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BadGoldEagle

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About BadGoldEagle

  • Birthday 04/18/1996

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    Bedfordshire
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    Compact Macs and post 1998 Macs (PPC and Intel)

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  1. BadGoldEagle

    Mac System 7 ... on an iPad.

    I don’t remember the exact procedure but I got it to work on my iPhone without paying anything....
  2. BadGoldEagle

    Radius pivot 0379 Monitor Issue

    Something's clearly wrong with the monitor. The cards are fine as far as I can tell. Leaky, old capacitors appear to be the culprit here. If you were to heat up the Pivot's analog board with a heat gun or even a hair dryer I think it would start right up. You could get away by only recapping the vertical circuit but you'd be far better off recapping it entirely. You'll have to take it apart and make a list of the caps. Those Pivot monitors aren't the most common thing in the world so you'll probably struggle finding a schematic or a pre-made list of caps. But yeah, it's totally repairable. Oh and congrats on getting the monitor in the first place. Those things are great.
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    My quest is at an end

    Did you remove the grey scales? (get it? Greyscale / Grey Scales on the case?). I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. Aside from the pretty awful pun, that's a great find you got there. I remember seeing this machine on eBay a couple of months ago. Nobody wanted it. You definitely hit the jackpot with this thing. The DA-15 connector looks a little odd though. Wasn't that Exceed supposed to have a switch on the back? My SE/30 is also pretty much pimped out but it's not quite finished. I need to find a proper SE/30 Radius Colour Pivot and a ROM-inator II. I've already got the accelerator and NIC. It's quite a beast.
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    Macintosh Plus with internal SyMBiotic 20 MB hard disk

    Yeah, I get your point. My Plus doesn't see much use because of this very reason. Well, when I say Plus, should I say Pluses? I got a Plus ED (nothing fancier than a normal Plus) a year or so ago. My plan was to install this scsi helper card and a TTL video adapter (I actually have this but I have currently no way of connecting it to a modern monitor. The refresh rate's an odd one.) Having everything tucked in nicely inside is definitely a bonus. As is, it kinda feels like the current Mac Pro. You want a better 'GPU'? Sure, here's a Scuzzygraph for you. More storage? Get an HD40. After a couple of upgrades, you'll end up with a genuine 'tower'!
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    Macintosh Plus with internal SyMBiotic 20 MB hard disk

    Well, my unit already had the internal drive+circuitry built in so I wouldn't exactly call this a retrofit. The 512k still has issues and I can't do much about it ATM, being stranded 500 miles away from my collection. alaska actually made something that allows you to plug any 50 pin SCSI device right on top of the SCSI chip. That's a really clean mod and I would totally recommend it if you want to commit to this. With the 'daughterboard' installed you'll just need a ribbon and a fan. In fact, it would be way easier to install a SCSI2SD. That way you wouldn't have to bother with the fan or HD bracket. Double sided velcro FTW and you're done. The main issue is, the Plus inherited a very experimental SCSI protocol. It means that it can prove tricky to get some drives working on a Plus.
  6. BadGoldEagle

    Apple IIc label

    Wow ole, thanks! It looks so good compared to my unfinished canvas. There’s nothing of interest left on the case but I’d say this is a 1985 machine, judging by the date stamp on the monitor. I have no idea how long ROM 255 units lasted until they were eventually replaced by ROM 0 machines... That label might very well come from a ROM 0 IIc. I don’t mind having the wrong type of label (normally I would though) because I’ll probably update the ROM to gain smartport fonctionality some time in the near future. Genuinity is not key for once.
  7. BadGoldEagle

    Macintosh SE/30 with Radius Card

    Have you tried hitting the unit on the side a few times? There could be cold solder joints on the analog board. That’s the first thing I’d try if I were you. I’m a bit confused... is it an SE or an SE/30 we’re dealing with here? Radius made cards for both systems... If it had been a classic with a FPD then a black internal screen would have been totally normal as those macs aren’t powerful enough to drive two screens. But that’s not the case here.
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    Apple IIc label

    Thanks for the nice pics joe! My IIc is a european one so there's bound to be differences anyway... But since yours is a ROM 255 as well, it's definitely worth taking a look at this. What particularly struck me is the kerning between the version I've found online and yours. For example, the "T" and the "h" are really close together on the irish one and on yours you can actually see a small gap between the two letters. It could either mean two things. One, that the printer used to make the irish label is of shoddy quality or two, that the font used wasn't exactly the same. I'd personally say it's a mix of the two. But the font I've found for the Power supply text matches yours better than mine.
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    Apple IIc label

    I’m gonna use the LB’s serial number. It’s probably not the right one but at least that’s better than nothing. @olePigeon, you have extensive knowledge when it comes to reproducing labels. I’ve got a question for you. Would you happen to know what type of font Apple used for the “Power Supply” text? I’m using Helvetica condensed and compressed and even though I’m adjusting the kerning a little, some characters simply aren’t the same... the “2” for example has a short “nose” (the roundy bit on the left) on the label and I can’t seem to find the correct font... I could hack it by inserting a rectangle or something but that doesn’t seem right. Any idea? thanks!
  10. BadGoldEagle

    Mac SE/30 with MicroTouch touchscreen

    Impressive! I wish I had one of those. But the only auctions I've seen of a MicroTouch are the ones you won I think. I wonder how difficult it would be to replicate one with a modern film. Hummmm...
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    Apple IIc label

    Hey ole, Unfortunately I don’t have the box...
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    Apple IIc label

    Hi My new IIc is in perfect condition but the bottom sticker is missing. Here’s what I’m on about: This picture is a great template to work on. I’ll use it to recreate a label on Photoshop. Problem is, I have no idea what my IIc’s serial number could be. 2A2S4 seems to be common to all IIcs but the rest is specific to each machine. What I do have on the other hand is the logic board’s serial number. Could it be the same as the unit’s serial number? I don’t have another IIc to check unfortunately. thanks!
  13. You have a Super Serial card, so why don’t you give ADT Pro a try? A db9 to db25 cable shouldn’t be too hard to find and you’d have access to literally everything, not only geos. You might find the setup process a bit convoluted at first but you’ll quickly get the hang of it. And trust me it’s a lot easier to configure compared to the ADT Audio client. And your SSC has a standard connector unlike the IIc. PS: Thanks for reminding me that GEOS existed. I’ll have to give it a go sometime soon.
  14. BadGoldEagle

    CPU Processor - How hot is too hot?

    And if I launch any kind of game (e.g. GTA Vice City, it's from 2002) it gets really hot! Around 100°C IIRC. As a result I don't get to play much on this machine...
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    CPU Processor - How hot is too hot?

    My rMBP is idling at around 65°C... And it's no i9 "aka The hottest laptop ever".
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