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Found 32 results

  1. AgoraRoad

    What vintage macs do you own?

    Here i have a Macintosh SE/30s that i found on the side of the road with a bunch of keyboards. Only one of them is working but i need to save up for a Floppy Emulator drive to really get this going!Post what you got below! http://www.agoraroad.com/macforum/vintage-computers/what-vintage-macs-do-you-own/
  2. Happy 41st birthday Apple II! http://www.agoraroad.com/macforum/vintage-computers/happy-41st-birthday-apple-ii!/
  3. MacFox

    Mac SE Problems

    So a few moths ago I bought an SE with 800k internal floppy and 20 MB internal HDD. It worked for about a week before problems started. I was trying to install Word 5.1, but it wouldn't install unless I removed all anti-virus software so I deleted the Norton software on the HDD. When I rebooted the machine, the OS (6.0.8) didn't start up. Figuring that I probably screwed up the OS install by deleting Norton, I downloaded some system 7.0 floppy images and wrote them to some disks using my Powerbook G3. I tried to install system 7, but it said that something was wrong with the HDD and refused to install. I rebooted and inserted the system 7 boot disk and tried using disk first aid, but to no avail. I opened up the machine and reseated the scsi cable, and still the HDD refused to work. At that point I decided to buy another HDD, so I did. unfortunately, I couldn't get the old HDD out. There are two screws on my HDD, one on the left and one on the right (I know that on other SE's, the second screw is usually under the HDD). The right one is underneath the CRT and due to this, I couldn't get my screwdriver to connect to the screw. Since my screwdriver has detachable bits, I detached the Phillips #2 bit and while I was able to connect to the screw I couldn't turn it. I also noticed a leaking cap near the CRT (I think it was on the flyback transformer, if I'm using the right term). So at this point, I decided I would go the external HDD route and deal with the cap later since I have no soldering skills and its location so close to the CRT made me nervous. I decided to turn the machine on again just for the heck of it and now the FDD doesn't read floppies. At that point, I just got frustrated and gave up. I got the SE for $50 on ebay, so I guess it's not a huge loss, but still it is a nice looking machine and one I would've loved to use a lot. So why am I making a thread now? Because I'm curious if I should try to fix this machine or not. New Year's is a time of reflection I guess. If I should fix it, would an external floppy work or do I need to replace the internal one? What is the best method of replacing that leaking capacitor I saw or should I ask a more experienced person to recap for me? Would I be better off just getting another SE? Thanks EDIT: Topic accidentally posted twice. If any mods are reading this, could you please delete the other copy of this thread?
  4. StuffIt 3.5 can’t see some .sit fires. I tried to install Aladin StuffIt 5.something and I don’t have 8mb or RAM on my 4mb SE. is there another software repository where everything for 68k is stored in floppy format (.dsk)? I am using SCSI2SD and Floppy Emu. Thanks.
  5. So I bought an AppleCD 600e drive recently for use with my Powerbook 5300c. Unfortunately, that laptop is having power issues and I don't have the soldering skills to fix it, so for now it is out of commission. This leaves me with a CD-ROM drive that I can't use...or can I? My SE has 4 MB of RAM and runs system 7.0 just fine. If I upgrade to 7.1 I should be able to use the CD drive, right? Are there any programs that came on CD, or that I could put on CD, that will run on an SE with 4 MB of RAM and System 7.1?
  6. MacFox

    Mac SE Problems

    So a few moths ago I bought an SE with 800k internal floppy and 20 MB internal HDD. It worked for about a week before problems started. I was trying to install Word 5.1, but it wouldn't install unless I removed all anti-virus software so I deleted the Norton software on the HDD. When I rebooted the machine, the OS (6.0.8) didn't start up. Figuring that I probably screwed up the OS install by deleting Norton, I downloaded some system 7.0 floppy images and wrote them to some disks using my Powerbook G3. I tried to install system 7, but it said that something was wrong with the HDD and refused to install. I rebooted and inserted the system 7 boot disk and tried using disk first aid, but to no avail. I opened up the machine and reseated the scsi cable, and still the HDD refused to work. At that point I decided to buy another HDD, so I did. unfortunately, I couldn't get the old HDD out. There are two screws on my HDD, one on the left and one on the right (I know that on other SE's, the second screw is usually under the HDD). The right one is underneath the CRT and due to this, I couldn't get my screwdriver to connect to the screw. Since my screwdriver has detachable bits, I detached the Phillips #2 bit and while I was able to connect to the screw I couldn't turn it. I also noticed a leaking cap near the CRT (I think it was on the flyback transformer, if I'm using the right term). So at this point, I decided I would go the external HDD route and deal with the cap later since I have no soldering skills and its location so close to the CRT made me nervous. I decided to turn the machine on again just for the heck of it and now the FDD doesn't read floppies. At that point, I just got frustrated and gave up. I got the SE for $50 on ebay, so I guess it's not a huge loss, but still it is a nice looking machine and one I would've loved to use a lot. So why am I making a thread now? Because I'm curious if I should try to fix this machine or not. New Year's is a time of reflection I guess. If I should fix it, would an external floppy work or do I need to replace the internal one? What is the best method of replacing that leaking capacitor I saw or should I ask a more experienced person to recap for me? Would I be better off just getting another SE? Thanks
  7. AwkwardPotato

    Macintosh SE won't read any disks

    I recently obtained my first 68K Macintosh, a Macintosh SE with dual 800k floppy drives. Turning it on, it boots to the blinking question mark screen, but won't read any disks. I'm almost certain that my system disk is fine; I created it with Disk Copy 4.2 on a PowerMac 6100 using this guide. I also plugged in a known working external 800k drive from an Apple IIGS, and it won't read the disk either. I've made sure to bless the system folder on the disk. Assuming that it's an issue with the logic board, which components should I look at replacing? Thanks!
  8. I thought I'd start a new thread focused solely on this topic. The Macintosh SE that I bought a month ago came with a floppy disk labeled "Your Apple Tour of the Macintosh SE". When I tested it the, the disk was read, and I worked through the intro program. So I know it worked not long ago. Meanwhile, I acquired an SE/30 - which promptly ate and destroyed that floppy disk. So the only disk that I knew worked for certain on the Macintosh is not available. I then found some 720k DOS disks and used a Power Macintosh 7100 with Disk Copy to create system disks from the disk images found on the Internet. However, when I put in thes disks, the SE ejects them immediately. I have some dedicated Mac disks, like FAX drivers and such - these also are ejected. Some questions for you - When presented with the Mac question mark ? are all disks rejected that are not bootable? Is there any issue with using previously formatted DOS DSDD floppies to format for Macintosh? I have re-lubricated the floppy drive. When I had it apart, I noticed that the heads stuck together magnetically. Does that mean I need to de-magnetize them? Or is that normal? The recommendation for Disk Copy is to use the version that matches the operating system. Does that mean the target operating system (6.0.8 ) or the source (I'm using OS 9 on the 7100)? Does it matter which verion of Disk Copy that I use? Should I use v4.2 only? In one of the floppy dissembly videos, someone mentioned that in the eject mechanism, you have to set the little nub to 12 o'clock. Mine was at 9 o'clock, so I set it to noon. Is that necessary? I haven't seen anyone else mention that. This is what my eject gears looked like:
  9. I recently picked up a Macintosh SE for $5. The hard disk was dead, as I expected. I put in a boot disk and turned the computer back on. However, I soon realized I was using a System 1.1 Boot disk, which is not compatible with the SE. I don't have an ADB mouse/keyboard, only a 128k/512k/Plus keyboard and mouse. I tried pulling out the disk (I didn't know about the pinhole by the disk drive when I was doing this) , and it came out. I noticed that a small metal bracket is now in the middle of the floppy drive. Is this normal? I noticed it moves upwards when the mac is turned on. I am having someone make a system 6.0.8 boot disk, and I want to know if the disk drive needs to be repaired before I can use the boot disk. If it's just a "cosmetic" problem, I can still use the drive fine by pushing up the metal piece. Thanks in advance
  10. yamaha94

    GCC UltraDrive 20 & Macintosh

    Hi Everyone - I was snooping around my local electronics Recycling shop and found a Vintage Macintosh External Hardrive. I can't find anything about these units. Made by GCC Technologies "Ultra Drive 20". Did a great clean up - filled with so much dust and debris. I should of taken a before and after picture. Still Powers up. Still have to test with a Serial/SCSI cable to my Macintosh SE to see if it still 100% works. Total price = $10 dollars. Does anyone have any manuals or information on these units? All I know its a third party peripheral similar to the Macintosh Branded ones. Much thanks (Picture Attached)
  11. smiba

    Focus on chip

    From the album: Chip Porn

    © Smiba

  12. smiba

    Focus on CPU

    From the album: Chip Porn

    © Smiba

  13. smiba

    Chip 2

    From the album: Chip Porn

    Z8530PC 8730FM © 1982 AMD

    © Smiba

  14. smiba

    Chip 1

    From the album: Chip Porn

    737 V I788Q VGC7219-0676 344SO603A (M)©APPLE'86 KOREA A
  15. smiba

    Backside

    From the album: My Macintosh SE

    No, this is the original power cable and I won't change it for one that points down.

    © Smiba

  16. smiba

    Right side closeup

    From the album: My Macintosh SE

    © Smiba

  17. smiba

    Left side closeup

    From the album: My Macintosh SE

    © Smiba

  18. smiba

    Overview

    From the album: My Macintosh SE

    © Smiba

  19. Denus

    Macintosh SE Battery

    From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I found this compatible battery at Conrad: this is also the only component I will replace for now.

    © Denus

  20. Denus

    Macintosh SE First startup

    From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I didn't start this system up when I received it (too filthy to be safe) so this was the moment supreme for me... The harddisk is so slow that I was afraid there was something wrong, but it just needs more time than expected, however it's working fine! So I'm glad my work did pay off: a nice addition to my collection!

    © @Denus

  21. Denus

    Macintosh SE Reassembling

    From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    It's time to reassemble the system.

    © @Denus

  22. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I'm doing a whitening treatment of the case, keyboard and mouse: this was really necessary.

    © @Denus

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