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  • Birthday 03/21/1978

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    Vintage Macs, Guitars, WW2 history, Scale model building.

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  1. I've got the exact some ROM version. I've got the 0864-A board, which I am guessing is the Rev1. I did just have good luck with the same combo you tried - FastEtherTX, Rage128 and Belkin USB, so that leads me to believe the SiI SATA card in my system is part of this mess. Any *two* of these together + a Belkin USB card works just fine: 1. Flashed SiI3112 SATA card 2. Rage128 3. Farallon FastEtherTX 10/100 card However, all three together, regardless of PCI slot, results in the Illegal Instruction error. While trying the original System install of OS 8.5.1 for the machine, it still bombs, but with a Bus Error. Dunno, guess I hit the magic combo of Fail.
  2. That's great and thanks for testing, I appreciate it! Gives me hope! I'll dig into it more today as I've got some time. This is a good point. I am not sure which Rev it is so I'll verify that. I was aware of the B&W Rev 1&2 issues but hadn't considered a similar issue here.
  3. Thanks, it would be interesting to see if you run into issues as well. I've tried booting with Extensions off, reset the PMU & CUDA, doesn't matter, still get the Illegal Instruction error right off the bat.
  4. I have a PM G3 Beige MT running OS 9.2.2. Up until now it's been stable running with: 1. Flashed SiI3112 SATA card 2. USB card 3. Farallon FastEtherTX 10/100 card Well, I couldn't leave well enough alone and recently tried swapping a Rage128 card in place of the USB card and now I get a Finder Type 11 error (Illegal Instruction) when booting the Mac. I've tried swapping in another ethernet card (Realtek something or other), and still no dice. Any combination of Rage128 & Ethernet PCI cards results in that Finder Type 11 error. Swapping cards into different PCI slots makes no difference. Without any ethernet card installed and with the Rage128 installed, the machine boots just fine. Has anyone experienced 9.2.2, Rage128 and ethernet PCI card incompatibilities in one of these Macs? Any fix recommended? I mean I can limp along with the onboard ethernet but if there was some way to get all the cards to work, that would be ideal. Thanks!
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    Dead Mac II

    This may be helfpul for you https://www.downtowndougbrown.com/2015/03/explanation-of-the-macintosh-iiiix-power-onoff-circuit/
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    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    Are there coveted make/models? Never paid much attention as long as they played (and didn't eat) the tapes.
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    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    Did you get the digital command center universal remote too? And how's your back? 3" Solid oakkkk
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    m68882 made in 2012?

    This is great to know, thanks for pointing them out! Just went and bought a couple.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    When I used it (which admittedly was awhile ago), I had my monitor set at 640x480. Maybe someone with a bit more experience with it can chime in if they know of any other way. Thank you for your service!
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    UVM alum? That's a sweet setup. I instantly fell in love with them when they were first released. Never had one though! Awesome to find such a machine in the Northeast... seems our pickings are substantially slimmer than... anywhere really. Time to plug in old vcr and watch some videos on there. Not because you'd really want to, but because you CAN! lol
  11. Me too-- I have a little 5 porter that I got on sale eons ago. It has survived multiple purges so now it's just considered a rightful member of the family.
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    Mighty Jabba's Conquests

    The dual 450Mhz processor originally came in the Gigabit Ethernet PowerMac G4 (which is what I would guess you really have). https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/index-powermac-g4.html It was the first to support ADC which explains why your 17 incher works. The GigE came stock with an ATI Rage 128 Pro with 16MB of SDRAM. The 23" Cinema Display you have requires 32MB. So seems you just need to upgrade your video card to something like an ATI Radeon 7500 or whatever and should be good to go.
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    MarNo84's Collection & finds

    I like the Mac Classic battery-explody board pinned to the side of the bookshelf Nonworking wrecked boards still look cool to me and imo make great artwork. I wonder how many of us do this? I have a sheet of plywood in my basement I stick them to.
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    6100 Sonnet sticker location.

    I agree 6 just looks best!
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    Mac Plus cut resistor?

    Clipping the resistors is necessary when upgrading the logic board with 1mb simms. https://lowendmac.com/2016/memory-upgrades-mac-plus/