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  1. Issue with Sirus IIGS RAM card

    I found out the issue. I thought I had 1mb modules and didn't consider the case might be otherwise. I had 256kb SIMMs, and when I changed the jumpers to reflect that then it worked fine. And I listed it on ebay because in the meantime I bought another one thinking this one wouldn't work: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112995639343
  2. Hey, so I built the 3D printed pack their for my PB 150, thanks so much for making that, it looks great! I have to ask though @Westinghouse, whats up with the little tab thingys for holding on the battery cover? They aren't even close to the correct shape for the PB150 cover, is there a model that that's the right shape to hold the cover on?
  3. Macintosh 128k Video Problem

    Wish I could upvote this post But yeah lets get a good picture of the motherboard, I'd say.
  4. Classic ii monitor flicker

    yeah it is caps. I had good results after just washing it under running water (tried spraying it which didn't work) and drying totally. replacing caps you get them from mouser or digikey, but when I did it I lifted pads and had to remake traces with thin wire, they're a bit difficult to get off.
  5. Issue with Sirus IIGS RAM card

    Sorry I hadn't made time to respond to you before now! I'll clean the contacts. Unfortunately I have no other machine to test these in. I'd guess it's the board and not the RAM though because when I attempt to let it continue the test by pressing a key, it gives an error on every single bit it reads as far as I saw, in addition to always reporting the wrong amount of RAM.
  6. Now I do know I have a spare battery cover for you, and I have to let you know I will sell it to you before you spend $20 on one
  7. Issue with Sirus IIGS RAM card

    xbox, this is a thread for assistance in repairing a malfunctioning device. As a general rule please refrain posting wild admiration in this kind of thread.
  8. Issue with Sirus IIGS RAM card

    I tried that, got about the same results. My original complaint was it failed to load desk accessories into the ram so paint and gsos failed to load and that stayed the same however many Simms were in.
  9. So I really want to use this 8MB RAM card I have for my IIGS (ROM 3), but it's got weird issues I can't figure out. Talking to people on IRC it may be something on the board besides the SIMMs. I tested them individually on the board but got perplexing results, such as it reporting the wrong amount of RAM no matter which one I used, varying depending on the jumper config. For example if I tried to make the jumpers set to 1MB it may say 2.5mb, or something like that, in MMT. Any ideas as to how to proceed with diagnosis? Some pictures here and here. Like so in MMT:
  10. Not good! There's another here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/112600579043
  11. I sold most of my parts but I have some spare 800k FDDs I need to get around to testing.
  12. My // GS is ROM03

    With the email I posted
  13. My // GS is ROM03

    Oh, thats pretty expensive, bummer. I could help you with a diskette but you mainly need the cable anyway. Try to reach my friend Chris at the art of mac then, maybe worth a shot.
  14. My // GS is ROM03

    no but you can get one from http://retrofloppy.com/products.html for a reasonable price, thats where I got mine and it works well, you can also try info@th3artofmac.com, (turn 3 into an e) just ask them if they have one for sale cause I know they used to, but the first link really is reasonable and a great product.
  15. My // GS is ROM03

    Ah that... seems like a bit of an overreaction to me haha... but yeah in general the 3 is better, the only time one should want a 01 instead is if you want to run those old GS programs, IIe and newer GS stuff should be better in the 3... but I wish I had Tetris.