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  1. I agree. Acard that ends in M, is for Me-axe (Apple Macintosh, not Microsoft, .... that’s how Microsoft people pronounce it). if the model # is xxxxxxM, it’ll work when you build it into your “macs”
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    All caps will go bad, maybe with the exception of ceramic...... They are supposed to block DC, but after time, they will allow it through, turning it into a resistor. When it does this, it is called a leaky capacitor, because it is leaking DC. .... Not only electrolytic fluid leaks!
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    I didn’t mean it snarky.. just kind of “yeah, I’m lazy, I don’t get to (let myself) read everything “.
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    We don’t always get to read everything.
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    Macintosh Classic II Restoration

    Here’s a different way to brighten plastics. Straight sunlight, and some science behind it.
  6. All caps will go bad, maybe with the exception of ceramic...... They are supposed to block DC, but after time, they will allow it through, turning it into a resistor. When it does this, it is called a leaky capacitor, because it is leaking DC. .... Not only electrolyte fluid leaks!
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    6100/66 is very unstable

    Show pictures of the board. Did you check Apple System Profiler? Is it a really running at 66, or has it been overclocked with a clip oscillator? And, yes, put a fan into the square part of the heatsink, with the air blowing out to remove heat, not in, to blow air onto the heatsink.
  8. Here’s a ATA 133 pci card that works in 9 and 10... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acard-Ultra-ATA-100-133-Bootable-PCI-Card-for-Apple-Power-Macintosh-Computers/323758761683?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item4b6186a6d3:g:RJQAAOSw3S1cnvoY&enc=AQADAAAB0KX%2FKt4E1xf3SDqEdBclaYYrfzgBmMxUR0JUbX%2FFOUomfcdQXH14on6A30Q2BPSSZznnnUGZM%2B4KDm9MiVLp4tYgAYGB2z6XKL%2F87AmoxCmbfl%2Fvri2oyJj8vpkM0WqnuqD53r0Q7egqZFpQVp%2B4EZmI0klf0oFBhuti9YKDJxbZB42xmA1MBXHRjSVbfw2optUDvqcpdLRABiYYigWadC9Vrvha024ZbJy9inYdudEKsn02%2B4g43No1i4Bz6H3pO5bl16wcELRH38Vyj0dAExnrwQjFy%2B0rn28CswPoPGp5zmClbhyzx6h65gjBctr4gPgr%2BO1vCDiKnFoew5bbCas2w6Gwna3NXbLfBzUSTrvVZqRvTxiCdvB6cJsmKqcuQNiItlCE0B2kdhuz3B4HIQnwLEQIgtyDr3VGB7ryYgt0ltdjiT8C5nKPVP9Qte5TedotBBX2okRMkxQPryfotDPkCisQNmkJwaKuKFCDzTps7UvqSY5zr9OwcZYD5OF2w1OhOIbtmgiU%2Fg5Zrk%2FxbcM7A6pB0Hd%2FYrOwSyatdpURizU%2BYNfqBSK6VPj1UImhNGZSf64p1qk1fErUrZuz4PQ8Ad7salJykQcSgGrH%2Fgji&checksum=3237587616838c2ff063f2b14c5190e01be80f39e2db
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    You might want to look at the link I posted in my last comment. You’ll find all the pieces to get a new jack & connector in there, or do what I did, and remove it entirely, soldering the wires directly to the board.
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    Classic II is Alive!

    The bottom screws are common 8/32, found at ANY hardware store. You’ll have to get them in a Phillips head, as the T-15 is uncommon.
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    I bought my 512kE in 1997, and most of my troubles have been solder joints... .. There was the burnt up J1 connector, but I just removed it all together.. And as I stated in that piece, I changed the capacitor at C1. https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Panasonic/ECQ-E2395JB?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv1cc3ydrPrF0%2BjlB8SXIRuf09bNNZbGIg%3D I haven’t done anything else to it.... It just works. ..... The other compacts I have, all have some sort of cap problems (SE/30, Classic II, SE SuperDrive...)
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    SSD for Powermac G3 beige minitower

    I have to think back to the years I had a 7600, but I know Adaptec did make a OS 9 320, although I can’t remember the model. I was going to save up for one that worked with OS 9. I ended up getting a blue & white, and a sonnet tempo 133, and bigger, cheaper HDs......... Edit.. upon looking, my old memories might be wrong, and I was thinking 160.... still better than the 33 or 66 that is built in..
  13. Actually, the decoder is *needed* in OS 9, but OS 10 has a software decoder......
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    SSD for Powermac G3 beige minitower

    If you’re looking for speed, why not use a SCSI 320 card? The ATA on that PC is only ATA 33!!!
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    SSD for Powermac G3 beige minitower

    Price! CF is essentially ATA anyway.. There’s not any conversion going on to get from CF to ATA. ... And CF is Ssssooooo damn expensive!!! Write cycles? Ugh.. I’d go mSATA.They can come in cheap TLC or QLC types, but you can get them in eSLC or SLC Types that have a 100k write cycle life...
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