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  1. beachycove

    Email on Powermac G4? (OSX 10.4 Tiger)

    Would Thunderbird built from Macports do the trick, I wonder?
  2. beachycove

    PowerPC 604 swap

    As I recall, the “Kansas” machines and the 8500 are sufficiently different as to make this impossible. Oddly enough, they will nevertheless take the same G3 upgrade cards.
  3. beachycove

    Quadra 650 and Houdini II Dos Card

    The 6100 right angle adapter converts the 6100 PDS to a 68040 PDS, so the only thing not used is the angle adapter in the 040 machine. Fitment, however, is an issue.... I'd be interested to know more about fitting in the 040 machines. I had understood that you couldn't get the lid on any of those mentioned when the Houdini card is installed, not just the Q700, but you can?
  4. beachycove

    SE/30 CMD-CTRL-POWER Reset

    The Pkey INIT referenced three posts back in the link from DogCow would be interesting to try on the SE/30.
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    SE/30 CMD-CTRL-POWER Reset

    Wouldn’t it be technically related to “softpower” capability, which requires both ps and logic board support, and in some systems, it seems, System software (the Autopower On Control Panel, or whatever)? Some of the later Mac functionalities required a clock, I seem to recall. Obviously, on an SE/30, there’s a switch round the back. Once running, though, you’ve got something akin to what you want in the programmer’s/ reset and interrupt button around the side; it is possible to do some mildly interesting things via the programmer’s button, including a soft reboot. Maybe that was the engineers’ expectation. It’d be interesting to know whether or not the “three fingered salute” simply duplicated what you can do via the programmer’s switch and the command line that comes up there.... Anyone know?
  6. beachycove

    Will a IIx accept this RAM?

    I have a large number of 2mb PAL SIMMs here if you want to shoot me a message. Just be aware that there are other things in a Mac II that can cause the chimes of death/ a Sad Mac. The problem might not be your RAM. You’ve got those SIMMs installed right, have you, in a single bank of four identical pieces? Tried both banks, one at a time?
  7. beachycove

    Will a IIx accept this RAM?

    Have a look here. You apparently need PAL SIMMs.
  8. beachycove

    Dual 600MHz Cube

    How did you “pull” the processors?
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    Bad caps leading to slow performance ?

    More likely the hard drive.
  10. Ahhh. Password fatigue. No help in the software manual?
  11. What happens if you boot with Extensions off, or boot from a floppy?
  12. beachycove

    Free Macintosh Plus!

    Do you have details? I have an SE here that is the same. Resoldering J1 did no good. Where was the filter?
  13. beachycove

    Apple 40SC strange power supply...

    It is controlled by a jumper on some drives. Yours seems to be one with such a jumper, set to auto spin up. Here from a roughly contemporary IBM drive manual: Enable auto spin up (JP5) This jumper controls how the drive starts when power is applied. If the jumper is NOT installed then the drive will spin up automatically after power-on reset. If the jumper IS installed the drive will NOT spin up unless the host system issues a 'START UNIT' command to the file.
  14. Woohoo! I have a new reason to live fire up that 9150! And in that same spirit, say I had a Radius LeMans, or a Jackhammer, or something equally exotic. Could I expect them to perform markedly better in their own right in the 9150 than in, say, a Quadra 650? It’d be interesting to try and measure the difference somehow, as has been happening in this excellent thread.
  15. Would the AWS9150 be the same? I have the last iteration here, running at 120mhz.