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  1. I know atx G4 used to but he doesn’t sell them anymore. I really don’t want to make one myself. If anyone knows or has one for gigabit Ethernet models id be very interested.
  2. So i scored one of the 1.5 GHz G4 Minis from eBay yesterday for $100 shipped. This is NOT the core solo version that was 1.5, but rather a secret model sold under 1.42 ghz name but given a hidden hardware bump in specs. it IS power PC. anyways ive seen that some *other forum based on os9* has gotten the mini to boot into os9. has anyone tried this and what were your experiences. My goal was to have OS9 on a machine thats not so vintage that it needs recapping, but can run mid 90s titles.
  3. is the backlight burning out something I have to worry about in a 20'' iMac from 2006? the screen looks rather dim even at full brightness when you compare it to my LED backlighted 2017 iMac. a friend just gave this to me and i don't want to lose its usefulness after just getting it. were these not all that bright to begin with or do you think i might need to replace the screen?
  4. bump. does nobody make these adapters?
  5. 68kMacx86

    Baroni’s Collection

    try washing the board with 90% or higher alcohol, soap, and water. then dry it thoroughly. see if it turns off. usually washing a board will give you an idea of if recapping will solve the issue
  6. 68kMacx86

    FUN CHALLENGE: 2006 iMac in 2019

    This is good! A good friend just gave me a 2006 iMac 20 Inch with x1600 video. I just loaded lion on it and did all the updates and put firefox esr 45.9 on it. It works very well for web browsing and youtube, and with 4GB Ram, iwork 2009 and Toast 11 and ilife work great too. Really it does everything I need a computer to do. it plays the sims 2 and cod4 nicely. the only thing i worry about is the backlight burning out some day. Not really sure if thats a valid concern or not
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    DOS CARD

    Can only dos be run on these cards. Can Windows 95? can Linux? Is it an x86 card or strictly a DOS Card? What hardware can be shared? Would one of these be a good investment for someone with limited space to do both retro DOS Games and retro Mac Games?
  8. Forget HomeKit! Its 1992 in my house! That means VCR and LaserDisc, Panasonic Cordless Landline Phones, Sony Trinitron TVs, Light blue countertops, Black and white checkered bathroom tile and..... a Macintosh SE/30 controlling everything in the home via X-10. That's right, not only does the SE/30 act as the AppleTalk server for the 2 IIgs computers in the kids' rooms, its also a home control center! Want to know how its all done? Check this out then! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Version-POWERHOUSE-X-10-HOME-AUTOMATION-CONTROL-RARE-Mac/192955684549?epid=1091814573&hash=item2ced0e16c5:g:H88AAOSw8EhdCabB PS. I don't actually have kids, own an SE/30, IIgs, or a house (I rent). My apartment is actually frozen in time decorum-wise in 1975 with bright orange countertops, an olive-green dishwasher and wood paneling walls in the bedroom. I just thought this would be a really cool compact mac related item to show you guys.
  9. 68kMacx86

    DOS CARD

    I just wanted to try it out for the novelty. I remember BEGGING my dad to buy a dos compatible mac but he wouldnt spend the money. when i was a kid i had visions of never having to care about what platform a game was for, just insert the cd and start playing
  10. 68kMacx86

    iMac G3 black screen

    the iMac also has a vGa connector on the back behind a door. I know this because I used to have an iMac G3 when they were new.
  11. 68kMacx86

    iMac G3 black screen

    hook up a vga monitor and see if u get picture
  12. 68kMacx86

    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    AAH, I don't get into many modern games except for Watch Dogs, I like the open world driving based games where you can do as you please. The only reason my desktop has a good video card is to run Mac OS. Otherwise it would just be onboard video.
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    You need excuses to fire up machines? Oregon Train, Museum madness, the fact that computers today are cloud based and suck.... take ur pick
  14. 68kMacx86

    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    I had to adjust the potentiometer on the laser of the Apple drive. It reads discs now. But sure enough the 4400 only sees Apple ide drives. Maybe could it be that my other drives were IDE DVD burners?
  15. 68kMacx86

    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    My 4400 rarely recognizes cds. It sees the drive on the bus but doesn’t mount the discs. Usually. Could be I don’t have a PRAM battery installed
  16. 68kMacx86

    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    So is an Apple CD-ROM required? I'm having a similar issue with mine.
  17. 68kMacx86

    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    im not sure. I'll just have to wait until I get paid and order a NOS drive from eBay and take off of work for a day so i can make up lost time playing with it.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    new ide drives of 2.5 inch variety r expensive but a converter from 44pin to sata is 5. its the waiting that kills me
  19. 68kMacx86

    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    no and the mini arrivaled with a bad hard drive. i dont have any PATA laptop hard drives so now i gotta wait until august because i dont get paid till the 31st. I hate getting all excited only to be told i have to wait longer
  20. 68kMacx86

    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    I am awaiting the arrival of the mini, mini.
  21. Is the serial on a IIc RS-232
  22. 68kMacx86

    Astec PSU Question

    One note I thought capacitors were designed with that cross perforation at the top to gracefully vent when they failed, so they didnt pop and scare the crap out of cats, humans, etc.
  23. 68kMacx86

    Astec PSU Question

    Well, unless you take the time to rebuild that soft power circuit for the ATX, then your machine will remain on all the time controlled by power strip or switch on ATX. funny you should have that issue
  24. Im saying someone else should do it. Im a hardware person, i am really no good at programming.fddf
  25. If someone could figure out how to connect a RPi's GPIO port to a macintosh floppy drive, and maybe some pins left for ADB, then write a 68k Emulator that would take advantage of that, you'd have the basics of a very awesome modern day 68k mac. sort of like the C64
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