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  1. netfreak

    Figuring out dead PowerMac 6100

    Yeah I tried a new battery from a small stash I ordered last year and didn't make any change. Also tried the double tap method. I haven't gotten around to the recapping yet but I'll try that first and hopefully it solves my problem.
  2. This one has stumped me. It has the symptoms of a broken CPU but I've got two boards and they both don't LOOK broken. I've also got two power supplies, two ROM SIMMS, multiple RAM sticks. None of these parts mixed together produces a working 6100... When power is applied the power light comes on, PS fan spins up, I see the keyboard LEDs blink but then absolutely nothing else happens. No chime, no video, no evidence that it's trying to boot off HD or floppy. Tried with a good PRAM battery and doing the on-off-on trick. What am I missing here? I don't see caps leaking but even with caps going bad I suspect the machine would still show some life. Pretty sure the thing worked before I stored it so I have no idea.
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    Macintosh IIsi display issues.

    Yeah one sign I had on a machine prior to recapping was it would power itself on as soon as power was applied. It worked properly after the recapping. This was just the board caps too. My PSU still seems ok.
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    Macintosh IIsi display issues.

    If you're talking about using a Mac->VGA adapter on it, you need a monitor that supports "sync on green." Not all do and I ran into this exact problem with mine.
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    SCSI2SD 32gb SD

    8.1 introduced HFS+ which doesn't have the 2GB limitation if I'm not mistaken. Only downside would be nothing below 8.1 can read it.
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    IIsi Applied Engineering QuickSilver card

    If you or anyone still needs the AE Cache driver, I've archived the copy that came on a IIsi I recently bought: http://68k.preterhuman.net/AE_Cache_v2.0.sit
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    Figuring out dead PowerMac 6100

    Yeah I've got two ROM cards and one cache card, already tried running it without the cache card. I'll be trying the board recap first and see what happens.
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    Figuring out dead PowerMac 6100

    OK well I'm feeling a little better about my situation then. I don't mind doing the recapping so long as it may help fix my problem and I'm not just wasting time on a dead board. I'll order up the caps I need for the job and try this within the next couple of months I guess.
  9. I picked up a Duo 210 a little while back with a problem where random keystrokes will not register on the computer. I haven't pulled the thing apart yet but wondering if anyone has ideas for something specific I should be looking for.
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    Duo 210 keyboard misses keystrokes randomly

    Yeah I'm hoping to get around to doing that sometime over the winter.
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    The one I used looks exactly like https://www.ebay.ca/itm/SATA-TO-PATA-IDE-Converter-Adapter-Plug-Play-7-15-Pin-3-5-2-5-SATA-HDD-DVD-GA/273368479057 and the SSD is some generic one I pulled from an old IBM server.
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    SSD in a 6500, anyone successfull?

    I'm running a generic PATA to SATA adapter from an ebay china seller and a 128GB SSD in my 6320 and it showed up no problem under MacOS 9. Not sure if these things even have jumpers to change settings. Just worked out of the box.
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    SCSI zip drive

    I still have the SCSI Zip I bought from the local Mac shop back in like the late 90s to use with my IIsi. A little beat up but surprisingly still works without any issues.
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    $12.99 PowerBook 520c

    Yeah that seems to be the only missing piece. I'll PM you.
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    $12.99 PowerBook 520c

    Couple weeks ago I found a PowerBook 520c at the local Value Village. Thing had been kicking around on random shelves for probably a month, and the power supply had also gone missing. Paid $12.99 for it to save it from eventually being thrown out. Had to order a power adapter online to make it work, and that cost me a little bit... Everything seems to work but the HD is starting to get a bit noisy.
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    $12.99 PowerBook 520c

    Yeah I'll be looking into some options for that and potentially more RAM.
  17. Got a Classic I wanted to try the ROM boot trick with so it has no internal hard drive installed. I noticed both before and after recapping the board it never reaches the blinking question mark point of the boot process. Basically only goes as far as having the mouse show up then just sits there (mouse still moves around). Tried it both with a good battery and without a battery, doing reboots after power applied, hitting various key combinations. The board looked good with no visible damage so I'm not sure what exactly is causing this. Any ideas?
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    Any point in using a CD-ROM drive on an SE?

    Yeah I think I cd booted a 475 and Color Classic recently but my SE/30 sad Mac bombed right away. Thought I was doing something wrong and didn't consider it simply wasn't supported.
  19. Yeah after I had no other ideas I tried a full wash. Didn't help.
  20. I picked this lot up few weeks ago for $100. Had to drive a few hours to grab everything but I wanted to make sure it didn't end up thrown out or something. Lots of goodies were included such as a box of SCSI drives, stacks of floppy disks, Apple IIe cards for LCs, spare components (LC575 boards, CC board, RAM sticks, 040 CPUs). The PowerBook 3400 came with a bootable CF card, max RAM upgrade, floppy/CD/ZIP modules. Both Color Classics work but one seemingly has a dead drive. The Classic also had a dead drive. The SE/30's drive is good but doesn't appear to be bootable for that system, so I'll be hooking up a CDROM and doing an A/UX install or something. The PowerBook 180s both work. One has a 40mb drive and maybe ~10mb RAM, the other has an 80mb drive and 12 or 14mb RAM. The 3400 is probably my favorite part of the haul since I used to own one a long time ago and regret selling it. It's also the most convenient for going through the endless stacks of drives and disks to archive and add to my software collection. Also included a StyleWriter II and StyleWriter 1200 but I'll probably give one of those away as I don't have any real intention of buying ink to use them.
  21. Yeah I've got a lot of Macs I should recap at some point so I'll try on the less rare ones. I have two of the IIe cards but it doesn't look like I've got the cables. I'll probably look into buying one at some point.
  22. Just checked the one I have left and it's with "color" on the label. Yeah I plan on recapping a bunch of my boards over the winter. I also have a local guy who has done solder work for me before in case I end up being real bad at it. Might just pay him to do the more valuable boards like the SE/30.
  23. I think they were just "color" but I'll check when I get a chance. I also sold one to a friend but didn't really notice what the spelling was.
  24. Yeah I checked the compact Mac internals already and zero battery leakage but the SE/30 and probably the Classic will need to be recapped. They don't LOOK bad but there's some glitches in operation. I'll probably pop open the PB 180s at some point and I'm currently using the 3400 as a floppy ripping system going through all these old disks I've got.
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    SCSI Zip drive

    The SCSI Zip has a switch on the back for termination on/off. Also a switch to toggle between ID 5 or 6.