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  1. Is there a beige Power Mac that can make 800k disks?

    Interesting, I haven't had any problems writing files to an 800k disk in 9.2 and making it unbeatable...
  2. iTunes Music Authorization

    You absolutely have to authorize the computer to download still, but when you redownload, it should download 256kbps "Purchased Music" .m4a files instead of 128kbps "Protected Music" .m4p files. Any previously downloaded protected tracks will still be protected, you would need to redownload to get the unprotected ones. Also, I have noticed that a couple of my protected albums disappeared from the store since I bought them, so aren't available to redownload unprotected at all.
  3. Compact Mac CRT - what are its power requirements?

    Hey, right there on the web page!
  4. Head hurts, IIvi versus IIvx

    Apple advertised as 32 MHz because they went 'cheap' and used a 16 MHz chip to generate the clock for the CPU, doubled to 32 MHz on that model; even though the CPU itself was rated for 33 MHz.
  5. PowerBook 500 series Battery Rebuild

    Yeah, I sent it off to Battery Refill, they opened it up and replaced the cells. Sadly, I don't have the email receipt any more. It took them like four months, though. I had them do two at once (and got a slight discount for it,) and got about 10 hours between the two batteries when they were fresh. They did replace the cells with new NiMH. And obviously they did a GREAT job in opening/resealing them. One of them was slightly more "bulged" than original. I'm 99% sure I kept that one and sent you the good one. The bulgey one is a bit tough to get out of the right-side battery bay, but seemed to be fine to use in the left-side one.
  6. Because there is some confusion - some Macs can make a bootable RAM disk (although it loses its contents if you shut it all the way off,) some Macs can't. I don't know for sure about the Q840av, I know that most of the Power Macs aren't bootable from a RAM disk. (Some systems save the RAM disk contents to your primary hard drive on shut down, some don't.)
  7. Playing audio cd's

    As others have said, you can command the CD drive to play the audio CD, but the classic Mac OS doesn't do "digital transfer" of the audio over the SCSI connection. Macs with an internal CD drive have (as unity said) an extra cable to send the analog audio to the logic board. External CD drives need to be connected to speakers directly, or via a cable to the line-in jack on the Mac. Then you need to tell your Mac to play the line-in source out at the same time as it's coming in. (Not all Macs support that.)
  8. External Floppy disk qurstion

    Two options: 1. Format the floppies as "Mac" on the SE/30, then use them in OS X via a USB floppy drive (yes, they will work - you can't format HFS/Mac format on OS X, but you can read/write just fine.) 2. If you have PC File Exchange installed on the SE/30, just use the disks in FAT/DOS/Windows format. For writing disk *images*, you can use dd in the command line in OS X (or any UNIX/Linux) to write an .img file to the floppy drive, although it seems hit-or-miss for me.
  9. PowerBook 5300

    I really want one of those mini CD drives from Independence Day, but I have a feeling that was a mockup, not a real thing.
  10. HD20 failure rate?

    I've acquired three over the years. Only one was fully working, even though all three power up, have the light turn on, and the drive platters spin. One of the broken ones appears to have dead drive electronics - while the platters do spin up, it doesn't identify to the system AT ALL. And yes, having three of them, I tried moving around various bits of electronics - no good. The drive electronics on that one are dead. The other broken one identifies itself to the system, but fails all checks/formats/etc.
  11. hard disk 20

    I've acquired three over the years. Only one was fully working, even though all three power up, have the light turn on, and the drive platters spin. One of the broken ones appears to have dead drive electronics - while the platters do spin up, it doesn't identify to the system AT ALL. And yes, having three of them, I tried moving around various bits of electronics - no good. The drive electronics on that one are dead. The other broken one identifies itself to the system, but fails all checks/formats/etc.
  12. connecting 2 mac pluses

    If you have a hard drive on one of the two with System 7.0 or higher on it, you can use the "Sharing Setup" control panel to start a file share on that system, then connect to it from the other Plus using Chooser, as long as you have Appletalk client on that system's boot disk. If they are both floppy-only, you're out of luck - I don't know of any system that will fit on an 800k disk with file sharing support.
  13. Apple share??

    Okay, that requires a *LOT* more information. The simplest answer? Read this: http://www.applefool.com/se30/ The long answer requires more information from you. What type of drives do you have on the two Macintosh Pluses? Is one connected to the SCSI hard drive, and the other floppy-only? Do both have their own hard drives, and you want to share a third hard drive? Is it an "ImageWriter" or an "ImageWriter II"? Does the ImageWriter have the "LocalTalk Option Card" installed? Do you have the official AppleShare server software, or are you meaning you want just the "built-in networking in the standard version of the Macintosh System Software"? Assuming the "minimum" on each (one hard drive total, just floppy on the second Mac Plus, ImageWriter with no LocalTalk card, no AppleShare server software,) then realistically, you're going to need System 7 (any version) on the hard drive, and a "Network Access Disk" boot floppy for the other Plus. Just open the "Network" control panel on each system, make sure "LocalTalk" is selected. Open Chooser on each system, make sure AppleTalk is on. Open "Sharing Setup" on the system with the hard drive and start file sharing. Then from the Chooser on the "client" system, select AppleTalk, and connect!
  14. FriendlyNet Hub

    No, all are either Apple official cards or my AirPort Express acting as bridge to the rest of my network.
  15. FriendlyNet Hub

    The adapter I'm using with mine is a 5V, 1A, and it works fine with a full load of connected devices.
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