Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. 3D-Printed Objects

    Hi, I took out my Beige G3 tower to see the bezels. There is a zip-specific bezel but what is missing is a 2.5 inch bay bezel. I have to use the floppy bay at the top for my MO drive. The bezels for the G3 tower I would love to see are: 1. bezels that can accommodate 2.5" drives (and card-readers and front-facing ports etc); 2. the upper bezel with bays for 5.25" & 2.5" devices; 3. a bezel that can accommodate the SD card from an IDE-to-SD card adaptor. 4. a bezel that can accommodate a double height drive(like the big MO drives). ta, aa
  3. Today
  4. DIY Power supply 30” cinema display

    Oh, and again, if you build your own power supply you will have a new one, not an old one that can fail you at any time.
  5. DIY Power supply 30” cinema display

    For me, it started with this YouTube movie. A power supply for a 23 inch cinema display will have other technical specificationsthan the 30 inch one. The 23 inch power supply is 90 watt, also 24,5 volt And 3,7 ampère. (The 30 inch has 150 watt And 6,5 ampère) I have always understood that you can use a larger power supply on a smaller display but not the other way around
  6. DIY Power supply 30” cinema display

    Any info on how to build one of these? I have a 23" Cinema HD display without a power supply, and until I can get one, I have to assume it's dead (I'd like to determine otherwise; in a pinch, can I use the power supply from a 20" Cinema Display?) c
  7. More durable WPA2-Capable Dongle for iBook

    I use a previous version of this TP-Link WiFi adapter in Client Mode. It converts your ethernet connection to WiFi and is compatible with all modern networks. It’s also USB powered. It has allowed me to get something as old as the Mac IIx connected to WiFi. So, it’s not a dongle per se, but it avoids a lot of the headache of dongles as well and you can use it with multiple setups. Here’s a link to the item on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WR802N-Wireless-Enterprise-Computing/dp/B00TACCPUW
  8. How do I get a 32bit clean ROM for my SE?

    My Rominator II sits in a drawer because I couldn’t get it to work with one of my machines. But that’s my fault, not its. So yes, I’d say this is a pretty good solution for you, as it is a 32-bit clean rom in its default configuration.
  9. Connecting old Macintosh to the net using serial

    very cool! Didn't get a chance to check it out, thanks for posting the site in a reply. Haven't been very active lately with my NoCSS site... My hope is to get a google search system figured out within the next week, and try to fix my web proxy so there isn't a massive security issue.
  10. MacFox's Finds

    The small barrel connector on the 5300 almost always breaks, it can be re soldered or I've heard of others putting the much larger DC connector from a Duo. Practice soldering on some old tech you don't want, then move up to the 5300 - it's not a difficult procedure.
  11. 3D-Printed Objects

    "shortly." meanwhile, one week later.. I think i'm close enough to call it quits now. I have attached the .STLs for the cd-rom drive (815-1690.stl), the eject button (815-1690_eject.stl), and the empty bay bezels (815-1189.stl) I sliced these using Simplify3d, at .2mm layer height with 1mm automatically generated supports. The supports are definitely needed, and If you're using different slicing software your mileage may vary. I oriented the parts thusly: for the cd-rom bezel, I have it sat up right as it would sit normally in real life. It actually consume less material for supports if it's printed upside down, but the finish on the lower lip indentation suffers pretty badly since that will all be built upon support structures. The empty bay bezel I print upside down, since it doesn't have any fancy features that might be negatively affected by support material. The cd-rom eject button I printed like this, which is probably not really ideal in the long run since the layer structure is more likely to cause a break somewhere along the body, but printed any other way caused issues with regard to support materials and the diameters of the holes coming out correctly. Depending on how dialed in your printer is, you might want to print this in a different orientation. And, of course, here are the real-life results: I'm feeling pretty good on the overall shape/functionality! its not quite 100% but I could keep messing with it forever, so I'm calling it. Gonna move on to the floppy bezel, then do a zip and/or jazz. or if anyone has any specific requests (cause all I needed personally were a bunch of cd rom and blank bezels) I'm up for that! 815-1690.stl 815-1690_eject.stl 815-1189.stl
  12. Help with Rasterops video cards

    Of course! I have to select the card from the Monitors control panel. That did it, thanks for your help!
  13. Mac 12" RGB Monitor 640x480 hack

    I just was given a M1299. I'd like to open it up and take a look around (check caps condition and such) but removing the two screws at the bottom didn't allow me to remove the screen from the case. I assume there are a couple tabs at the top that need a little presure but I figured before I damaged it figuring that out, I better ask.
  14. Apple Ethernet NB - does it deliver?

    I have a number of the Apple Ethernet NB cards and recently purchased some ZIP RAM that *should* work with them. Unfortunately, at least in my Mac IIfx running System 6.0.8, the card just leaves its error light on with the RAM installed and never comes up. Unless the RAM itself is bad—it is old stock—something may need to be tweaked for the card to actually use it. The first batch I got was too slow, so for the second batch I tried to match the speed of the onboard RAM, but that still didn’t work. (Hope I didn’t do something stupid like put it in backwards…) Has anyone disassembled its ROMs or otherwise reverse engineered the card? It should have both a declaration ROM and a ROM for its onboard CPU. (These could be combined via clever address decoding, of course.) That could tell us an awful lot about it.
  15. Apple Ethernet NB - does it deliver?

    To my knowledge, the card doesn’t accelerate the networking stack itself (though it could conceivably do so), it just handles buffering/DMA so the host CPU doesn’t have to do as much work. The System Software is still responsible for the AppleTalk and TCP/IP stacks. This could conceivably be different for the Token Ring and SNA (3270) A/ROSE cards; it would have freed Apple from having to implement those protocols in the System Software.
  16. Yesterday
  17. PowerBook 2400c Backup battery

    Look for 3.6Volts battery 110 (150) mAh Ni-MH (3x 1.2Volts): www.welovemacs.com/b4541.html https://www.amazon.de/dp/B001BSCXRI/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awd_qgKTwb608ZF3E
  18. Help with Rasterops video cards

    Have you checked LEM? http://lowendmac.com/video/index.html RasterOps PaintBoard 24 RasterOps 24XLi You should be able to change resolutions in the Monitors Control panel unless it's required to use a proprietary Control Panel?
  19. Bed time...so server is shotdown... This is how it looked Macintosh ED web server; made possible by ElWhip The web page you are viewing is being served on a Macintosh ED with 1024K RAM. It is connected with a serial cable to a PC. On that PC is a MacIPgw Linux virtual machine running (MacIPgw VM). On the VM a USB serial cable is connected and pppd active. I have forwarded all traffic for port 80 on this VM to port 80 of the Macintosh ED. This machine is connected on a separate subnet The PPP server is and the Macintosh Thanks to Apple Crapple! This is the first known web server able to even run on a 128K Macintosh. This is made possible by the lightweight TCP/IP stack lwIP
  20. ProtoCache1.1 - IIsi/SE/30 PowerCache Adapter Prototype

    We're not talking about the same thing, I should have said "CPUCLK" If the Micron card is running off the SE/30's native clock signal on PDS pin A38 CPUCLK signal and the 040 card's aggressive timing on that line is what's upsetting the Micron, I've got one of my knuckledraggin' Neanderthaler tests in mind: On your adapter, cut the Passthru's trace to A38 (CPUCLK) and jumper it to the C38 (C16M) 16MHZ reference signal that's used to get SE/30 cards to work on the IIsi's 20MHz PDS. It's a long shot, but might be worth a try? WTH!
  21. HelloI have Rasterops video boards - 8/24xli and PaintBoard 24 that I think work (Slot Info identifies the cards and the RAM disk feature appears when the 8/24xli is installed) - but when I connect it to my Macintosh Color Display to either card the image is garbled in the same way for both cards. I have never used the cards and I am wondering of the cards are set for a resolution higher than 640x480. Do these cards auto-detect resolution? Or do I have to set the resolution manually or through software? I don't see a resolution setting in the control panel. And I don't see any obvious switches on the cards - no dip switches at all or jumpers that would seem to associate with resolution (one jumper at JPL10 on the 8/24xli, unknown function). Anyone know anything about these cards that can help me troubleshoot? I am installing into a Mac IIci running 7.1. Thanks! Matt
  22. Absolute Nice project. A Plus with a FloppyEmu and a “TTLEMU”
  23. Electrolytic caps can be cut off, by wire cutting pliers cutting through the cap, followed by picking off remaining debris/ cleanup. All that is left is then the legs, which can be desoldered easily. There is some danger of lifting a pad with this method, but for the most part it’s simply enough done. You could try that on the scrap board. Search tweezer soldering iron on eBay and a cheap one should pop up in China.
  24. I figured that this had been checked, thanks much for confirming! I have a couple of threads on a possible path to a SE/40etgs where the Daystar 040 is replaced by a Carrera 040: Need help with MicroMac Carrera040 in a SE/30 SE/40 Grayscale: Need help with a Carrera hack User GeekDot engaged on this quest and delivered 2 revs to the Carrera CP, neither of which worked. Our thinking was that the init needed to be patched too. Problem is that in one of these posts there was much discussion (spring/summer of 2017) and possible direction appears to have been lost in the site upgrade. Both of us have asks into the Admins to see if the missing posts can be recovered...
  25. The accelerators CPU clock is not present on the PDS connector. Everything on the PDS is synced to the 16MHz clock.
  26. ProtoCache1.1 - IIsi/SE/30 PowerCache Adapter Prototype

    Is the Micron synched to the CPU clock or the baseline 16MHz reference clock?
  27. Cat Mac/Hacintosh TTL output was fine in a an IBM 5151/Hercules Graphics world on available, inexpensive displays. Herc overlapped analog display interface development and then beyond for more than a few years. Compact Mac video -> TTL -> 60Hz VGA conversion would be the way to make use of these ancient adapter setups I would think. Some combination of existing adapter technologies prototyped and then produced in this newfangled 10cm x 10cm PCB form factor would be a great project.
  28. MacFox's Finds

    Remember how I said things were going well with the 5300c? Well now they are not. The laptop randomly shuts off and I found out it has something to do with the solder joints surrounding the power supply connector on the logic board. I lack solder capabilities and this seems like a very easy thing to screw up, so for now the 5300c is out of commission. I also decided to buy a Powerbook G3 PDQ with active matrix screen because the passive matrix Wallstreet I currently have is a pain to use because of the screen. I had to use it a lot to make 800k disks for my SE, so that's probably why I have become so bothered by it. I originally intended to make the 5300c my new bridge Mac (I would transfer files between the 5300c and my PC using a CF card), but I already stated what happened with that computer. Hoping the PDQ will work out better. It doesn't come with a charger, but I think I can use the Wallstreet's charger if I'm not mistaken.
  1. Load more activity