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  1. EvilCapitalist

    Sfiera’s Conquests

    Nice save on that TAM! Somewhat strange that someone would cut the ADB cord for the keyboard but leave the umbilical for the machine intact. The recyclers I've seen that annoyingly cut the cords tend to cut all the cords coming out of a machine. I've run a 500MHz Crescendo in my TAM for quite a while and I never encountered any heat issues but I also don't think I've ever really stressed the system enough to cause any.
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    CS II Ethernet

    Do you mean which CSII ethernet card to use when you're trying to connect to a G3 iMac (as the iMac has built-in ethernet)? I haven't noticed any difference between the Apple CSII card or the Farallon version as far as connectivity goes.
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    KnobsNSwitches Conquests

    The icon in the Monitors control panel looks like a CRT so I'm wondering if it's not properly detecting that it's a Studio Display. You should also have an option for controlling display brightness (if I'm remembering correctly) in there, which I don't see either. You're using ADC straight in without a converter right? What refresh rate are you trying to use?
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    Lucky IIx acquisition

    Welcome and congrats on the nice conquest! Always a pleasant surprise to find 50MHz of fun waiting for you.
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    Fizzbinn’s Finds

    The card you have should work just fine in your 6360, and it also should work in a 5500/6500/TAM with OrangeLink's patch. 6400s should play nicely with most any Firewire / USB 1.1 combo cards, where you run into trouble is combo cards that are USB 2.0. The 6500 architecture (Gazelle) is the one that doesn't play nicely with cards that use PCI bridges.
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    Recent spike in PPC Mac prices?

    No arguments there. Ask me how much fun it is to open an iceBook; even when they were new machines there was a 50-50 chance that you'd snap one of the case clips trying to pop everything open with a spudger. I still can't believe that Apple thought it was a good idea to run the wireless antenna and display cables through the tiny hinge hole on the iceBooks...which sadly enough also contains the only vent for the cooling system. Not that the cooling fan ever turned on until the machine was borderline too hot to hold. Though, where Apple had hinges connected to a metal internal frame, HP a few years later (2006) decided that was too good for their dv9000 series laptops and connected their screen hinges to the plastic bottom case...and the connection point was right next to the CPU exhaust vent. On a Core 2 Duo laptop. Went through 3 complete screen assemblies on the laptop I had before I upgraded to the replacement model, the dv7...where they used the exact same design as it turned out.
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    Recent spike in PPC Mac prices?

    That might be why it seems like there are plenty of 500-600MHz iceBooks out there but the 700-900MHz G3s aren't as prevalent. Also, I can't imagine anyone is daily-driving a G3 these days so it's not like an iBook would see a ton of open/close cycles, or enough to "punch in the glass chin", so to speak.
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    Recent spike in PPC Mac prices?

    iBook clamshells seem to be more pricey than iceBooks partially because of the supposed unreliability of the iceBooks and partially because they're distinctive looking machines that were all over the place in the 99~01ish timeframe in pop culture. It also helps to drive up prices when you have a single individual turning loads of them into "art" projects. As for the iceBooks, any that were going to die from the GPU/motherboard problems they had would have died off ages ago so the ones that are left now are, in my opinion, as reliable as any other period machine. That bad rep does help keep prices low. You can pick up a decent working machine for under $50. All of this is just conjecture though, it could be that several people decided that now was the time to buy PPC Macs and drove up prices at the specific time you were also looking.
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    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    Congrats and welcome to the grayscale (capable) club! You certainly dodged a bullet with the Maxell explosion as it looks like it didn't affect the card. I've seen more than a handful of cases where the battery explosion also messed up whatever was PDS card was installed.
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    2x BeBoxes!

    Congrats on finding not just one, but TWO BeBoxes! I've only seen a handful out in the wild and the fact that you managed to pick up two of the dual-133 model is quite a feat. You definitely see the Mac influence on BeOS, right down to using the same shortcuts.
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    Hotdog's Stand

    Wow, that's a very nice conquest! I have to imagine it was in some sort of clean room environment, or it was exceptionally well taken care of, because it's rare to see a machine that's seen use of any sort that has so little dust.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    Even without a SATA card, getting an IDE to SATA bridge board and a cheap SSD is more than overkill for just about any IDE Macs. You really can't beat ~$30 for an SSD that works with IDE Macs ($10 for the IDE to SATA bridge and $20 for the SSD): https://www.microcenter.com/product/317195/kingwin-sata-to-ide-bridge-board https://www.microcenter.com/product/485877/inland-professional-120gb-ssd-3d-tlc-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive-(120g) I've used that exact combination in my G4 Cube and Beige G3 minitower on the stock IDE controllers with no issues.
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    SCSI to IDE Adapter

    I've had a fair amount of trouble getting SCSI2SD to work for me, but it turns out that it was mostly a PEBKAC situation. I picked up a few of the v5.1s because it's much easier for me to deal with full size SD cards and not have to worry about finding adapters to read micro SDs in other machines. The biggest hurdle for me was I originally thought that the SCSI2SD utility formatted the SD card when it was setting up the drive options (size, starting block, etc.), which it absolutely does not do. Once I cleared the existing partitions from the SD card and created a raw 1GB partition I was able to get Silverlining to recognize the drive and format it. I didn't get it working under Apple Drive Setup, but then again I didn't mess around in the SCSI2SD config utility changing the drive name/type to one on the "Apple approved" list. Knock on wood, it's been running reliably in the machine I popped it in for a good bit of time now.
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    Nabbed a 6500/300 with a few differences

    Might be dirty contacts on the motherboard or the connector inside the case. I've had that happen in more than one case and usually a blast from an air duster took care of it.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    That almost sounds like you're trying to install an International English update on top of a North American installation, or vice versa. The only time I've seen that localization message was when I was using SheepShaver and didn't realize that there was a difference between the two.
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