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    Newer Optical Drive Compatibility

    Which model dvdr did you get going with that version of the extension? One day I might get a Rage128 with the MPEG decoder daughter card (or just the dc).
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    Mac 128K factory photos

    Could it be like a lupe (magnifier) for CRTs? something to check the calibration settings? or is it like a degausser?
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    Mac 128K factory photos

    Photo 25: Photo 26: ok, phew, he's okay. Is he really reaching right in there and adjusting the collar without a gloved hand? powered on?
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    Sfiera’s Conquests

    Sonnet 500 and a Tempo? score
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    Parental Controls in Leopard?

    A lateral option is installing piHole on a compatible Raspberry Pi and using it as your DNS. You can use pre-compiled or custom blacklists. I've used it to great effect in my own house.
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    SE/30 Power Supply: Recap or ATX?

    Nice work, iamroot!
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    475 boots but then hangs

    No problem. It fixed my "Melory" control panel issue (Memory was misspelled in the Apple Menu and wouldn't open it, though the control panel was just fine). I'm curious. Did it say specifically what it fixed?
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    475 boots but then hangs

    Doesn't TechTool Pro have the ability to repair system folder, and specifically Finder errors? But I'm kinda of LaPorta's opinion. If you've backed up vital data, a re-install might be good due diligence.
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    Newer Optical Drive Compatibility

    Strangely the CD's system folder has hardly anything in the extensions folder and no CD driver of any kind. Wonder if it's in ROM? Very weird! BUT I managed to find an Apple CD-ROM extension from System 7.6(.0) and it's v5.1.2DT on the StarMax CD (it only has 7.6). Specifically the Disk Tools image, and that worked with both SATA optical drives I've got! The Hitachi-LG DVD-RW-DL/DVD-RAM(?)/Lightscribe box scored 523 in MacBench 4. This thing is probably very dirty (because the computer it came out of was nasty) so I think it might've been handicapped. (~2005 HP Pavilion) | The Dell(?) BluRay drive scored 691 in MacBench 4. It's also incredibly loud... it had little use in its life as a developer's workstation at a previous employer (~2012 XPS i7 machine)
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    Newer Optical Drive Compatibility

    So this is something that can't be simply drag-and-dropped from it to a system folder? something intrinsic in the CD image/system somewhere? Thanks for the solutions, trag. I'll give those two options a go this evening. If they don't work, macintoshgarden has FWB v.3.0.2 which should work on system 7.
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    Newer Optical Drive Compatibility

    Relative to my "discovery" last night I wanted to break this out into its own thread. Here's my setup: I'm using a PCI PowerMac (well it's a clone, but let's simplify), with a flashed SIL3112 SATA controller currently running System 7.6.1 Tl;DR Scenario 1) connected BluRay optical drive 100% boots an HFS CD-ROM (e.g. Power Computing PowerCD 7.6) on the PowerMac Scenario 2) connected BluRay optical drive is recognized by ASP and FWB CD-ROM Toolkit v2.3, but will not mount media because it's an "unsupported drive." after booting into the Finder. Forgive my ignorance, but why does the drive operate (at least the CD-ROM specification aspect) in Scenario 1 work no in Scenario 2? And to follow up, what prevents Scenario 2 from being a viable option (if only to access the CD/DVD operations of a more modern, or BluRay in this case, optical drive) on system 7–9?
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    Lucky IIx acquisition

    Very cool! Always fun when a good deal becomes extra sweet.
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    macintosh se blinking icon

    Also, I guess you'll also need to get into the computer case in order to get at anything The screws on the case are Torx T15 heads, and the two that are nestled by the recessed handle can be tricky to get at without an extra long tool. There are extensions/bits like this which are reasonably priced (of you already have a 1/4" drive tool of some kind): https://console5.com/store/t15-macintosh-case-tool-for-128k-plus-se-se-30-classic-t15h-extended-1-4-drive.html Here's a guide for getting into the case made by another member: https://macgui.com/news/article.php?t=479 Since yours has been opened before, it'll likely be much easier to pry the case halves apart than if it was an untouched specimen. And once you're in there BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL not to touch anything on or connected to the CRT until it is discharged, because there's a crapload™ of voltage stored up in the CRT (especially if the drain resistor isn't working properly). tutorial on that discharge procedure here. As far as a more detailed teardown of the SE specifically, here's the official Apple tech reference: http://www.ccadams.org/se/MacSEservice.pdf starting at about page 29.
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    macintosh se blinking icon

    ^^^ This for sure. If the drive hasn't been touched by the previous owner, there's more than likely a lot of dust that's collected over the years. In any case, unless it's been done, a good cleaning and lubrication definitely wouldn't go amiss If you need a temporary (i.e. vintage) 20-or-so MB HDD with system 7.0.1 installed, send me a private message and we can work something out. I have a few sitting around I could part with.
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    macintosh se blinking icon

    Welcome! That blinking icon means that there's no system/OS installed where the computer can see it. Does your SE have an internal hard drive? If not, you'll have to boot with an external HDD with a compatible Macintosh System Software installed or get ahold of some bootable floppy disks. But then, what specs your SE has will determine what floppies it can take. If it does have an internal HDD, that means the system isn't being recognized and it will need to be fixed or a new OS re-installed. Some pictures of the front and/or back of the computer will help us help you identify it more thoroughly and troubleshoot it all! If it's not the FDHD/Superdrive floppy disk model (which will be screen printed on the front name plate or on the back model plate), you'll have to get some Macintosh 800k floppy disks, which aren't terribly common but can be sourced. Like I say, some photos will greatly help identify the specs of the machine, at least what the stock configuration of the SE was. Not necessarily a guarantee that it's that way if a previous owner changed some things around. Edit: example of the areas that would be helpful to photograph: If there are two floppy drives (shown in the front pohto) odds are there is no HDD, but that's not always the case.