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  1. Mac mini g4, 1.4 ghz, 1gb ram, and v8 is the un offical vers. of os 9 from “macos9lives” that runs on a mini.. They’re doing great work there.
  2. For what it’s worth, I have a mini that I put os 9 on the other day (from macos9lives, v8), but haven’t played with it too much. Problems. it will auto boot into the last selected os 10 ver. selected in the os 10 startup sys prefs (I have both 10.4 and 10.5). always have to hold down option key to boot into 9. audio is all up. www, classilla works, but horribly frustrating slow. protools gives me a DAE error that I cant find information for anywhere. I know they’re still working on fixing it and making improvements to it, as well. It's better, smaller / faster than the DT G3 I’ve been using.... but I’ll still keep it for now to make floppies for System 6 & 7.
  3. I found it and tested it without drive connected, and pin 9 is not connected to any other pins.
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    Mac System 7 ... on an iPad.

    There’s a Commadore 64 emu Hand BASIC - CBM Flavor by Hawwash-Soft https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hand-basic-cbm-flavor/id394924289?mt=8
  5. Well, I was going to do that, but apparently I put it someplace VERY safe, and can’t find it.... But I found my SD to 40 pin ide card, that I need for the iBook G4.... I’ll continue to look.............
  6. I have an 0131 I can get around to in the morning, but, do you want a drive on the other end, or unplugged inside the case? I can do either.
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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    Thanks fo the info. I didn’t use the utility. I plugged it into the scsi on a G3 using os 9, and used lido to format and partition it. I didn’t know you could set it up as 2 (or more?) scsi devices.
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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    My question is...... Can I partition, and have multiple boot volumes. I’ve tried & failed so far.
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    PowerBook 520, lines on screen, pram batteries

    The PRAM Batteries are Panasonic VL 2330 placed in series. Red +, Black -, and White is the center tap. This is the information I asked for, found myself, and give to all others looking for it.
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    520c: Help Needed

    For what it's worth, I bought a IBM 16V 4.5A PSU on eBay, and connected the red & orange wires from the Powerbook cable to the positive, and everything else to negative. My Powerbook 520 works just fine. Although since the batteries are dead, I can't say if the charge circuit is fully working..... Here's the one I bought: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-IBM-02K6657-02K6669-16V-4-5A-ThinkPad-AC-Power-Adapter-Charger-OEM/252818420883?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107095009%26meid%3Ddf53b130a53e4c909fc21325c44da5dd%26pid%3D100040%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D263471999128%26itm%3D252818420883&_trksid=p2046732.c100040.m2060 --jim
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    PowerBook 520, lines on screen, pram batteries

    Thanks for the advise. I’ll try to find those caps, and more info on the pram batteries. I know there’s 2 of them. @techknight . In what area should I look for the caps?
  12. Does anyone know what causes this, and what will fix it? I pulled it out of storage and wired up a new PSU (IBM 16v 4.5A), and was disappointed to see these lines. The top half was worse, but after squeezing the top edge, it became better than the bottom half. Next, see if I can rebuild the pram batteries with 2025s. (Does anyone know what the pram batteries are?)
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    MacBottom breakthrough

    I opened the MFS in an emulator, and saw this. It's only 361k I wonder what "Electric Start" means.....
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    MacBottom breakthrough

    That's too bad. I know how ya feel.. I guess it'll be there for the next person looking for it. I'll still report whatever happens, when I get my MacBottom serial drive & 512kE together...
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    MacBottom breakthrough

    Good news! I think I may have found some drivers / utilities! Go to http://vintageapplemac.com/154-classic-mac-survival-kit And download: http://vintageapplemac.com/files/misc/ClassicMacSurvivalKit.sit Under Hardware, you will find: MacBottom 800K.img.sit MacBottom MFS.image.sit I was able to convert the 800k file, but not the MFS file. …And I haven’t tested or used either one, yet. If you still have your drive, let me know what your experience is. It'll be a week and a half, before I get everything together, to give it a try.. If I get there first, I'll let you know. Good luck! --jim