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  1. I recently got a PM G3 desktop and I was wondering about upgrades for it and also how to get an OS installed on it most effectively. It currently has a 1GB HDD, but it doesn't boot and according to everymac it isn't the original, so I'm wanting to replace it, but what is the best replacement for it? There's SCSI, onboard IDE, IDE on a PCI card, or maybe SATA in a PCI card, if thats not a waste of resources... Here's what I'm working with. 1) Whats the fastest hard drive/SSD option I can get for it? 2) Why is there a spot on the motherboard with 34 pins marked "floppy"? 3) Is there a version of the motherboard that can use the "Cache" slot thats blank on this board? 4) What is that little SODIMM looking port by the video circuitry? 5) Does anyone here have a couple 128MB low profile RAM modules I can use? I only have high-profile ones. 6) Whats going on with the personality card and why does it have so many open ports? Can I upgrade it? Here's the PCI cards I have to work with, I don't know if any are useful for this Mac or not: There's a Promise Ultra100, a Promise SATA150, and a Silicon Image SataLink sil3112.
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    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    Sure! I'd like the whole zip drive setup eventually. Alright, I'll keep an eye out for a Radeon 7000! Would a 7200 work with system 8? I don't know much about it, never messed around with it much. Thanks for the info! I like collecting machines more than software, so the way I look at it, if I wanted an OS X machine, I'd simply get another computer for it. I'd like to run System 8 or 9 on it, whichever is faster. I don't collect too many IDE HDDs under 160gb unfortunately, but I might be able to find a server SCSI drive. I know I have the adapter. There's a lot of options apparently, I just know the Performa 6230cd was painfully slow at IDE HDD reading and I'd like to somehow avoid that - if the software or the PCI bus make that happen no matter what then I'll use an IDE drive. Thank you so much for all the info @jeremywork! Now I know to keep an eye out for one of those Bordeaux cards.
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    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    What about the audio card, are there any options to get video input with it? Does anyone want to do a Zip drive delete on their g3
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    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    Thanks, that's interesting information! Will an SATA SSD be bottlenecked by the PCI bus? For video memory, does this look like it would work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/143566116522
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    Quadra 605 No Power

    Awesome, thanks for the follow-up!
  6. Can't make this Macintosh related, but... I really wanted to show it off, I found an R550 on Yahoo Auctions Japan for 1300 yen. A while back, I had found a MC/R450, which is the same thing but with extra software installed, but someone had attacked it's motherboard with a screwdriver for some reason and it was totally dead. And when I got this R550 it had screen damage. Luckily for me, no harm had been done to the R450 screen nor ROM, so I swapped them over and it ran fine! Of all NEC Mobile Gear II devices, which are MobilePro devices but in Japanese, the R450/R550 are the highest specced and the last made, with a 168mhz MIPS CPU and 16MB flash memory in addition to 32MB RAM and 65k color. Unfortunately the 65k color screen is even more terrible performing than the 256 color one, but it's still nice for wallpapers. Here's a picture of it running Puyo Puyo, a popular old game but I've found the CE version to be very elusive:
  7. I'm a fan of Unreal! I've only played it on modern PCs though...
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    Quadra 605 No Power

    I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, and I can't speak to this specific PSU, but on the SE/30 PSU I had one with dead fast switching transistors - I don't remember what exactly they were anymore with my memory these days, they might have been called simply "transistors", but it certainly seems like a point that could fail.
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    web browser

    That's likely to be how it is my dude. It'd be cool if someone could create a web service that loads pages in a server and translates them to something that older browsers could at least render part of the information.
  10. That looks incredible! Considering a Mac has weaker graphics for games than an Amiga, what kind of hardware would we need for it to run like in the video?
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Personally, I only want internal grayscale and the only modification I'm comfortable with is one that keeps the original motherboard and CRT.
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    Performa 6200CD needs an ethernet card

    If you get a comm slot card, lemme know how you get it running. I've been unable to get the one in my 6230cd to work. I have a spare as well, but I just don't know if it works...
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    New member buys a macintosh se/30

    They can and will fail without leaking, but if you can't see damage, then they're not destructive.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    While I agree with you, I wouldn't be willing to pay $700 for a clone card with no out of production parts in it.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Wish we could get one for $80 today.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Well, let's not get too excited if we don't even have anyone willing to do the work yet. Unless Maceffects wants to do it, in which case I'm sure we could raise enough for the proposed reverse engineering.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Oh, I see. Considering the SE is portable, I imagine duplicating the video it has would be more useful than giving it new, more varied video output abilities for the purpose of tying it down to a second monitor. And as far as I know a way already exists for duplicating the internal video, so it's a comparatively short hop.
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    SE/30 Xceed greyscale adapter cloning thread

    Doesn't the original card have external video? I'd absolutely pay for a device that simply gave grayscale ability to the SE/30, but if the original had color video out then I'm not sure it's feature creep. I think grayscale is the most important though, if we could just do that it'd be nice.
  19. When I shipped a Performa 200 and it was cracked in shipping, I gave a full refund. Didn't really find it fair though - I wish I could have given more like half. I think my packing was very ample, but I'm even more careful now than I was then.
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    Mac IIci capacitor damage

    I had an SE30 that didn't work after a recap and did work after another washing. It also had a bad stick of RAM.
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    Mac IIci capacitor damage

    Isopropyl alcohol
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    I also have issues getting it to start up, but I don't have a good battery, so it has issues booting with AC as well. There is a DC DC board inside with two electrolytic through hole capacitors that just might be at fault - when I have time I'll replace them and report back. @Johnnya101 has a recapped DC-DC board, perhaps he can report as to whether or not that affected booting. I replaced his board caps, but not mine what can I say, it's hard to justify doing it for myself.
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    SE/30 Recurring Freeze at Cold Boot

    Wow, you're a very curious fellow. Thanks for such a thorough investigation of this issue.
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    (Failed) Conquest

    Faith in humanity not restored but less damaged