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  1. directive0

    Fink's Conquests

    Ha, pretty awesome Fink. Toronto Trek! I went to one of those back in the day to buy a Tricorder prop kit... I wonder if it was that one. Nice score. Whats your plan for it?
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    Re-Conquest: Lisa 2/5

    Here here, this was incredibly inspiring!
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    Wow, I never thought to do that when I tore my 7100/80 apart. I will totally try that next time I'm that far down to the bare metal.
  4. Was it the one I gave you, Beachy? If so that's alarming as it appeared to be functioning perfectly.
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    iMac Colored Accessories

    Doesn't bother me, just wasn't what I was looking for. I know some furries personally, they're harmless. To each their own, right? Hey you guys remember this? Must have been the ultimate iMac accessory!
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    Mac 512K is musical!

    I like the sound of my PowerBook 5300c as it's running. It sounds like the gyro's on the instruments in a plane. Coupled with F/A 18 Hornet 1.0, it's quite the experience.
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    iMac Colored Accessories

    I was mad into Tamagotchis in middle-school. Still have a couple kicking around, though not the blue one. I wasn't into furbies. I tried searching for a link to an article describing what you mentioned, but all I found was furry conventions,
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    iMac Colored Accessories

    Not related in any way, and predates the iMac by a couple years, but I always liked this piece of coloured translucent plastic.
  9. Congrats Snuci! I'm noticing there are more and more folks on here that live in the GTA. I'd love to have a vintage mac night sometime and meet all you folks. Any interest?
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    Another G5

    Do you have the liquid cooled ones as well?
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    My first Apple!

    After years of trying to track one down in my price range I have finally managed to get a hold of one of these little guys. So now I have to get rid of things to maintain the harmony and order of my room. Look out for a post soon regarding cheap as free odds and sodds.
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    My first Apple!

    Okay, so. That KEYBOARD SWITCHER button thing didn't do anything. I still get that character instead of an open bracket no matter how many times I press it/rest. Still seems to be BASIC though, so far as I can tell. I ran a little memory test I found on THISwebsite. Doesn't work though. Sits there at "writing memory" and when I ctrl-c out it always breaks at line 40 so something there is keeping it busy, or just stuck. Or I just input the code wrong... or Which is very likely.
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    My first Apple!

    Cool. I will be asking lots of newb questions! Here are some glamor shots.
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    Powerbook 5300c Revival.

    Hey all! Preface: I had a Powerbook 5300c with a cracked screen, Beachycove gave me a 5300c with a dislodged power socket. With the magic of screwdrivers, solder and take apart guides I now have a (mostly functional) Powerbook 5300c that is an amalgam of the two! Thanks to this process I had two IDE HDs to try. I booted the laptop with Beachycove's HD and got the question-disk. Replaced the drive with the HD that came from my 5300c and got another question-disk. So okay -I thought- I've had great success with CF on my 7100 so I ordered a PCMCIA->CF adapter and waited! Method Well it came the other day and I decided to try it out using the CF I formatted and had installed in my PM7100's Aztec CF->SCSI adapter. The card was an 8Gig card with a system 8.5 disk and just popped it into the adapter, put the adapter into the book and booted up; success. I shut down, removed the card and mounted it on my MacPro in Tiger to copy the system folder off this 8Gig card and copy it onto the 4 gig CF card. I used tiger to partition it to many different setups; 1 partition, 2 partitions, 4 partitions. All formatted as HFS (mac os standard). Sometimes partitioning worked, sometimes it didn't; I would often only get one partition to work before Disk Utility would stop without report and leave the rest of the partitions unmounted. I tried restoring the disk from a Mac OS 8 installer image I had made but no luck there either. No matter what I tried the system gives me a question-disk and then forcibly ejects the card. My goal is to get OS 9 on both this powerbook and my 7100 in the future so I would like to acquire the magic skill of transferring system folders and disk images to external media. I gave up on the 4 gig card and went back to the 8Gig that I know works. So now I want to get the internal drive working. It seems unlikely to me that both drives are completely hosed. I booted up Drive Setup to see if there was anything there, but it only recognizes the 8Gig card. Is this indicative of anything? I can still hear the drive spinning. Conclusions The machine runs MORE than competently on the CF card in the card slot, in fact it runs circles around my big clunky 7100/80. File browsing and applications are snappy, and I've only had one instance where the finder crashed from a memory famine. The screen size leaves much to be desired but I found an external video cable for it so I will eventually try to use that, despite the screen having those classic colours I've always loved. Its so good to have this little guy back. I remember stealing it from my dad's bag at the cottage to mess around with Spin Doctor and Super Maze Wars, or use Photoshop Elements that came with his Olympus digital camera to superimpose flying saucers on our sunset photos. HA. I was spoiled, man. Future Goals -I also bought an IDE->CF adapter so eventually I want to replace the internal drive with a card permanently. -I want to get this networked. -I want to install OS 9 on it. So...I ASK 68k MLA: -Are my 4 gig card headaches an issue with the type of card or do you reckon the 4Gig card itself is borked or somehow otherwise unsuitable? -Is it possible to use any standard PCMCIA->Ethernet adapter with this laptop for networking, do I need to steer clear of cardbus cards? -What software title would you recommend I track down to properly assess the drives that are connected. Is there anyway to see whats on the chain but not mounted? If this software is included in a specific Apple install or diagnostic disk could you please tell me the name? -Does anyone have a link to some helpful advice regarding restoring disk images to existing either HD or CF partitions? I appreciate tutorials if you have them, or a thread here regarding the same topics. Bonus Photos Thanks for reading!
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    My first Apple!

    Will try that when I get home. But just so I understand; it was because my keyboard was in DVORAK mode?
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    My first Apple!

    So... When I hold control-reset I get this symbol instead of the expected open bracket. Is this normal?
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    My first Apple!

    Yep gonna try making the cable myself. I cant wait to get home and try some basic stuff!
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    My first Apple!

    I am hereby requesting any and all suggestions for possible fun!!! First up is getting things rolling with ADTpro!
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    CF AztecMonsters have landed

    Hey Halpin, Sorry for the late reply to your PM's, but I figured it would help if I responded here. I have not had much luck with my other brands of CF cards so I can't really comment as to the standard formatting process. It would appear thatthis little guy is the sweet spot for my uses. And was reformatted in system 8.2 using the standard "erase" dialogue box from the special menu. I haven't had a chance to test it, but it's the only card my PM7100 (running ~8.2) was able to format. The other brand (Kingston) sat grinding for hours and never effectively reformatted. I know this isn't much help. I hope you get it working.
  20. So I really like having my 7100 back up and purring, it feels like old times. I'm playing some old games on there and exploring the by-gone era of software, but I have this desire that maybe you guys could set me straight on? So when I was a kid I always wanted one of those nubus DOS cards, but I never got to play around with them. Whats the deal with them, or more specifically; -What kind of requirements do these cards have? -How do you go about using this card from within the Mac OS, is there an app that interfaces directly with the card for the purpose of using windows or DOS? -Do I need a second hard drive to boot windows from? -How is ram handled by this setup? -How many different DOS cards exist? -Whats the best place to try and find one?
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    Steve Job's Personal Apple IIe

    Has anyone been successfully prosecuted for theft of garbage ever? Actually asking, not trying to socratically prove a point.
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    Powerbook 5300c Revival.

    Hmm. Okay I will try maybe getting another card of the same brand and attempting formatting again. I have this feeling its just the card.
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    Nice score for $ 80

    I am MAD jelly. We ever gonna hang out and recap some macs?
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    Nice score for $ 80

    Congrats Fairchild! That powermac is dreamy.
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    Powerbook 540c, Possible to get USB?

    I don't want to get a whole new topic started, so at the risk of thread-jacking; while we're on the topic of pre-osX pcmcia solutions; An Orinoco WaveLan card in my Powerbook 5300c running system 7-8 - Possible?