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  1. Swolfington

    3D-Printed Objects

    @360alaska that's looking great! I'd love to see what it looks like installed. I tried my hand painting the 9500 jaz drive bezel I cooked up a while ago, but I wasn't able to find exactly the same "smokey beige" Rustoleum, and sadly, it wasn't the right color. I was only able to source the "painters touch" variety, rather than the "american accents" you recommended.. for whatever reason, the painters touch version has a slight (but definitely visible) pinkish hue to it. Just in case anyone out there is trying going down this path, make sure you get the right one. I was able to find another Rustoleum color, Painter's Touch Premium Ultra Matte, which is much much closer to (though not exactly matching) the OG Macintosh beige. here's my results: matches pretty closely with the AEKII keycaps, which haven't yellowed like the rest of the plastic. here it is against the painted metal case of my 8100. The lighting sucks (and my camera phone's white balance isn't great), but you can see that it's almost the same, but isn't quite 100% matching. You can also see here how improved it looks compared to the unpainted white plastic cd rom bezel installed on the 8100. Against the bezel plastic of the rest of the case, though, it still sticks out thanks to the yellowing of the original plastic. I'm not really sure how I feel about that since even if I had a factory original pristine part, it would have the same problem. and here's the paint I ended up using, in case it's helpful for anyone.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    Nice!! Looks like a perfect fit - great work on the design!
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    3D-Printed Objects

    @360alaska I don't think pb3623 was implying that you stole the model, just that it was of the same part and not the bespoke (and much rarer) caddy-loader bezel.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    Awesome, thank you! Definitely gonna give that a try when I get the chance.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    Can you post what that paint matches that color? I've been contemplating painting some of my parts, but I haven't been able to find a positive lead on paint color/brand/whatever.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    Great work!
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    PM9500 CDROM Bezel, also powerbutton

    Thanks! I do have a 3d printer, but I just moved and I don't have it set up yet. There are a bunch of places on the internet that will do 3d prints to order, though I have never used them so i'm not sure exactly how they work. I think 3dhubs.com is pretty popular, but again, I have no personal experience with the system. As soon as I get my stuff up and running I can crank something out for you though. this week is kinda hectic for me, but I should have a lot of time next week. I'll send you a message when/if I am able! No-so-ironically, the power button to my 9500 is also busted. I've been meaning to model a replacement but I just haven't had the time. At some point, I'm definitely gonna make one though.
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    PM9500 CDROM Bezel, also powerbutton

    If you have access to a 3d printer, I modeled the cdrom bezel part on and posted it to the forums over here. A 3d printed part definitely isn't going to be quite as nice as the original as far as how it looks, but the model is pretty close and has been working pretty good for me on my 9500 and 8500! Plus, finding an intact original bezel is going to be pretty hard to source these days.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    @joethezombie Awesome, Thank you! If it were made of plastic, I would definitely add some ribs (or at least something to distribute the load) to the underside of the main support, and probably beef up the feet. I would not trust that as a plastic part to hold up something as heavy as a MacII, 3d printed or otherwise.
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    3D-Printed Objects

    I am thinking the same thing. The only two unknowns would be the height and width of the user-facing end of the buttons. It looks like the height might be the same as the stem part, but I couldn't find any really high quality pictures to tell. The width is definitely something we'll want to measure too. I would think the depth would be the same as the Q700 buttons, since the logic board dimensions and mounting relative to the case are (as far as i know..?) exactly the same between the Q700 and the IIci. I can bang out something quick and dirty if you want, but I would much prefer to get at least those two measurements before having anyone potentially waste time printing one. In other increasingly esoteric news, I printed up my Jaz bezel for the 8XX/85XX/95XX case, and much to my surprise it actually fit up almost exactly to the drive. the interior lips that mate up to the drive itself were ever so slightly extruded too far out, so the drive pushes on the bezel when the case is fully closed, but that doesn't seem to affect performance. I've updated the model to shave off 1mm from that feature so it should be just now. I also added a fillet to the side walls of the slot to better match the aesthetics of the apple-designed drive bezels: I didn't print out the new version, so it doesn't have the fancy pants fillets on the sides: Here it is before (with jaz drive mounted on my custom made mounting bracket thing that attaches to a standard hard drive sled) and here it is after: Here it is in action: I mentioned before that the drive itself wasn't working... It turns out that it is working pretty well, I just didn't know what the hell I was doing with the SCSI ID settings on it (and the other drives in the system). Got that sorted out, and it started working! It does take a suspiciously long time to mount a drive once it's been inserted (hence the jump cut in that gif), like a minute+. It is pretty consistent with its slowness though, so that gives me some comfort. Either way, I'm pretty pleased with how it all turned out! For anyone playing at home, here is the new and improved .stl file: 815 jaz bezel 1.1.stl
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    3D-Printed Objects

    I was actually going to PM you asking exactly that! (I meant to do it right after I made that post, but I had to unexpectedly had to go for a little bit) I'll try to source some pictures, and if you can give me the measurements of the holes in the case, that should be enough, assuming everything else is the same. Definitely worth a try!
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    3D-Printed Objects

    Got my printer up and running again! Yay! The other day (before I had fixed my printer), I thought I read a post on the forums where someone was looking for a Quadra 700 style reset/interrupt switch. I figured it would be fun to try, and I have the part, so it would be kinda cool to make something that someone else actually needs. Turns out, he was looking for a IIci switch, which is similar, but different. But before I realized that, I already made the thing: and printed it out: STL files here: 815-6270 rev 5.stl ResetSwitch.stl Inturrupt switch.stl I Oriented the models like this for printing The darker orange bars are support material. Depending on your printer you may or may not need to be quite so liberal with the supports, but my settings in Simplify3d were 1mm supports for the whole thing. I think I had more support material going into it than the actual part itself. If you were to print it as it sits in real life you might be able to get away with fewer supports, but then you would have the layering working against you and since the entire body is kind of one big spring, I figured it would be best to have it printed sideways. The buttons have a little square indentation on the under side that is supposed to mate with the little square protrusion on the tips of the button stalks, with your superglue of choice adhering them toether..which kinda sorta worked for me. Due to the imprecise nature of printing such small parts i had to file some stuff down here and there to make it all fit, but overall it worked well. There shouldn't be a lot of stress on the button that would cause the glue to break over time so it shouldn't need to be perfect.
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    Quadra 700 with battery damaged logic board

    Thanks for the name of the tool. I'll check it out! Just did a quick search on Ebay and found this auction that looks at first blush like it could fit the bill. It says "2.54mm pitch", which I assume means the distance between the pins? I'll have to remove the logicboard and measure them to see how it looks. The price isn't bad either!
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    Quadra 700 with battery damaged logic board

    @Bolle yeah, there is definitely some corrosion on the tips of the contacts in that last RAM slot. From the outside, it looks like only the tips were affected (where the ram was actually seated seemed to be alright), but clearly something is worse than it looks since none of the slots work at all. I haven't tried vinegar yet, I will give that a shot before I get brave enough to remove the slots entirely. Thanks Byrd! My hope/theory/complete shot in the dark was that the corrosion on the RAM slots was just from battery outgassing, since a lot of the exposed metal around the area (but not in the direct path of disaster) had become tarnished..but evidently hope was not enough to fix everything. I guess what surprised me the most was that the computer otherwise seems to function fine. I would expect that if there were something physically messed up with the RAM slots I would be seeing a sad mac icon. Does anyone know if there a separate controller chip that handles the SIMM RAM separately from the built in RAM that may be damaged as well?
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    Quadra 700 with battery damaged logic board

    I managed to partially install system 7.5 on an external Jaz drive! The hard drive it came with technically seems to work, but it appears that some/most of the data on it is corrupt. I can see the files, but I tried copying some of the more interesting stuff to the jaz drive and like every 4th file could not be read. [side note, it looks like this machine was used for graphic design in the mid-90s. I love the time-capsule aspect of bringing old computers back to life!]. I say partially installed, because the installer refused to read "install disk 1" at the tail end of the installation process. The disk itself must have been working, because that was the disk that booted and started the installation process. Even tried imaging another floppy, but it just refused to budge. At that point I just restarted the machine and hoped for the best. Thankfully it booted, but some stuff is missing (everything from the apple menu at the very least, which is mildly annoying). However, it was enough to check the RAM.. and sadly, it appears that the RAM slots are dead. No matter what configuration of the SIMMs I try, the only thing that shows up is the 4 megs built into the logicboard. I even tried some known good RAM from the IIVX I've been stealing all the other parts from that are making this project possible, and they don't show up either. I am kind of surprised, since if there were something wrong with the RAM slots, I wouldn't expect the machine to even boot? if it were missing/broken/shorted pins, shouldn't it be causing problems beyond just not showing the RAM? So far it seems to operate just fine, as far as I can tell. The lack of ram is going to be a problem doing anything even remotely useful with this thing, though. I think I'm at a standstill until I get brave/stupid enough to desolder the RAM slots and see what I can see there.
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