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CC_333

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    Music/audio recording, tinkering with electronics

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    My new SE/30

    There's a little spring that pulls the two halves of the head assembly together (kind of like a "pincer"), and I've found that on drives that do as you describe, that spring has lost some of its tension, either due to age, or maybe by being overstretched somehow. There are little cams or steps on each spring mount that allow for some adjustment, and when I move the spring a step or two higher on each, the drive starts working like normal, presumably because the heads now have better contact with the disk. c
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    Yes! It would make a splendid Raspberry Pi case! c
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    Wasn't Minitel taken offline only a few years ago? Has anyone come up with a way of emulating it? And then, finally, it can work as a standard dialup modem in the US and elsewhere? c
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    @olePigeon Your idea conjures up some pretty hilarious imagery! Someone ought to post a photo of all three (maybe one of those vHack things?), just for the fun of it. c
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    @Trash80toHP_MiniWell, I guess I should clarify that the design language, weird as it may be in general, looks "normal" on the CC, for which it almost seems it is meant*, than the Performa 5xx, which looks to me like an awkward attempt at making a CC with a larger CRT and a CD-ROM drive. c *The SE-derived Classic and LC-derived Classic II have elements of the newer design (Expresso?), but it seems to me like the Performa 5xx and Color Classic were the first pure Expresso designs, with the Performa being a derivative of the Color Classic (EDIT: just checked the Wikipedia article on the Performa 500, and sure enough, it was a derivative design that was rushed into production with little regard to looks).
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    Ah, OK. The one I traded you had a rougher looking case, if I remember correctly. I still have my Performa 578 (my first 68k Mac, actually! I bought it for $35 at a local thrift store in the summer of 2005) They're interesting machines, in that they're relatively functional for what they are, but at the same time their looks are a bit weird, somehow managing to be kinda ugly and kinda not at the same time. And they look even more weird when placed next to something relatively normal looking c
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    DON’T TALK TO ME OR MY SON EVER AGAIN

    Is that the 575 I traded you several years ago? If so, I'm glad it found a good home! c
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    Personal Grail Conquest: Payphone. Yep. :D

    @olePigeon The Musée Mécanique up in SF's Pier 45 seems like a place you'd like? It's been awhile since I was there last (I remember first seeing it on my 11th birthday when it was under the Cliff House), but it had a section of 1980's era arcade games that seems like it'd be of interest to you. c
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    JRL's Conquests

    You make me jealous (well, I do have a NuPowr 167 Mhz PPC upgrade for my 540c *note to self: ask @Bolle about its current status* ) Seriously though, good find! These aren't getting any easier to find! c
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    Hastily designed VGA adapter for Mac Plus

    As would I, if I had any to give I'm hoping to have some relatively soon, though! c
  11. I don't know if you need any more testers, but I can volunteer for the 8 MB module when its design is finalized and the initial prototypes fabricated (I need an excuse to pull my SE/30 out of storage and exercise it). I'm in California, near San Francisco. c
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    My new SE/30

    Agreed. I just found that not one, but two bedside clocks had their backup batteries leak. I'm not sure if either of them work, but I think I caught the corrosion in time before it caused any major problems. And in the past, I had an Apple keyboard almost ruined by leaking batteries (I managed to get them out as they were stuck, and replaced the controller board which, unsurprisingly, was pretty much destroyed). All the batteries in question which leaked (except one, a Rayovac) happen to be Duracell, incidentally. c
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    PowerBook 520 recapping or not?

    This can and does happen (it's the same tiresome problem most other 1x0 series PowerBooks have, where the posts securing the screw bosses for the hinges crumble away). It's happened to me a handful of times, so be extremely gentle with the screws holding the hinges on, and you *should* be OK. If not, the same fixes for the other machines apply (epoxy, through-hole bolts, etc). Also, the clips that hold that center hinge cover in place (the thing with the little slit for the microphone in the top center) like to break off, leaving the piece unable to stay in place, so be careful with those too. Good luck! c
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    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    I have several iMacs (at least three tray loaders, the rest slot loaders), and so far I haven't had any major issues with them. But then again, aside from my Tangerine slot loader (bought new in 1999), none of them seem to have been used very hard. I think they were popular in schools, so those ones are probably the most likely to have major issues, I would think. c
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    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    that being said, they will nevertheless run it better than nothing (I tried running 10.1.4 with 32 MB of RAM, and it took a really long time to boot up (something like 15 minutes, I think!) and thrashed the poor hard drive pretty much the whole time, and it "worked", but was absolutely no fun to use). 128 MB was the official minimum RAM requirement for 10.1.x, and this is why. c
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