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  1. beachycove

    Apple Internet Router 3.01

    ...which would most likely be faster and would certainly be more up to spec than the Apple IP Gateway, as the latter hails from the days of MacTCP.
  2. If you have gotten it to charge, IB has done its job, which is basically to wake up the microprocessor in the battery. Emmpathy, Lind, and IB Recondition all did basically the same thing there, but some of us found that used in combination they could revive the intelligence in an intelligent battery where one of them could not. But you are there already. Freezing would help, though how much anything can help a 20 year old battery is hard to say. If it can be done, however, then what could also help is a few thorough battery cycles. Another utility, Battery Amnesia, would help with that. Have you tried any of the remaining hotline servers for these kinds of tools?
  3. You also want the Lind Battery Utility, which will sometimes work where the other utility will not. Try freezing the battery for a night first, leave generously to thaw, and then give it a shot.
  4. beachycove

    Apple Internet Router 3.01

    Yes, in combination with another software product, Apple IP Gateway, and with the router software running on a machine at each end, it is possible to connect two separate zoned Appletalk networks through an IP tunnel. Kind of neat, actually.
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    Apple 13" Monitor failing

  6. I think a dumb hub is still the smart way to go.
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    Stylewriter 2200 ink tanks are really, really easy to refill. You just refill the sponge which is exposed on the bottom. If only inkjet cartridges were still made that way. One of the other good things about the SW2200 for our purposes is that Newtons work well with it.
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    Apple Imagewriter II Restoration

    A fellow traveller! We are a rare and exotic species. I have an ImageWriter II, a StyleWriter II and a 2200, and then a selection of lasers: 2x Laserweriter Pro 630s, Laserwriter 4/600, LaserWriter 12/640, and 2 x LaserWriter 8500s, with an extra sheet feeder for A3 and the envelope tray -- just because an 8500 isn't big enough on its own. Ho ho. Then I have a couple of Xerox solid ink printers, and a Laserjet 4m Plus with duplexer. God, that sounds sad. Anyone want one of the spares?
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    LC575 screen

    My LC575 (pictured here alongside my CC) has after the ~ ten years since that photo was taken begun to get brittle plastics, and I am wondering whether it is worth trying to keep. I doubt it is worth trying to sell, as I am pretty sure it would not survive being shipped (the CRT would surely break free from the casing), and I expect to move across country in about 16 months, meaning much the same thing applies. I doubt that Herself would welcome me taking it to our new abode anyway. Its logic board lives in the CC, btw, so it is not in play. Having said that, the Trinitron in the LC575 was wonderful. Is there some alternative use for it, say as a spare for a conventional 14" monitor? I am not sure how these things work. Can CRTs be swapped between monitors at all, or is that basically impossible? I am an ignoramus about such things.
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    Apple 13" Monitor failing

    I will post a pic once I get the chance, but I have to correct a mistake in the original post first: it's actually a 12" RGB, the one that runs at 512x384. I thought the thing was connected to a different machine, but discovered yesterday that it was not. Nice little screen, though, and ideal for a server like the AWS95 for my purposes. I'd like to keep it running if possible.
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    Marginal Power Supplies -- What are the symptoms?

    It was, it seems, one or all of three things: ROM slot: On another thread, I posted about a bent pin in the ROM slot of the logic board originally used in this machine. I replaced the logic board, and am waiting for a chance to repair the slot of the spare board (to go in the other SE/30 I have waiting for some TLC). RAM: The machine had, first of all, 32mb of 3-chip RAM installed (8x4mb). I learned on searching here that SE/30s and Compact Macs in general can be picky about 3-chip SIMMs, which is not something I had ever heard of before, so I had to forage to find a set of low density SIMMs. I then came up with another 32mb from my stash, and installed these with the faster (60ns) RAM in Slot A, and the slower (80ns) in Slot B. Still the machine did not run very well, so I swapped them so that the slower were in Slot A and the faster in Slot B. The machine then ran much more stably. There was still a less severe problem, however, and I got less frequent but continuing random crashes. These occurred in 7.5 in particular, some in 7.1, and a few in 7.5.3 (e.g., Finder errors using Appleshare, like a divide by zero error or some such thing). So I decided to try a fresh System installation, post ROM slot and RAM solutions, and went with 7.5.3, as, in terms of stability, it had been the best of the triumvirate of Systems installed to date. And now the SE/30 is humming along contentedly, with Mode32 under 7.5.3. There are no more random crashes, woohoo! I am actually a little taken aback by how well it runs 7.5.3. I have long thought that a little 16mhz 68030 would choke on anything higher than 7.5, an opinion based on my experience years ago with a Performa 600 (crap machine), but in fact the SE/30 runs 7.5.3 like a champ (with the System cut down somewhat so that the demands place on the machine are not too great -- e.g., no QDGX or voices). Switching networking to Open Transport also made a dramatic difference in networking speed with a Faralon ethernet card. I am delighted to get this little thing running well again. My working hypothesis is that the hardware problems were problems in themselves, which further caused corruption in the System software installed while those hardware problems stood in the way, and that the System corruption was resolvable only after those hardware problems had been circumvented. But what a runaround! The whole process started with a logic board recap (I haven't done the analog board or PS yet), and the machine must have been taken apart ten or twelve times over the Christmas break to get this far. An SE/30 is not exactly, you know, easy to work on.
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    Major Score! 8600 with Sonnet CPU, 3DFX card, Etc

    I see again that I have a band of brothers here.
  13. I came across this while wandering the interwebs the other day, on the archived Japanese CCSCC (Color Classic hot-rodding) website. One of us ought to give it a try over a couple of cold winter nights, as a stock Duo keyboard is such crap. http://web.archive.org/web/20030604083159/http://kanchan.hn.org/duokeyb.html And, for convenience, here it is, copied and pasted. Duo keytouch improvement Duo keybord feels very wheak. And easily be less-reaction. I show easy repairing of Duo keybord. You need 0.3mm stainless steel (or durable alminium) plate and Circuit Repairer of rear windows of car. 1. Pick out the keybord from Duo. 2. Remove all keytops. 3. Remove rubber sheet. 4. Apply Circuit Repairer glue on the terminal of the riverse side of the rubber sheet. 5. Put all keytop again after drying glue up well. 6. Cut stainless plate at the same pattern of the riverse side of keybord. 7. Pile up this plate to original steel plate and fasten them together.
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    Recommended system extensions?

    Try Speed Doubler.
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    Macintosh IIcx Help Needed

    One of the good things about a IIcx is that it will run some of the early A/UX versions, so it is a good machine for experimenting. How is stability with Mode32 (which I take it you will have installed with System 7)? I have had some trouble with Mode32 recently, and would be interested to hear from others.