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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

    macintosh portable not working

    Assuming all of the above is done, you may need to press the reset and interrupt switches (left side "under" the keyboard) at the same time for 5-10 seconds. This is called out in the Portable service manual, which is available on-line. Battery charge is important. Mine won't reliably start up if the battery voltage is below 5.75 or so, even if the A/C is plugged in. But really - the big thing you need to do is recap and wash the board, and make sure there are no bad traces.
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    Holy Moly SCSI->IDE 2.5 Adapter

    The only couple I've found came out of 5xx series machines, but I've heard of someone who found one in a Duo. That seems unlikely to me due to the space available in the Duo body, but it's been a while since I've had one of those open and could be wrong.
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    Problem with FloppyEmu

    I thought DogCow had sussed out the HD20 protocol pretty well. I'd have to go back and check his blog...
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    My Portable is up next...

    Member Alaska360 makes a replacement in a 3d printed case. He has - or at least had - them on eBay. I have one in my Portable and it works great.
  5. Yes - on my Genesis MP 4-way BeOS uses all four procs.
  6. I didn't know they were different between the top and bottom, other than color.
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    Factory 32mb Video Card for G4 Cube

    The connectors will likely not line up, but as I said, I put mine in without the backplate and it works fine. As you said, if you're not going to be constantly plugging/unplugging I don't think you'll have a problem.
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    Factory 32mb Video Card for G4 Cube

    Find an Apple Radeon 7500, take off the slot plate and throw it in. No flashing necessary, totally supported in any OS a Cube can run, no hassle. Unless you are constantly plugging/unplugging the monitor cable it will be fine. The Apple card supports ADC displays as well as VGA. It's my favorite card to put into the Cube. Anything bigger/better/faster is wasted unless you have a CPU upgrade, etc. and I don't know if you want to get on the CPU/VRM/Fan treadmill with your Cube My 2 cents... Edit - there's currently a seller on the 'Bay for $12.00 BIN with plenty available. I may buy a couple myself!
  9. Agreed - I've heard about them, but never seen even a picture of one "in the wild". Would be very cool!
  10. I've got the beige Genesis MP Quad. These guys are beasts. Size and build quality make the Quadra 950 seem weak and puny BTW, they are fun BeOS machines!
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    My quest is at an end

  12. ScutBoy

    Booksale Oddity: M0191 Laserwriter Plus Kit

    Hmm - I have a straight original Laserwriter (that I haven't used in years - a shame). Seems like this upgrade would be right up my alley. Let me think about what I have as trade bait
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    Scutboy's Stuff

    Even though I had a workable 6V battery I could have retrofitted, I popped on eBay for one of the 3D printed replacements from 360alaska. Works like charm! Deciding now whether I should make/buy the 34-pin -> 50 pin adapter cable and put in a SCSI2SD....
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    Scutboy's Stuff

    Today's work in the Nerd Corner. I have two of these things. One is still totally dead after recap. This one came back after recap, but had a bad display. I swapped in the display of the other one, and all seems well. I have a 6 volt battery running via jumper cables behind the scenes. Just need to figure out how to fit and mount it. HD is loud as well. May be shopping with alaska360 for one of his adapter cables, and maybe a "ready to go" battery