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Zippy Zapp

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    Macs, Commodore, Amiga, DOS, Windows, really anything computer related. Also enjoy consoles from Atari to PS4.

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  1. Wow, That is cool. Looking forward to seeing this in action.
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    BSR Phone-Modem

    It is probably 1200 baud and looks like a standard modem. I did an FCC ID search and it doesn't have any details other then it was granted the license to Capetronic in 5/1988 so yeah probably 1200. On the BBS front, I don't think there are that many BBSs that actually still support dial-up as most have moved to Telnet as the connection means. Cheap Wifi modems for classic computers work great for this.
  3. Yeah sounds like you have done the same thing I ended up doing a few years back. I have a drawer full of various size pads and bumpers and some have worked better then others. Mostly 3M but I have some other brands from stores like the Home Depot. I have had mixed results with these things with some of them actually sliding around and not staying in the place they were adhered to, even after cleaning the surface with isopropyl alcohol. I noticed on my 8600 that it had lost all of the feet. I don't know what happened there as it was sitting in storage for 10+ years. I noticed on my 7200 that has all feet intact that one of them seems to be turning to mush. It's funny because it has only been sitting on a desk for the past several years. The rubber idea is good idea. The worst thing with rubber would be it would harden and possibly leave marks. But I bet a synthetic version would be good too. I'm going to have to research this a bit more. The size of these are 25mm X 12mm X 5mm
  4. Has anyone found a source for replacement rubber rectangular feet for Outrigger and other desktop Macs?
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    .img files with old Macs

    IIRC you could change the extension on some .img files to .ISO and open them with any imaging program that supports ISOs. You could also burn them to CD.
  6. Ok Floppy bezel ordered and received from ShapeWays and it is a perfect fit on a PM8100. Awesome work! I also updated the 3d parts thread. Thanks for doing this.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    I had one made via ShapeWays (Man I have to get a 3D printer.). I just did a fit test today, without the other bezels installed, on a PM8100. I am happy to report it seems to fit perfectly. Awesome job! Thanks!
  8. Wow, that looks awesome. I will have one made and try it out. All of the bezels on my 8100 are toast. Even my blank that was perfect just recently broke when I moved the dumb thing. Thanks!!
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    Gotcha. Yeah, like I said above, I know it was the ADK and I know it shipped inside the 7200 box as I only received one box and it was the PowerMac box. I never used an AEKII until about 2010 when someone gave me one. I was oblivious to the fact back then that PowerMacs did not come with a keyboard. I didn't even know that officially the 7200 didn't come with one until this thread, which is why I was amazed. Some of my Amiga friends moved over to Macintosh in the early 90's and I actually went the DOS route because I thought the Mac prices were a total joke. The only reason I bought the 7200 was because it was a PCI PowerMac and it was a special deal at $499 + shipping, brand new. Yep, it was a steal and I could not pass it up. Thanks for cluing me in on these interesting history facts as I had no idea Apple didn't provide keyboards in the box of all Macs. Was it to save money or was it to give you choice? Since I didn't know about it at the time, I can't really say. My friends mostly bought Performa models and they always came with a keyboard, to my knowledge. As for back to the threads topic with all the mouse and keyboard options what is your favorite? I have 3 different models of keyboards. I have several Apple Design keyboards and I consider them to be the cost reduced model. Good asthetics, decent typing. I have an Apple Extended II and of course these are amazing with alps switches. I also have a Japanese version of the MacAlly 105 keyboard. I like this keyboard because it has that clicky sound. Well, more like a clacky sound, since it is mechanical. The only other keyboard I have owned was one that my friend gave me, a split ergonomic keyboard that I hated and gave away recently. As for mouse selections: The ADB II was the first mouse I used. I still have it and a couple of Kensington trackballs which are cool. Someone gave me one of the original Apple square ADB mouse versions and it is decent too.
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    Both my 7200/75 and 8600/300 came with Apple Design keyboards for which I still have. I believe at the time the AEKII was premium and they probably wouldn't have bundled it. All the Performas and the 4400 and 6400 came with ADK too. Looking back to 1996 when I received the 7200 I know for sure it shipped in the box and I am almost certain it came in the accessories box inside. I only received one box from MacZone. And it shipped in the Power Macintosh 7200 box with no outer box. I actually didn't buy a Mac at a retail store until the PowerMac G5 came out, for which I bought at CompUSA so who knows what store retailers did at the time. Perhaps it was an automatic to include the ADK as part of the bundle with a monitor for people that were buying Macs at the time. It seems like Apple did this cheap maneuver only for a year or two. The 4400 came out in 1996 and the 8600 in 1997. What about Quadras and earlier Mac II's etc. Did they not include the keyboard with those? I was not a Mac user until the PowerPC era so I didn't pay much attention until then.
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    You are correct. It was my 8600 that came with the Apple design keyboard. However, my 7200 was a clearance item from MacZone and it actually did include the keyboard. Probably packed in by them. It was my first Mac, which is why I know for sure as it was all in the box. Just to add a little more history to this sidetone: It was not uncommon for retailers, especially mail order retailers which were hugely popular back then, to bundle keyboards (or other things) in with their units. Most of the time they were included inside the box as mine was. I bought many systems over the years from MacZone/Mac Warehouse all the way through the G4 era. Often times you would get extras that you didn't get if you bought it at an actual store. That's not correct. Actually the 8600 did indeed come with an Apple Keyboard, Here is the spec sheet
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    ABD Keyboard and Mouse Options?

    The Apple Design keyboard is what came with the 7200 and I think pretty much all the PowerMacs that didn't use USB. My 6100 came with it as did my later 7600 and G3 Desktop. The thing about the Apple Design keyboard is the placement of the ADB port. It is underneath near the center. And the built in cable so your ADB cable can't get lost. The Extended II, as many other ADB keyboards, has the ports on the sides. The Extended II also has nice Alps mechanical key switches versus the cheaper rubber dome on the Apple Design..
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    Incorrect time on Mac Mini G4

    Once you do it once it is not that hard at all. It sounds like you may be breaking something but you aren't. As stated above a nice putty knife is decent to help too. A screwdriver works but it can leave nicks on the aluminum housing, as you can see in the video. CR2032s are cheap at dollar stores and Diaso Japan stores. Usually a pack of 2 for $1. And if you want to upgrade the HD while you are in there a cheap SD to IDE 44 pin adapter works wonders. You can easily find 128GB 80MB/sec SD cards for $20 on sale. They make for a speedy HD replacement.
  14. Thanks for the tip but I actually searched the forums before posting and found, blank, cd-rom and Jaz drive bezels. No floppy bezel yet. If anyone knows of one I am sure people would use it as these things disintegrate just looking at them
  15. Hi All, I have found on the internet and in a thread on this forum bezels for the 8100 for the CD-ROM and the Blank. I had a CD-ROM bezel made and it works perfectly. I just need to match the color and paint it. Does anyone know if there is a floppy Bezel available for 3D printing? I have been unable to find one and my bezel has broken latches, of course. Thanks!
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