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  1. I have an LC III with an Apple IIe card.  It works but is somewhat unstable -- for example, it freezes up every few minutes (I can unfreeze by going to the Options Panel and clicking Continue to return to IIe). Also some of my programs that use double-hi-res and double-lo-res graphics work most of the time but sometimes don't work.  If I boot from System 7.5.3 things are even worse sometimes (40column text is garbled).


    So my question is -- is this a known situation?  Or do i have a flaky card. Or a flaky mac? were the IIe cards known to have these sorts of issues?




  2. Hi maz, I am not saying this the easiest way but it works for me....I had this stuff laying around anyway so it didn't cost me any extra money....


    -- Get a raspberry pi running  linux (debian) on your local network (same network as the modern mac) ... this is a $50 or so investment

    -- Does your vintage mac have an ethernet connection? If not -  you can find  Asante SCSI Ethernet adaptors readily on eBay

    -- now you can ftp from modern mac to the pi, and from the pi to the vintage


    Of course you may be able to set up an FTP server on your modern mac, and then ftp directly, without the pi. For whatever reason I could not get that to work in my situation -- it may be because my modern mac is a corporate machine and I could not get the ftp server working, I can't recall.



  3. I got an LCIII with the usual 12" RGB monitor (512x384 resolution) and it came with a working Apple IIe card in it. Everything is working great but I am thinking of upgrading to a different monitor, such as the 13" 640x480 RGB from Apple.  Will the IIe card work with that monitor? Will it work with any Mac monitor? I can't find any documentation to answer this. The 12" monitor supposedly only supports one resolution (512x384) as a native Mac but the Apple IIe card when in control can run it at 560x384.... so some interesting stuff is going on.

  4. I am going to the Vintage Computer Festival West  (http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west/) and want to sell my SE/30 at the consignment table.


    It has a lot going for it -- 8 Meg RAM, 80 GB internal HD, and a working Asante Ethernet card. Everything works (fan, sound, 1.4 Meg floppy, external SCSI port, AppleTalk port all known to work).  I have not seen the inside of it but suspect it needs re-capping.


    What would be a fair price?  I want to be fair but also get market price. Thanks.

  5. I have an LC III that seems to be in great shape except for a couple things I'd like to fix....


    - The fan works but is quite noisy -- anybody know the specs I would need to consider in getting a replacement?


    - The power switch is flaky -- makes an "arcing" sound and occasionally won't turn on at all.  I know I can l leave it "on" and plug into a switchable power strip but that seems like a temporary measure.  Is this a standard kind of part I can replace (hint: I have no hardware skills -- I could probably solder if it wasn't in a delicate location).


    Thanks, all.


  6. I just got an very nice LCIII on eBay with an Apple IIe card, Apple CD 300, and an apple color monitor. Still exploring how awesome this machine is... its all in great shape and everything is running well. I have read that the LCIII supports different video resolutions but can't find a Control Panel or other way to change it. I can change the number of colors (B/W, 256, thousands) but don't see an explicit way to change the resolution (I have read it supports resolutions of 512 x 384, 640 x 480, 640 x 870, and 832 x 624 - depending on VRAM of course and maybe on monitor?) Thanks.

  7. @Bolle interesting... I don't have the tool yet to open up the SE/30 case (I have one on order), I will post pics when I open it up. Maybe Asante OEM'd their Ethernet firmware to some other vendors? Or maybe the Asante card accepted a "daughterboard"? Its definitely a DB-15 plug so its gotta be for video AFAIK.  And the Asante ethernet software installer recognized the card.  




  8. Hi, I recently got a nice SE/30 on eBay with a combo Ethernet/video card in the slot.  According to my router, it is an Asante card (and their Ethernet driver seems to work -- for the most part:) So my questions are about the display card:

    - would I need a separate driver for it? (I don't see any Asante video drivers out there) or will by Sytem 7.1 natively drive it.

    and -- heres the big "if"....

    Can I use an Apple IIGS RGB monitor with it?  (If not -- what are the specs of a monitor I should be looking for?

    Any and all help greatly appreciated.



  9. Hi folks,

    I have an SE and an SE/30 and I want to use peer-to-peer AppleTalk (printer port to printer port) for file sharing.... should be simple and I think I did everything I'm supposed to do, but no luck yet. The SE/30 has system 7.1 (and/or 6.0.8) and the SE has 6.0.8. I have file-sharing turned on and Guest user access etc.  But when the SE Chooser comes up and I select, AppleTalk, there are no File Servers listed to choose from.

    Not sure how to troublehshoot further (other than replace the cable?) Also wondering if there is a step-by-step guide for simple file sharing....