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  1. NJRoadfan

    AdobePS & PostScript Printers

    Unless the printer supports AppleTalk, you can't print to it using the LaserWriter or the AdobePS drivers. Looking at the spec sheet, it doesn't appear this printer's network card has AppleTalk support.
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    Mac Plus 6.0.8 and Imagewriter II

    The ImageWriter II is 100% backwards compatible with standard ImageWriter drivers. The only limitation is that you can't print in color.
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    Personal Laserwriter NTR - no power

    This is a Canon LX engine printer, same as used by the HP Laserjet IIP and IIIP. Both were known to have problems with the power supplies. Don't know if the HP and Apple use the same AC power supply, but the IIP/IIIP units were cheap and readily available refurbished for a very long time. The DC controller board pictured (RG1-1591) is a generic part however.
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    Intel Overdrive 486 DX4

    These are drop-in replacement upgrades for any socketed 486 CPU. The Overdrive versions include an onboard 3.3V regulator to support machines that only have 5V CPU sockets.
  5. I'd be surprised if serial cables work at all. SCSI is normally 50 wires with half being shield/ground. The DB-25 port used by Apple is not part of the SCSI standard and reduced pin count by combining all the ground pins at the plug end (the standard 25 to 50 pin cables have 50 wires internally). You won't see any SCSI devices normally using a DB-25 on the device end (the Zip drive is a notable exception), its usually a 50-pin Centronics style plug or the 50-pin Micro SCSI plug.
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    Recent spike in PPC Mac prices?

    Finding a TiBook in decent shape is rare. They weren't the most durable machines and showed wear very quickly. Almost every well used one (not a desk queen) will have worn out palm rests, chipped paint, and even a broken hinge. Being the most powerful OS 9 compatible portable adds to the value as well, although likely not as much as it used to.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    No dice on finding the card. It must have went with the 8600 when it was disposed of.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    I might have an original 300Mhz card kicking around here somewhere...... I'd have to look.
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    Apple IIc Original Disks

    Should be the following: -Apple II System Utilities -Apple Presents the Apple IIc: An Interactive Owner's Guide I have the original disks somewhere, so I can eventually double check that. More complete list here: https://generalphiles.com/files/Apple/Apple II/Apple II Manuals/Apple IIc Welcome - Graphic Packing List.pdf Thats what the original 1984 bundle came with. Later shipments likely differed.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    BRI ISDN is pretty much dead in the US. Verizon killed it off in 2013 and most other RBOCs make it impossible to order and expensive if you manage to provision a line. 20 years ago a family member had a ISDN line as they worked from home...... the office paid for it. It was treated as a tariff voice service with expensive voice service rates to go with it. You were charged message units....double if you did bonded B-channel data, un-metered service was and still is expensive. Plus you had to pay for a dialup ISP on top of that, which also usually charged more for ISDN access. The voice end was pretty boring as most people just used the POTS jacks on the ISDN terminals. I don't think I've ever since a real ISDN handset. If you have an old PBX with PRI (aka T1) trunk interfaces, you can buy a PCI/PCIe PRI card on ebay and setup an Asterisk box with VoIP trunks to play with it. BRI PCI cards exist, but they only support EuroISDN standards since it was more popular there.
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    Laserwriter / Laserwriter Plus refurbishment

    The LaserWriter and its original LaserJet cousin were both Canon CX engine printers. I had an original LaserJet for a short period of time. It was heavy and dimmed lights and pretty useless due to the limited RAM. Finding parts is going to be difficult as everything was EOLed a long time ago and these printers weren't nearly as common as the Canon SX based LaserWriter/LaserJet II.
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    Ethernet in DOS Compatible Macintosh

    You need to disable TCP/IP on the Macintosh side. There is an ODI driver (don't recall if there was NDIS or packet driver support) for Ethernet that came with the DOS Card software that sets up the link.
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    Developing a portable user-land AppleTalk stack

    FWIW, GSport already does what you want to do with Mini vMac. There is code to inject AppleTalk packets from the virtual SSC onto the pcap interface to allow the emulated Apple IIgs to use AppleTalk like its connected via the onboard printer port. https://github.com/david-schmidt/gsport/tree/master/src/atbridge https://github.com/david-schmidt/gsport/blob/master/src/scc_llap.c The code was written by Peter Neubauer and works great.
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    Regressing to an earlier OS?

    I see mention of IIcis being used. Its likely the software is 68k and can run on many more stable and mature Macintosh emulators.
  15. The AppleDesign keyboards work fine. As mentioned earlier, the Apple Adjustable Keyboard is the troublesome one of the bunch.