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About mraroid

  • Birthday 04/29/1950

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    Salem Oregon, US, formally, Ibarra Ecuador
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    Old Macs, motion picture film, vacuum tube radios, botany.

    I am enjoying upgrading my Color Classic.

    My likes: CRT as opposed to LCD or LED. Upgrades were I do not have to butcher the inside of my Color Classic case. Polite conversation. Freely sharing information

    Dislikes: rude people.

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  1. mraroid

    Booting Mac Plus with scsi2sd...

    My long time dream has always been to have the ability to send and receive gmail from my Color Classic Mystic. I have LC 575 board installed, a SCSI2CF card for a hard drive, a full 68040, 128 MBs of RAM, 640 X 480 mod and a network card connected to my modern Lynksys router. I am running 8.1 and 7.5.6. I can use a browser and reach web sites that are made to support old time browsers. But no email. It was not clear to me if I set up and used the device and software in your link, that I could use it to send and receive gmail. Is this possible? Have others done this? Can it be done? Do I connect it between my Color Classic and my Lynksys router? Thank you for the post. mraroid
  2. mraroid

    Color Classic hardware buttons

    That is about the only thing that worked when I made the LC 575 board upgrade and did the 640 X 480 mod. I am sorry, I am of no help. The light comes on, right? I wonder if both plug in some place and a plug came loose? Others here probably know what to do next. I will be interested to learn about this. mraroid
  3. mraroid

    Color Classic hardware buttons

    Are you talking about the on off key on your keyboard? Remember, you need to have the switch on the back of the CC turned on before that will work. Will the machine boot? Will no keys on the keyboard not work? Or are you talking about the volume control and contrast control on the box it self? Do you get a beep on boot? Will the light on the font of the CC come on? mraroid
  4. mraroid

    Takky power supply mod. Help please!

    Thank you for your posts. I do enjoy them. Please keep us updated. I suspect you know about this already, but if not, here is the best on line source I know of for hacks of your CC. Great detail and a lot of good info: https://powercc.org/ mraroid
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    Rear I/O panel for "Mystic" CC?

    Same here. Ebay. I can not remember who made mine, but I liked it. It fit perfect. The only issue is the I/O panel was made out of pure white plastic. But it never shows unless you turn the machine around. I was always going to paint mine after a retrobright, but the retrobright has yet to be done. And so it goes...... mraroid
  6. Occasional, I have seen dead CC on ebay for $150 to $200. Sometimes the cases look to be in great shape - almost no yellowing at all. A dead CC will be a world of parts for you. If you have not found this site already, I suggest you visit. It has the most CC information under one hood that I have ever seen. The builder of this CC web site is quite a nice fellow. I believe he lives in Germany, is a member here, and the site is in english. https://powercc.org/ mraroid
  7. And if you put a 575 board in the the Color Classic, swap out the processor for a "full" 68040 and then make the mode to the board to give you 640 X 480 , you will have one sweet machine. mraroid
  8. mraroid

    Floppy Emu Hard Disk Files?

    I would like to know the answer to this as well...... mraroid
  9. mraroid

    Color Classic Analog Board problems

    I am guessing that you tried to boot to a boot floppy? Rsolberg has a great idea about trying to boot to a good board. But if you do not have one, that is an expensive test. I also suggest you slide out the 575 board and photograph the front and back then post the photos here. Also, if you remove the case, stick your ear near the neck of the CRT. Then try to boot. Let us know where the noise is coming from. Is it from the rear of the CRT? Maybe from the hard drive? Be careful with your ear.
  10. mraroid

    .img files with old Macs

    I would like to know the answer to this question as well. mraroid
  11. Bump. No one knows? My B&W can boot to a early OSX, but not directly to 9.22. Is a card even made to do this? mraroid
  12. Thanks all for the information. Can it only boot to a early version of OSX, or can it also boot to 9.2.2? mraroid
  13. So Waynestewart.... It souds like that G3 1.1Ghz cpu is just going to waster sitting in your
  14. But can you boot from this card?
  15. It might be hard to find radio shack stores any more. When part numbers are referenced in your post? Are they part numbers supplied by a vendor or a part numbers from a specific manufacture? I have found that the huge mail order electronics supply house called Mouser had all the capacitors (and other parts) that I needed for my color classic rebuild. Mouser will let you buy just one part or a thousand. I find that shipping is reasonable as well. Here is a link to the main web site: https://www.mouser.com/ And here is a link to just the capacitors that they carry: https://www.mouser.com/Passive-Components/Capacitors/_/N-5g7r/ Other folks here can tell you which kind of caps you can buy (buy the best that will last a lifetime, or modern axial capacitors that will probably last another 40 or 50 years, etc, you decide). The other two large electronics vendors are: https://www.digikey.com/ and https://www.alliedelec.com/ I find that Mouser usually has what I need, the price is right, and I do not get ripped off for postage. Also note that some folks on this forum can sell you a packet of parts just for your machine. It can save you a lot of time (but cost a little more). have fun.... mraroid