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  1. 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
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    New Quadra 700 Feet

    Are you still making these? I’d be interested in a set!
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    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?
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    Mystery Icon?

    This from a Duo MiniDock? Or? Where did you get this port cover panel? Is it the only part you have?
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    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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
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    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?
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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    I stand corrected! Thanks.
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    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.
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    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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
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    Aeroflex SCSI to USB adaptor?

    Anyone ever try the Aeroflex device with a Mac? USB thumb drive support for old Macs is probably to good to be true. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263306477148
  15. Thinking about the best way to upgrade my Quadra 605 cpu to a non-LC version that will support running at 33Mhz (overclocking seems like a not to difficult jumper re-soldering project) I see see there are “XC” and “MC” versions of the full 68040 rated at 25 and 33Mhz: http://www.cpu-world.com/info/id/Motorola-identification.html#68020__68030__68040__68060__68881_and_68882 The XC, “Pilot production device”, seems to be more common on eBay, the stock LC chip I currently have is an XC, should I not worry about that? Are chips rated at/marked 33Mhz a nice to have or a must to modify the motherboard to run the CPU at 33Mhz? I wonder if this might be related to the XC vs. MC question? Perhaps MC parts are better suited to over clocking? I’ve seen comments seeming to imply questionable authenticity and/or problems with Motorola 68k family chips on eBay sold from Asia, does anyone have any experience (positive or negative) or advice on this? Some examples of what I’m considering: Motorola XC68040RC25B 09D50D, early date 9144, 68040, vintage CPU, GOLD https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254183698130 Motorola XC68040RC25A, 04D50D, 68040, vintage CPU, GOLD https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254220262657 Manufacturer:MOTOROLA MPN:MC68040RC33 Encapsulation:PGA https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202379069510 1PCS MC68040RC33 MOTOROLA Encapsulation:PGA https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113180285890 Thanks!
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    It’s really tight, I tired the painters tape idea and it didn’t seem to help. The plastic clips built into the case really hold the fan in tight on the sides too. Ended up buying some new fans to try: Delta AFB0612LB-TXNS Brushless Tubeaxial Fan, 11.55 cfm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5C9XDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_236kDbEZHT69C Gelid Solutions Silent 6 Computer Case Fan, 16 cfm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008S1HNPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Ma7kDb83VYP2E After some fun finding a connector that would work (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F182330584197) I was able to test them out. The Delta seems to blow more air but made the same level of noise installed as the original fan, the Gelid one seemed in between air flow wise (very scientific hold hand above the fan while running with the case top off “test”) and it was a bit quieter... but still not as quiet as I’d like. Next up the resistor in-line. With the Delta fan the airflow now seems less than the original but still decent, however the noise seems more than cut in half! Closing it up there is still some noise but much more inline pitch and volume wise more modern tech. My spouse, who is usually nonplused by computer noises and would comment on the old noise level, agrees.
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    How do I set up networking in Mac OS 8.5?

    "Card Installer 2.3" sounds like it might be v2.3 of the driver for "EtherMac and EtherWave NuBus, LC PDS, SE, and SE/30 Cards", its the only "2.3" I see on the Farallon drivers site I posted above. The driver posted for the "EtherMac LC Comm Slot Card" is v1.31.63 and for "Fast EtherTX 10/100 PCI Plus Card and Comm Slot II Card" it's v2.4 although googling it appears Comm Slot II is for Performa 6360 and above. You should give the "EtherMac LC Comm Slot Card" v1.31.63 driver a try.
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    How do I set up networking in Mac OS 8.5?

    Did you find this site? (its where got the driver for my EtherMac LC PDS card) Farallon Networking Cards Downloads https://proxim.force.com/s/article/297 I think you might have "EtherMac LC Comm Slot Card" or perhaps "Fast EtherTX 10/100 PCI Plus Card and Comm Slot II Card"
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    The Quadra 605 internal layout is the same as the LCII/III (and Performa 405/450/475), the fan is 12v 100mA 60 x 60 x 15 mm. When pulled from the case clips mine doesn't sound all that loud, it seems to be resonating when held up tight against the metal shielding/bottom of the case by the two plastic clips. Hoping it would do so less if it was slowed down some. May look at buying a replacement fan too if I can find one in the right size that claims to be quiet...
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    The fans in my LC III and Quadra 605 are really loud/noisy, with a cooler chip now I’m thinking about following the advice from this page: http://quadra605.mcdonnelltech.com/upgrades/ “Installing a 150 ohm 1/4 watt resistor on the positive (red) lead of the case fan will slow the speed of the fan. This will result in considerably less noise while maintaining sufficient cooling”
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    Both work, not bad for $35! Both arrived with a bunch of bent pins, on the L88M (of course it would that one) one corner was basically flattened. They were packed well, likely why they were sold as-is. I heated them up with a heat gun and slowly bent them back up using tweezers and a mechanical pencil. With no lead the mechanical pencil tip slides right over the pins. I still plan to use a heatsink, even though with the LM88 I could probably get away without one at 33Mhz. I’m thinking one of these 45x45x10mm guys: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PGNS2TX with some thermal grease in the middle and some thermal double sided tape: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019MU1DTK on on the edges, the epoxy seems a bit too permanent and I couldn’t find a heat sink with a mechanic clip that looked like it would work on a 68040.
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    Got any LC thru LC475/Q605 and TattleTech handy?

    At least for the two I have it appears interval video is mapped to slot $00: Quadra 605 NuBus/PDS Slot# $00 = MEMCjr Built-In Video $0E = Farallon EtherMac LC-TP (what I have installed in the PDS slot...) LC III NuBus/PDS Slot# $00 = Macintosh AA Built-In Video $0E = Apple Ethernet LC Twisted-Pair Card (what I have installed in the PDS slot...)
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    Fingers crossed one of the 2 68040’s I got here will work: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132803371629 XC68040RC25B O50D MC68040RC33A L88M Sold as-is but will be a good deal if one (especially the 2nd one) actually works.
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    Full 68040 for Quadra 605

    @johnklos Great info, just what I was looking for, thanks!
  25. Could you remove and retrobrite the front of panel of the 9500? I was able to do that for my Centris 650 and the plastic now pretty closely matches the metal. I did take out CD bezel on the C650, pressing tabs, etc. I can see how you might not want to risk that if the plastic is too brittle.
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