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  1. jimjimx

    Aeroflex SCSI to USB adaptor?

    I wonder if it’d work on 68k? If it’s for a ppc Mac, I’d use a pci usb card. Would 68k even be able to format a Flash Drive? It doesn’t seem to be made to use USB to attach a SCSI device.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    Well???? Did you get it running? Are you having fun with it? What’s your experience so far?
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    SE FDHD Restoration

    Thank you for doing that! What about the male connector? Got links? A lot of people talk about fixing / repairing their machines, a lot of people help them, a lot of people question........... ..... And then that person comes back with “I found it at “parts supply” & fixed it, Hey thanks!” But never give information on the part, or replacement part.... Yeah, we can all look at “parts supply” .com, but xxxx, don’t tell me “I found it at “part supply .com”! Give us a link, or more information about it.. Damn, looking up parts, even in the age of internet, can take days (and many brain cells). Thank You! I wish more people would give exact part #s.. I’ve thrown exact part #s at people many times, and I love it when they say “ Thanks, it’s working again”.
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    SE FDHD Restoration

    Do you have links to the connectors? I’d like to make some of those too.
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    macintosh portable Keyboard

    Never mind, I see this was taken care of in the PowerBook section.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    Here’s what I put in my G4 Mac mini.
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    SE FDHD Restoration

    Well, I can start you (and anybody else reading this) off with..... When using a DMM, put the positive (red) lead on ground, and probe with the negative (black) at the chip, therefore your probe won’t try to power up the chip, or chips! O scope..... yeah. Someone else chime in...
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    PM 8500 no boot

    The 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500 and 9600 all used the same processor slot with different processors on daughter cards. I’m not sure if they can all be swapped around, but they all had G3 upgrades for them, or G3 zif carriers, which you would be able to drop in a G3 zif you had, or bought.
  9. I went bare bones and used a uncased adapter, and just plugged it into the socket. https://www.ebay.com/itm/mSATA-SSD-to-44-Pin-IDE-Converter-Adapter-as-2-5-Inch-IDE-HDD-5-Volt-For-Laptop/263766651638?epid=1331356730&hash=item3d69b7b2f6:g:GhoAAOSw5MdbKKhM At $3, I might get another 5 or so, just to have on hand, or when they’re no longer made and the price skyrockets.. if you get one of these, make sure that it has the 5v to 3.3v regulator. Some don’t have the regulator, and will destroy the SSD.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    So did you get it up and running? How’s your experience so far? Have you run into any problems / quirks?
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    SE FDHD Estate Sale

    Have you tried to fire it up yet? Did I miss that part? I think it looks worse than it is. I don’t know if you have tried “evaporust”, but it’ll do wonders for the frame. It a bit expensive, but reusable...
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    Classic II over and under volt. Help

    I think I’m going to start with the caps and see where the rails are at from there, and probe around to see what’s doing what.. Too bad I don’t have the parts here & now. I think I’ll double the order.
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    Macintosh Classic II Blues... :/

    Again, there’s no fact that a CRT will kill you....... Thats until you or me become “statistic #1” Be carful !!! Dont make truth the fact.
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    Macintosh Classic II Blues... :/

    It’s known that nobody ever died from a CRT shock. It might hurt like hell, but there is *NO* record of anybody dying from a CRT.
  15. Like the Apple II Pi? Yes! You should continue your work on getting a 68k Pi running.