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    A Wiki for Classic development?

    MacHub shows promise, but has stalled due to a lack of free time It uses Facebook and Google's "OAuth for devices" to allow a vintage mac to authenticate with the help of a modern smartphone: Eventually I'd like it to show your Facebook feed, Gmail inbox etc - perhaps as a screensaver.
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    A Wiki for Classic development?

    Further to the MPW Emulator, there is also the Retro68 project. I've used this successfully to build a few libraries and apps - all on my Windows 10 laptop. Retro68 also has its limitations - but writing classic Mac apps in a modern IDE sure is nice.
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    A Wiki for Classic development?

    I think it's a great idea. I've also been teaching myself classic toolbox dev over the last year or so, so I'd be happy to share my experiences on the wiki.
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    Brand New SE/30 Logic Board

    Thanks @trag. The big issues I had was getting my soldering iron under the capacitor to melt the solder. Perhaps it's just the Panasonic caps, but they fully covered the soldering pads. I ended up holding my soldering iron for far too long on the motherboard and I started to panic that I was going to destroy it and/or the capacitors. That's when I switched to electrolytics... At the time I also had a really crappy soldering iron that had a blunt end and delivered not enough heat. I've got a temperature-controlled one now with a nice pointy end on it. I'll try again soon, and post photos of my issues if I get stuck...
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    Brand New SE/30 Logic Board

    For an absolute beginner like me, installing caps with legs was much easier than surface mounts - I guess it comes down to personal ability. I bent the caps 90 degrees and applied some hot glue - it's ugly but prevents the solder pads from being broken if I knock the caps accidentally. But I will try surface mounts again this time around - I've got a much better soldering iron which I think will make the task a lot easier.
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    Brand New SE/30 Logic Board

    Yep, upon closer inspection they are. I have some nice Panasonic Tantalum capacitors I'm going to try. I tried using Tantalum's on my last logic board, but gave up in frustration and switched to electrolytic ones with nice big legs on them! I think my soldering skills have improved since then, so fingers crossed!!
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    Brand New SE/30 Logic Board

    I nabbed this off eBay as soon as I saw it. It's in impeccable condition, with original service box. I haven't tested it yet though! I'll replace the battery ASAP, and I guess I should do the caps too? Although they look perfect.
  8. I'm in awe! Amazing work - totally count me in for a purchase.
  9. SCA adapter has been ordered Coming from China - I will report back in 4-6 weeks!
  10. Give the current wifi extension a go, as there's a good chance that it'll work. Although I don't have one of the external Vonets boxes, the screenshots of the web interface look nearly identical to the VM300.
  11. Thanks for the info about the ground lines, then it is most likely a bad connection in my wiring. It makes sense, because the errors I get on my Mac are inconsistent - probably depending on how much I've wiggled the wires around! Before I order the adapter, I might first have a go at soldering the 50-pin ribbon wires directly onto the pins on the Asante card - that way there is a solid, single connection - instead of the multiple connection points I have at the moment. Also, I'm still using the Asante ADB adapter to get my 5v power - so I'll get my multimeter out to test the voltage. Thanks.
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    There's only one benefit i can think of - it's fanless. I've just replaced the fan in my SE/30 with a nice quiet Noctua one, and it'd be a shame to add another fan for the PSU. I'm not adverse to keeping the brick outside of the Mac - but I'll assess once it arrives.
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    Well let's find out shall we... I've ordered the PicoPSU-160-XT kit...
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    Modern PSU for the SE/30

    I was kind of hoping I could pop the plastic casing off and mount the brick inside the existing SE/30 PSU case? Bad idea??
  15. So I think the lesson here is to always listen to @Trash80toHP_Mini, otherwise you'll just blow time and money Can you tell me a bit more about the SCA to 50-pin adapter? The SCA connector has 80 pins right? And the HDI-30 has... well... 30 pins (well, 28 on the Asante connector) I found a pinout here: http://old.pinouts.ru/HD/scsiexternalsca80_pinout.shtml How do I not hit the same problem with my Ground wires? Many thanks.
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