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  1. Looks like maybe there was an issue before mode32 7.5. Searching, I found several instances where new features of mode32 was that it was compatible with thread manager. I didn't actually try mode32 on my se/30, but maybe the readme file i was looking at from the thread manager install was before mode32 v7.5 was a reality.
  2. Hey that worked great. Thanks so much mdeverhart for the info. I feel silly now that it was indeed that simple. I have a way of over complicating stuff sometimes.
  3. I have 7.1.1 running on an SE/30 with 16MB of RAM. I was going to use the MODE32 which I have used without issue before, but I need the thread manager and the readme states that it is incompatible with all versions of MODE32, so that leaves me with the apple 32 bit enabler. I have downloaded this from 2 different sites, and extracted it without issue, but I end up with a single file that is neither an extension or a control panel applet. I am uncertain how to actually install this program. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks again..
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    Screen corruption after recap se/30

    Well i am officially giving up for now on this board. Was trying to have a nice clean board as my one other se30 has like 9 wires all over the motherboard for trace repairs. Don't know what i did, this is my first time to experience making it worse after a recap in probably 50 recap projects. I pulled all caps off, put on electrolytic radials, no change. Ended up lifting two pads after trying to be so careful as well. I would be more motivated to fix it if i didn't already have the one repaired se/30 logic board.
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    Screen corruption after recap se/30

    Thanks Bolle for the suggestions. Sorry i haven't got to take a second to do more than take a few pics of the board. I will pull the 3 by the power connector and reattach and also inspect for solder overflow. Looks like i may have gotten a little overzealous in the solder on some of these.. also previously tried a known good rom simm and reseated it several times ensuring the contacts were clean.
  6. Well i Schruted it. I surprising had a buggy but working se/30, recapped the logic board since it was still original caps and now i get no chime and a solid screen of corruption. I got all the old caps off with no issues with pads, and suprising the leaks looked nonexistent to minimal, but it is the first time for me to use polymer tants instead of electrolytics. All caps seem soldered down good and polarity is correct. Does this look like a ud8/ue8 issue or should i focus elsewhere.
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    Recapping se/30 with tants, did i get the wrong ones?

    After some seaching I think it is a warning that the capacitor can crack or release steam and break while heated during soldering. Hopefully once soldered and during normal operation the moisture won't be an issue.
  8. Was about to replace all the caps on a logicboard for an se30 and followed a link for the caps i needed, but i have never seen warnings like this before on tantalum capacitors. Should i use these or does everyone think i should use solid ones instead of polymer? I figure as much washing of mainboards that we do here at 68kmla i figure i better ask. Thanks..
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    Simple file sharing (Mac SE/30 to Mac SE)

    I know my SE/30 had about 4 bad traces from capacitor goo that went to the printer ports. I was looking for some kind of loopback tester hardware for the printer/modem port but didn't come up with anything. Since then I connected up another mac and tried the file sharing between two macs and it just worked without doing anything special.
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    800k Floppy drive question

    The limit switches at the front of the drive, make sure they don't need a spray of deoxit maybe. I don't know for sure, but I figure one of the switches is to tell the system a disk has been inserted. Otherwise I know all the drives I have gotten needed disassembled and relubed. Just followed these instructions for the drive from my SE/30 and it is now working great. https://wiki.68kmla.org/Floppy_drive_lubrication
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    Need help hunting the other end of a trace on a SE/30

    The culprit was UD8, pin 4 to the Glue chip, pin 77. Everything else seems fine, as this was the only wire I had to run an now it comes up normal looking. I even got the original 40MB Quantum drive un gooed and it appears to be working without issue for the moment. Thanks again for all the direction and help with this. I appreciate it.
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    SE/30 logic board foreign object?

    What are the odds of that getting stuck right there. crazy..
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    Need help hunting the other end of a trace on a SE/30

    Awesome, Thanks Bolle for the heads up on where to look. One question which will probably echo macclassic's question. In this section of the schematics it looks like the Ux8 chips are listed twice. I assume this is just for each side of pins? Also say UA8 for example. Pin 5 just goes to nothing and says VADR (7). Where would I try to find the other end of this connection?
  14. Got the logic board recapped and reinstalled and apparently the resoldering of the flyback clip was successful. I have a display. The CRT acted completely dead without a raster or even light light up without the logicboard connected. This is probably basic mac knowledge, but I didn't know this. Slowly learning the ways of the vintage mac.
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    Need help hunting the other end of a trace on a SE/30

    Got the board recapped and looks like I still have broken traces somewhere. I get the startup chime but otherwise it;s WYSIWYG..
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