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Macdrone

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  • Birthday 07/17/1972

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    Kelso, Wa
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    Macs, Old cars (don't have any anymore)

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  1. Macdrone

    Macintosh TV questions

    is it a real scsi zip drive or the pc parallel version? if it doesnt say scsi you can cause damage. if it is scsi, make sure you turn on termination on the zip drive. if it doesnt have a termination switch its not a scsi zip. Also zip tools must be installed on the hard disk, or disk inserted before computer power on with extention on the disk to show up. if you says its parallel and scsi? , never seen those personally.
  2. Macdrone

    Macintosh TV questions

    is it a real scsi zip drive or the pc parallel version? if it doesnt say scsi you can cause damage. if it is scsi, make sure you turn on termination on the zip drive. if it doesnt have a termination switch its not a scsi zip.
  3. Macdrone

    Macintosh TV questions

    the tv board has caops also, but recheck the traces of the motherboard, also did you clean it well as the leftover goo and crust is conductive and can cause issues like your mentioning. Ive washed mine and brought them back to life with more success than not.
  4. Macdrone

    PM/WS 8500 needs AV module to boot?

    processor card would do the trick. The one you have may be salvageable. The capacitors could have just gone past the point of doing what they need to do, like every other motherboard of this age these days. Try a different card, if its posts you will have narrowed the search.
  5. Macdrone

    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    These macs were programmer units sent out before the models were announced, so i was told. ready to go but not finished as to hide the final form. Apples were in relief on the feet also. I see your feet are missing so i would guess removed because of it.
  6. Macdrone

    Switching processors between 520 & 540c

    Ya looks like system profiler lied. It says LC right on the chip.
  7. Macdrone

    CPU upgrades for Cube

    Have to be careful of bus speed on the cube. Also Low power cpu upgrades as to not tax the VRM. I have a 1.8 single upgrade in mine and runs 9 and X fairly well. I put a fan in as there is a spot to actually mount one, and with a slim line G5 imac DVD bootable drive in there it takes lesss power and less room for more unblocked cooling.
  8. Macdrone

    Damaged iMac G3 Fruit?

    lcds have been used, power supply is that triangle area behind the CRT on your right where the power cable plugs in. Do a search on google, lots of hacks have been done.
  9. Macdrone

    Figuring out dead PowerMac 6100

    do you have a good battery? If not the 6100 needs a power button double tap. Turn on, turn off then turn on again. 6100 will need caps but should work, but a bad battery will require a double tap to boot.
  10. i did not say electrolytic caps, but caps or cold solder joints can go bad after this much time. And if that isnt the issue, many traces can be suspect as green wire fixes are pretty common on these I had found over time, not as much as in the 100 itself, but they still had them. Its great if the power supply isnt the issue. I have plenty of them but they do go bad quickly.
  11. have you recapped the motherboard? All the 100 series except the 150 should need to be done at this point. There are not many that I remember exactly, also the screen has some inside also. Also the power supply brink has some to replace so definatly do a search on that as many posts before doing much more and chasing your tail.
  12. Macdrone

    Macintosh TV questions

    I have some screws, I also have a keyboard and mouse, but your going to want to recap the motherboard and tuner board thats connected before you go buying too much stuff for it. I have repaired a few, but it is the same vintage as color classics and LC's so the capacitors are going to be bad on the motherboard.
  13. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    it all washes down the drain. extra rinse. its what the rinse aid helps, both on the board and for the dishwasher. And literally everything we breathe is more toxic than some residue cleaning off a board. I am not worried.
  14. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    i put mine in the dishwasher without soap, but with rinse aid. never had an issue. But that is just me. Im a cheap fixer. I also bake imac video cards in the actual oven. So far i have a pretty good repair record.
  15. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    they actually came out with fpu software to stop errors like shown in the photo. software fpu pretty sure it was called. also cache040 may have been its replacement or counterpart.
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