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    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.
  13. After a recap, I got the chime back, but still have screen issues. Checked the electromotive force, and I’m reading 13.51 and 4.47... and drifting lower & higher Both are too far out of spec., and I’m asking for help on finding out where I should start with this one. Edit When reading the -12 line, it holds -12 for about 30 seconds, than drops to zero, climbs to -1 or -2, than jumps to -12 again. Any ideas? This thing is everywhere
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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.
  16. Like the Apple II Pi? Yes! You should continue your work on getting a 68k Pi running.
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    CPU upgrades for Cube

    Idunno.. I always thought the Cube was fantastic, and I wanted one! But now that I have OS 9 running on a 1.5Ghz Mac mini G4 /w mSATA SSD & 1GB RAM..... Nnnaaaah. This is like the best candy EVER!
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    Mac SE - checkerboard and repeated chimes

    The flashing question mark means that there is “no useable Operating System installed”. NOT your hard drive is bad / your floppy drive is broken. As a matter of fact, get a bootable floppy, and try that when it does try to boot. The continus restarts *ususlly* means the analog board has an under volt. Needs repair. If you have access to another SE / SE/30, throw the digital board in there. It’ll probably be fine.......
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    Agreed. The mechanic will replace “the computer”, and not know anything about it. He is just a wrench monkey.
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    Mac SE - checkerboard and repeated chimes

    So how did this end! Are you up and running again? I hate when posts just drop off....
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    Newly acquired Mac SE with screen issue

    Great! Now how do we fix it? ... And I think you mean Digital board. The Macintosh SE and SE/30 never had a main board. if there was a main board, it would be the analog board, which powers everything.
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    Minimum Compact Mac Value?

    Fantastic! I love to hear good news.
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    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    Um....... Yeah. I’ve seen plenty of modern big screen TVs trashed, and then repaired and resold, with the only repair being caps! In the audio world, when things start “humming”, they get recapped. Recapped isn't a “Mac” thing. If you get a 40 year old Microsoft, that’ll need to be recapped too.. Don't blame it on max. I’ve got a 1969 Fender amp that needed to be recapped. Is that because Apple / Foxconn provided the caps? Come on. Stop being a Microsoft sheep. bbbbb but I use Linux. Well than, why is it that every time you start up your computer it boots Microsoft?
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    Minimum Compact Mac Value?

    @LaPorta you forgot to quote “expensive Vs. affordable” Right now, I have a SE/30 that’s fully happy, and a turbo 040, just sitting in a box. I sent the IIx adapter to @Trash80toHP_Mini to help with it. The adaptor for the SE/30 is a *bit* expensive, (but I understand the work that was put into it, and appreciate it) and currently unaffordable. It’ll cost me $90 to get it!! Right now, that’s both.. Its a fking adapter!!! ....p and, I sent off my adapter for the IIx, to have the GAL read to help with this.....
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    Minimum Compact Mac Value?

    Fantastic!!! How did it turn out? Is it working? Did it have a reverse zero volt battery? (That’s when they “explode”) A year ago I found a “Jackery Powerbar” for $100, and I can show up and power up a compact Mac off of it for about a hour and a half, so I’m going to bring that with me when I get the $30 SE, along with a boot floppy, mouse & keyboard, along with one of the 3rd party “Mac bags” to carry it. Oh! That’s another thing. In ‘97 I got a 512kE /w ext floppy, key & mouse, and 3rd party bag for $17 at thrift store, bought another 3rd party bag on eBay for $25, and the official Apple bag on Craigslist for $20.