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  1. Sure, I can test whatever you cook up. The skinny back is so skinny that certain RAM sticks won't fit in the machine with it installed, so I don't think you'd get any usable clearance to be able to have anything in the PCI or CSII slots.
  2. Here we go, now that the forum is back up:
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    Free Clamshell iBook!

    Congrats on the find! You certainly can't beat the low price of free for a nice looking Indigo Clamshell, especially when it's in good shape after a cleaning and came with a case that you don't see very often anymore.
  4. I'm pretty sure it's just smooth inside the fat back. I don't think there are guide tracks or anything like that in there but I can take a picture later this afternoon.
  5. I'd be concerned if it's loud enough that's it's painful for your son to be near it. CRTs do make a high pitched whine when they're turned on but in my experience the whine was never loud enough to be painful.
  6. I'm running an Encore ZIF G4/1GHz in my G3 All-in-one and occasionally on startup I used to get a Bus Error / Error Type 10 and had to reboot, at which point everything worked fine. The issue in my case turned out to be a dead PRAM battery. For whatever reason the Sonnet extension didn't pick up that the upgrade was installed 100% of the time if I had a dead PRAM battery, but the second I switched that out for a fresh one everything worked fine consistently.
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    Mac classic trys to boot from hard drive but fails

    If the System Software is corrupted to the point that it won't boot it's best to just reinstall. Assuming you're running 7.1 on there it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to reinstall. If you don't have any SSW disks you can copy over the System Folder from the ROM image but remember that it's a seriously stripped down version of System 6. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to run a proper verification on the disk (like Norton Disk Doctor) to make sure you don't have any problems hardware-wise. Don't bother with Disk First Aid though. The version that runs on the Classic is only a hair above completely useless. As bibilit said though, a recap needs to be done even if the machine is working now. With nearly 30 year old capacitors you're on borrowed time.
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    TAM TV and Tuner driver

    They should be in the Apple Extras folder. The TV Tuner application is called Apple Video Player and the radio application is called Apple FM Radio. You can always go back and manually install them from the OS9 CD if they didn't get installed on their own as they should have.
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    Mac classic trys to boot from hard drive but fails

    Just hazarding a guess but it sounds like the System Folder might not be blessed or otherwise corrupted. If you boot from the ROM image are you able to browse the HD without any trouble? Does the System Folder have a regular folder icon or one with a picture of a Mac inside it?
  10. Is it one or both of the retaining clips at the top of the door, the clips at the bottom of the door, or the door itself? It's incredibly unlikely that you'll find a TAM drive door popping up for sale on its own but if its one of the clips that broken and you still have the pieces you might be able to glue everything back together.
  11. I can't speak for how easy or difficult it is to replace but there's a site in the Netherlands that does international shipping that has that part for sale (also the site from which I borrowed that picture ) https://www.xs4trade.net/product_info.php?cPath=1_5_22&products_id=58&osCsid=cnubovgdl1skh4uv2smh6g2j75
  12. Are you talking about the damper mechanism (the piece that smoothly opens the door as opposed to just letting it fly open)?
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    Just thought I would share this with you

    Wow. I mean you have to pay to list something on eBay so that rather salty sounding seller is just throwing cash away. Kind of surprised the auction hasn't been reported yet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/202444577732
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    What mouse can i use for my mac classic

    Borrowing the picture from the Wikipedia article on Apple Mice: It would have come with the second from the left originally but both that and the middle mouse will work fine.
  15. Are you trying to read pressed discs (aka regular retail discs) or burned discs? Many of the older drives have issues with reading burned media, but if yours is having trouble reading both burned and pressed there could be something wrong with the drive itself.