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  1. I think I have that same model. I have used it on a MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) to convert from VHS to .mov files. I converted seven VHS tapes of mine before I realized I didn't have the video capture set at the highest quality video settings. It's been twelve years and I still haven't found the time to redo those seven tapes.
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    PowerBook 180c Capacitor Map

    I've been looking for this as well. I have one that needs the display capacitors recapped, but I haven't wanted to open it up (and leave it open and parts scattered about) without having the capacitors on-hand to replace them right away so I can get it all taken care of at the same time.
  3. ComputerEyes and it was a frame grabber. https://www.wired.com/1994/10/computereyes/ They must have had a version for the Apple IIGS too? https://oldcomputers.net/appleiigs.html
  4. I also had a SCSI device that I think I used on my PowerBook 180c that captured video. I don't remember the quality or much about it. I only remember that one time we had a customer who had an image he wanted to use on his print job and the image was, if I recall correctly, on a slide. Our scanner at the time could not do slides. So the only way to capture the image was to hook up a slide projector to project the image on the dining room wall, then film that with my video camera which was connected to the SCSI device so we could capture a single frame so the image could be used. I don't remember if the image turned out well or not.
  5. Length: I don't remember for certain. I think they were short clips. Probably nothing more than a couple minutes. I think a minute of video/audio took like 70-80MB or thereabouts and since the hard drive was 1GB, I wouldn't have been able to capture very long clips. Storage: I had an internal hard drive that I think was 1GB or it might have been 500MB. Also had an external that was 1GB. I am reasonably sure I used the internal drive for capture because it would have been faster than the external. So, if the internal was 500MB, that would mean the clips would have been relatively short indeed. Settings: No idea. What ever would have been S-VHS or VHS quality. I think. That's a good question. I thought I did 640x480, but a search of my hard drive (which does not have all of my old stuff accessible yet), finds only a 160x120 clip from back then. (Which was about 15 seconds long.) But I am 90% certain I did something that I output to a VHS tape and watched it on a TV. I'm thinking maybe the PCI card handled that end of it? And now I am trying to remember what all I did. I know I definitely did not do a lot of video editing. The main project I wanted to do back then would have been an hour or two in length, and there would have been no way I could have done that with what I had. But I remember doing some things in Adobe Premiere and I liked Premiere and made sure I got the CS3 version when I got my MacBook Pro. (Of course, I can no longer use the CS3 version because of Adobe . . .) Bottom line is that I didn't do any large projects and I cannot fully remember exactly what I did, but I know I did something because I definitely remember using Premiere (version 4 or 5, I think) on that machine to edit video.
  6. For what it's worth, I did some video editing on my PowerMacintosh 7500/100 with Adobe Premiere. Also I am pretty sure I did that before I upgraded to a 604 processor. So, if a 601 can do it, I'm sure a 604 should be able to do so as well. I can't recall the the video capture/output card I used though, but it did S-VHS and VHS. Pretty sure I used S-VHS in and VHS out.
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    Cheaper/alternative solution than scsi2sd?

    I should also add that I have an external SCSI2SD that I bought hoping to use it on my Mac SE, but I have not been able to do so. So far, I have only been able to get my Quadra 800 to see the SCSI2SD. I am guessing I probably have something configured wrong, but haven't been able to figure out what. The Mac SE doesn't recognize it being there at all. I somewhat recall, but can't remember for certain, that the problem might be that the Mac SE doesn't provide SCSI power but the Q800 does?
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    Cheaper/alternative solution than scsi2sd?

    A Floppy Emu will work as a hard drive for an SE. I have an SE with an 80 MB internal hard drive and also have an 80 MB hard drive set up on the Floppy Emu. I mirror both because the real hard drive is likely to eventually die. But, the SE will boot from the 80 MB hard drive on the Floppy Emu without a problem. I don't remember if I configured it as a Smart Drive or something else. But, whatever the setting, the SE sees it as a hard drive.
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    A tale of 3 Tibooks...

    I agree with you there. Seems it wouldn't be impossible to use tiny screws or even a slide-in fit to hold them in place. I feel fortunate that, when I got my now-ancient MacBook Pro, I bought a metal case with a padded interior that does a pretty good job of protecting the computer. It was supposed to protect the computer from a three foot drop, maybe more, and I don't recall ever dropping it from a height like that, but it has been knocked over or fallen over a couple times and the computer remained secure. The locks no longer work, and parts inside the lock are broken off so that ship has sailed completely, and the latches don't reliably work anymore, although they still manage to somewhat lock themselves shut on occasion, so I've had to resort to straps and Velcro to ensure it stays shut but otherwise it's still serviceable. The downside is that the manufacturer no longer makes such cases and all I've managed to find so far are fabric cases, sometimes with padding, but no secure, metal, interior-padded cases, which is definitely something I would want if I ever got a new laptop.
  10. Can't help but I can share in your misery. I remember a book long ago for programming in BASIC. You had to type in the code from the book-- no examples on floppy. And I remember this one program--I think it was something somewhat lengthy, maybe two to four pages in length--and I typed it all in and it wouldn't work. And I checked and re-checked for typos or any minor errors and still no go. As I recall, I never did get it to work.
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    Discharging a CRT - video

    I'm guessing I may have gotten the information from this article: https://lowendmac.com/2007/the-truth-about-crts-and-shock-danger/ Says that: "If you want to minimize the chance of getting an unpleasant jolt, just let the thing sit overnight." But then there's this article that basically says "Run for your life!" http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=759704&seqNum=2 I'm not claiming any expertise on any of this. After reading the first article, I'm a bit concerned now about recapping the power supply I have that needs to be recapped. After reading the second article, well, CRTs are scary again.
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    040 Recommendations?

    Out of curiosity, what are 900s and 950s going for these days? Same here, except mine is a Q800. And I'm debating whether to put the PRAM battery in or just reset the clock each time. Or, possibly, rig up a dummy battery with the actual battery in a more accessible location, as someone did in another thread with a different machine.
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    Macintosh SE Clock Battery Mod

    It's also easy to overlook and forget about something that lasts for ten years. I've had AA and AAA batteries leak in what seemed like under a year, so why take a chance? And I say that knowing I've probably got batteries leaking in different devices that I've forgotten about.
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    Discharging a CRT - video

    Also, if memory serves, the longer the CRT sits disconnected from power, the more it discharges naturally. So, when possible, if you can let it sit for a few days or longer, there will be less of a charge to discharge, which makes it a little less scary when doing the actual discharge whether with a homemade tool or an official one.
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    Mighty Jabba's Conquests

    What about a SCSI2SD? They have a PowerBook edition.
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