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  1. Daniël Oosterhuis

    Rusty Macintosh SE/30

    Any SE/30 is worth fixing in my opinion, but then I am biased as they are my favorite Compact Macs Probably would be best to strip the entire machine, then you'd be able to use anti-rust products on the metal frame without getting it into delicate electronics. If you're going to attempt it, good luck!
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    Another Laserwriter

    I've been interested in older printers for a while. Even though I doubt I'd use them much, I'd like to have my Compact Macs be able to print, maybe even over a network (another thing I really would like to setup once all my Compacts are up and running). Plus, having an old printer is a good backup for the new HP printer we have downstairs. Sure, it has newer features, but god knows how long that will last.
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    Stress testing an SE/30?

    Mine passed that test about 50 times, so I think it should be more than fine then
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    Stress testing an SE/30?

    Alright, I've let the SE/30 do about 50 consecutive logic board tests with APD as per beachycove's suggestion (with brightness set all the way down, of course), which do check the VRAM and flicker the screen each test, and all still seemed well after that. I am quite happy that I managed to pull off this repair, especially as I stuffed the SE/30 away for a while when recapping went wrong. Despite doing some... well... interesting fixes to solve it (ever seen a through hole axial cap hang off two wires? Had to do that, because for the life of me I couldn't get the through holes clean), it's now running stable. This is by far my favorite Mac, simply because it's the most powerful Compact Mac, so I'm going to have some fun with it Maybe some day I'll get a different logic board for it, take my time to really do a proper, clean recap job, and find another use for the more yankily fixed board. I have some ideas
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    Stress testing an SE/30?

    I recently finally got around to recapping my SE/30. It wasn't a pretty job, but I got it to at least audibly boot again. Of course, I didn't get any video, so I went ahead and ordered a 74LS166 chip and swapped it. While my swap job wasn't very pretty either, and it took a few tries resoldering the pins, I can at least say that my SE/30 seems to reliably work now But I want to make sure everything went right, and therefore would like to find software to specifically stress test the graphics to ensure I don't get any weird artifacting. That way I can ensure my chip swap went well. Does anyone know of good software or games to achieve this?
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    DDS Tape Drive on Mac SE(/30)?

    For the SDT-9000, I would use WaveDAT, a Windows program by the Japanese developer Efu. My Mac plans are specifically to do data storage on DDS-1 tapes with the Archive 4520NT drive, though, which I'll use the Mac and A/UX versions of Retrospect for.
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    DDS Tape Drive on Mac SE(/30)?

    I am aware, what I was saying is that using the Mac OS 7 version of Retrospect on top of A/UX would likely not be able to access the DDS-1 drive. SSW7/Mac OS 7 apps can run on A/UX, but whatever solution Apple designed for doing this, strips the ability for said apps to access hardware directly, so if you ran Retrospect for Mac OS 7 on A/UX, it likely wouldn't be able to access SCSI devices. That point is moot when running Mac OS 7 software on Mac OS 7, or A/UX software on A/UX. And yes, I do want to run A/UX, for fun
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    DDS Tape Drive on Mac SE(/30)?

    Thanks! That's great, especially since I do intend to tinker with A/UX at some point on the SE/30. Having a native A/UX version of Retrospect is crucial, as from what I understand, System 7 apps running on A/UX 3.x.x can't directly access hardware, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Sys7 version of Retrospect running on A/UX wouldn't be able to access SCSI devices. Anyways, I'll have to dig that up
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    DDS Tape Drive on Mac SE(/30)?

    A while back, I got a really cheap SCSI Archive DDS-1 tape drive. I had hoped that this model would be flashable to a special firmware to allow it to play and record audio DATs, but I later found out this model hasn't been confirmed to work for this purpose. However, in the meantime, I found a nicely working Sony SDT-9000 DDS-3 drive for this purpose, leaving this Archive drive practically unused. Recently as I've looked into getting SCSI devices for my Macintosh Plus, SE and hopefully soon to be fixed SE/30 (boots after recap, but no video, so waiting on a replacement 74LS166 to show up), I've wondered if there's any software out there for System 6 and/or 7 that would allow me to use the tape drive for its original purpose of backing up data. While not massively useful, it would be fun to use such gear on my Compact Macs, with the help of my little SCSI 50 pin to DB-25 adapter. So, does anyone know if there is a tape drive program that would work with DDS? I know Apple shipped Retrospect with their QIC drives, but I haven't been able to really see if that software works with DDS drives or not.
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    *Almost* Fastest PowerBook ever, and more to go.

    Very glad that this myth of Apple using 7448s in their PowerBooks has been debunked in such a cool way! Really interesting to see the behind-the-scenes of the PowerPC Mac development days.
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    Yet another SoC to B&W CRT thread

    This guy managed to drive the CRT with his Pi, but his solution does have the potential of destroying the Pi if the analog board goes wonky.
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    *Almost* Fastest PowerBook ever, and more to go.

    I find it rather odd that even all this time later, this has been so glossed over. OP clearly faked using a 7448. Reaching 2GHz on a 7447B isn't that hard, as proven by this iMac G4. Why @asaggynoodle felt like faking he had a 7448 is beyond me. Maybe to screw with the owner of EveryMac, as they posted his fake nonsense verbatim? Anyways, @dosdude1 has real 7448s, so we can finally see some non-faked 7448 action not too far from now
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    PowerPC 7457 upgrade for iMac G4

    Going back on topic, @dosdude1, with the help of @LightBulbFun, found out that the GigaDesigns G4 Patcher will work with the iMac G4. He managed to upgrade his USB1.1, 1GHz iMac G4, to a 1.67GHz 7447B processor from a PowerBook G4, overclocked all the way to 2GHz. This patch will likely also work for the 7547.
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    PowerPC 7457 upgrade for iMac G4

    True, but the effect of someone buying the way overpriced $360 7457 has already caused another eBay ad to pop up for the 7457... also at $360. That seller saw it sell for that utterly insane price, and now wants in on it. And so, the price will remain that high.
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    Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 in TAM Not Working

    Arctic Silver makes high quality compound, but there might be other good brands out there. Just avoid AliExpress/eBay cheapo compound, and you should be good.