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  1. For what it's worth I get around the shipping issue (to Australia) by using Stackry.com - there are a lot of equivalents, but they've worked alright for me. The reshipping tends to be expensive, but it's fast and reliable so far.
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    Mac Plus sees SCSI2HD but won't boot from it

    Hi all just got my (ROM version 3) plus booting with the settings here: http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php/Mac_Plus and two ~1gig partitions. Tried to format with HD/SC which failed verification. Lido worked.
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    External scsi flash devices

    Hi all, Long time no see! Hopefully this hasn't been covered in detail elsewhere (I did check, but one can never tell). Has anyone got any experience with these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCSI-FLASH-CARD-READER-WRITER-DRIVE-f-AKAI-MPC2000XL-CABLE-POWER-CORD-INCLUDED-/370571985923?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5647cfc403#ht_2182wt_1300 ?
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    Ebay mac SE video adaptor

    Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Macintosh-Video-Adapter-SE-or-SE-30-Model-2703_W0QQitemZ200333659617QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item200333659617&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A5%7C294%3A50 It's a cable which plugs into the SE's logic board and internal display cable, but piggybacks what looks roughly like a VGA port for external use. Any ideas?
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    SE/30: Original Keyboard / BBSs

    Elysiom, if you're after early mac marketing material, go to www.macmothership.com - they've got lots and lots and lots.
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    SE "SuperDrive"

    Completely unnecessary and expensive at $40, but I didn't have one and it's got SuperDrive screen printed on the front. Yay!
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    Radius Full Page Display

    I'm not sure if this applies in this case, but I remember Arthur Naiman in an early edition of the Macintosh Bible saying that Mac II class machines would act as though there was a second monitor attached as long as there was a card in a slot. Initially I thought (without having any actual *basis* for my suspicion) that NuBus video cards are supported at a lower level than an SE cards, perhaps therefore meaning that an SE card wouldn't turn on without the system being specifically told by driver software that it was there, but I remembered that my SE/30 recognises its video card without any software at all. My bet is that yes, it still does even when a monitor isn't connected.
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    Something that I just remembered...

    I think option only lets you choose a startup volume on a modern mac. The grey screen might indicate that it was testing the RAM, which could be what the option key does. This only happens when it's turned on from cold, not when it's rebooted. For memory...
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    1710AV - ADB required?

    I seem to recall that these needed ADB and a driver to run at anything other than 640x480. I think that the speakers just use a cable with minijacks at both ends, though, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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    Free Mac Plus!

    I also run my Plus from a Zip 100. Works like a charm, and it's way quieter than a hard drive. Where in the world are you located, Audiart?
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    Free Mac Plus!

    Well, for starters you're going to need a way of writing to Mac 800k disks — this pretty much means access to another mac. The Plus can't read high density floppies and nothing but a Mac can (everyone — correct me if I'm wrong) read mac 800k ones. For system software, system 6 or below is the go. Unless you get a hard drive for it it'll be limited in storage. You should also track down a copy of Dark Castle. Fits on one floppy and it's *great*. Congrats — the Plus is a wonderful machine. I use mine every day.
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    Garage sale find

    Ooh, Spectre. Didn't think of that. Awesome - I'm setting that up tonight.
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    Garage sale find

    I should also say that I got horizontal SimasiMac lines the first time I turned it on — I cycled the power and she booted. Still, my fourth SE/30. I can set up a really over-powered bolo network! Are there any other 68k b/w capable games for network play?
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    Garage sale find

    I *finally* got around to checking it out. Nothing special, sadly: 8/80, although with the original hard disk. System 7.5 running, a bunch of not terribly interesting software on board. Nothing in the expansion slot.
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    Garage sale find

    I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't even plugged it in yet. I'll do so tonight. Apparently the guy bought it second hand for about $2k, but I think it was fairly recently (like 1995 or something). I'm hoping that means it's been tricked out a little, but we'll see. Nothing in the expansion slot as far as I can tell from the back, although that isn't necessarily definitive.
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