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#21 360alaska

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:03 AM

I think I found something neat for my IIsi:

 

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Video + Network FTW. I just ordered this and hopefully it works!


Edited by 360alaska, 19 July 2016 - 06:04 AM.


#22 tanaquil

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

Whoa, is that a user hack, or something that was marketed commercially? I'm trying to figure out how the cards meld together to feed out the same port access plate.

Mac museum: Apple IIe, Mac 128K, 512K with HyperDrive, 512Ke, Mac Plus, IIsi (number: lost count), IIfx, SE (number: lost count), SE/30, Classic, Macintosh Portable (x2), Color Classic, LC III, Quadra 840AV, Performa 636CD, iMac G3/266 grape (tray), iMac G3 lime (tray), iMac G3 tangerine (tray), iMac G3 strawberry (tray), iMac G3/350 blueberry (slot and tray), iMac G3/400 indigo (slot), iMac G3/400 ruby (slot), G3 tower, iBook G3 (2001), Power Mac G4 MDD, iBook G4 (2005), 2011 MacBook Pro 13", 2013 iMac 21.5".

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#23 Macdrone

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:36 PM

The angle card came with the high res card for the IIsi, and then you just remove the video card and put a network card in.  That way you get the FPU on the riser and get a network card.


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#24 tanaquil

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:50 PM

But how do you end up with both video and Ethernet?

Mac museum: Apple IIe, Mac 128K, 512K with HyperDrive, 512Ke, Mac Plus, IIsi (number: lost count), IIfx, SE (number: lost count), SE/30, Classic, Macintosh Portable (x2), Color Classic, LC III, Quadra 840AV, Performa 636CD, iMac G3/266 grape (tray), iMac G3 lime (tray), iMac G3 tangerine (tray), iMac G3 strawberry (tray), iMac G3/350 blueberry (slot and tray), iMac G3/400 indigo (slot), iMac G3/400 ruby (slot), G3 tower, iBook G3 (2001), Power Mac G4 MDD, iBook G4 (2005), 2011 MacBook Pro 13", 2013 iMac 21.5".

Macs: 1, Ability to Move Around House: 0


#25 360alaska

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 07:02 PM

I found this pic online:

 

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As near as I can tell the top slot on this adapter is Nubus and the middle is PDS. I only say that because the spectrum 8/24 video card is Nubus and that ethernet card looks to be PDS.


Edited by 360alaska, 19 July 2016 - 07:02 PM.


#26 mrpippy

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 12:41 AM

I think they're both PDS, the label on the video card EEPROM says "8•24 PDQ si". Surprised to see an AAUI connector for Ethernet, although I guess it's the only thing that would fit


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#27 tanaquil

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 01:49 AM

Anyhow, that is way cool. I'd love to be able to up the video capacity of my IIsi and still keep the Ethernet connection, but oh well. The 12 inch monitor works just fine. And I never stop getting a kick out of seeing System 6 in color, though I boot to System 7 most of the time.


Mac museum: Apple IIe, Mac 128K, 512K with HyperDrive, 512Ke, Mac Plus, IIsi (number: lost count), IIfx, SE (number: lost count), SE/30, Classic, Macintosh Portable (x2), Color Classic, LC III, Quadra 840AV, Performa 636CD, iMac G3/266 grape (tray), iMac G3 lime (tray), iMac G3 tangerine (tray), iMac G3 strawberry (tray), iMac G3/350 blueberry (slot and tray), iMac G3/400 indigo (slot), iMac G3/400 ruby (slot), G3 tower, iBook G3 (2001), Power Mac G4 MDD, iBook G4 (2005), 2011 MacBook Pro 13", 2013 iMac 21.5".

Macs: 1, Ability to Move Around House: 0


#28 360alaska

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 05:13 PM

All,

 

Looks like the seller has one more of these fantastic contraptions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/262536521604



#29 360alaska

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:06 PM

Here's some more pics and by the way, the resolution is configured by holding down "option" upon start-up. The resolution can not be configured via control panel or via VGA adapter.

 

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Q: When I connect my display to my Spectrum card, instead of getting a usable picture, I get a distorted, scrambled image. I know the monitor is supposed to be compatible with this card -- what else do I have to do?

A: SuperMac cards must be configured for the specific display to which they are connected. If you move the card to a different slot in your Mac, connect a different monitor to it, or zap your Mac's PRAM, you will need to reconfigure the card to output the proper signals and timings required by your display. To reconfigure your SuperMac card, hold down your keyboard's Option key at startup. Continue to hold down the Option key until the "Round Robin" configuration cycle begins. When you see an image of a keyboard that is clear, centered, and at the resolution you want to use, press the Space bar. The computer will then restart, and the card and display should now be properly configured.

"

-http://www.vintagema...s/spectrum.html


Edited by 360alaska, 22 July 2016 - 08:06 PM.


#30 360alaska

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:26 AM

I was lucky enough to snatch a Umax S900 off ebay for 45 dollars shipped. Right now it has a 200 mhz 604 and 40mb ram. Something I'm curious about is the case, did Umax and Dell share a common case?

 

Here's just a quick mashup of pics I made:

 

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Kinda interesting :)



#31 CC_333

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:23 AM

Huh, it does look like they used the same chassis, and dressed them up in different plastics or something.

 

Kinda makes sense, since Umax was a clone maker at the time, and thus didn't necessarily want to spend the extra money for a fancy, custom designed case such as those made by Apple, instead opting for a generic ATX case that was probably cheaper to manufacture.

 

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#32 Compgeke

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 03:48 AM

The case is actually a shared design between Dell, Umax and Micron. Possibly others as well. While I haven't verified faceplate compatibility, they all use the exact same mountings for everything (even the 3 faceplate clips and swing out).

 

Edit: Yes, the fronts are compatible, almost. The Micron would fit if the S900 didn't have audio jacks up front. http://i.imgur.com/7c8q52U.jpg


Edited by Compgeke, 28 July 2016 - 03:54 AM.


#33 360alaska

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:06 AM

Interesting, I never knew that even micron and dell shared a case let alone umax:

 

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Edited by 360alaska, 28 July 2016 - 04:06 AM.


#34 joethezombie

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:04 PM

Alaska, I too have one of those IIsi video/Ethernet combo cards. Have you tried the Ethernet portion? I got mine working, but had to use an Asante FriendlyNet transceiver. Farallon and Apple branded ones would not work for me.

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#35 360alaska

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:15 PM

I never have, but it is an Asante card so I guess that would make sense...


Edited by 360alaska, 30 December 2016 - 09:16 PM.


#36 360alaska

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:32 AM

And now for a few updates, 

 

First,

 

I was able to meet up with a fellow mac enthusiast in my area and do a couple of trades,

 

To start, I traded one of my 2 IIfxs for a Quadra 950 and a 512, probably a lateral move but I had two FXs and no Q950 so I'm happy:

 

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Next, I traded a very nice Classic II (I had 3 of them) for a Mac SE FDHD because I needed one for my recently purchased Mac86 dos card. (My other SE has a radius accelerator in it)

 

and third I traded a SE/30 and a SE/30 Socketed CPU board for a IIcx and a LC 580.

 

All in all I think I came out ahead.

 

By the way,

 

In case someone has never seen the difference in the screens on a 580 vs 575/550/520 here is a comparison:

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Lastly, just in case anyone is wondering the Bbraun/BMOW Rominator for the 512 does not work in conjunction with a dove scsi card. I tried the jumpers on 512 and plus but it just chimes continuously. I was able to make it fit in the case by soldering the roms to the rominator board but unfortunately it's just not compatible, maybe someone can figure out why? Oh well, I just moved the macsnap scsi and ram to the my new 512k. I bet it will work flawlessly with a ram card so I'm waiting for a spare the popup on ebay.

 

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Edited by 360alaska, 11 January 2017 - 06:34 AM.


#37 itsvince725

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:36 AM

Beautiful 950! The one I'm acquiring has the oh so elusive CD bezel but it's far yellower.


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