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About ScutBoy

  • Birthday 02/27/1964

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    Northfield, MN
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    Old Computers, 40's International Harvester Pickup trucks

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  1. ScutBoy

    Laserwriter / Laserwriter Plus refurbishment

    Thank you very much for this! I have an original Laserwriter on the shelf and have been needing an excuse to drag it out and evaluate it's condition. I'm sure it will need some work and this will be very helpful. If I need parts, I'll check with you first This will also probably lead me to work on my NeXT laser printer as well...
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    New (to me) Sun LCD monitor

    Nice - that one has 13W3 as well, doesn't it?
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    Portable & SCSI2SD Questions

    Make sure the battery is fully charged. If I let mine site for a while, I have to charge it for an hour or more before it will start on its own again.
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    Portable & SCSI2SD Questions

    I have the exact same setup - SCSI2SD with the Alaska360 board. I'd have to open it up to be sure, but the pin 1 indicator should be there on the circuit board. It's likely obscured somewhat by the connector on top of it, but it should be a square on the silkscreen in the corner for pin 1.
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    Mighty Jabba's Conquests

    I may be able to source a handle for you. Give me a couple days.
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    Large volumes in a 68030

    I've used these as well with surplus 2.5" SCA server drives. The drives can get a little warm but since they are 2.5" in spaces generally made for 3.5" or bigger drives, "stock" ventilation is usually enough. I use in-line terminators at the board (cable->terminator->board->SCA drive) and this seems to work fine.
  7. Spend the money for the ReactiveMicro power supply with the Apple /// cable, and you can remove power problems from your troubleshooting equations. And, if your /// is a goner, you can get the other cable and use the same power supply in a Apple ][
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    ADC video card that works for 6400 ?

    Approx $40.00 seems to be the going rate that I've seen, and getting cheaper over time.
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    Pull power supply from SE

    Is it necessary to pull the whole analog board if I want to get a power supply out of an SE? I've never had to do it before, and the Apple Service Manual calls for bringing out the whole analog board, but it seems possible to be able to snake it out on it's own. If that is more trouble than it's worth, then that's fine, but I was hoping to save myself a little work
  10. ScutBoy

    G4 Cube Monitor Support

    The Mac Radeon 7500 is a great video card for the Cube. Does not need extra cooling, and can drive the 23" ADC display directly. You will need to remove the fence from the back of the card, since it won't fit in the Cube, but I've done this on many with no ill effect. Can be found on eBay for $10-$20, or can often be found in QuickSilvers or MDDs that are otherwise might be heading for the recycler...
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    KnobsNSwitches Conquests

    Nice trackball!
  12. I got really lucky on a CL old Mac pickup when I saw the seller had the framed dealer copy of the cutaway poster leaning against the wall in in his storage unit. He tossed it in for an additional $20! Hangs now in my office.
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    AppleTalk net cable

    I don't think you are supposed to have a closed loop. In fact, page 9 of the manual upthread says "always a line, never a circle".
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    A lot of early/mid-90s Suns had SCSI DVD drives. E250, E450, Enterprise 3x00, 4x00, etc. Just another place to look...
  15. ScutBoy

    Homebrew PRAM Batteries

    That's why you write the replacement date on a piece of masking tape that you stick on the bottom of the machine. Or, a post-it note that you stick to the glass of the screen, which is easy to clean and can't leave a nice discolored spot you need to retrobrite out later