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    Daniël's Conquests

    Yeah, I quite like the "Espresso" design language Apple had at that time, even on Macs like the Color Classic. That said, the internal design on the 800 is ridiculously over complicated, and getting the board out requires manipulating plastic snaps that are made out of that horrible "Spindler plastic" that was already notorious for snapping back in the day, let alone now. Thankfully it doesn't have electrolytic caps on the board, so I realistically don't need to get to the board often, just now to pull the PRAM battery, and at some point maybe for memory upgrades. NuBus stuff is horridly expensive these days, so unless I luck out again, I'll leave well enough alone!
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    Daniël's Conquests

    Saw an ad for a Quadra 800 on Facebook Marketplace yesterday. I occasionally check it, although I hadn't found anything truly interesting there yet. Well, a Quadra for €20 definitely is! Was shown next to some PC monitor, which turned out to be a Trinitron (made by Sony sticker on the back). It was listed just 8 minutes ago when I saw it, so I pounced on it immediately. Got to pick it up, it came with a box of PS/2 mice, as well as two ADB mice and a serial Logitech mouse (which will be useful for my old PCs). Also two keyboards, an Apple Keyboard II with some melted caps, and a dirty and partially yellowed Apple Extended Keyboard II. I think I have an AKII with a busted cap, if so, I'll cannibalize that melted AKII for that cap, and chuck it. The AEKII is getting a good clean however, that's definitely a keeper. It also had a bunch of floppies with it, most related to design work. I did check the seller's FB profile, where I noticed that he was a retired graphic designer, so it's not too surprising that he had a Mac Quadra 800 back then. Weirdly, it also came with an ASRock SIS-chipset Socket A board from the early 2000s, and an Arris DSL modem. Chucking the modem for sure, but that ASRock board might be good to test and sell on if it's good. Checked it out at home, got a bit nervous when I couldn't get video out of several VGA monitors, even when playing with the DIP switches on the adapter provided with the Quadra, but eventually I just dug out an Apple Trinitron I had, and yep, works just fine! I was already hearing it chime, and beep once booted (due to unsafely shutting it down), when messing with it on VGA monitors, but seeing it work was a relief. For the eagle eyed amongst you, you might see one of the reset/interrupt buttons is missing. It broke off when taking the case off, typical Apple Spindler plastic. I'll probably clean out the case and Mac thoroughly, and epoxy it back on. But yeah, very pleased with this system at this price. I wanted a 68k tower Mac to go with my Compact 68k Macs, and this is just what I need. Most powerful Mac that can run A/UX too, which is very nice
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    PowerPC overclocking and limitations

    Ehm, Imgur doesn't suck, it's a great place to upload photos to link on forums, you don't need to go to their site. The embedding problem is on 68kMLA's side, it won't embed any images regardless of source, nor will it succesfully upload images.
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    Daniël's Conquests

    EDIT: 68kMLA decided to not actually embed the pictures despite showing them in the editor. Click on the JPG names to open them in a new tab! Dusting this thread off, given I found something Mac related again. The thrift shop I go to nearly weekly, posted a picture of their computer and A/V section recently, with a PowerMac G3 B&W sitting amongst the PC towers. Went over the next day (which was yesterday), and it was still there, untested for €20. Other than being pretty dirty, it looked in good shape, no cracks in the plastics, etc. Gave it a lookover, it has a RAM config of 1x512MB, 2x256MB, and 1x128MB, totalling up to 896MB usable as the PMG3 treats 512MB DIMMs as 256MB. It had two HDDs, presumably the original 12GB Apple branded Quantum Fireball, as well as an Apple branded 4GB WD Caviar 24300, presumably ripped out of some older Mac. It also had an Avid audio workstation card, but more importantly, it actually has a Sonnet Encore G4 upgrade! The 500MHz, 1MB Cache version to be exact. Although this is a nice bonus, it's kind of a bummer because I'd like to have it as a G3, so I have a PowerMac of every "G". Maybe some day I'll find the 1.1GHz PowerLogix card, so I have the fastest G3, fastest (stock) G4, and fastest G5.
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    Recapping accident on Macintosh Classic :-(

    Generally, any nearby ground would work. However, if you want to do it neatly, I'd suggest giving this video a full watch, and seeing if any of the suggested methods of dealing with ripped pads apply to your case:
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    2011 iMac

    Alienware MXM GTX770M cards also work, albeit you lose bootscreens and EFI. But, in return, you do get Metal support for Mojave.
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    Macintosh IIfx Capacitor list

    The IIfx uses mostly tantalum capacitors. These do not need replacing unless they are faulty, they don't leak unlike the electrolytic caps used in other Macs of that era. The only electrolytic capacitors will be the through hole eletrolytics, and maybe a few SMD style electrolytics, which should have all the values on them if you wish to replace those.
  8. That's probably flux. Should be decently cleanable with isopropyl alcohol, but it is indeed a sign of poor manufacturing standards. Sending it back for a replacement might be the safest option if you're willing to wait with whatever project you're using this for, though.
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    Wrong capacitors for SE/30?!

    Slow boat caps came in, replaced the exploded one, and... We got a chime, but no video. It death chime looped at first, but reseating ROM and RAM got it to at least chime. Probably UE8 on the fritz again, like my previous SE/30. The board did have a bit of blue funk, I guess corrosion, on it. I got some off the board "fingers" (those big contacts at the front of the board), with good scrubbing, but if anyone has a good solution for it, especially in the SIMM slots, please let me know.
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    Macintosh SE with S-video instead of ADB cable won't boot

    It's not the cable. ADB and S-Video cables are wired up exactly the same. Maybe the SCSI Hard Drive's gone bad? Have you tried booting from floppy? Make sure the floppy drive is lubricated before you use it, chances are high you will destroy the eject mechanism gears otherwise!
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    Wrong capacitors for SE/30?!

    Yep, I had the system on its side, after the capacitor lit on fire, it just fell off. Thankfully by the point it was falling to the floor it already stopped burning, but at least it wasn't falling on carpet in case it did... Anyways, I ordered some 25V caps, will have to wait for those to arrive. Do any other caps deal with 12V? I'd like to replace those with 25Vs too. I think none of the 16V caps dealing with 5V will fail quite as horrifically as that one.
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    Wrong capacitors for SE/30?!

    Given I stupidly only bought ten, I didn't have any more to check with. I stuck back on an electrolytic it originally came with, given it chimed and was audibly booting with those still installed (just no video), but it's not doing anything anymore. At least none of the other caps went up in flames. Checked them, they are all correctly installed. I'm 99% sure C10 was also installed correctly as its neighbours were, and I vividly remember checking it and seeing they were all pointing the same direction, stripe at the + on the board. Just hoping it didn't take out something else in its wake, will have to order some more caps (25V this time), and re-check the board.
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    Wrong capacitors for SE/30?!

    I've decided to recap my SE/30 today. I used tantalum capacitors, namely these for the 10x 47uF, 16V caps, and this for the single 1uF, 50V capacitor (holding off on the axials until I have a proper desolder gun, and I think the axials don't really leak much anyways). Well, after doing it with my servicable solder skills, and ensuring everything was on solidly and all the markings were on the right side (making sure the positive side lines up with the marking on the caps as tants are marked for +), I flipped the switch and got a nasty surprise... C10 went up in flames, falling off the board. Fortunately, it seems to not have damaged anything beyond some left over soot... But why did this happen? I made sure to check the positive side... Are the caps for some reason not the right ones and I didn't see it? Unfortunate faulty cap? Something wonky going on with the SE/30? Honestly, if I do replace C10 with an electrolytic, I'm still rather nervous to try turning it on again...
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    Classic II + FPU = A/UX?

    Heh, usefulness is really not the aim for it. More of a bragging rights thing, just to have something to show off the FPU upgrade with I wouldn't want to imagine running said UNIX/Linux operating systems for more than 10 minutes poking around with some commands anyway! I'll definitely look into that when building it, shouldn't be too terribly difficult to add I suppose. And, again, more bragging rights to have a Classic II that actually outshines the SE/30 in something, even if it's minor in the large scheme of things
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    Classic II + FPU = A/UX?

    Yeah, as I started reading more about the EAGLE chip, the more I started to fear it'd be the killer. I guess if someone wants to crack their coding muscles at making A/UX run on the LCII and LCIII, it could also be used as the basis for getting to a CII+FPU version. That is far above my skillset. Heck, the only reason I'm considering the FPU Card upgrade is the fact that it's dead simple to make, given all that goes into an FPU card for the Classic II is the FPU itself (add a socket for ease), a few filter caps and the 50 pin connector. One could easily fabricate a FPU card on a piece of prototyping board, with a 50 pin header and 50 pin SCSI cable to connect it to the Classic II. It's just that the FPU isn't a huge upgrade under the Mac operating system as far as I know. I do wonder if there are any other UNIX or even Linux based operating systems requiring a FPU that would work on a CII once the card is installed.