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  1. AlpineRaven

    Quadra 950 PSU died... <cry>

    I do have one Quadra with dead PSU as well, I am thinking about doing this inside the original PSU; http://www.geekdot.com/fix-quadra-power-supply/?fbclid=IwAR06VUEOaIpXeIrGEYKTjGCRzHx_53DN2utPNX9YUDC5tTpPW3m_0tlUAso Cheers AP
  2. Ive gone with Dell - I have both 27" and 24" - both monitors has ALL the ports what I'd use. VGA, DVI, Component (works with Apple IIgs), S-Video, HDMI... I might've missed one or two more - best monitor I could find and would recommend. Bear in mind when you're looking for one - always ask the seller for a photo of the ports if it has what you're looking for - then grab it. (I learnt and wasted my/that persons time which wasnt what I was looking for due luck of ports) Cheers AP
  3. Carmen San Deigo! Cheers AP
  4. I have both logicboards - Quadra 650 and 800. The only difference visually I can see is that 800 board has connector for external LED and jumper to activate Q800, without it it'll become Quadra 650. The other difference is that Q650 does not have that connector, I added it on it and it does what Q800 does. Q800 has ROM slot which Q650 does not have. Performance wise or anything - is there any other difference? Cheers AP
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    Quadra 650 & 800 Logic board differences

    Spot the difference - They're both 68040 33mhz Dark Green - Quadra 800 Green - Quadra 650 Quadra 800 Logicboard https://www.dropbox.com/s/1xq7fm6hscy51k7/IMG_0087.JPG?dl=0 Quadra 650 Logicboard https://www.dropbox.com/s/71ilczfkgm9zh3r/IMG_0088.JPG?dl=0 Connector & Jumper for Quadra 800 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jpzkasvuzym8hyo/IMG_0091.JPG?dl=0 Missing connector on Quadra 650 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x15brizdizjg4gy/IMG_0098.JPG?dl=0 Speaker connector on Quadra 800 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ew9tcdvfokusd14/IMG_0092.JPG?dl=0 Missing speaker connector on Quadra 650 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssvutk13k12c7t1/IMG_0093.JPG?dl=0 ROM Slot on Q800 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8rpunzgwhvx2qf6/IMG_0094.JPG?dl=0 Missing ROM Slot on Q650 https://www.dropbox.com/s/topc78j6cepqtkq/IMG_0095.JPG?dl=0 Quadra 650 - Missing D2 & U3 chips near monitor connector https://www.dropbox.com/s/jys2tcsq89kddyf/IMG_0096.JPG?dl=0 Quadra 800 - chips in D2 & U3 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw4ws2rjqag5roj/IMG_0097.JPG?dl=0 Sorry could not image it all on here and img link didnt work either - I need to find new photohost page as I refuse to pay Photobucket. Cheers AP
  6. Evening all, Does anyone know the pinouts for Power Mac 8100 and 8500 pinouts - what is the difference between those two? Cheers AP
  7. Morning all, Am I missing something with this Quadra 800, without any VRAM sticks, it only shows 256 colours. When I add 2x 512k VRAM or 2x 256k VRAM in - it still doesn't show Thousand of Colours (or Millions). (only shows 256 colours thats all even tho changed over VRAM sticks which they're known working) Doesn't matter if its in 7.1 or 7.6.1 Cheers AP
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    PCI SATA bootable card?

    Morning all - Is there such a PCI card with SATA connections that is bootable for Power Macintosh 8600 (and or PowerPC 604e/ev era?) Like these Sonnet Tempo that is bootable in G4 MDD. Currently I have SCSI card that is also bootable as well. Thank you AP
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    Quadra 800 - VRAM only showing 256 colours

    Its both 640x480 and 832x624 only showing 256 colours doesnt matter if you have VRAM or not. As I've confirmed its not the software issue - its hardware issue. I've washed the logic board and closely inspected the slots - seems to be normal. I'll rest it tonight as I'm buggered Cheers AP
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    Quadra 800 - VRAM only showing 256 colours

    update: Pulled the HDD out and put in Quadra 650 - basically very similar boards - Quadra 650 does show thou of colours on that HDD. Pulled the VRAM out from Q650 and put them in Q800 - still showing 256 colours. Tried zapping the PRAM - not changed. Logic board at fault? I recently got Q800 about a month ago and I do not know the history of it. Cheers AP
  11. AlpineRaven

    Macintosh IIvx, Detailed Scan/Image?

    Interested to see the end results! Cheers AP
  12. AlpineRaven

    86/9600 and G3 Case Specs

    Font is interchangeable but the rear with ports is different. - it has been a while Cheers AP
  13. AlpineRaven

    Xserve G4 L3 cache failure

    What Bolle said above.. I am also looking for xserve dual 1.3ghz too Cheers AP
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    LC vs LC II and LC III sound chip

    Its different Cheers AP
  15. AlpineRaven

    nubus cache cards

    G'day all, Can someone tell me more information on nubus cache cards for nubus slotted macs specially high end 68k macs ie. Quadra 950. What were they and what did they look like etc Cheers AP
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    nubus cache cards

    There is one in PowerPC uprgade for 040 socket slot that had 32k cache added on. But for 68040 - Ive never ever seen one. Cheers AP
  17. AlpineRaven

    Performa 630 DOS issues.

    I noticed that any systems below 8 is funny with larger than 2gb HDD. I did have issues with 4gb HDD on other day and decided to format the HDD again to 1gb and problem was solved with DOS compatible as well Cheers AP
  18. AlpineRaven

    Pismo drive replacement - what type of SSD do I need?

    Pismo with mSATA yeah about that - about 35-40 seconds. All comes down to what extensions you have installed, 400 or 500mhz G3 etc Cheers AP
  19. AlpineRaven

    Some Powerbook G3 Lombard questions

    PDQ is next model after Wallstreet - Before Lombard, they came in as 233, 266 and 300mhz. Correct that Lombard is first model without floppy. Cheers AP
  20. AlpineRaven

    Some Powerbook G3 Lombard questions

    I am using PowerBook G3 PDQ 300mhz with MacOS 8.6, MacOS 9.2.2 & OSX10.2.8 with internal 44pin to SD. (much faster than CF) It has (interchangeable); PCMICA Firewire/USB Card. Internal Floppy which can write 800k/1.4mb VST ZIP250 SCSI port for external HDD ie. SCSI2SD etc I think that is my best "middle mac" gateway from new to old. I rarely use OSX on it and I am able to network to my MacBook Pro via AFP. I have another one - its TiBook 1ghz G4 has 9.2.2 and OSX10.4.11 (I'm comfortable with) with internal m.2 SSD 540gb, and also has over 300gb of software (for legacy mac or OSX) stored on it, I network to it via Apple Share in OS9 or Network in OSX, I usually use FTP to download/upload from modern Mac which is lot easier that way. Before TiBook came along, I was using Pismo for file server but moved to TiBook due performance reasons. Regarding the power on switch - I would look at that might be at fault, you should be able to force restart by pressing command option power on. Re; selecting the OS to boot into - have you got working battery/PRAM battery? that would be the problem - if you turn it off and unplug it - it'll loose the selection of HDD to go into. As soon you power on, hold down option key to choose the start up system. Cheers AP
  21. AlpineRaven

    Is this Circuit board normal

    Do a small test - get IPA on cotton bud, and give it a small rub - if something comes off then you know something isn't right but if it doesn't then its the coating. Cheers AP
  22. AlpineRaven

    Unknown Card in a 7200 (820-0697-B)

    Any pictures? The only way is google "820-0697-B Apple" and see what happens and it doesn't. Cheers AP
  23. Yep thats a thermal PAD - you can buy those and stick it on - they come in 0.5mm and 1.0mm. Better than using thermal paste due thickness. Cheers AP
  24. AlpineRaven

    IIsi works, then doesn't

    Sounds like the PSU has done it - its not a easy one to re-cap the PSU - also its a common issue. IIsi needs recapping anyway. Ive just recapped 2x IIsi's to 100% recapped, works really well. Cheers AP
  25. IMO - I think it should be fine - just keep eye on it for couple of days Cheers AP