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  1. Paulie

    Things Paulie bought that he didn't really need

    I can't help myself sometimes. Met @Damian Ward today (lovely chap) and came away with a rare Workgroup Server 8550 (effectively a 8500 with the AV stuff removed) that needs a bit of work, and a Quicksilver G4 (733MHz). Unfortunately life means I won't be able to get around to the 8550 for a few weeks, but I've got the G4 fired up and it is excellent.
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    Mac se/30 SCSI2SD version

    Mine's a RevF, not the latest, but does use the same 6.3.1 firmware (22nd April 2020) as the '2020' version. Never turned on SCSI2. Mine would crash out when doing installs (always at the 'writing' stage), and sometimes doing file copies. I could also get a working system through copying the System Folder, but it's not an ideal solution.
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    WPA2 compatible PCMCIA cards?

    I took this option; my iBook G3 refused flat to even see my Ubiquiti AP. I acquired a WRT54G from eBay for minimal cost and have hooked it up set to hidden just for my iBook, works perfectly. Saying that, I think I've got a WPC54G card floating around somewhere that I could part with, if you'd like to test.
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    Mac se/30 SCSI2SD version

    Hopefully you haven't bought one yet, but the SE/30 and the SCSI2SD V6 are not friends; I found this out to my disadvantage. The V5.1 works perfectly, however.
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    SE/30 installation woes

    Thanks, I'll give that a try and report back
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    SE/30 installation woes

    As requested. These settings work perfectly in my LC475, FWIW.
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    SE/30 installation woes

    Thanks for chiming in. SCSI2SD is set to the defaults, if anyone has better suggestions then I'll try them immediately. Appreciate the link; the poster said that they tried 6.2.9 which worked fine; I was already on 6.3.1 but dropped it back down to 6.2.9, but that didn't make a difference for me.
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    SE/30 installation woes

    Run out of ideas on this one. No matter what I do, my SE/30 gives me 'address error' when I'm trying to install anything. I've tried multiple SD cards in my SCSI2SD, and according to MacCheck, the RAM is fine. It will also do the same thing whilst trying to initialize the HDD, with Finder or Apple SC HD throwing the error instead. Does anyone have any ideas? Spec: SE/30, 4MB RAM, SCSI2SD V6.
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    Things Paulie bought that he didn't really need

    And now for something I really didn't need and spent too much money on. SE/30 in 'extra mature' yellow. 4MB RAM, 20MB HDD (working!), currently running 6.0.8 but that'll change. It's a little 'used' cosmetically but nothing above some light scrapes and general yellowing. The seller claims it's been recapped too, so I can't complain too much. I've rather overspent on the vintage Macs this month so I won't be doing anything particularly drastic to it for now. Next month, however, I'll up the RAM to 32MB and get looking for an A/UX-compatible network card.
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    Things Paulie bought that he didn't really need

    Let's see if it works first. That'll decide it's fate. Then I can go about making it look pretty less beaten up.
  11. Paulie

    Things Paulie bought that he didn't really need

    I do have the power button and the CDROM bezel, except they require some attention from some glue. I'll put it all back together properly if the machine turns out to work.
  12. Starting a generic thread because I have a feeling it's going to grow. Time for the first entry in 'tales from Paulie's living room floor'. So it was a productive weekend in terms of beige Macintosh acquisition. After losing out on a decently spec'd but overpriced LC475 on eBay due to the seller refusing to actually let me have it for the winning bid (that's a story in and of itself), I decided to reinvest the money in something else. Not very long later I found a Power Macintosh G3 (of the beige variety) a reasonable distance away. Three hours later; I had it in my possession. Condition wise; it's in excellent condition considering it's age. According to the label on the back, it started life as a G3/266, but thanks to a Sonnet thingy it's now a 366. Which is nice. Got 512MB RAM, which in theory could go to 768MB if I was determined enough. Has a non-original 80GB Seagate IDE HDD, Apple IDE CD-ROM, floppy (which works, amazingly), and a Zip drive which I haven't tested yet due to lack of disks. I've chucked 9.2.2 on it, seems appropriate for the age and spec. Technically it could handle OSX, but I think it would start to struggle. Here it is running. That was Saturday. On Sunday, I had a visit from joshc, who had sold me his 8200/120 that needs some help. For the uninitiated, the 8200 is basically a 8100 in a tower case, that wasn't sold in North America. This particular one has seen a little too much time near the sun, and has what I'm calling Plastic Leprosy. Anything plastic is very brittle, and Josh supplied me with a bag of plastic parts that have already fallen off. The reason I have it is that the PSU is toast (literally, see Josh's thread), and Josh has too many other projects on the go to give this one the love and attention it deserves. Originally I was considering building some sort of ATX swap arrangement for it; but luckily I found a PSU (from a 9500 which appears to use the same one) on eBay, so have snapped that up and waiting for it to arrive. Honestly it's unknown if this thing even works, but if it does, I'll tidy it up (including gluing some of the plastic bits back together), and I think 8.6 would be appropriate. Still not ruling out engineering a ATX adaptor for it, though, especially since I have the dead PSU to harvest the wires/connectors from. Check out the size of this PSU. Absolute chonker.
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    I join the iBook club: 2002 white G3/600

    That's that sorted out.
  14. Basically I got jealous of other user's iBooks, and wanted my own one. Got it reasonably cheap and it's in pretty good condition. Currently loaded with 10.1 but am planning on making it 9.2.2 only. Has 128MB RAM but I have a 512MB stick ready to go in.
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    LC475 / Power Macintosh 8200 / Performa 630

    May be an obvious question, but does it chime if you plug headphones into it? Mine doesn't chime (I think the speaker is dying/dead), although occasionally it makes a weird garbled sound. The chime comes through fine through the headphone socket, though.
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