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About mraroid

  • Birthday 04/29/1950

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    Ibarra Ecuador (formally from Portland Oregon USA)
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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

    Color Classic VGA Mod. the CORRECT way

    D..... Here is a colletion of all the links you need and even old ones missing from the itnernet: https://powercc.org/ You can find the most detailed upgrade descriptions to your hardware at the above site as well. mraroid
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    SE/30 RAM speed. <120ns ok?

    Hi AP...... I have thought this as well. I have wondered if the board would be able to use the fastest speed installed. Any limit or how fast? If the RAM is too fast, with the board just process as fast as it can? Thank you, mraroud
  3. Hi folks..... I saw this card on ebay and i am not sure what it does. Can anyone give me a heads up? Here is a link to the card. :The card is made by Asante. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Mac-Color-Classic-PDS-Ethernet-Card-Math-Co-Processor-LC-Performa/112629676565 If the above link is broken, you can search for item number 112629676565 I have a Farallon network card in my Color Classic. I have a math co processor installed on the main board. I do not know what this card will do. Thoughts? Thanks mraroid
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    Dead Color Classic?

    It should boot from your hard drive. If your hard drive is bad, you can boot from a floppy. But it seems like you have no power at all. Did you slide the logic board out, then in again to make sure it is fully seated? Saw this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-4MB-30-Pin-70ns-Parity-FPM-SIMMs-Macintosh-COLOR-CLASSIC-LC-Memory-Apple-RAM/132670009871?hash=item1ee3bfb20f%3Ag%3AoroAAOSwpHpbDsOx&amp;_sacat=0&amp;_nkw=Mac+Color+Classic+4+MB+SIMM&amp;_from=R40&amp;rt=nc&amp;LH_TitleDesc=0|0 and https://www.ebay.com/itm/256KB-Apple-Mac-LC-Centris-Video-Quadra-Performa-VRAM-SIMM-M1310LL-A-670-0269-/391696367204 mraroid
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    Dead Color Classic?

    After doing a quick look, it seems that you do not need to upgrde the RAM and VRAM to get this to boot. Here is a link to a PDF of the manual for the CC: http://tim.id.au/laptops/apple/legacy/color_classic.pdf Do you have a boot floppy? mraroid
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    Dead Color Classic?

    Here is a link for a new battery: https://store.retrofixes.com/products/macintosh-pram-battery-for-classic-classic-ii-color-classic-se-30-iisi-lc mraroid
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    Dead Color Classic?

    You are missing some SIMMS on the logic board. I think you might need them to boot (anyone?) Also, you need to pull that battery out and test it with a VOM and see if it is any good or not. You can buy new batteries on line and it is a drop in replacement. Keep us updated. mraroid
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    Stereo Mod for Color Classic

    Hi Chris Lawson, who wrote the FAQ you are loking at, hangs out on a Facebok forum on old macs. It is called "Low End Macs". Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowendmac/ You might ask about the mod on that forum. mraroid
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    Will a Color Classic fit in this apple bag?

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Also thank you for the link to the CC ad with a photo of the bag. I do not think I have ever seen that bag before. Yes, with your help I see that the bag I linked to on Ebay is just too small. The larger bag I often see is maybe $100 to $150. I am having a hard time paying that much. I often fly and I would like to take my color classic with me. I think the only safe way would be as a carry on perhaps stuck under the seat in front of me. Worse case I could stick it in the overhead bin .. thanks again everyone for the help and advice. Mraroid
  10. Hi folks.... I am looking for a bag for my color classic. I found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple-Rainbow-Macintosh-MAC-Carry-Bag-Carrying-Case-Luggage-B8B/123237388134?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52861%26meid%3D8f9947b955c7462aa8b6358586f57a21%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D123237388134%26itm%3D123237388134&amp;_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982 If the above link is broken you can search for item # 123237388134 Will this bag take my color classic, or do I need a bigger one? Thanks, mraroid
  11. mraroid

    Best Mac OS version for Color Classic?

    jefframsey....... How about an update re your CC? Were you able to install a ethernet card and go on line? Did you max out your RAM? Still running a mechanical hard drive? I am a big fan of SCSI2CF or SCSI2SD. I like the fact that you are drawing less current from your power supply. I think it puts less stress on your entire system. It is not a young puppy any more. Also it gives you plenty of headroom to add more hardware. And better yet, it will make your CC quite a bit faster. My CC came alive after I installed a web browser and started visiting web sites that hobbyist had built that would work with out issue. Here is a link to this topic: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/27572-web-sites-your-68k-mac-can-still-surf-os-6-to-os-7/ I did one other thing to make my CC useful.... I installed a modern (and free) FTP client on my windows 10 box. Then I installed some older free FTP software that would run under 7.5 in my CC. I would surf the web on my windows box for older Mac software and then down load it to my windows box. Then I would run the software on my CC and ftp it over to the CC. This works great if you have files larger then a floppy disk can hold. I do have a DVD reader drive hooked up to the external SCSI port. My CC is still in a shipping container arriving in the US in a few days. I will be happy to get my CC out of storage and set it up again. My last big project with my CC is to find a way to read and write my gmail with it. On this forum is a fellow who uses a raspberry pi to strip away the SSL issue. The pi strips away the security stuff so that you can port email to the CC. It is way over my head at the moment. But I hope to fix that some day. I just need to sit down and do a lot of reading. Some other software issues are also available, but again, over my head at the moment. Post an update when you can and let us know of your progress. mraroid
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    Macintosh Internet browser?

    You can find old browsers here: http://www.macfixer.com/vintage-software/ You can also access this web site with older Macs. It works with my color classic running 7.6 mraroid
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    Best Mac OS version for Color Classic?

    So true! mraroid
  14. mraroid

    Best Mac OS version for Color Classic?

    I think you found your issue with termination.. But just in case.... I had a heck of a time getting mechanical hard drives to work as well as SCSI2CF and SCSI2SD drives to work until I used a 3rd party formatting software called LIDO. Here is a place in the US that sells a boot floppy with LIDO and other tools installed on the disk. When I used this tool on my CC with a SCSI2CF card, it worked perfect. Here is the link: https://www.bigmessowires.com/shop/product/mac-scsi-tools/ I have this disk but it is in a shipping container in the pacific ocean someplace at the moment and I can't get to it. If I had it in hand I would mail you a copy. The Superdrive in your CC will read this 800K disk (well, at least mine did). Do you have a network card for your CC? This is the network card I use: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Color-Classic-Ethernet-Card-Apple-LC-575-PDS-Farallon-New-Networking/231332620598?epid=1431958381&hash=item35dc7fa936:g:zSgAAOxyyFhTeL5i The price is right and it comes with the needed software. I do not know the seller. Keep us updated. mraroid
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    SSL email solution

    I use gmail techknight. Which ISP do you use? mraroid