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  2. No, they wont work without modification. The Classic II, for example, has audio run though the main connector. Also there is software brightness control. The SE and SE/30 did not have that. While there is much that is the same, you would have to move a couple wires around to get it to work. The SE and SE?30 are interchangeable because they are the same systems, just different motherboard. The Classics have entirely different sweep/power supplies.
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  4. Stereo Mod for Color Classic

    Not tempted, but very curious. Rounded the DevNotes up well enough: what I gots: LCIII has the same lame LC/LCII sound system: Things get much more interesting in the LC520 DevNote: Looks to me like it boils down the the Sound ASIC combinations involved: DFAC appears to mono however, wherever, forever. CC = DFACII which ought to show some promise, hobbled by Spice System Controller ASIC? = mono LCIII = DFAC without promise, hobbled by the Sonora System Controller ASIC as well = mono LC520 = DFACII + new Ardberg System Controller ASIC = Stereo I'd love to be proved wrong on this, but it looks to me like the first Macs capable of stereo sound came with two speakers, one per in their monster elephant feets. If someone studies the schematics they might find a chink in the hardware, but it doesn't look promising from the DevNote descriptions of the chipsets. CC Block Diagram:
  5. I just read through the CRT guide posted above and most of the talk revolved around the CRT and Analog board compatibility. My question is will the connector from the analog board work with any logic board? I understand that some boards are larger or smaller than others but my question is if they are interchangeable. I read somewhere sometime that an SE can be "upgraded" by putting in a SE/30 logic board (PDS slot size issues may happen). Basically the situation is that I have an SE/30 that I need to recap but I want to see if this Classic II logic board will work in it while I wait for the parts. Thanks in advance.
  6. I am looking to buy a power supply, which is the best. I've heard bad things about TDK, but what about the others?
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  8. Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    Ha ha! I love seeing these things being ripped apart and analyzed. I did the same to crack the equations on the DayStar adapter, using a 90deg angle socket to expedite analyzer lead connections: But I digress, back to the job at hand.... The IIcx adapter is a simple 1:1 for all signals that exist on the IIci CACHE slot. The only difference, as explained prior, is /BR, /BG, and /BGACK (used for bus arbitration) are pin disconnected from the main logicboard. Instead, those signals are isolated to the adapter's onboard 68030. Signals on the CPU that don't exist on the CACHE slot are simply not connected. Likewise with CACHE signals not present on the CPU, also being not connected. Once my 68030 sockets arrive, I will attempt using the IIcx adapter in the SE/30.
  9. Mac Plus screen adjustment

    C1 is replaced with a film cap 3.9uf 450vdc Ecw-fd2w395jb problem is the same before and after replacing C1 on this international analog board i have replaced CR15 and CR17 (zener 6v2) and R55 (33k)
  10. Performa 475 ethernet card

    I remember I had to install a apple NSI (if I remember) before the card driver. There is also a driver named "API 1.1Ethernet Installer.image" From http://vintageapple.org/macdrivers/nic/focus/ReadMe.txt "Filename: Ethernet Installer.image.sit.hqx Name: EtherLAN Card Installer (1.1.3) This software is the latest version of the EtherLAN Card Installer. This fixes a problem with our cards when installed into the Macintosh LC III. Use it ONLY with FOCUS Enhancements' NEWER EtherLAN Cards. These cards can be identified by the presense of a large square IC marked "SMC". Compressed disk image. Image created with Disk Copy 4.2. Stuffit 3.0 archive." By the way I will sell a coax lc pds card on ebay
  11. The NoCSS development thread

    The entire site will also support a "text only" mode, which removes all the <HTML> <HEAD> etc and the title and meta tags.
  12. On this thread you will find current progress and updates for my website "NoCSS". This is a site designed to function on 80s computers, and will have simple features such as chat, a web proxy, a google search system, and more. It will all function well on old computers due to stripping out modern day web scripts such as javascript, css, non HTML2.0 tags, etc. Below, the progress of each feature will be updated: Incomplete/concept stage In development Completed/functional Registration Chat Web Proxy (with HTTPS support) Google Search Proxy Internal mail/messaging system If you'd like me to add other features, just let me know below and I'll see what I can do. The current URL of the beta homepage (which I've only shared here) is: http://www.nocss.ml/index-new.php OR http://nocss.ml/index-new.php Security warning: all forms, INCLUDING ones that contain passwords, are processed in GET mode. This means that usernames/passwords are visible in the URL itself. Do not use this as a secure service, it's more of a toy/proof of concept to mess around with on your old mac/computer. The reason behind this is to provide 100% compatibility with all browsers. This also means that your Altair 8800 could technically use the chat, messaging, and registration system and it would still be functional!
  13. Connecting old Macintosh to the net using serial

    I never had any luck with Linux... I tried for a good hour, the PPPd just wasn't the same as the Mac one. Try using my proxy script and hosting it on your local internet. I was never able to access pages past my local internet from my old mac. Basically the script downloads the website using the internet of a working, modern computer and will pass it on to the Mac which should be able to access local (localhost/192.168.x.x, etc) websites.
  14. Mac Plus screen adjustment

    thats the horizontal linearity but I dont think there is an adjustment for that? What did you replace C1 with?
  15. Mac Plus screen adjustment

    Have a mac plus here with a problem. The right side of the screen seems to be compressed. Everything on the right side is a lot smaller. Does anyone know how to fix this? Already replaced C1
  16. Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    Running out of jumper wires and could use a second analyser already At least I could find some calls to 0x53000000... still learning how this thing works.
  17. Mac II // IIfx info

    Have you tried www.lowendmac.com? As for expansion cards, you need to think in terms of slots. 1. Most common slot is NuBus — started with the Macintosh II, with the Power Macintosh 8100/80. Most Mac IIs have them. There are graphics cards from companies like Radius, RasterOps, SuperMac (and so on), network cards from companies like Asanté, Dayna and others, SCSI cards from companies like ATTO and FWB, sound cards from companies like DigiDesign and so on. 2. PDS-slots — many, if not all, Macs in the Mac II series have a slot to which can be added a special adapter and an accelerator card (DayStar, MicroMac etc.)
  18. Sil3132 Flashing (SATA II) (G5) (PCIE)

    Hi, I would like to refresh this thread a bit. I have two (Sil3132 based) different designed cards flashed for mac. Ofcourse both are partially working or better words both are not working at all (Freezes mac with connected HDD) One card is Rosewill RC-211 and (I suppose) Belkin F5U197 (blue PCB). I attached pictures for PCB comparision. I'm wondering how to mod thoose cards to work with Mac? From my side I'm gonna investigate this subject in next days. If you have any questions/sugestions do not hesitate to tell me. Kristoffer. PS StarTech card pictures taken from internet (I do not have that card) Looks almost same as SeriTek but.... First original SeriTek, 2nd Rosewill, 3rd Belkin?, 4th StarTech
  19. Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    Nice work on that diagram, joe. I figured the QFP pinout was a bit less confusing and is numbered for doing schematic doodling. What are the relationships between the PowerCache adaptation of the oddball memory addressing control signal setup SE/30 and the way such is handled in the IIsi and now the IIcx? Gotta be something there? Happy to see my crazy WAGs being knocked down systematically, BTW.
  20. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    Sony D-5 for $3!? That is awesome. I have a boxed PowerCD & boxed black AppleDesign speakers, that are meant to just go on a shelf and look cool when I get the space again.
  21. Carrera040 Info / Hacking Thread

    This diagram would be more suitable for the Iicx adapter: /MMUDIS is not connected to any pin the CACHE slot on the adapter. CPUDIS is not connected to any pin on the CPU socket Also, notice /BR /BG and /BGACK are pin disconnected from the logicboard's CPU socket, instead relying on the CPU present on the adapter.
  22. Stereo Mod for Color Classic

    Check the DevNotes, IIRC my last was was a summary of the mono sound setup of the LC/LCII hardware specified therein. I was in error there, the CC is a (Mono I/O) LCII chipset reworked to the primal MedusaMess edgecard interface? The CCII was the vastly more capable LCIII chipset, the same driving the LC 520 stereo speaker output? Don't have the LCIII Devnote in front of me, but I'll wager the ASC missing on the LCII block diagram can be found there. In short, there could be some confusion about the CC's lame mono sound I/O and the CCII's lamed STEREO ASIC output that may be possible to hack for unmixed sound output at the board level. If the CCII wasn't such an ugly little turd I'd feel challenged. But is my LCIII lamed in the same manner? Dunno, that's conjecture based on a sparse data set and where the pieces fall the way I see 'em. Haven't got CC or CCII DevNotes, linkage anyone?
  23. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    Well, it still plays CD's. It sounds pretty harsh though ear phones. I don't have a SCSI-capable Mac at the moment, unless I stick a card in something. Sitting next to the Sony D-5 I picked up recently at GW for $3! It works too, mostly.
  24. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    I was ready to hit save on the edit placing the pic directly in the thread. PLEASE scan your goodies! I'm going to go through . . . . . . just went through "my attachments" and didn't find the rest of the pics.
  25. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    Ya'll make an impassioned defense for sure! I think I have the A/V cable for the unit somewhere. Interesting about the KSS-151A optical pickup. I didn't know anything about that. I also think I may have another PowerCD unit somewhere in the pile as well. Boy, if you folks like old documents, specs, and advertising material I found a whole box full of goodies. I'll scan a few items for you in the near future. Oh hey, neat-o picture of the guts! "Rebadged" Phillips unit mostly. From what I can tell the Phillips unit lacked the SCSI interface ability.
  26. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    HEH! Go, o, go! Yer killin' me. Why do I even bother mucking about in attempts to convey my visual thoughts in the realm of language? edit: wish I could remember which CPU Philips put on that board. PowerCD is a rebadged Philips product.
  27. Apple PowerCD "portable" CD ROM drive

    Just because...
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