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  1. Torbar

    SE FDHD Estate Sale

    I don't know if it was someone did all that work, as I got an SE FDHD a couple of years a go with the same thing, and it didn't look like the socket was added after the fact. Maybe some revision SEs have the wired in batteries, and some have the socket?
  2. Torbar

    Yellowed(brown?) Performa 550

    I have some leftover woodgrain vinyl from a woodgrain pentium build I did a while ago(inspired by LGR's woodgrain 486) Luckily that stuff is pretty easy to remove, so I might give it a try
  3. Torbar

    Yellowed(brown?) Performa 550

    Yeah, that was my other thought. Either make it black, or even some other color(gray? wrap it in woodgrain vinyl?)
  4. Torbar

    Yellowed(brown?) Performa 550

    Got this from a buddy of mine, no hard drive but at least boots to the question mark. Very yellowed though, might be a good candidate to retrobrite
  5. Torbar

    KansasFest 2019

    I'm gonna try to make it out there this year, gotta see what my financial situation looks like, but my fingers are crossed that I'll be able to go
  6. Torbar

    RaSCSI Development Thread

    Good point on using it externally, never even considered that to be fair. If the rascsi works with the Pi Zero though, I have a decent amount of spares of those
  7. Torbar

    RaSCSI Development Thread

    I've definitely considered the SCSI2SD and will probably go with that for some of my machines, but I have a good amount of machines that I don't use often enough to justify the $50+ pricetag on.
  8. Torbar

    RaSCSI Development Thread

    bump. Internet would be nice, but to me at least that's not as important as HDD emulation
  9. Torbar

    RaSCSI Development Thread

    Has anyone successfully gotten this to work on a Mac yet? I have a question with how this works if I have some boards made. Is the pi getting power from the floppy connector through the GPIO pins?, or does it need its own power source. I'm assuming the former since it appears the power line of the floppy connector goes to the 5v GPIO pins If so, can this replace the main internal HD on a Mac and have it boot off of that? If so, I'm assuming the pi needs at least a few seconds to boot into the OS. How does the Mac handle that. You turn on the Mac, which powers up the Pi. Does the Mac know to keep looking for the hard drive as the pi is booting up, and once that boots up it will auto boot from the disk image?
  10. Torbar

    haplain's never-ending quest

    Somehow just discovered this thread. This stuff is really cool, thank you for sharing it!
  11. I haven't done much troubleshooting yet(have a couple of other projects I'm working on first), but what lead me to the flyback is the dead mac scrolls. Would definitely be good if it wasn't the flyback. What're your thoughts the best way to determine what the issue is? Inspect the analog board and see if there are any bulging/leaking caps? and if I dont see any, power it on and try to get more of a sense of what's emitting the odor? Thanks!
  12. Yeah, probably the best idea actually. Especially if I find a FDHD that was a victim of the maxwell bomb with the ROM/SWIM chips intact
  13. Torbar

    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    Don't want to hijack this topic, so at some point I'll create another topic and/or send PMs. I'll be out of the country for the first half of october, but maybe late october/early november might be a good time? Never knew we had so many CT members!
  14. I was at a video game convention in NJ over the weekend(Funnily enough, it was actually called A Video Game Con), and at one of the booths there was a Mac SE with a sign taped to it saying something along the lines of "we accept trades" or something like that. Long story short I ended up asking the guy if it was for sale, and we settled on $25 since it was untested because he didn't have anything needed to test it out. I booted it up last night and it booted to the flashing question mark floppy icon, and emitted a smokey odor which IIRC is the flyback transformer, so I'll have to swap that out and look at the caps. It's got the 800k disk, 20mb hdd, 1mb of RAM. Might try to find the 1.4 ROM chips/SWIM chip, and a 1.4 floppy drive to upgrade it. Also does anyone know if the flyback from a Mac Plus would work on it? Overall the machine is in pretty good shape, little yellowing, and has the programmer switch installed
  15. Torbar

    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    Almost sounds like we should do a CT 68kmla meetup