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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

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. mraroid

    Floppy Emu Hard Disk Files?

    I would like to know the answer to this as well...... mraroid
  5. 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.
  6. mraroid

    .img files with old Macs

    I would like to know the answer to this question as well. mraroid
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. So Waynestewart.... It souds like that G3 1.1Ghz cpu is just going to waster sitting in your
  10. But can you boot from this card?
  11. 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
  12. mraroid

    G4 processor swaps

    I am also a big fan of Arctic Cooling, now upgraded to MX4. I have used it in rebuilding laptops, Macs and PCs. For novice users, the big problem is that they use far too much. Follow the directions! Thank you for the post Bunsen. mraroid
  13. mraroid

    Extracting SIT files on Macintosh Classic

    What version of Windows are you running on your PC? What software are you running on your PC that lets you use Apple Talk on your Classic? This sounds like a good idea if it will work properly. mraroid
  14. Why? Because it cuts my time down more then half. I installed OS9 over 10 times when I was rebuilding the B&W. The stock CD optical drive took 21 minutes to install it. When I used the older CD/DVD apple drive I just bought, it took 9 minutes. And this older drive is quite a bit slower than the SATA windows drive I used to install Tiger. So this drive that cost me around $35 cut my time in half. In half! I would say that is a good investment of the $35.00 and a really good reason.
  15. Got it. Thanks again Gorgonops. mraroid