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  1. pcamen

    Laserwriter / Laserwriter Plus refurbishment

    Brilliant. I'm pretty sure my replacement parts includes at least one set of rollers. But I suspect the rubber on those is goo or crumbly too given the age.
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    Has anybody gotten a SCSI2SD v5.5 yet?

    I ended up buying one of each, so we'll see which one works.
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    Laserwriter / Laserwriter Plus refurbishment

    Got any pictures of that? I've got a ton of repair manuals, videos, etc. for the Laserwriter series. I put all the PDF materials up on VintageApple.org: https://www.vintageapple.org/laserwriter/ The videos I haven't uploaded to YouTube yet. But I can put them on Dropbox or available via FTP if anyone wants them sooner than I get to it. And I'm willing to spread the wealth with my repair parts collection. I think I am going to take inventory of what I've got and put it on a spreadsheet.
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    Has anybody gotten a SCSI2SD v5.5 yet?

    What a great idea! I just found some of these on l-com.com. But there are three versions and the difference is the "cable exit": Cable Exit 1: http://www.l-com.com/d-sub-low-profile-right-angle-adapter-db25-male-female-cable-exit-1# Cable Exit 2: http://www.l-com.com/d-sub-low-profile-right-angle-adapter-db25-male-female-cable-exit-2 Cable Exit 3: http://www.l-com.com/d-sub-low-profile-right-angle-adapter-db25-male-female-cable-exit-3 A little hard to see but they allow for different orientations of the connector. I'm not sure which one would be the right one for the back of a compact (or any) Mac but I'm guessing 1 or 3.
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    This is the one true unicorn for me. I've got a manual, I've seen various parts like the print head on eBay, but I've NEVER seen an actual Apple Daisy Wheel Printer show up for sale anywhere. WTF? Do they actually exist? Perhaps just not that many of them were sold I suppose.
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    Powerbook 540c Resurrection

    Some pictures in this thread:
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    I decided some 10 years ago to collect a bunch of Laserwriter and Laserwriter Plus units. I also bought out Herb's stock of replacement parts for those, like 4 good size boxes. I've been lugging all this crap around for 10 years through like 10 moves. Each one of those babies is 75 lbs. @jeremywork offered to give me a hand trying to restore them. It's part of a long list of restoration projects. Add to that a bunch of Imagewriter 1's and II's, and a few of the original dot matrix printers, one of which I had with my family's Apple II+. I've got two Brother daisy wheel printers too. I was always intrigued by those. I think printing is one of the "killer apps" that comes to mind when I think about playing with the vintage Mac's.
  8. pcamen

    Apple Hard Disk 20SC connected to iPhone.

    @napabar what SCSI to USB adapter are you using? I've got a couple of them but I've never gotten them to work. I assumed some kind of driver was necessary or something.
  9. pcamen

    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    I think for simplicity our focus should be to provide only the internal greyscale enhancement. That is obviously one of the most highly valued enhancements to the SE/30 that people desire, given the prices of the Xceed greyscale capable cards. Once that is done, the work can be leveraged into other things. I personally would be all for new hardware that can run the classic macOS versions, like a newly envisioned compact Mac form factor with a newly developed system board. I am mostly for the OS experience personally and get frustrated constantly having to futz with the hardware issues. But on the other hand I find emulators not fully reliable. Newly developed hardware would be a good in-between point. A co-processor type add-one for a modern Mac would be completely awesome in my book.
  10. pcamen

    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    I believe @Bolle is reverse engineering the 306-48 card with the intent of coming up with a new (simpler) design for an internal greyscale only variant that can be mass produced. The idea is do do away entirely with the external video option and focus just on the internal greyscale. That said, if we can also try to clone the existing Xceed greyscale card, that might be interesting too. And perhaps going down both roads gives us a better chance of success. I'm open to chipping in for that.
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  12. pcamen

    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Ok, well, never mind the Bollocks on that one. Turns it it was a file system permissions issue. When I copied the GSFILES directory structure to the Mac share name, while preserving permissions, that fixed the problem. sudo cp -rp GSFILES/ MACFILES
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Okay, I ran into a bit of a problem. With the new "Mac" share I created, I can no longer write to it, at least from Mojave. I checked and double checked all the permissions and everything is wide open. I can write just fine to the out-of-the-box GSFILES share. For kicks, I swapped the folder names between GSFILES and MAC and that made no difference, which tells me that this isn't an issue with the file system permissions. I've looked and looked through everything that seems associated with netatalk: /etc/netatalk/ /usr/local/etc/netatalk/ /media/A2FILES/ There are very few places where the GSFILES name appears, making it seem unlikely that I simply missed a configuration for GSFILES that I should have copied for the MAC share. I also tried this from two different Mojave machines with no luck on either. Anyone come across this issue?
  14. pcamen

    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Another tip. Under 9.2.2 on my Lombard, it would not browse to the a2server in the Chooser, so I had to connect via IP address. So I gave the VM a static IP address. This involved editing /etc/network/interfaces (via sudo) and changing this: iface eth0 inet dhcp to something like this: iface eth0 inet static address 192.0.2.7/24 gateway 192.0.2.254 and rebooting the VM. Now it works like a champ.
  15. pcamen

    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Another tip - if you want to change the name of the AppleTalk share, change the system hostname, in /etc/hostname.
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