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  1. Ralphieboy

    Clock Battery replacement on Powerbook 180c

    Macbook 180C? On the Macintosh Powerbook 180c the battery is soldered.
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    TwinSpark Powercache incompatible?

    I think this one: https://www.macintoshrepository.org/90-daystar-powercentral-rel-7-
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    TwinSpark Powercache incompatible?

    "A propos" KTKM, my P33 33mhz works perfectly in my SE/30 along w/ a cloned TwinSpark adaptor and a Farallon ethernet (RJ45) card only when the Power Central control panel is uninstalled. Power gain is significant and TattleTech displays clearly the 33mhz CPU and FPU. W/ Power Central installed, the system freezes at bootup.
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    ROMINATOR, RAM & 7.5.5

    Hi Neal. I have the same config as yours (Rominator II, 128Mb RAM) and my SE/30 is runing flawlessly MAC OS 7.5.5 To do so, just follow Gamba's tutorial. You must indeed downgrade to 7.1 Removing RAM and ROM is not necessary. http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/os8_se30.html Description: Following are methods for installing OS 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.5.3, 7.5.5, 7.6.1, 8.0, or 8.1 on an SE/30 with a IIsi or IIfx ROM SIMM. With these ROM SIMMs Mode 32 is not required and should not be installed. Minimum hardware requirements: 16 MB RAM, 44 MB free space on hard drive. We have not encountered any problems with variations in SE/30 logic boards. ROM SIMM information is included. Compatibility with boot disks has been tested. Two screenshots are included. Field Report. Software links OS 7.0.1 & 7.1 Install: Both 7.0.1 and 7.1 work OK without hacks, with Installer option 'Customize: System Software for any Macintosh'. OS 7.5.3 Install: Hard drive to have OS 7.0.1 or 7.1. Also 7.5.3 Installer, System Picker 1.1a3, ResEdit 2.1.3, and Mode32 v7.5 Installer. Turn off SE/30 and install IIsi or IIfx ROM SIMM. Boot from hard drive OS 7.0.1 or 7.1 and open Mode32 v7.5 Installer. Remove Mode 32 v7.5. In Memory control panel set '32-bit Addressing' to 'On'. Close Memory control panel and reboot. Launch the 7.5.3 Installer with Installer options "Clean Install" (COMMAND SHIFT k) and "Easy Install". NOTE: "Clean Install" will save the original System software in 'Previous System Folder' After Installer is done, restart with 7.0.1 Disk Tools floppy and do: ResEdit hack to 'System 7.5 Update' file in 'System Folder': • 'gusd' resource 'ID 1' at offset '000018', replace data '0008 0003 0009 0003' with data '0008 0003 0009 0005'. ResEdit hack to 'System' file in 'System Folder': • 'gusd' resource 'ID 1' at offset '000018', replace data '0008 0003 0009 0003' with data '0008 0003 0009 0005'. Use System Picker to select hard drive OS 7.5.3 for reboot. OS 7.5.5 Update Install: Hard drive to have OS 7.5.3, installed per above. Also 7.5.5 Update Installer, System Picker 1.1a3, ResEdit 2.1.3, and Disk Copy 6.3.3. Boot from hard drive OS 7.5.3. Mount the OS 7.5.5 disk images on the desktop. Launch the 7.5.5 Update Installer. After Installer is done, restart with 7.0.1 Disk Tools floppy and do. ResEdit hack to 'System' file in 'System Folder': • 'gusd' resource 'ID 1' at offset '000018', replace data '0008 0003 0009 0003' with data '0008 0003 0009 0005'. Use System Picker to select hard drive OS 7.5.5 for reboot.
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    SCSI issue w/ Color Classic

    I bought few days ago a very clean Color Classic. Obviously, caps leaked on the Mother Board. Our fellow forumer Bibilit is in charge of the restoration. First of all, he performed a complete recap of the MB. Then, testing the MB: no gong and no pointer. After a desoldering/resoldering of the chip that manages the audio: Gong: ok. Pointer: ok. But, no system boot nor "?" logo. Bibilit has disconnected the HDD SCSI ribbon, performed a reboot that led to the "?" logo. I have to mention that the HDD was already out of order. After desoldering/resoldering the SCSI chip and trying w/o success to boot from an internal or external HDD, Bibilit assumes that the SCSI chip is faulty. I managed to buy from eBay some SCSI chips (codename AM85C80) and hope this will revive this very clean Color Classic. Has anybody experienced a similar issue?
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    Strange video issue w/ SE/30

    Bolle, that’s definitely not that kind of artifact. I was wondering; I am a violin maker and my SE/30 sits on my workbench close to gouges, metallic tools and other ferric stuff. Could it induce some kind of magnetic disturbance that can manifest itself in those artifacts I am experiencing?
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    Strange video issue w/ SE/30

    Hi again. My SE/30 (as everybody knows) equipped with 128 Mb of RAM, ROMinator2, SCSI2SD, RJ45 ethernet card, Daystar PowerCache 33mhz, recapped and analog board checked is developing a strange video behavior. Some “snow”, “noise”, “white interferences” appears quasi each time I use it (see video). Usually I hit the machine on its side and the result is: a return to a normal video behavior or a totally plain white screen. I first thought the problem came from the analog board but this one has been checked recently. My conclusion: I am despaired (lol). FCFFB43E-6FD4-468A-9691-0057AF022FAE.MOV
  8. My SE/30 is giving my trouble during boot sequence: There is a 1'30" delay between the moment the toolbar appears and the moment the content of the desktop (HDD, Trash...) mounts. Appart of this, the machine (Recapped, new battery, 128Mb RAM, SCSI2SD, Ethernet RJ45 card, Daystar Powercache 33Mhz card, ROMinator 2, OS 7.5.5) works (quasi) like a charm. The only way to get rid of those annoying 1'30" is to disable "AppleShare" extension and "Shared Library Manager" extension. I have trashed the ASLM pref, disabled AppleTalk, checked the HDD with DiskDoctor 2 and 3, zapped the PRAM, rebuilt the desktop... Does somebody have ever experienced a similar issue?
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    Powerbook 180c startup problem

    I have ordered a brand new (chinese) battery... We will see if this solves the problem.
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    Powerbook 180c startup problem

    That’s correct and I do believe my PRAM battery is indeed, charged.
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    Powerbook 180c startup problem

    Unfortunately I don’t think so. The main battery is not actually dead, it holds little charge (1 minute, maybe less). In fact I kept it in the machine in order to charge the PRAM battery.
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    Powerbook 180c startup problem

    Hi. I am rebuilding a PB180C. Screen capacitors have been changed. The machine boats a SCSI2SD, a custom 10Mo Ram expansion card and a new PRam battery. The main battery has a 1 minute autonomy. However, each time I disconnet and reconnect the main power supply the machine does not want to boot anymore. I usually have to reset the power manager and/or perform some voodoo tricks with the battery and power supply and reset button. Can somebody help me with that?
  13. Hi. I am rebuilding a nice PB180C. Regarding the PRAM battery, it has been replaced but, date n time, memory, mouse, sound... reset each time I disconnect the power adaptor. This machine, since its rebuilding has never been run with its main battery connected. My question is: is the main battery that recharges the PRAM battery and not the power supply?
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    SMDs missing from of Daystar PowerCache P33

    The accelerator works perfectly, thanx.
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