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  1. LazarusNine

    CC (re-capped) Stopped Booting

    Hello all, The short version: The CC (re-capped) no longer boots. I seek guidance. The long version: I booted my Colour Classic earlier today after about 8 months of non-use and I ran into a series of issues. Let me start by saying that the CC has an LC 550 logic board. Both the logic board and the analogue board (integrated power supply) were fully recapped around two years ago (ceramics, tants, and electrolytics where necessary) with ONE exception. I had the wrong sized 330uf 400v, so had to resit the original (see photo). Nevertheless, the CC operated perfectly well after all that. Today is a different story. When I first booted the computer, I noticed that the screen was continually dimming and brightening, almost alongside the speed at which the hard drive was spinning. I initially thought there was an issue with the screen (flyback?). However, after rebooting twice and then trying a third time, the CC stopped booting altogether. When I flick the power switch, I hear the screen get a bit of juice, but soft power boot with the keyboard (tried multiple keyboards and different ADB ports) results in absolute silence - there's no indication whatsoever that a boot was attempted. So, now I'm wondering if it's a power issue. If so, what steps should I take to start discovering the culprit? Could it be that ONE remaining capacitor that needs changing (something I intend to do now anyway)? Might the fuse be blown as well? What's the rating on that? Thanks in advance.
  2. Hello, I haven't seen any threads about this particular group of Performas needing a recap, but I wanted to know for sure whether or not these models require a recap. Thanks in advance.
  3. imodfrenzy

    PowerBook 540 A Few Issues

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I recently pulled out my PB 540 and decided to try fixing some problems. These are the problems its having: -Screen is cut off on lower part unless putting pressure on it. -LCD Cable has been cut a little -Audio doesn't work -Not sure if this is an issue but the screen begins to fade from all edges to black after a while. I uploaded a picture of the LCD needing pressure to actually work, and the hinge cable being cut. I figured since this is the only cable going to the LCD that maybe the connections to the audio had been cut on the ribbon cable? (There is fewer wire lines on the cut area, forgive me if I'm way off). Would the pressure problem be an LCD issue if anyone knows? Also I read about capacitors often going bad, should I check around for leaking capacitors? Thanks
  4. Would it be possible to make a PDS slot card to hold a R-Pi or other SBC to act as an ethernet adaptor and video out. Power requirements would be low. Just a thought. Any takers? This is my first post. Hello World! and fellow 68k-ers.
  5. Dwest

    Flaky ethernet on SE/30

    Have an SE/30 that I had added an Diimo 030 accelerator board and an Asante MacCon ethernet card added in series into the PDS slot. I had lost sound, so I sent the logic & analog boards off to uniserver to have them recapped. I DID NOT send the power supply for recapping. Once I got the logic/analog cards back, I put the machine back together, and re-installed the add-on cards. With both add on cards back in the machine, the accelerator card seemed to work, but the ethernet card did not, not even getting a link light on the daughtercard (next to the RJ45). I pulled them both out, and put only the NIC back into the SE/30, and I got a link light... But when I tried to use the card, it would connect to the web, but downloading was sporadic... stalling often. Asante troubleshooting showed that the card was having errors about half the time. My question is: Could the power supply be causing this? Should I have the power supply re-capped? Or does it sound like some other issue -- maybe with the NIC? My guess is that maybe the power supply is weak, which is why the NIC would not work at all when the accelerator was in there with the NIC. Was wondering what any of you may think. Any advice would be appreciated. Should I have uniserver recap the PS? Are there chips on the NIC that need recapping??? Thanks in advance..
  6. By posting this inflammatory thread I know the flames will rage high! So let it burn! Ha! Lets throw hats and chew the fat, discuss about experiences and techno-babble, and explain why it is to you. I surmise that the SE\30 will rank high, though it is not without its problems: Recapping and Cap Goo Trace Rot being the worst of them. But the SE does not have these problems though they have most of the same components. Then you have the Classic and Classic II. Though the Classic will rank well along with the SE as a 68K machine, the Classic II is another issue altogether. Then there are the 128K, 512K, 512Ke and Plus. Many good things can be said about these machines, but the biggest put down I guess will be the analog board and the issues they bring. The Beige Case can also be an issue in yellowing as well but there were a Platinum 512Ke and Platinum Plus as well. I own the 512Ke, Plus, SE\30 and the Classic II - all with their pluses and minuses and think that for their designs, they were and still are great machines. Though my first Mac was a Mac IIcx (which was later modified into a Mac IIci), my first Classic Compact Mac was a 512Ke with a SCSI/RAM/16MHz Accelerator from I believe Dove Board. Then I got a SE and a SE\30 a few months after that. And from there my collection grew. The Classic II I recently found in the trash (Summer of 14) and I rescued and repaired it - my first Compact Mac Repair in about 20 or so years! Care to thrown in a PowerBook? Explain why it fits. The Duo 210 if thrown in fits between the SE\30 and the Classic II, as all three has the 16MHz 030. The Mac Portable lines up with the Mac SE. I got a lot more to say and share but I'll post it later and end this here. This is just an introductory post to get you guys posting.
  7. Hello, A few months ago I purchased a Powerbook 100 complete with manuals, case, and floppies for $25 at a local flea market. It has many problems though, one of which being the speaker (at least I hope it's the speaker and not something else). Every time I turn on the PB, I hear a static-y sound before the start up chime plays and while using the laptop, I will hear crackling static every so often. This happens with both the included power brick (which has a cracked tip) and a Toshiba laptop power supply which has similar specs to one of Apple's replacement power bricks. The hard drive will not boot up either, but I heard that changing the PRAM batteries might help with that. But before I buy any new PRAM batteries or one of Apple's replacement PSU's, I want to make sure it really is the speaker that's making the static-y sound and not something more serious like the power board shorting out. The speaker is wired into a connector that also has the wires for the display. I'm not sure if these wires are soldered in or if these could be pulled out or cut? If I remove the speaker and I no longer hear the static sound, then I will continue with buying a power brick and PRAM batteries (CR2430s to be exact). If I still hear static, then there must be something wrong with the power board. Can the speaker be removed? Thanks in advance.
  8. Tam 400

    520c on line

    Hi new here,This is a 520c i had on line at Xmass time 2015,am a collector,an have many Vintage Macs. cheers
  9. Josh_Brooker

    Daynaport installer driver needed

    Hello all I've recently acquired a Daynaport E/si30 PDS Ethernet card for my SE/30, but I have no drivers for the Ethernet card, I've spent days searching the internet, but any promising links all seem to have died long ago, I've tried the mac museum but the DaynaPort-installer-7.x.x link is also dead. Is there anyone who could email me the needed files or possibly point me to an active link to download the driver software any help is greatly appreciated Many thanks, Josh.
  10. Zanmato.sit.zipHi I just 'finished' my first 68k Macintosh program ever in assembly language, using Lightsoft LIDE 3(Fantasm 5) on my Macintosh IICI. It is no big deal, but as a 17 years-old mac user, I still am a bit proud. It is a simple dialog box that pops in front, tells stuff and asks for your name. After clicking the "GO" button, it closes and pops another dialog box that tells "Greetings,«Your name»!" with a "Thank you" button. It seems to work fine on my Mac IICI. It also works well on my powermac 7100 when booted up on a system prior to 8.6. But, on my Macintosh SE( and Plus emulator), the dialog boxes doesn't show up correctly. It is not realy centered and the dialog is smaller, so it doesn't shows all the text. It doesn't crash, but it still is bothering that it doesn't seem to show up correctly on compact macs. I uploaded the whole project (including the resources, source code and the APPL binary), so everyone can look at it. I archived it with DropStuff 5.5. Help with my problem and maybe advice on 68k assembly would be really nice! Thanks in advance!
  11. Since I'm getting a few more of my machines up and running, I notice that I have a mix of Systems per machine. For example I have 1 LC with System 6.07 and another LC on System 7. I would like to be able to boot from one system or another on a given machine with similar software set ups. This means I might have to partition the hard drive into 3 or more partitions, 1 for each system and 1 for applications and personal data files. In the least this would be difficult with smaller hard drives. So, what do I have to watch out for, as in a case of a Mac being able to boot from either System 6 and System 7? And is there another way of doing this other than partitioning a drive?
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