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SE30_Neal

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  1. Hi guys, is there a way to add background pictures to a compact mac: a utility or add on? i’m running 7.5.5 on my se/30. Basically its a bit cheesy but i’d like to the same backgrounds on all 3 of my vintage macs, i mocked up my idea in the below picture. Trimmed picture in photoshop for the se/30 and saved as .bmp to the right size. any advise?
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    I do have desk pictures on and found a registration code that works but still can’t seem to get it to stick picture on thanks werdna, if I cannot get this desk picture working ill give the others a try so thank you
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    SE/30 System 6 can't initialize hard drive

    My avid wouldn’t do anything without the terminator plug on the back. Once setup and formatted I then re-assigned it number 4 in my scsi chain after my scanner, CD-ROM and zip drive. Set it as 0 when setting it up
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    SE/30 System 6 can't initialize hard drive

    Oh sorry I couldn’t help. someone on here should be able to give you guidance. neal
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    SE/30 System 6 can't initialize hard drive

    I confess to not knowing that drive but fo have an external on my SE/30 and had to assign the number in the scsi chain and have a terminal or other device afterwards before it worked
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    Looks great Jonny! Result
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    To the uk from usa it’s expensive
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    I take it You’re in the USA CC?
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    Micrographic Megascreen 3 (SE PDS video)

    Its an external b&w video card http://myoldmac.net/SELL/MacSE-MegaScreenCard.htm its in german but does say abut in english A Mac SE display card for an external BW Monitor. Only plugged to the Motherboard. The Drivers are included. The Card is untested for now. No guarantee but coming from a working system
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    Nice
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    Looking good Jonny
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    VRAM SE/30

    thanks techknight, Like Bolle said it’s a no go which explains why no one else has done it. I'm not complaining though i love using the little b&w mac even if it’s a bit rubbish on photoshop 4 with its 1-bit graphics but thats part of the fun of using something vintage plus i have other colour macs if i need, maybe one day I’ll fall across a macron card
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    VRAM SE/30

    Ok guys as micron cards are either rarer than hens teeth or more expensive than the Cullinan diamond can you upgrade THE SE/30’s on board 64kb Video RAM, i.e could you replace it with say a 256kb or 512kb chip? I presume this 64kb chip is soldered on the motherboard somewhere, what chip is it? Or is it just a pipedream and really thetr isn’t a way to up the spec without such a micron card? I ask as im using mine for graphics which is perhaps hadly the perfect machine but fun nevertheless neal
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    Cheers buddy will try it out when I’m home
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    Cheers Laporta, i’ll have a look on macintosh-garden see if i can find something neal
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    VRAM SE/30

    Thanks Bolle, i thought it would be futile otherwise others would have done so before. I’ll just have work with it. Neal
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    I use same as Jonny. My daughter works at a hair salon and gets me a generic 40% volume peroxide white cream. i have a uv lamp which i have used but sunshine works better. i have heard others having bad results with cling film but its worked perfectly for me with the neat cream. like I mentioned I always check and turn items every hour and rub it to make sure no streaks occur.
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    Link Mac SE with MacMini via AppleTalk?

    Hi Dog Cow, sorry to hoodwink this tread, yes i have networked and internet ready se/30, PowerPc and iMac on my home network all with sharing on and still can’t get them to see each other. That said ive never networked old macs so its probably me doing something stupid in my nievity? Any ideas. neal
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    I just paint on the peroxide cheam from the bottle and then cling film it in so it doesn’t dry out, then leave it outside for a 1-4 hrs depending on how sunny it is. I’ve done 3 computers and a few a accessories now and not one has gone wrong or streaky. I do check every hour and rub it to make sure no blobs appear. that it, no mixes
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    I retrobrite differentlt from most and mine worked on all really well, its worth it to make it look original agree with you over Jonny’s great strip fown photos, great work
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    Thats defo an improvement
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    Radius

    Is this any good radius for se/30 i would like 2 screens on my se/30? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223366492637 its missing bits i think
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    Haha yes I thought it would need more, looks like its in great shape bar the colour so i think you got a good one
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    It may need 2 attempts to get it back, mine did but I believe you’re weather is better in us that here in the uk which helps when doing retro brite
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    Link Mac SE with MacMini via AppleTalk?

    Hi Dog Cow, is there any info on how you use file sharing on old macintoshs? As I’m wanting to share my se/30 with my PowerPc and g3 iMac which i have networked. neal
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