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About Denus

  • Birthday 11/01/1967

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    Grootebroek, the Netherlands
  • Interests
    Vintage computers (Mac, MSX, Commodore and consoles.
    RC stuff
    Arcade cabinets (have a few cabs myself).

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  1. Denus

    Rubber feet

    I found these feet on eBay, but you can find similar products anywhere.
  2. Denus

    Apple ][ Forever Video

    Incredible to see those big, almost useless and power consuming monsters that can now be emulated with great ease on a simple Raspberry Pi. Nice to see how it has evolved...
  3. Denus

    Macintosh XL Help Needed

    It was a kind of metallic dust type of dirt. I managed to clean the HD and the surface of the motor (which you can see on the pic...), and it's now fully operational. There's a garage database on the HD with many license numbers, details regarding car repairs etc... from 1991 till 1994. That explains the state of the SE when I got it...
  4. So you did replace the battery with a similar 523 type 4,5v and cleaned the contacts of the holder? Because it seems the battery doesn't do anything in your case.
  5. I got all the pictures in my gallery, but here a photo of the monitor before the treatment:
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    Macintosh XL Help Needed

    Sometimes, cleaning the connectors on the PB of the harddisk can ensure that it works again. I did restore the HD of my SE: it was not seen by the system at all, but after a good cleaning (it was REALLY necessary after many years in a garage!!!) and just a little contact spray here and there, it was working again. It's a long shot and it may not help, but it worked for me....
  7. Simple tap water, nothing special.
  8. Btw: this lamp doesn't like to be switch on and off repetitively, that can cause a defect. So when you put it on for the first time, keep it on for 30 seconds or a minute before you put it off.
  9. That will shorten the lifespan of the lamp for sure! I think you should seek for a safer option as the lamp isn't cheap....
  10. I think the price wouldn't differ much anyway, so rather choose for a bulb that has been tested and approved (by me that is). Just want to clear out that the combination bulb/Oxi Kallos 12%/plant spray to keep things humidified is working great for me. Except for the bulb, this is also the method I've used last summer with sunshine, and I even did a Casio VL-Tone (VT-1) and some other things which are now snow white. I can't tell if other methods or products are working as well: it may, it may not...
  11. I had no idea about this phenomena, it's all 220v here but It all makes sense now. So you'll need a 110v to 220v voltage converter I guess (dirty cheap though).
  12. Btw: is there a 110 volt version of this lamp? I didn't see one yet. Very important to avoid heating problems and worse fire and/or short circuits: use a descent lamp cage! The lamp cage must be able to handle the heat (300W). It's not that expensive: between $20 and $25, much cheaper than a new home...
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    My vintage Macintosh systems

    Here're the Apple systems that I've restored so far: - Macintosh SE/30 - Macintosh Color Classic (pristine and fully upgraded!) - Imac G4 (lamp), the latest and fasted version, also fully upgraded. - Macintosh Classic II - Macintosh SE - G4 Cube with monitor and USB speakers: again fully upgraded. - Apple IIc complete set with boxes. More to come...
  14. I found a German reseller on eBay who's selling this lamp for 39,- euro. (obviously, shipping costs can be too high for the US) But the link you're showing is from Svetilla: my lamp came from the very same company, and it's the best customer experience I've even had so far! Every step during the order, shipping etc was communicated to me so I was able to check the status during the whole process.
  15. For $50, I would'nt mind getting one for my collection...