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  1. I ran (well.. walked I suppose) my Dos Compatibility 6100 card with Windows 95. Between the PC Setup 1.6.4 disks (2 of them I believe) and Windows 95 install CD everything worked as i’d expected it to. This was with the Mac running 8.1. Were you trying Windows 3.1 or just DOS? Just curious in case I try to go to something more responsive in the future if I ever put the card back in.
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    Floppy drive compatibility question

    If you plan to keep the Performance 630, I second getting an Ethernet card for it. Otherwise, picking up a USB floppy drive will allow the sawtooth and iMac to work with floppies. USB floppy drives can usually be found in the $5 to $15 range.
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    Beige G3 Strange Issues

    Have you tried unplugging the hard drive(s)? My beige G3 takes a minute to display video when booting OSX. If yours has that issue AND is freezing in middle of boot, could leave you on a blank screen. Also, any PCI cards installed?
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    Not a "Classic" Checkerboard Issue

    @DistantStar001 everyone has given some great advice here. Best of luck, should be fixable . @techknight and @Alex I generally bake my boards at 160 (lowest my oven goes) for 45 minutes after cleaning. I also do a final rinse with 91% alcohol immediately before baking, so it should evaporate much faster than water anyways. Seems like everyone has their own variation of the process.
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    Question on graphics on Color Classic

    But in all seriousness, aside from your “colourresolution” issue, your image looks like crap and you DO need to adjust it. It isn’t sized right, appears to be bowing slightly at the edges and (depending on your phone camera), may have a slight focus issue. Good luck dude.
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    Question on graphics on Color Classic

    ... well clearly you seem to know what is right and wrong so I’m sure you will figure it out.
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    Question on graphics on Color Classic

    Display adjustment, see service manual.
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    Question on graphics on Color Classic

    The website uses screenshots (cmd-shift-3), and on a modern iPad will look perfect.
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    32-bit Clean ROM

    @olePigeon I was thinking replacing the slot with one fit for the modern board thickness. Part shouldn’t be too expensive.
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    32-bit Clean ROM

    @Crutch @Von my SE/30 also does the top artifacts for ~3 seconds. I have 20mb of RAM installed, for reference. I also have a 40mhz 030 upgrade so RAM check goes decently quick (compared to before). @olePigeon yeah, some people get lucky and don’t need anything, others do require shims else the machine won’t boot. I decided to not take the gamble since I already had a SCSI2SD as well. I may still pick one up at a later date to play around with, but for now the IIsi SIMM that I got on the cheap gets the job done. THAT said, I do have the Rominator 1 installed in my Mac Plus and absolutely love it. Highly recommend to anyone with a 128, 512, or Plus.
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    32-bit Clean ROM

    Personally, I like my ROM SIMM to fit without having to use shims of some sort to hold it in place. Apparently the board thickness the original SIMMs used is hard to come by now. Some IIsi models came with SIMMs, some had the ROM soldered in. So when people say the are using a IIsi ROM, they generally mean the original Apple branded SIMM that has proper fit. The IIci ROM code can be used, but only if flashed to another product. Not on an original Apple part. As for the artifacts, they are really a non issue. They show up for 2 or 3 seconds, then disappear completely and the happy Mac logo appears and boot up continues as normal.
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    32-bit Clean ROM

    So interestingly, about 2/3 cold boots have the artifacts at boot time for a few seconds, then they go away and happy Mac shows up. That said, I think there are several versions of the IIsi ROM, so it may vary from rom to rom. Mine starts with rom chip 341S0820.
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    32-bit Clean ROM

    After years of waiting I finally got around to getting a 32-bit clean ROM SIMM for my SE/30 (I believe it is from a IIsi). The real conquest is that I now have Mac OS 8.1 running smoothly on my SE/30
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    Powerbook 540c Dark Sreen

    Have you tried a PRAM reset? I recommend letting the chimes cycle 5 times. After that, I’d try reseating the display ribbon cable at the logic board and display if it disconnects from there. If both of those fail to fix the situation, then look into replacement parts.
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    7300/200 doesn't properly sleep? +ROM SIMM?

    On another note, I wonder how much longer all those capacitors from 1995 will last before they start leaking. 1993 era Mac TV and Color Classic boards are starting to have leaky caps. I’d recommend peaking in on them every six months or so to watch for them. I’d imagine they have another 2 years left.
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