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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

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Yes - that's exactly what the FastPath is, and what it's doing at my house. Best I can tell, Ethergate is a later, more feature-ful version of the same thing.
  2. ScutBoy

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    Looks like fun gear, but for what I do at my place, I don't know it gets me more than what I have with my FastPath 5...
  3. ScutBoy

    Shiva EtherGate Internet Manager

    I've not seen nor heard much about the Ethergates. Interested in what you might be asking for one with the software, etc.
  4. ScutBoy

    This Does Not Compute SE/30

    @ThisDoesNotCompute - Thanks for the multiple "shout outs" to Free Geek Twin Cities! Steve from FG
  5. Here's one... https://www.pda-soft.de/en/hardware/emate/disassembly/disassembly.html This is how to take it apart - there's a link at the bottom on how to specifically address the hinge/ribbon cable problem. Hopefully the ribbon cable is OK and you won't have to deal with fixing/replacing it.
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    TAM questions - How is it as a stereo?

    Yes - There is iTunes that will work on the TAM in OS 9. I have it on CD. I will have to verify the version, but it was the one Apple was passing out for free in Apple stores early on. Recently sold my TAM to a friend here in town, but i can verify that the sound quality is awesome and will do perfectly well in almost any reasonably sized room.
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    Apple Network Server (ANS) 700/200 repair

    Make sure all the doors are shut - and if I remember correctly, the back at least has to be locked with the key or the machine won't turn on. There might be other interlocks as well; it's been a while since I've had one apart...
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    What is this card?

    Makes sense, considering the other machines that came in along with it that had AVID hardware. Does anyone want this thing? It's of no use to me...
  9. The card pictured was in a G4 tower that I recently came across. The drive had been re-installed, so there was no software on it that gave any hints as to what this might be. I think the Altera Flex chips are some kind of FPGA. The I-Cube chips are "SRAM-based bus oriented switches" http://altera.co.kr/_hdl/1/erc.msstate.edu/www/~reese/EE8063/crossbar.pdf The Trimedia chips are "Very Long Instruction Word" processors of some kind. The four you see (one of the heat sinks was already gone) are on a daughter card, there are four more underneath. I'm guessing some kind of graphics accelerator, helped by the fact there was another machine that had an AVID board set in it that I think was from the same place. Any info appreciated.
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    ROMBUS - 64 MB flash interface for Mac Plus

    I'd likely be in for at least one, maybe two.
  11. ScutBoy

    68K (no Mac) Designs OK?

    The very early Sun machines were 68000
  12. ScutBoy

    Found some Lisa diskettes

    I would want them if no one else does. Let me know a price and/or shipping and we'll see if we can make a deal.
  13. ScutBoy

    Portable & SCSI2SD Questions

    Yes - I have the 5.1 SCSI2SD in my Portable, and it works great. There's a bracket that works for the SCSI2SD for the Portable on Thingiverse if you have 3D printer access. I started with the McMaster adapter, but there was too much cable floating around in the drive compartment (and I didn't have the stuff to make shorter, custom cables, nor the desire). I bought the adapter from Alaska360 and like that much more. If you are interested in the McMaster adapter with cables, let me know
  14. So - I found the original one on an eBay auction and got it on a good "make an offer". It came "as-is", but worked fine. I asked the seller if he had more, and if he did, could I do a buy of multiples, with the intent of getting a good enough deal to resell here at a decent price. Instead, he's decided to put them up again as an auction, here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shiva-FastPath-5-Ethernet-Router/392288421746?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 I was able to do very well with an offer. Don't know how flexible he'll be moving forward, now that he knows people want the things. Couple notes... These have a battery inside that holds the config. It's the same 3.6v battery in most of our Macs, but soldered in (like a IIgs). It will work without the battery, but you would have to reload config any time you powered it off. It's a simple solder job to replace (or put in a battery holder). The battery (Varta) in mine was original and still good Software and basic config info is here: http://www.walshcomptech.com/fastpath5/ Also, the picture shows (and mine came with) an AUI ethernet connection. so you'll need a transceiver to 10base-T or whatever. This wasn't a problem for me. Supposedly other modules exist for other connection types, but I haven't really looked for one, though straight 10base-T would be handy Hope that helps.
  15. pcamen - thanks! I also found olePigeon and mactjaap's older threads on these guys, so I I think I am set for now. In theory I should be smart enough to figure this all out