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    Driver needed for Panasonic KXL-810AN

    Me too. As long as the ID and termination power were set appropriately, the drive I tested mounted CDs in Mac OS 7.6.1, 8.1, and 8.6 on a variety of Macs without modifying the Apple drivers or installing third party ones. It worked on 7.5.5 using the Toast 4 driver and in 7.1 using the CD Sunrise driver. I wonder if the modification to the later Apple drivers is required for (some) third party IDE optical drives, but not SCSI.
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    Driver needed for Panasonic KXL-810AN

    Panasonic didn't have a Mac driver for these things as far as I know. I played around with a similar model and found that the PC Card SCSI adapter wasn't particularly Mac friendly, so connecting directly to the Mac's SCSI was a must. I'd try FWB CD-ROM toolkit 3.x or 4.x and see if that does the trick. If it still doesn't work, I believe both of those can show you attached SCSI devices and their IDs. You'll want to make sure the DIP switches on the drive are set to an appropriate SCSI ID and that termination is enabled. On my drive, the last DIP switch was on for termination, off to use it as a CD Audio player without a computer. You may not need FWB toolkit to use this drive at all- I had luck with the built in OS 8 drivers. I just find utilities such as that make it easier to troubleshoot SCSI IDs and termination. Here's a page from the manual with the SCSI IDs and DIP switch positions. This is from a similar but older Panasonic model.
  3. Does it make any difference if USB peripherals are connected during boot? I'm just curious if it's a possible issue with USB extensions rather than the presence of a Cardbus device.
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    Belkin F5U015 USB to SCSI adapter drivers

    Awesome! Usually I try a keyword search of the web archives. That didn't work so well, so I went to Belkin.com circa 2002 and worked my way back in time until the download page product category selector worked properly. I wasn't expecting the downloads to be archived, but in this case they seem to be. Usually I'll get a filename from a link and then search elsewhere for that.
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    Belkin F5U015 USB to SCSI adapter drivers

    https://web.archive.org/web/20000829060246/http://www.belkin.com/support/tech/USBdownload.html Looks like that should do the trick
  6. If you can find quality replacements for everything within budget, then go nuts on it.* If I recap mine, I will probably do it in stages to try and identify the failed components, starting with the output filter caps. I may just bite the bullet and pick up an oscilloscope so I can measure ripple and spikes before and after each stage. *By go nuts, I mean replace all of the radial electrolytic capacitors. The ceramics, tantalums, and other solid caps are probably fine.
  7. The capacitors clustered around the output wire harness are the output filter caps and are one of the more likely suspects if the voltages looked okay. In your photo, a bunch of them look domed up - unless it's just a trick reflection.
  8. That's actually something this thread prompted me to look at today -- which components fail in these supplies. Based on forum posts, it seems like output filter capacitors are a common point of failure, along with MOSFETs and sometimes diodes/bridge rectifiers. It seems to me that Apple compromised these machines with the ADC monitor power supply circuitry. The computer's power supply not only has to power the base system, five expansion slots, extra hard drive bays, external USB and FireWire peripherals, but it also supplies power over the stock graphics card's ADC connector - 25v DC totalling more than 5A. Even if you're not powering an ADC monitor, I'm sure that compromises had to be made in regards to the design of the PSU, and it seems like a fully loaded system would push the limits of the power supply even when new. I'm not suggesting that refurbishing the power supply is a bad idea; I'm still considering it myself, but I think it may provide some context as to why these power supplies seem to be failure prone. My Quicksilver has had the power supply replaced at least twice at this point-- the last one had a sticker on it from the local AASP when it was installed in the late '00s, and the current dead one was a used pull I bought a couple years ago.
  9. Negative shutdown IDs indicate that hardware issue prompted the shutdown and -122 indicates the PMU identified an issue with the power supply. Typically it means a bad power supply, but can also be a bad PMU. My Quicksilver is currently dead due to its power supply completely failing. I think I'm going to do an ATX conversion on it at some point.
  10. Have you got system back up and running as it was before you pulled the CPU? If you can boot in OS 9, you could try running something CPU intensive to see if the problem is overheating. I'd do that before going down the path of removing the heatsink and repasting it. It's not a bad idea to do, but I'd troubleshoot elsewhere before going there. I noticed that you seem to be missing the shroud and fan located between the CPU heatsink and back panel shown in this photo of my Quicksilver. I don't know how or if that would affect the machine's behaviour, but I do know that fan management is different between Mac OS 9 and OS X. On my machine, the fans seem to run full speed in OS 9. While booting up OS X, the OS seems to take control and adjust fan speed. Have you already reset the PRAM and NVRAM? How about the PMU?
  11. I would pull all but one stick of RAM and see if the problem persists. If it does, pull that stick and try the other one/one of the others. I've encountered many instances where bad RAM isn't immediately obvious in Mac OS 9, but OS X fails dramatically pretty much right off the bat on the same Mac.
  12. Sometimes things get a little cringeworthy on YouTube, don't they? I quite enjoy "Adrian's Digital Basement" and "Retro Man Cave" in their repair and restoration endeavours. Adrian and Neil both seem to appreciate feedback from the community and both develop their techniques over time. Adrian seems to be a whiz with through-hole components, having a lot of experience with Commodore 64 hardware and the like, and Neil has taken on some major surface mount recap jobs in recent months.
  13. This post probably could have gone into Compact Macs or Peripherals, but programming EPROMs seems more hacky. I have a lovely Radius SE Accelerator (16MHz 68020 and 68881) in my SE FDHD and it's got ROM v 1.8 with a date of 1987. It works mostly okay, but I suspect the Radius ROM isn't totally compatible with System 6 or the SE FDHD's ROM. So far, any version of the Radius software I've tried fails. Older software seems to balk at System 6 and refuse to run, newer software tends to just crash spectacularly on load. Does anybody have or know where I can find the 3.0 ROM dumps for this card?
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    Radius SE Accelerator 16 ROM dumps

    Doh! Yup, ROM 2.1 is what I'm after. I misread the readme before my original post.
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    Color Classic Analog Board problems

    It could certainly be failed logic board caps, or damage from leaked capacitors. If everything were fine, the 575 board doesn't need a PRAM battery to power on in the CC chassis, so leaving it out should be fine. I certainly can't rule out analog board trouble given the symptoms though. The input and high voltage CRT portions might be functioning, but it may be failing to provide the right voltages, sufficient current, or stable voltages to the logic board. I wonder about the output filtering caps. My first step in troubleshooting would be to stick a logic board or analog board known to boot in there, but I realize not everyone has one sitting around. Sometimes it's possible to spot logic board cap damage in photos, oftentimes it's hidden, but posting a photo of the board probably wouldn't hurt.
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    Trying to do 8.5 clean install in 1400cs

    With the right CF card, it's significantly faster than the hard drive.
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    Trying to do 8.5 clean install in 1400cs

    That isn't what I meant, but is also a very worthwhile accessory for your 1400. I use one to move data back and forth from my modern Macs quickly and easily. I just format a CF card as HFS+ and I can pop it into a USB CF card reader on something else. Here's what I use in place of the hard drive: This looks like it would be functionally equivalent since the model I have seems to be replaced with a dual slot adapter: https://www.amazon.com/Compact-Flash-Merory-Laptop-Adapter/dp/B00S6GIHS2 I think @Cory5412 and @Byrd are on the right track when it comes to burning speed and image integrity. I had similar issues making a good 8.5/8.6 install CD and I suspect a bunch of the images out there are corrupted. NOTE: some of these IDE to CF adapters have a full 44 pin male connector on the IDE side. My 1400 has a 43 pin female connector, so you may need to clip the corresponding pin from the adapter. You'll see the omitted pin on the back side of my adapter near the middle of the IDE connrctor. Note the white arrow pointing to pin 1 of the IDE connector on the front of my adapter. It's furthest away from the hinge and LCD on the PowerBook, on the top row.
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    Radius SE Accelerator 16 ROM dumps

    The inits I've tried definitely break things badly. I suspect that the ROMs are inaccessible via software as the Radius documentation indicates you need to send the accelerator to them or replace the PROMs to upgrade.
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    Trying to do 8.5 clean install in 1400cs

    In my 1400, I ended up using a 44 pin IDE to (single slot) CF adapter and a 4GB SanDisk Extreme IV CF card that I had kicking around in my camera bag. I currently have it formatted as a single 4GB HFS+ partition running 8.6 and it's performing quite well.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    @CC_333 Does the engine just cut out completely without warning or does it stumble and then die? What model year is it?
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    Color Classic with weird behavior

    The first thing I would try here is removing the PRAM battery from the logic board if one is installed. I haven't observed this missing date and time phenomenon before; usually I see the date resetting to 1904 when there's a clock issue. Needing to have the system powered on for that long before it would boot is definitely indicative of a hardware problem. I know that my original CC logic board was very reluctant to boot with a dead PRAM battery installed, but would usually boot on the first or second try with the battery removed. If you haven't replaced the logic board electrolytic capacitors, now is the time to look at doing it or having it done -- while the system still boots at all. I let mine go for a few months after I got the computer and its crashing and weirdness got progressively worse until the computer was so unstable it was unusable. While the logic board looked okay to my eyes, there was a lot of damage hiding underneath and around the capacitors. I ended up getting a replacement logic board from a LC 575 recapped and upgraded to that, gave the failing CC board to the fellow that did the capacitor replacement for me.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    In GM-speak, these are called PCM (powertrain control module) and ICM. (ignition control module) These modules can and do fail, but the failure rates tend to be fairly low compared to other powertrain components. Based on some of the failure modes, capacitor failure certainly does occur. Typically, a mechanic will replace the PCM or ICM with a remanufactured unit. These modules are quite ruggedized as the ICM is almost always mounted in the engine bay near or under the coil packs and the PCM may or may not be in the engine bay. They're sealed and aren't designed to be serviceable at a garage, but parts suppliers take the broken unit back as a "core" and refurbish it, selling it as a reconditioned part. GM, along with other automakers have used similar technology since electronic fuel injection became standard on most models in the 1980s. Edit: Notably, the capacitors and other electronic components used in these modules will be automotive or industrial grade, thus have much longer expected usable lives than what you'd get in consumer electronics/computers.
  23. I'd suggest booting into OS 9, making sure the backlight is set appropriately, then restart with the installer CD in the drive. Make sure to hold down the C key from before the chime until you get a Happy Mac icon or grey Apple logo. (depending on the OS X version) I wouldn't bother trying to use the Startup Disk control panel from within Mac OS 9, as I found it quite problematic on my Wallstreet. I find XPostFacto quite helpful as it includes a replacement for the Startup Disk control panel. Version 3.1 is good for 10.0 and 10.1, the latest version is for 10.2-10.4. https://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/Framework.cfm?page=XPostFacto.html
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    ADB Mouse Prevent Boot?

    I know the state of the mouse button is polled before boot up, as holding down the mouse button during power on will eject a floppy if there's one in the drive. I tried holding down all four buttons on my Kensington TurboMouse and powering on my SE FDHD. It stayed on the grey screen with no happy Mac, no question mark, etc for over 30 seconds until I released the buttons, then I briefly saw the happy Mac icon and it booted from the hard drive. If I didn't hold any buttons, I got the happy Mac and it booted almost immediately. If I held down only one button, there was a delay of about five seconds before boot. I wonder if your mouse button is stuck in after retrobriting.
  25. Below I've linked a helpful startup key guide that has saved me much frustration over the years. The Option key boot menu is a New World Mac ROM feature and your Wallstreet is Old World, so holding Option should just force booting to OS 9 from hard drive. On the Wallstreet, holding 'C' should tell the system to boot from CD during power on. If I have trouble with 'C' on an Old World machine, I'll usually try CMD+OPT+SHIFT+DELETE. http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html
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