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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Nice! I'm planning to follow this guide for adding wi-fi to the SE/30 which will also allow me to tunnel HTTPS requests for another project. The wi-fi adapter also happens to natively support 10mbit ethernet, so perhaps this tweak will help me with AppleTalk. Alternatively, I might try using the iPrint adapter to bridge the printer port to Ethernet and see if that works.
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Tried a fresh install of 7.5.3 (upgraded to 7.5.5) with OT 1.2, still experiencing the same issue of the SE/30 not seeing AppleTalk zones. For now I think I'm going to abandon this project. I *could* try a 10mbit hub or something... maybe on a rainy day
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Asante MacCon ethernet card OpenTransport 1.1.2 TCP/IP 1.1.2
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Thanks. Wow, I hadn't even thought to download direct from Adobe... what are the odds that they're hosting 22 year old drivers??? Well, turns out, pretty unlikely. All of the download links for 8.6 and 8.5.1 are broken Fortunately I was able to find it hosted on some random server by searching Google for the filename. 8.6 won't run on 7.5.5 (min requirements are 7.6.1) but I was able to successfully install AdobePS 8.5.1. With AdobePS installed I tried PRAM reset (assuming it's CMD + Option + P + R) creating a new printer in the desktop printing utility with the AdobePS driver, but it still shows no AppleTalk zones available via Ethernet, in the Chooser (list of available printers is just blank), or in the desktop printer utility. I'm thinking this is a configuration issue on my SE/30, but I'm not sure what I'm missing. AppleTalk config has ethernet selected TCP/IP config has a manual configuration on my network (both the Mac running the VM and the SE/30 are on the same VLAN) Chooser has AdobePS selected
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Yeah, TCP/IP should be working correctly. I can FTP files to my SE/30 from my MacBook Pro via Presenz and the SE/30 can hit webpages. My PRAM battery is dead (waiting for an Amazon shipment) so it gets (annoyingly) zapped every time I shut down. The SE/30 is definitely not seeing any zones, but I don't quite know why.
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    I'm currently trying via desktop printing, as the printer does not appear in the chooser.
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Hmm yep I already had everything set up as you suggested. I'm actually running my own VM with Ubuntu 16.04 since the A2SERVER premade VM on his website is so old it can't download packages from apt The only thing I haven't tried are the AdobePS drivers. Do you have a link to the ones you tried? I tried searching the usual places and couldn't find them. Since my modern Mac running Catalina can print via LPR via the VM runing CUPS, my guess is that it must be something on the SE/30 I'm doing wrong. FWIW, when I run nbplkup on the VM I don't see the SE/30 listed. And on the SE/30 in the AppleTalk control panel, it says "Current zone: < no zones available >". I don't know enough about AppleTalk to even know what that means, or if it's relevant to my issue
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    Printing from an SE/30 to a modern HP printer?

    Thanks all for the quick replies! @NJRoadfan I think you sent me down a good path. It looks like LPD is disabled in modern versions of CUPS, but I found this stackexchange post suggesting a way to open the port. Sure enough running `nmap` showed that port 515 was closed, and this opened it. Also saw this one on askubuntu and did this too. Now not only does the SE/30 see the LPD printer (instead of saying it "couldn't be verified"), my MacBook Pro can actually print via LPD via the VM running A2SERVER and CUPS. Unfortunately the SE/30 can't actually print, and throws and error "Requested printer could not be found." So close... but not sure what the issue is.
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    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    count me in
  10. Hi all, I've read a few guides for bridging AppleTalk with ethernet for AppleShare and printing, but I seem to get stuck at some point going down each path: [Reddit] How I got my SE/30 to print to a cheapo laser printer. I set up the VM and did my own from scratch, following the instructions. Everything seems to work except the A2SERVER can't see the Mac and vice versa. Eric Bylenga - 68K Macintosh and a Modern Printer Not sure my printer is compatible with LPD/LPR. And if it is, I can't discern the queue name. [68kMLA] Network laser printer for old / modern Macs? Same here, tried the updated LW software with no result My hardware: - A SE/30 running 7.5.5 with an Asante ethernet card - HP Envy 4520 printer on wifi - A2SERVER on the same network and subnet as the Mac (10.0.1.236 and 10.0.1.239 respectively) And relevant software settings: - AppleTalk set to Ethernet - LW 8.5.1 installed - A2SERVER running cups is able to successfully print test pages via the web ui At this point I have no leads on troubleshooting. I think the A2SERVER route is probably my best bet, but I've hit a wall.
  11. I've got a 17" iMac G4 800mhz (2002) and took it apart today to replace the hard drive and upgrade the RAM. Here's exactly what I did: 1: Disassemble according to the instructions here: ( ) 2: Gently vacuumed dust out of the case, trying very hard to not touch any metal components. Did not touch the logic board. 3: Added 60gb SSD (using a SATA to PATA adapter I bought on Newegg) 4: Added 512mb RAM bought from OWC into the non-user-accessible slot 5: Scraped off old thermal paste and applied new paste 6: Reassembled the case 7: Re-inserted the AirPort card and 512mb user-accessible RAM 8: plugged in and powered on When I did this, the machine made no sounds, neither from the speakers or mechanically. The top fan did not spin up and, to my horror, the computer began emitting a strong ozone odor. I immediately unplugged the machine and let it sit for a few minutes. I took it apart again and visually inspected the main logic board. I'm not skilled with logic boards or soldering or anything, and didn't notice any blown capacitors or visual damage. I replaced all of the original components that I had replaced and re-applied the thermal paste again, and (against my better judgement) powered it back up. This time I got the chime through the speakers and a brief flash on the screen, but then nothing. Still no fan noise or hdd spin-up. I tried again without the speakers plugged in, and the chime came through the internal speaker sounding like it was underwater. It was working before. Did I fry the logic board? Is the PSU gone? Can I fix it, or should I start constructing a lamp? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    SE/30 restoration – success!

    @techknight I bought them on Amazon. If you want them (I have 5 now) I'll send them to you for less than I paid. PM me. @K I'm in an apartment with a full-shade porch and no roof access. UV lamps were my only realistic option.
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    SE/30 restoration – success!

    My exact recipe was as follows: I had no exact recipe. It was typically a 1 part H2O2 to 5 parts H2O mixture with a teaspoon or so of Oxiclean per bottle of H2O2. I would occassionally sprinkle some more Oxiclean into the mixture which would cause a really neat chain reaction clouding the water for a minute or two. For the back case I used about 10 gallons of water and 5 bottles of over-the-counter H2O2. Left it under 5 UV lamps for about 2-3 days. My successes seem to indicate that retrobright isn't an exact science by any means. I was (likely) a total idiot about it but I was able to achieve optimal results. As I know JDW has said, it takes time, not lethal amounts of chemical to make this process work.
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    SE/30 restoration – success!

    @Scott Thanks! I honestly can't believe I was able to get such great success with the retrobright. It's a hard process to screw up and definitely doesn't require the harshest of chemicals some might lead you to believe. Maybe I'll create some documentation... Specs: SE/30 circa Jan-Feb 1989, 68 MB RAM, 250 MB HDD, superdrive, MacCon PDS Ethernet card, AppleCD SCSI CD-ROM drive, programmers switch, and original keyboard/mouse. Running System 7.5.5 with MODE32. As far as software, I've got a lot of desktop publishing software from the previous owner (MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, Aldus PageMaker, etc) and some stuff I put on myself (grackle twitter client, fetch, iCab, AOL Instant Messenger...) @Phreakout yes! You did an awesome job recapping the board. It looks and functions brilliantly. No more screen artifacts, the sound works perfectly, and everything is working better than new.
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    SE/30 restoration – success!

    I've finally completed my SE/30 restoration project! Thanks to everyone on the board who helped in some way or another Here's a photoset on Flickr with some random shots of the process... I think the final shots and the retrobright comparisons are particularly interesting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellsriley/sets/72157624342373733/with/4876116102/ So... what next?
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