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Rockin' Kat

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  • Birthday 08/12/1983

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    Spokane, WA
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    Classic videogames and computers.... Macs/Apple II's... commodore, etc.....

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  1. Yeah, I loaded Toast on it for mounting images. With the extensions loaded it does not recognize the Dell drive as being a writable drive, unfortunately.
  2. So, Title says it all really, I'm looking for a USB CD burner that will work on a G3 iMac running Mac OS 9 so I can burn stuff I download on it rather than having to turn around to another machine. All my older external burners are SCSI and the only USB optical drive I have is a relatively new Dell DVD-RW drive that while it can actually work as a disk reader in OS 9, I doubt there are any drivers that will make it work as a burner. I'm just looking for some popular model names/numbers of the era that will make it easier to find what I'm looking for in a sea of stuff that won't work because it's just too new.
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    Seagate ST1 microdrive -> PCMCIA on PB3400C

    Well I got a hold of a FireWire400 Lexar professional CF card reader for my MacBookPro so I'm back up with that.... I already used google search. I mostly found links referencing pages that didn't exist or reposts of the same pages and links to online stores that used to offer the service but do not anymore. https://www.google.com/search?q=modify+powerbook+3400+for+32-bit+cardbus#q=modify+powerbook+3400c+for+32-bit+cardbus If all this mod is doing is cutting the card cage for a card to fit, I don't need that as the card fits the cage as is already.
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    Seagate ST1 microdrive -> PCMCIA on PB3400C

    There have been no mods done to this PowerBook 3400 that I'm aware of... I take it the microdrives can't be read on a 16-bit pcmcia bus then?
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    Seagate ST1 microdrive -> PCMCIA on PB3400C

    I'm running OS 9.1 on the PB3400 and have Drive Setup 2.0.3 which doesn't need to be patched to work with third party drives.... it works fine for initializing regular CF cards in the PCMCIA adapter(well, except for the part where it locks up after successfully initializing the card), but it does not see the ST1 drives at all when the PCMCIA adapter is inserted with one of them in it.
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    Seagate ST1 microdrive -> PCMCIA on PB3400C

    I did the formatting of both the ST1 drives and the regular CF cards under OS X's Disk Utility... but it would appear to have become a bit moot now as it seems with the update to Mavericks the other day on the MacBookPro my Lexar ExpressCard CF reader is not working anymore... even with the required driver reinstalled... so I don't really have any way to read them or format them on another computer.. Oh the sound of suck can be heard from the hills to the valleys. I've sent an email to Lexar Support regarding this, but that's about all I can do. Don't really have the funds to put forward anything for the next few weeks.
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    Seagate ST1 microdrive -> PCMCIA on PB3400C

    They work fine in my Lexar ExpressCard CF reader. I'll go try from a cold boot.... though typically when I use just regular CF's in this adapter I'm able to insert/eject during regular operation. When I got these drives they were formated NTFS... I've since reformated them HFS+ under OS X.... I even tried formating them for MS DOS too. ... I've got a NEC Versa laptop running MS DOS 6.22/Win3.1.1 and an Amiga 1200 with Amiga OS 3.5... those are my only other machines which have PCMCIA slots... I'll have to try those tomorrow.
  8. Hi, So I got four 4GB Seagate ST1 microdrives which are supposed to be CF type II. I've been toying with the idea of using them on my Apple IIgs' SCSI chain... all points lead to a PCMCIA to SCSI device.. which would mean I'd need a CF to PCMCIA card adapter... After a bit of looking... it's a fair bit spendy for the PCMCIA to SCSI adapter, but the PCMCIA CF reader cards are fairly cheap and decided, I'd try buy one and try it out in my PowerBook 3400c running OS 9.1 before taking the plunge on the PCMCIA to SCSI device. This leads me to the problem. I got an Adorama brand CF Card to PCMCIA adapter which is supposed to be fore Type II cards and was able to accomodate the thicker size of the ST1 drives, but when I put it in my 3400, the clock in the menu bar stops ticking seconds for a moment and then starts and again... and nothing. The drive doesn't mount. When I put a regular 512MB CF card in the adapter it mounts just fine on the PB3400. Is there any reason I'd need a driver for this? Do I need to try a different CF to PCMCIA adapter?
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    Um... What is this cable?

    Now I just need to track down the monitor adapter for the 6100, find out if it even works, track down the card, and put the 6100 In place of the compaq presario 386... Hrrrmmmm... This is generally a good policy :b&w: Other people might disagree... But I wouldn't.
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    Diskettes, which brand?

    It probably doesn't help that with reduced sales things sit around longer on sales floors while more product sits on warehouse shelves waiting for replenishment orders... Waiting in warehouses with poor temp/humidity controls etc...
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    Um... What is this cable?

    Oh, that? Wow... that's cool... That card would work with a PowerMac 6100?
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    Diskettes, which brand?

    I've been told that Athana is the only company still making floppies and that any new ones you see on store shelves now are just rebranded. I dont know how true that is though. I bought some 5.25 DS/DD Floppies from them a few months ago over the phone. I can't yet speak for how reliable they are. http://www.athana.com/
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    Um... What is this cable?

    Found it for a buck And it had apple logos.. Looked unusual so bought it..
  14. Hi, So I'm doing some cleaning and I found this under a desk... Now I'm wondering if this could be used on a Mac IIfx? I have no idea if this scanner ever had 68k support or was PPC only. Searching for old drivers is such a drag...
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    Newbie lost in front of a IIgs

    Juat a warniing about cleaning disks and Apple 5.25 drives(and any other other single sided 5.25 drives you may find on classic computers) Using a cleaning disk one one of thse can rip off the pad that applies pressure to the non-write side of the floppy disk. You need to cover the hole on the non-write side of the head cleaning disket before using it so that this does not happen... I generally cut a small peice of scotch tape, stick it to a larger one, and then stick that over the hole.. the smaller peice keeps t he larger peice from sticking to the cleaning pad in the disk. Another thing I didn't see mentioned. If drives are disconnected/connected while the IIgs is turned on, it is very easy to fry the floppy controller chip. Also, if you have a Mac with a floppy port, you can test your 3.5 drives(DO NOT TRY THIS WITH 5.25 DRIVES!) on it to see if they work.