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  1. Fizzbinn

    Centris 650 surprise

    “RC” is about the physical package type of the CPU, found this page useful for decoding Motorola 68k CPU markings: http://www.cpu-world.com/info/id/Motorola-identification.html#68020__68030__68040__68060__68881_and_68882 and this one on the evolution of the 68040 revisions (versions got smaller transistor die sizes, more more power efficient, less heat over time): http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.sys.m68k/2006-01/msg00000.html which can help you figure if your ‘040 needs a heat sink, might be a good candidate for overclocking if your interested in that sort of thing.
  2. Fizzbinn

    Solid State Drive for G3?

    Circling back to a suggestion at the beginning of this thread... 2 Port SATA PCI Controller Card Power Macintosh G3/G4/G5 *SSD *OS X OS9 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264403383346 For $50 this seems like pretty good deal, if it’s as advertised. The Sonnet Tempo PATA PCI cards seem to be rare, go for much more on eBay, haven’t found a generic alternative. Using SATA drives and cables also seems pretty appealing to me.
  3. India Pale Ale. Not sure why folks recommend this type of beer for cleaning motherboards, always leaves my boards sticky... Kidding! Kidding! Isopropyl Alcohol, I use the following with q-tips: MG Chemicals 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol Electronics Cleaner, 475 mL Trigger Spray Bottle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SPJP5O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_3HyHDb2HJJP2C
  4. Fizzbinn

    New Quadra 700 Feet

    Are you still making these? I’d be interested in a set!
  5. Fizzbinn

    Mystery Icon?

    Maybe from Apple Paladin (Project X)? https://www.coroflot.com/douglasstanley/Apple-Paladin-Project-X Seems similar to the icon next to the copy button, no?
  6. Fizzbinn

    Mystery Icon?

    This from a Duo MiniDock? Or? Where did you get this port cover panel? Is it the only part you have?
  7. Fizzbinn

    Recapped my 840av

    So I’ve already done two boards tinning both pads, and boy is this method so much easier! Ends up being so much neater compared to the others that do work but could in no way be mistaken for original. thanks @trag (again).
  8. I’ve gone down the 68/80pin scsi disk path and heat ended up being my biggest concern. A lot of these disks (10k/15k rpm) were intended for server use and generate a lot of heat compared to the older, slower rpm 50 pin scsi disks Apple used. Termination can also be a challenge as you need adapters that have high line termination (68 pin disks with on board jumpered termination) or full termination (for 80 pin disks which typically don’t provide any termination). Most of the cheap adapters on eBay don’t have any termination, I found they can work with some drives but introduce SCSI bus problem with external devices. You can definitely make it work but you need the right adapters and slower rpm drives that generate less heat. I’m pretty happy with a 2.5 inch 10k 80 pin Seagate Savvio disk I have in my Quadra 605, I did put a make shift heat sink on it though... I think I paid ~$50 for the disk and adapter off eBay, a scsi2sd v5 and sd card are somewhere around ~$70. I have a scsi2sd v5 in my IIsi which also works really well, it definitely took me longer to sort out an 80 pin disk for the Quadra then setup the scsi2sd.
  9. Fizzbinn

    Belkin F5U015 USB to SCSI adapter drivers

    Thanks! Got it working! What's the best way to search web.archive.org for something like this? Or do you just go www.belkin.com from 2000?
  10. Anyone have (or know where I can find) Mac OS 8/9 drivers for a Belkin F5U015 USB to SCSI adapter? The manual seems to imply they existed: https://usermanual.wiki/Belkin/BelkinF5U015TpwUsersManual230843.2045899695.pdf I also wonder if these turn of the century USB to SCSI adapters used the same chipset so maybe drivers for other vendors similar products would work...
  11. Fizzbinn

    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    I stand corrected! Thanks.
  12. Fizzbinn

    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    An SMI is a Self Mounting Image (disk mounting app and disk image bundled into one), not sure if you can do anything with those on a modern machine... It looks like there are regular images for System 7.5 here:http://www.macgeek.org/downloads/ Maybe try "DTools75.zip". My MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra) unzips that one to a folder with an .img file that it can actually mount.
  13. Fizzbinn

    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    The .bin file is likely a BinHex file, on a classic Mac I use Aladdin StuffIt Expander to decode these. This link might be helpful if trying to do this on a modern PC/Mac: https://www.lifewire.com/hqx-file-2621665
  14. Back in 1999 I used a C500 with two Ethernet PCI cards and IPNetRouter software (http://www.sustworks.com/site/prod_ipr_overview.html) as NAT router at my college newspaper (we also used it for scanning and Photoshop). Got the whole office online. This was back before inexpensive Linksys routers (and WiFi) became a thing, I think I remember some NAT routers in the back of the Mac magazines being hundreds of dollars at the time.
  15. Congrats, I’d love to find a 6360 for anything near that reasonable! Ever since the LC/Performa/Quadra 630 I’ve liked the form factor, pretty sure it’s the smallest “beige” era desktop with a built in CD-ROM, and the 6360 is the only model that is PCI based (USB/FireWire card possibilities) and has G3 CPU upgrade options. Not it sure if you could fit a tower 6400/6500 motherboard into a 6200/6300/6320 desktop case. The 2 slot PCI riser seems like it wouldn’t fit.