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About BadGoldEagle

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    Compact Macs and post 1998 Macs (PPC and Intel)

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  1. BadGoldEagle

    Possible Conquest: Working 128k, Maybe Cheap?

    I would check if it‘s still a proper 128k. Someone could have upgraded the Ram to 512k or more... You never know...
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    AppleCD 150 can't read CDs

    Oh so it’s a CD SC (aka the first Apple CD drive), not a CD150? I have an SC and I had to manually clean the lens and install a terminator before it would do anything. Btw, this was on an SE/30 running 7.5. Also, in my experience those things can’t read anything burnt at speeds above 4x.
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    Short vs long ADB plug connectors?

    No idea. Also, what’s with the sticker on the ball “cover”? Some mice have it, some don’t... and it doesn’t seem to serve any purpose...
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    Short vs long ADB plug connectors?

    The mouse my old broken Portable came with has the long connector. I always thought this was a Portable specific thing, plus they do seem to be somewhat rarer than the ones with the short connector.
  5. BadGoldEagle

    Is there a good spot to hook up 12v on SE/30

    HD molex connector?
  6. Hi there, I might be able to get my hands on a boxed Quadra 950. I like the fact that it's got a full 040 (It would be a first for me. My fastest 'classic' Mac is a 50MHz SE/30 but an 030 cannot run everything). I also love the fact that you need a key to start it up as well as the form factor itself (I think it will look good alongside the Mac Pro and my broken G5) My plans are to upgrade the RAM and the VRAM to the maximum amount, and install OS8.1. Apparently the graphics card on this thing surpasses anything available on the market, so I probably won't need one of those except if I want to run a dual monitor setup later in the future... I would like to get an OrangePC card for any DOS stuff I might want to try. I don't want to get an IBM compatible as it's not my thing. I don't want to get a PPC card either as I've already got a G3 and a turbocharged G4 that should be more than enough for early PPC stuff. The Quad G5 (once fixed) should take care of anything post 2000 with ease. That leaves me with 4 unoccupied slots. So my question is, what would you put in there? SCSI2 + SSD? Is there any real advantage to get a Rocket if you don't do virtualization? Thanks!
  7. BadGoldEagle

    Creating HFS Images in macOS?

    It can, well sort of... I use HFS Disk Maker when I want to mount loose files to vMac and create proper images to put on real physical disks later down the line. It basically creates an HFS .dsk image from an existing HFS+/APFS folder on your modern Mac. A couple of seconds later you have an HFS disk that will work 99% of the time in a real Mac. From vMac you can edit the image to your liking. Shut down the emulator, use dd to write it to a floppy and boom, you're done. Isn't that what you were trying to do?
  8. BadGoldEagle

    Building a Spotify player for my Mac SE/30

    Awesomesauce. Unfortunately I don't have Spotify or my SE/30 on hand to try it out... It would be interesting to see if a stock SE/30 can pull audio from say Youtube and push it to speakers like yours. Perhaps in v2.0? @3583Bytes, it should work fine on the G3 (those things can run 68k code without any serious modding)
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    Hard drive unloading on shutdown

    The Matsushita in my SE/30 (running 7.5.1) parks its heads before shutdown but it doesn't power down. Perhaps that's specific to stepper motor drives?
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    Macintosh SE FDHD No Video or Raster

    Very nice. Congrats. Might I suggest the Floppy EMU for large (or small) file transfers? I have one myself and it's great. I'm not sponsored, just a happy customer. I don't use floppies anymore (which in a way spoils the experience) but when I really want to go full retro, I use it to duplicate floppy images to real floppies. It takes about 1 minute. The SD is hot swappable, so I just leave the EMU connected on the back of the (main) Mac, take the SD out, copy an image from the Mac garden, copy it to the SD, plug it back in, mount it and use the classic MacOS to duplicate it to a new physical disk. You can also use it to emulate a 2GB hard drive. But you can totally get away with a SCSI2SD too. It's about the same except you can't emulate floppies and you can't use it on non SCSI macs of course. Since I have quite a few far too many I prefer the Floppy EMU. I wish I could just plug a regular xFAT formatted USB stick to a SCSI emulator and mount the 'stick' on an old mac as an external device. Basilisk and Sheepshaver can "mount" HFS+/APFS folders to OS9 (it basically emulates a Unix drive ). It should be possible to create such a device but unfortunately I don't have the programming skills to do that myself...
  11. BadGoldEagle

    Macintosh SE FDHD No Video or Raster

    Good! You should have it up and running in no time then. 4MB and 7.1 should fly on this thing. Looking forward to seeing the finished product in action.
  12. BadGoldEagle

    Macintosh SE FDHD No Video or Raster

    Congratulations for fixing it ... and breaking it short afterwards Don't worry, we've all done it. But I've never seen that happen before though. If nothing fell inside the tube, you should be able to just reassemble the two pieces and put it back together. Were you trying to remove the front panel? If you were, here's a tip for you in the future: You can pick up the analog board and the CRT as one piece (so you won't have to remove that anode cap again). Just loosen the A/B and you should be able to remove the two CRT screws hidden just under the board. Then lift up the whole thing and set it aside. Oh and if you really plan on using the most of your FDHD, you should consider an SCSI2SD and/or a Floppy EMU. The hard drives are on their last legs and SSDs are much faster!
  13. BadGoldEagle

    Orange Micro NuBus PC Card - Need Help

    And now for a bit of hijacking... (I promise I won’t take long). The latest OrangePC card is the 660, correct? And can it support a PIII? There are reports online of such a setup but it might be just fake... if it’s not I need one of those for my Quicksilver.
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    Macintosh SE FDHD No Video or Raster

    I would still reflow those joints. Mine looked perfect but they weren’t. You’ll need a solder sucker sooner or later. The PSUs in those Macs are getting weaker by the day. You’ll probably have to recap it sometime in the near future. So a solder sucker is definitely a good investment. I’m no CRT expert myself but you most certainly have high voltage, so the flyback should be good. If reflowing everything on the board doesn’t fix it, you’ll have to go signal hunting. I don’t think the logic bord’s bad (but I’m no expert unlike techknight). Thankfully the SEs don’t have a complex video circuit (compared to its bigger brother the SE/30). IIRC it’s incorporated in the GLU logic chip and this one doesn’t go bad very often. But the joints on the LB connector can be bad. So I would reflow them too. Again that’s what I would do. It may not help at all. Techknight’s method is definitely the best.
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    Macintosh SE FDHD No Video or Raster

    Any recommendation for the oscilloscope? I need one of those as well. Neil from RMC uses an app on his iPad and an adapter with prongs connected to the lightning port. It looks fancy but does it really work I wonder?