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    Fast cars, audio production, video post-production, animation, antique and rare computers and software.

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  1. netfreak

    Early Mac LC proto?

    I picked up a bunch of LCs recently and one seems to be a very early board: The very large capacitor and reset switch were odd as the rest of them weren't like this. The case it was in is otherwise a normal production LC.
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    (Failed) Conquest

    Can you run some sort of application that tells you the clock speed? Wondering if this is one of those 33mhz LCs that I'm assuming are probably just a factory overclock of the 25mhz board.
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    Apple Set Top Box

    You got my hopes up there... Threw a full 040 in but no change. I'm probably going to be stuck with figuring out ROM disassembly.
  4. netfreak

    Apple Set Top Box

    On a whim I ordered a gglabs 2mb ROM with a Quadra 840av ROM image... Unfortunately it does nothing. I was hoping it would be close enough to the AV hardware and give me TV output like on the AV Macs. Now I need to maybe figure out how to take my original STB ROM dump and add to it, then burn it to this SIMM.
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    Apple Set Top Box

    So I've already got this booting off the drive from my LC 475... There's no video so I dropped a copy of MacCheck in the startup folder and then used command-I to bring up the brief info box and took a screenshot. Pulled it off the drive after. Since I can't actually see what I'm doing, it's tough trying to make this thing display good detailed hardware information...
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    Apple Set Top Box

    Also if any other set top box owners have the red ROM stick with the "LC 475 GM" label, I'd like a dump of that if possible. Or I might be willing to just buy it and/or related set top box parts.
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    Apple Set Top Box

    Yeah this part might be annoying. Apparently the ROM-inator SIMM programmer is discontinued so I need to find another way to either write my own ROM or have someone do it for me... Thinking the LC 475 ROM is the one to do. The special developer units with a different ROM and a video card that fits in the expansion slot would be probably easier to experiment with. These ones just kind of expect a T1/E1 service with an Oracle server at the other end. I do have some ideas I want to try though.
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    So I picked up some Macs today...

    I hear the hard drive spinning but doesn't seem to boot off it. I'm betting the floppy drive belt is long dead so I'll have to pull it apart at some point.
  9. netfreak

    Apple Set Top Box

    This was my eBay conquest. Sorry if anyone else was trying to win it . I wanted an impossible project and I think this is it.
  10. netfreak

    So I picked up some Macs today...

    It really is a nice CRT but I only picked it up because a friend wanted it. Maybe if my living situation was different I'd keep the CRTs for myself.
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    So I picked up some Macs today...

    So I went back for more! I managed to find what looks to be the cable for that Protools thing. Plus all this stuff: A lot of this is to help a friend's collection but I wanted to grab the software titles and that Tandy laptop for myself.
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    So I picked up some Macs today...

    Yeah it's possible. I'll be contacting the seller anyway as I need to grab a few more items for other people so I might have a chance to see if the cable is sitting around there still.
  13. netfreak

    So I picked up some Macs today...

    There was a Digidesign nubus card in the 7100. I didn't think about looking around for the cable in the pile of stuff at the seller's place but I might see about going back there. Some other odds n ends I might want to pick up like a keyboard or two plus more boxed software. EDIT: actually it just seems like a 50 pin SCSI-2 type plug between the card and the rack thing
  14. netfreak

    So I picked up some Macs today...

    A couple weeks ago I missed out on giant bins of various 90s Macs including Color Classics for $2 each. But, last week I found someone else who was trying to unload their old Macs. Made the trip today and ended up with this: I really only needed the PowerMac 7100 for some Copland testing but also ended up with another 6100 DOS model, LC 475, couple LC IIs, and LC III, Motorola StarMax clone. Also some real interesting boxed software including ClarisWorks, Apple System 7, Apple At Ease, HyperCard, Windows 3.11, etc.
  15. netfreak

    6100/66 is very unstable

    I've got this exact same problem but I've already recapped my board and put new thermal paste on. With a pram battery, it only turns on the first time and just hangs on every reboot after. I found it easier just to run without the battery. My board seems clean though so I'm not sure.