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  1. SE30_Neal

    John's SE #1 Rebuild

    Thanks Trueno. I have just brought a replacement analogue board so it’s a good time to look at this and align the screen properly once ive re-capped it of course
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    John's SE #1 Rebuild

    So what’s that do? I thought the screen adjustments where on the cardboard side? Of the a/b analogue board
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    John's SE #1 Rebuild

    I never worked that out if I’m honest either
  4. What mp3 program did you use Scott?
  5. It depends how hands on you are and if you have other older computers to act as a bridge machine. I brought an se/30 a few years back without really thinking about it, nostalgic purchase as i used macs at college and it was cheap. firstly without some basic technical or computer experience you wont get far trying to get software of these machines can be a real pig, disc formats, no networking or compatibility with modern machines so a bridge machine was the way i went with a few zip drives. as above mentioned re-capping; these electronics from this era had issues, if you’re like me and not an electrician it’s daunting to do yourself and can be costly but it needs to be done if you want to keep if for many years to come. yes discharge and be careful of the crt neck. Quantum Hard drives are small capacity and stick if (big if)?they work! I found a 1gb drive from a mid 1990’s machine (i love the sound) but scsi2sd probably best choice. other than that have a think about what you want it for, what you want to do on it! They obviously have limitations by todays standards and they’re not really gaming machines but i love doing graphics on mine even though its tiny b&w screen are far from ideal somehow it’s lovely to do. vintage games obviously and generally using old software is a pleasure on the crisp b&w screen. Going online is fun too if you can. Oh and get extra ram i found the 4mb seriously lacking. I have 3 macs now of vary ages and the se/30 is the oldest and most compromised yet its the one I enjoy using most, I suppose its like a classic car; a bit rubbish but full off character. I have excel on mine and do my home finances on it because i can. It’s cost me a lot more than i had planned on but what hobby doesn’t cost but above all enjoy, i get great pleasure tinkering with it, typing on it and using old hardware and software.
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    new SE owner

    I’d give the board a full clean up with q-tips and cleaner just to make sure theres no residue left. Potato is correct about the SEs and older macs didn't suffer the capacitor issues like the SE/30 onwards but the analogue board and psu do have those unreliable caps
  7. I don’t think its that big 50mm maybe. I can’t quite remember i have to open mine to swap out the analog board next week I’ll measure it.
  8. 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?
  9. SE30_Neal

    Mac Classic Expansion board?

    Deed breathe!
  10. Thats good as i have an internal nic. So how do you make that little box do all the work and not the 68030?
  11. Oh shame id be so so delighted to run Spotify from it
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    Glad you sorted it out. I use a zip drive to transfer files to my mac its alot easier than floppys:)
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    Ah i used photoshop 4 on my se/30 and converted the image size as close to 512 x 384 dpi (dots per square inch) to match my screen size and saved in pict format as that suits system 7 best.
  14. Can you run Spotify on an se/30 through a normal ethernet cable rather than wifi?
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    Desktop backgrounds on compact macs

    On a 1-bit macintosh pictures and backgrounds can be intriguing so you need to be clever with yor pictures, simple b&w pics work best. What you trying to fo Nathanplus?
  16. Awesome job, my dream setup plus wifi, SWEEEEEEET!
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    I know the rominator has a separate board to flashing roms
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    I could do with stopping the ram check too, I’m sure there is a way of doing that i read.
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    I have the 128mb in mine so 8 x 16. So it was easy. Yes there does need to be added in equal pairs.
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    It worked in my SE/30 and comes with warranty and with 60ns speed quicker than the original too. I had tried some memory from ebay first but it turned out to be fake. It was a bit more from owc but still not expensive and made tge se/30 a lot more usable than before the memory upgrade.
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/30PS16MB?fullDetails
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    Yes IIfx rom is rare just use mode 32 extension patch to make your standard rom 32bit clean. Macsales owc ram was only $11 per 16mb sim i think it cost me more in shipping to uk.
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    Owc memory was cheap enough for me: 128mb was less thsn £50
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    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    The rominator can be tricky to setup on the se/30 as you can’t just install it on 7.5.5. I didn’t get mine working mainly because I wasn’t prepared to wipe my drive and install different os’s in sequence just to get it to work so i do have one not used at the moment. But will attempt it again in the future. 7.5.5 is the best all round os for a none accelerated se/30 so i’d stick with that and install mode32 to add the extra ram. Others are right you don’t need 128mb on an se/30 buts its fun to have anyway and cheap enough, only downside is boot up time increases due to memory check. As for internet you wont find much difference in what can load on a later browser wrote for 8.1 then in 7.5.5 as none will run html5. Don’t get me wrong with accelerators pushing 8.1 would be worth a try but without mine runs lovely on 7.5.5 with 128mb ram, gets online ok and networks to my newer computers to share software.
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