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    Bootstrap card, and MP100 video issues

    Do you have a Mouser BOM for these? Or at least, a recommendation for which size/type of cap to get?
  2. I gave up and used a SCSI2SD. I'll end up buying another dozen of them or so. RIP my wallet.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    As I posted in some other thread here, I have a Q950 bezel with the round button and a set of calipers. https://imgur.com/a/HkpInXh I can make as many measurements as anyone needs, though I don't know CAD.
  4. What's the best path to upgrading 8.0 on a Quadra 950 to 8.1, if the installer shows the drive as "unsupported"? I got 8.0 on this Apple-branded IBM 2GB SCSI HDD by booting from a SCSI2SD image that has Anubis installed on it. I also had to use an external SCSI CDROM drive, as the internal caddy-loading CDROM drive is dead.
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    Bootstrap card, and MP100 video issues

    I have both a Lombard and a Wallstreet, but neither boot. I've asked here for suggestions, and the suggestion was "try new RAM", which I don't own. (I did try removing individual sticks, which is no easy task in a Lombard, with no joy.)
  6. I just obtained a working MP2000, and am faced with the bootstrap problem. I have no interconnect dongle, and I don't yet have any PCMCIA cards. Is anyone in the Atlanta area willing to provide a bootstrap card? Also, I have 2 non-working MP100s. One doesn't power on at all. The other one powers on but displays either a mostly dark screen or scrolling lines. Anyone have any ideas about this?
  7. The hinges appear fine, and the video cable seems to be intact. Video doesn't work from either the display or from the VGA port to a monitor. At this point I've removed and reseated the RAM, PRAM battery, modem, and CPU. It chimes on boot, but I get no video whatsoever.
  8. Tried this, no joy. I'll remove and reseat the RAM next, but wow, it's a PITA for this laptop. HDD is an Apple branded 6GB Fujitsu SCSI drive.
  9. Update: I had the boot conditions swapped for the two laptops. The Lombard, in rough condition, chimes on boot, but never displays video. I've left it plugged in for several hours. Its keyboard gets warm, and it seems to be running, but it displays no video, and won't display via external monitor either. The Wallstreet does not boot at all. Its fans spin momentarily upon receipt of power.
  10. I just acquired (under a small amount of duress) both a Wallstreet PowerBook G3, and a Lombard PowerBook G3. Both are in mediocre-to-poor condition, and neither boot to OS. The Wallstreet is in better condition, only missing its CD-ROM drive. When connected to power, its fans spin up for a second, then stop. Push power button, and it chimes, but has no video. I verified the internal display cable, RAM, HDD were all connected properly. I have <i>not</i> let it sit for 2+ minutes to see if it'd boot, and I'm certain the PRAM battery is dead, so maybe that's the culprit? The Lombard is fairly beat-up. Its bottom case is cracked, the PCMCIA slot is cracked, the back flap door won't close, and the battery eject handle is broken. With power, it spins its fans for 3 seconds, then stops. It won't boot past that point. I'm not at all familiar with laptop diagnostics. Any ideas?
  11. I'll likely be emailing you for a cap kit soon . When soldering SMD caps to a board, do you use an iron, or is there some magic with a heat gun I'm not aware of?
  12. I liberated a Quadra 840av over the weekend. It was in middling-to-poor condition, with a dead SCSI HDD and rust at the bottom of the case. I got it to boot with Mac OS 8.1 via SCSI2SD. However, I haven't yet been able to get networking to function with the Asante Mini EN/SC. After much rebooting and extension-disabling, the system will boot properly, but will lock up in the TCP/IP menu, or sometimes in Filesharing or other networking menus. Any ideas?
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    Mac IIsi SCSI CD boot issues

    Update: I discovered and used this amazing Apple Legacy Software Recovery CD https://www.macintoshrepository.org/931-apple-legacy-software-recovery-cd . If you're working on a 68k Mac, full stop! Get this iso now! I was able to boot from this CD. When I used Drive Setup, I noticed the scsi2sd's light blipped for a second. Per this thread, I updated the scsi2sd's config to identify itself as a " SEAGATE" drive and so forth. This time, the scsi2sd 'drive' showed up. I tried initializing with 1.5, but that didn't work. 1.7.3 did, though, and I was able to split my 16gb SD card into 4 4gb volumes. I'm in the process of copying some files off the old internal HDD. I've booted from the Recovery CD, and am copying to blank "drive" on my Floppy Emu SD card.
  14. My Mac IIsi is having some issues both booting from a SCSI device, and seeing any other SCSI device. The IIsi has a new scsi2sd adapter with a 7.5.3 image from http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ . The scsi2sd can't see either the SCSI CD ROM drive, or an external SCSI HDD. I can boot from an external SCSI CD ROM drive, but then can't see the scsi2sd. The external drive is set to id 3 and is set to terminate, and the scsi2sd is 0. I've tried: booting 7.6.1 CD (no joy at all) booting 7.5.3 CD (works as above) booting CD drive pulled from enclosure and connected directly to IIsi same, with internal HDD shoved into enclosure (saw CD but no HDD) booted from floppy (saw neither internal HDD, external CD, external HDD) Any ideas?
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    The Definitive Guide to Connecting your SE/30

    I made a docker container for this: https://github.com/unxmaal/docker-netatalk/ You should be able to simply install docker and docker-compose under Linux (or another OS X box using homebrew), and then run 'docker-compose up'.
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