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  1. sstaylor

    Starting on the SE

    If you look inside the floppy drive, there are usually a few switches near the opening. There's a switch to detect when a disk is inserted. There's a switch to detect write protect status. If you have a superdrive, there is a switch to determine whether a HD disk is inserted. An HD disk has a hole opposite the write protect hole; a DSDD does not. But dochilli is right, SE's with HD floppies usually have "Superdrive" or "FDHD" silkscreened on the front.
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    Just bought a Color Classic, no power

    Happy day! Looks like a really well kept machine. I like your video game screensaver(?) in the background. What is it?
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    Just bought a Color Classic, no power

    You do need to power it on with a mac keyboard power button. That's how I got my CC on the cheap--the owner didn't know about the keyboard power button and assumed the machine was dead.
  4. I love how the ad describes them as "super quite". (Instead of "quiet", for those who aren't pedants and/or proofreaders.)
  5. All the Iomega CD drives I have seen have been USB, plus some kind of four-pin round power adapter that's likely to be nearly impossible to find.
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    Can you use "any" SIMM ram.

    Most types of 30 pin simms should work, though occasionally (rarely?) some macs will have difficulties with 2, 3, and 9 chip varieties; the 8 chip simms seem to be safest. You're going to want two 1Mb 30 pin simms.
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    Color video from SE/30 for cheap?

    Boy, I imagine he'll be glad to unload that. He's been advertising it for over a year. Hope it works out for you!
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    SCS2SD - Mac Plus bootable solution

    There is a way of making the Plus provide termination power by installing a diode in the right place; unfortunately my google fu is failing me tonight and I can't find instructions. I'll keep looking.
  9. One thing to be aware of too is that if a floppy drives heads are out of alignment, it may be able to read and write its own disks, but be unable to read the disks from a properly aligned drive and vice-versa.
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    AppleCD 150 can't read CDs

    You will need a CD extension for the OS to recognize the drive. I don't recall whether a standard install of 7.1 would include the driver or not. Take a look in your system folder and see. Termination is a maybe/maybe not unfortunately. Theoretically it's required but you can sometimes get away with not having it. I've seen terminators on ebay for not too much money.
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    Floppy drive issue

    And if I recall correctly, it also needs a SWIM chip for the HD upgrade.
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    about powerbook 170

    Huh. I stand corrected. Happily corrected.
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    about powerbook 170

    According to everymac.com, the 170 requires 7.01 at a minimum. https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook/specs/mac_powerbook170.html
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    My powerbook 170

    Beautifully kept! Very nice. I have a 170 but in nowhere near as nice condition.
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    Connecting an Imagewriter II to a OS 9 Pismo?

    You'll need a USB to serial adapter (and your job will be easier with a 8-pin mini din serial adapter) and an apple printer cable. I picked up an old usb to 8 pin serial adapter for a pretty reasonable price on ebay a few months ago; I suspect they're not terribly hard to get hold of currently.