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    Does anyone know where to buy the Macintosh Security Kit?

    @Crutch Hey! Thanks for your reply! Yeah, that’s what I’m looking for. I can get the string/rope thing myself, the keys/metal parts are a little harder to find!
  2. Hello everyone! I was just wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to find the 1984 Macintosh Security Kit for sale (see the pictures below for what I’m looking for)? I’ve tried looking on eBay, but I don’t think there’s anyone selling them! If anyone could recommend some places that I might be able to find them and buy them, that would be really appreciated! Thank you everyone!
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    Macintosh SE/30 only reads 2MB Floppy Disks?

    @LaPorta Hey there! Thank you for the reply! There are 7 1.44MB ones, 6 of which are made by Sony (for IBM computers), and the final one made by BT (British Telecom). The 3 2MB ones that are working are made by “InMac Plus 80” and “3M”. I am researching eBay to see if I can get another batch of disks to see if I can test them!
  4. Hey everyone, I’ve got a weird one for all of you that I couldn’t find an answer to online. I was using my SE/30 last night, and I was using some floppy disks I bought off eBay. However, all of the 1.44MB disks couldn’t be initialised by the Mac. I thought that the drive might be broken, but I decided to try one more disk before I go fiddling around inside the computer. I picked out a 2MB disk at random, put it in, initialised it (expecting it to fail), and it worked! I then gathered all the 2MB disks I have and put them in and they worked too. However, when I got all the 1.44MB disks to see if they work, they couldn’t be initialised. So, this leads me to believe that my SE/30 can only read/initialise 2MB disks. After some research online, I found out that 2MB is the same as 1.44MB because the 2MB becomes 1.44MB after it’s formatted, so it didn’t really matter at the time. So, does anyone have any ideas as to why it can only read 2MB disks? If it’s any help, I am running System 6.0.8 on an SE/30. Thank you!
  5. Hey! I'm trying to find the software that is featured on the cover of the first edition Macintosh Plus manual, which can be found here! It looks like a spreadsheet/charts application, but I can't seem to find anything about it on the internet. Thanks everyone!
  6. @slomacuser That's great! I actually already have PC Exchange installed on the SE/30! That's really great help!
  7. Hey everyone, I recently began working on fixing up my Macintosh SE/30, and I got the floppy drive working again last night (yay!). I would love to get some software over to the SE/30, but I don’t have any other vintage Apple computers to download software and transfer them to the Macintosh SE/30. However, someone on eBay is selling an external USB Floppy Drive (here) for a pretty good price, and I am wondering now if it would be possible to download vintage Macintosh software (from the Macintosh Garden etc.), connect the USB Floppy Drive to my MacBook Pro (2018), transfer the files, and then bring the Floppy Drive to the Macintosh SE/30 to transfer the applications/programs? I know this sounds like a long shot, but it would make my life so much easier if this was something you could do, or if there is a similar method of getting software to vintage Macs. I should also mention that I actually have Basilisk II working on my MacBook Pro, so that might help you guys answer my question! Thank you so much for all your help! All help is really appreciated!
  8. Hey everyone, I’m researching SCSI2SDs online, and I found this one here! Just wondering, would this SCSI2SD work with Macintosh SE/30 and be compatible with the software from code/src? Thanks
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    Questions about the SCSI2SD (Macintosh SE/30)

    @LaPortaIs is true that I can initialise the SCSI2SD drive using the Disk Utility on modern macOS? If so, that would be great in case I can’t fix my floppy drive. It’s not the floppy disk drive doesn’t work. It does recognise the floppy disk, but can’t initialise it! I think I need to clean the heads (which I don’t have a lot of experience in!), so I’ll have to find a video online to show me how to do it!!
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    Questions about the SCSI2SD (Macintosh SE/30)

    @LaPorta I actually don't really know. I'll be getting tools soon enough that will let me open the Macintosh and clean the floppy drive. It reads floppy drives, but when I go to initialise them I get the error "Initialisation Failed" and then it ejects the disk! I read online that I need to clean the heads of the drive, so I'll do that and see how I get on! Do my questions above apply to this?
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    Questions about the SCSI2SD (Macintosh SE/30)

    @LaPorta Hey, sorry for the late reply! I was away for a while. So, I found out that there are two apps on my Macintosh for initialising disks! One of these apps is called "Apple HD SC Setup", which you informed me above couldn't be used for initialising non-Apple drives. The second app is a third-party app and might do the trick. It's called "HDBackup" and was made my PBI Software in 1986. I've got version 1.1 on the Macintosh and from the looks of it, it seems that it can backup a disk. As for initialising it, I don't know. I've attached a picture below and you might be able to tell me if it's okay for the SCSI2SD. Also, I read about Lido and the Patched Apple SD SC Setup app for the Macintosh. Those apps aren't installed on the Macintosh, but my Floppy Disk drive in currently inoperable. Is there a way of initialising the SCSI2SD on a Modern Mac (e.g. 2018 MacBook Pro) so that it will be recognised by the Macintosh? I saw someone online say this: "also keep in mind any OS 8.1 and above mac, can natively partition/initialize those 73 gig drives with Drive Setup." Is this true? Thanks! One more thing (I promise). What is the max partition I can make from a 2GB SD card that will work on System 6.0.8? I'm looking at this 2GB SD Card on eBay. Would this work fine for the SCSI2SD? Thanks IMG_7182.heic
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    Questions about the SCSI2SD (Macintosh SE/30)

    @LaPorta Okay! Thank you very much for all your help! Another user recommended this one. Would that work too? Thanks!
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    Error while Initialising Floppy Disk (Macintosh SE/30)

    @Dog Cow I'll try your way first! Just to be clear, is the magnetic media the circular metal part in the centre of the floppy disk? Thanks
  14. HeartletTullius

    Error while Initialising Floppy Disk (Macintosh SE/30)

    @jimjimx Hey! The wouldn't think that a 800K drive has ended up inside the computer. The computer hasn't been touched since 1991. I unfortunately can't check if it reads/writes other floppies. I didn't have any floppies up until today, and I don't have any formatted ones to check. I also can't check if they work with another computer due to me only having one vintage Macintosh (the one I'm trying to get the floppies into). Someone on reddit advised that I clean the "heads". Would I be able to do that without opening the machine? I don't have the tools nor the expertise to begin fiddling around in the there
  15. Hey everyone! I ordered some floppy disks a few days back and they arrived today. All the Floppy Disks are 1.44MB High Density Disks, and they are all unformatted. However, I am having an issue with them. When I insert them into the Macintosh SE/30, I get the menu to initialise them, and then it goes through the "Initialisation" process. It says "Formatting Disk", then "Verifying Disk" and then it ejects the disk and it says "Initialisation Failed". Nothing else. I'm very new to this, so I don't really know what could be causing this. The disks are unlocked and are not protected. How can I fix this? Thanks
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