a liking for the CF cards- I never had one go bad. CF cards are ATA devices, with controllers. SD is something completely different. http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/38887/why-are-cf-cards-so-much-more-expensive-than-sd-cards
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    SE/30 Optimized for 2015

    Yes, well thank you for the great recapping work that keeps this humming along. I just plugged things back together!
  13. massiverobot

    SE/30 Optimized for 2015

    So I finally got around to finishing the build on my SE/30. It was a Cragislister that I got about 10 years ago for $30 and had it at work for fun. Slowly the scsi went and then no sound. I got a re-cap from uniserver, and also traded some stuff for a re-capped analog board. I also had a decent tube in a SE that I wanted in the Se/30- it has less burn in than the tube on the SE/30 now (but it does have a little burn in). The final piece was the HD- I had the above pieces to assemble but didn't bother with it becasue the SE/30 was running fine after the re-cap, but the original HD was a ticking time-bomb. Plus a bit noisy- I'm already used to my laptops having SSD drives and the spinny disk was annoyingly loud. So I finally ponyed up the cash to (Artmix?) on ebay and got a Aztec Monster and a basic 1G CF card from Amazon. I pulled it apart after watching a great youtube video from TechNight about swapping tubes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVIlZZAEpXM that is actually what motivated me- if he can do three on a bed, with a screwdriver and holding a camcorder, I can just go down in my basement and do this and get it done. So I did it. Things are back, and after a bit of flakeyness with the Aztec in an external box connected to my 840av - trying to copy over the system folder to get a boot disk- the Aztec was locking up... The Aztec works much better in my SE/30 than with the Quadra- perhaps they have tuned it with the SCSI timings in the Compact Macs? I'm not sure, but it's rock solid. And 1G is a loooot of space for System 7 and Apps. So there you have it- this should last me a good further 20 years I hope. My kids are begging me to let them 'type' on the new computer... The Mac working again, nice sharp image. The Diimo accel card, with the Asante Ethernet piggybacked on top The Aztec Monster w/ 1G flash. I used a SE drive caddy, since it held the drive upsidedown and so that allowed the original drive led to fit into the Monster and it works great. The CF does not care that it's upside down
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    SE/30 - new analog board - Single Point of Light Video

    OK, it was the yolk. I, uh, forgot to plug in it's giant power plug back into the analog board- it was close, but not plugged in. So that is what it looks like with no power to those magnets- just a bright point of light in the middle of the screen It's all good now. I'll make a fresh post with picts.
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    SE/30 2015