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  1. Hi Everyone, I would like to present my SE/30 monitor on/off switch. It's only a matter of removing two jumper wires on the analog board - W4 and W5 - and switching each of them on either pole of a DPST switch. (With optional LED, DigiKey P/N CKN2068-ND). Full instructions and more photos here in the album: https://imgur.com/gallery/m4IMHGU
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    Mac SE Monitor On/Off Switch

    @techknight Thank you for the help! I'll add those in.
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    Mac SE Monitor On/Off Switch

    I tried that first, actually. Switching it back on made the logic board brownout and reset. You are probably right, let's add those. Can you show me where to make those mods and I will add it to my original post so we can make the mod better? Side note- I thought about using a piece of hollowed coax cable.. but thought that the twisted pair would be good enough for EMI.
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    Daystar Universal PowerCache P33 in SE/30

    @Bolle I have two GAL T040's that I just can't seem to get to stay stable, and aim to do the MacCon -> Short Adapter + T040 -> iisi Pivot combo.. I have a few 74*68 chips laying around, and your ProtoCache1.1 short adapter I can modify. What are the jumper settings I need and besides the 5V and GND, how should I connect the logic chip to invert the clock? A38 through a gate and then out to pin 18 where the GAL was? This is an awesome discovery!
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    Mac SE Monitor On/Off Switch

    Good questions! Yes, you will have to cut the case and some of the inner metal chassis. ...but the SE/30's are so awesomely hackable, why not? If you wish to run it as a server, the switch is fairly inconspicuous. As for the reasoning... (besides bringing power consumption down to 34W from 47W) When you turn down the brightness, all you do is save the screen from burn-in. The filament of the CRT is still powered and thus slowly burning up, and the flyback and horizontal/vertical deflectors are still running, consuming power (and shortening their lifespan.) This switch effectively cuts power to U1 which buffers the video signal going in to the driver circuitry and also cuts power to the CRT filament. The red circles are where the jumper wires are and the green circle is all of U1:
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    Asanté MacCon SE/30 clone

    I’m not sure, but as far as I’m concerned an open-source route is the way to go!
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    RetroBridgeBBS

    This is great, especially for those machines where it’s near impossible to put a NiC in, like my Macintosh portable!
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    Asanté MacCon SE/30 clone

    I want to chime in on the OpenWRT/Vonets discussion- I have found that the Vonets is quite finnicky. A solution that incorporates a device running OpenWRT will be way more functional. Heck- I believe that you can even install it on a Raspberry Pi.
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    Asanté MacCon SE/30 clone

    You are awesome! Put me down for two as well please!
  10. Nevermind... I needed to ground pin 4 to 11 (C&VSYNC.GND) and not pin 1 (1 RED GND/Chassis)! http://old.pinouts.ru/VideoCables/MacVideoToVGA_pinout.shtml ...In case there's anyone who also has this issue.
  11. Hi Everyone! I am trying to get my 'AppleColor High-Resolution RGB Monitor' (M1297) working with my SE/30 with a hacked-in IIsi pivot. It just doesn't want to detect it... However if I first connect a VGA monitor through a Mac to VGA monitor adapter, let the computer boot, then switch over to the RGB AppleColor monitor it works. Otherwise, the pivot does not initialize (or will initialize at the default portrait mode that the RGB monitor ignores.) I have the pivot directly wired at the moment to a DA-15 connector, as shown here. Does anyone have any thoughts?? I've experimented jumping the sense lines to no avail. Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated!
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    Ethertalk crossover cable

    This guy on eBay has been selling off a huge lot of these cards for like two years. $10?? I bought three. Don't even worry about crossover cables.. Install Open Transport and Fetch, hook it into your LAN and then FTP/AppleShare over IP everything! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Color-Classic-Ethernet-Card-Apple-LC-575-PDS-Farallon-New-Networking/231332620598?epid=1431958381&hash=item35dc7fa936:g:zSgAAOxyyFhTeL5i You will need to do a bit of configuration but it looks like it's clearly outlined here: http://appletothecore.me/files/color_classc_network_card_install.php
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Oh, absolutely! Just a matter of writing the software.
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    That and it's way more capable and expandable if you know your way around linux!
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @ants This is so awesome, great work! I wish I hadn't gone MIA for the entire summer.. (That other router really is so fast!) BTW .... I broke out my Macintosh portable the other day. Its internal modem port has serial lines just like the modem port on the rear.. I wonder how difficult it would be to make that mini router communicate with the portable over PPP or SLIP ...
  16. Hey everyone, Just recapped the Analog Board and the Sony PSU in my SE/30 and thought I would share the parts list as a digi-key link for anyone that is getting ready to do the same. Sony CR-44 PSU: http://www.digikey.com/short/qpfbhh Analog Board: http://www.digikey.com/short/qpfb2f
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @Trash80toHP_Mini Woah, the second link.. I will have to try that with my NAS.. Usually I just use Transmit to FTP the files on my SE/30!
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Just powered it up.. this thing is FAST! And it runs OpenWRT, so we know the software is good. Advanced settings is a whole different config portal.. with a great warning message. It connected to my wifi in seconds and I'm posting this now via its connection.
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @ants Sorry I've gone MIA! Every weekend for the past few weeks I've had to travel. (And May isn't looking too great in terms of free weekends.) I'll play around this upconing week with the VM300 and see what I can get. Also, that gl-inet router finally came in. I haven't had a chance to play with it either, but I will. Edit: also, I was finally able to get a PowerCache card. It should be here next week and I can finally utilize Bolle's ProtoCache adapter!
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Ok, so after a few more attempts I was able to get it to work.. Not sure what went wrong in the first place since it worked on another computer without changing any settings!
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    Macintosh SE/30 Digi-Key Capacitor List

    Interesting. It seems to work for me, but it looks like there's a javascript or something that loads the items up. Can you check and see if you have an adblocker or something that may be preventing javascript from running? The way it loads looks a bit like a popup blocker ay flag it..
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @ants The icons look great! @joethezombie Weird mine doesn't work then with my MacCon. I'll have to take it out and see if resetting it works. I do know that it was properly connected to my WiFi.. Hmm. The VM300 is quite flaky, I'm going to see if there's an OpenWRT route we can do as well. (Still waiting on that OpenWRT mini router from Newegg..) Once I have it I'll see what can be done.
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @ants Awesome! Still waiting on the new module.. And yeah, @K55 beat me to it, I think the ThreadManager extension can be installed on as old as 7.0?? I'll try to delve into OpenWRT as much as I can, as I've gotten quite proficient in *nix OS'es. I think I have an old WRT54G around here somewhere that I can install it on...
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    @ants Good catch! I need to fire up my 'Mystic' Color Classic and see if the Farallon NIC has better success comunicating with the Vonets. (It looks like that's what you've got so I'm sure it will.) I actually went ahead and ordered the one on Newegg, so I'll follow up with my results! Random question - does anyone know where to get a DB25 to IDC adapter so that I can externally connect a SCSI2SD?? My CC still ha a mechanical drive that I would like to mirror over to an SD card...
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    Wifi Extension Development Thread

    Hmmm. This already has OpenWRT.. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFN26TX8230 Edit: And has some great documentation.. https://gl-inet.com/docs/mini/ar300m/
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