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  1. Mac128

    Creating HFS Images in macOS?

    Some stuff in here may be helpful for this project: http://mac128.com/
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    Link Mac SE with MacMini via AppleTalk?

    I’ll just throw my two cents in here. The instructions here are a bit outdated, but they work well. http://mac128.com/
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    Mac 512K, upgrading to Ke standard.

    This might be helpful as well: http://68kmac.com/Mac128/Mac_128_Update/Entries/2007/9/1_Formatting_800K_MFS_Disks_With_64K_ROMs.html
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    How to write 400k discs images

    This could also be useful with your setup. http://68kmac.com/Mac128/Mac_128_Update/Entries/2007/9/1_Formatting_800K_MFS_Disks_With_64K_ROMs.html
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    128K floppy drives and Version A ROMS

    It's amazing. All of this was discussed and discovered on these very forums over a decade ago. But it appears the search function for the archive of posts from that time has been disabled? I guess I've been gone too long. Sad that so much useful information has to be rediscovered. But then, that's half the fun, no?
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    External Floppy disk qurstion

    You don't need an OS X virtual machine, what works better is something like a Mac OS emulator like Basilisk II, or SheepShaver for Windows. There's a few tutorials here, geared toward a Mac, but they will give you the idea: http://www.mac128.com
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    Apple HD20 and SE/30

    I thought the issue was that you couldn't write to it? As I recall, Apple had a means for reading the contents from the drive to copy your files off of it from an SE, but not to continue writing to the drive.
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    Color of a Mac 128k?

    No worries ... Have just seen this misnomer perpetrated for far too long. Here's another breakdown that covers the transition. http://68kmac.com/Mac128/Mac_128_Update/Entries/2007/1/2_The_%22Classic%22_Macintosh.html
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    Color of a Mac 128k?

    Need to nip this one in the bud. There is no "Snow White" color. That refers to the name of a design language created by Hartmut Esslinger. The Apple // was beige, but the Apple //c was a color called "fog" which also marked the debut of the Snow White design language. The Mac was only ever Pantone 453 and Platinum. It was never "fog". The Mac switched to the Snow White design language with the SE. Here's some links to other discussions: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/4024-mac-128k-color/#p90321 https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/4073-apple-ii-color/
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    Using an HD20 with a 128k Mac

    This may help ... Formatting 800K MFS Disks With 64K ROMs There are numerous threads discussing this as well, but doing a search doesn't seem to pull them up for some reason.
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    Found a 128K Macintosh!

    Very surprising. On a related note I just checked eBay prices on Mac 128ks and they seem to be selling for record low prices. Entire systems with original box and packaging selling for less than $1,000. Working units selling for $200. And now 128ks in the trash. What's going on here? Are people not interested in collecting the 128k anymore?
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    New Compact Mac: I want one.

    I knew I had done a mock up like this ... obviously mine essentially reduces the current iMac design down to a 128K Compact Mac size, which I would be just as happy with as the mock-up design being discussed in this thread, and would have far fewer balancing issues. It essentially achieves the same effect.
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    New Compact Mac: I want one.

    Well one problem I see immediately is there's no way to machine the channels to run the wiring to the power cable. I also don't like the idea that the FaceTime camera, speakers and mic are located in the slot. And why make the the entire thing generally taller than the original? And the angles are off, the bottom of 128K slants slightly forward, not perpendicular, and certainly not backward slanting. The simplest fix for all of these things is to make the indent a covered compartment to house the downward facing speakers and provide a place to put the power connector. So it would be similar to buldge on the back of the current iMac, and perhaps part of the machined back panel. As for the balance, the bottom is solid whereas the display is hollow, with very little aluminum. Think the iPhone 6 Plus supported by the new lightning stand. Certainly if the upper part of the Mac is no heavier than the iPad Air (without a battery), the base could easily be heavier to support that kind of weight. And a battery could be put in the lower vertical section, which should be adequate for supplying the whole thing with power for at least 8 hours. The disk slot I've always imagined would be used for USB flash drives and SD cards, in conversions I was planning with original Compact Macs. This may be the best use of the slot, two USB-C, and an SD card slot, and a headphone jack. However, even concealed in the slot is not very attractive, so I'd suggest just getting rid of the slot altogether. Put some convenience ports on the side like a laptop, and the larger ones on the back. All things considered, this would be very cool. But I just can't see Apple ever doing it, or licensing it to anybody else. What might be more realistic is an iPad Air dock, designed this way.
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    Apple Watch to Mac 512Ke

    Congrats! That didn't take you long!
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    The Ultimate List of Compact Mac Variations

    e-mail Eric Rasmussen on his site. There's nothing on that site he hasn't personally confirmed himself. From your initial list you are not accounting for the 240V Plus. This is it.
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