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  1. snuci

    Apple Development Team testing tool?

    That was the first thing I tried. That link is likely on an intranet as it doesn't work publicly. You can configure an IP address via the front panel. Here's a picture of what comes up when you point a browser to it
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    Apple Development Team testing tool?

    I think it might be anything with an ARM processor but I am not sure. It has a built-in webserver and it comes up named as an "Astris Debug module" with configuration screen for an "Astris: Remote Jtag Probe" with additional configuration screens for front and back serial ports. I need to hook something up to see what it can do.
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    Apple Development Team testing tool?

    Got it. It's an Astris prototype tool. Searching for "Astris" brings some interesting functionality just for a cable but there is no info about this particular box and the URL on the PCB must be internal only.
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    Apple Development Team testing tool?

    Yes, it does have USB and I think I can make out a date of 2000 on the short board plugged into the front.. Looks to have Ethernet, USB and 9-pin serial? The short board also has pins for RX TX and GND. I cannot make out the name on the board but it's something like SW0... V0.3 and it is copyright Apple. So it is made by Apple.
  5. I am guessing this is some form of testing tool. Anyone have any idea what it might be? It's stuck in shipping so who knows if/when I'll get it. It's an Apple Development Team "black box" The person I got it from had no idea what it was either so no clues there.
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    A Bit Of A Rarity

    @OldMacGuy I recently restored my Lisa 1 with dual Twiggy drives just this past weekend. You can see a quick demonstration and hear the variable speed Fileware diskettes in it below. Stepleton helped me out with my Lisa and would be a great help but if you need someone a little closer, I am in Canada at least. I'd be happy to back up the Fileware diskette in BLU. I could also take a look at the drive, if you wish and try it on a Lisa, if it's compatible. I would suspect it is but I'd have to take a closer look at the top/bottom boards. I don't know how to add a YouTube link without it embedding the video here so here is my quick video.
  7. The reputation of Twiggy drives wasn't good to begin with. I figured I'd just go with whatever someone had already tried and thought was okay. He noted that even other 3m DS/HD diskettes with different product numbers didn't work well. It's a picky drive given it's non-standard requirements.
  8. It was recommended by James MacPhail to use DS/HD 3M diskettes and the particular brand/product noted below. In addition to this "bad" floppy, I also have "Lisa Office System 1" and "Lisa Office System 2" diskettes recreated by using BLU on my good Twiggy drive. I used those diskettes to install Lisa Office System on my X/Profile. James wrote via this LisaList post, "The one that had the highest success rate for me is 3M brand with UPC 51111 12883. It is a grey box with gold stripes labelled "DS,HD" "Formatted IBM"; 10 in a box. (There are other 3M DS,HD floppies in a very similar box with a different UPC that didn't work as well.)" I found and am using these ones. My Lisa OS 1 and 2 diskettes took several retries, doing a little more each time until it could format the diskette fully in one pass. After that, you could format the disk in one pass with no issues (usually). I am not sure if it is the pre-formatted 96 TPI that causes this because Twiggy uses 62.5 TPI) but I have not tried any other diskettes. My very first diskette attempt was bad but the three afterwards were fine. I am not sure if the first disk was bad because I did a terrible job the first time, because there was a slight kink in the cookie because of my "butter fingers" or because I started with two non-functioning Twiggy drives that damaged the diskette. Long story short, DS/HD work well for me.
  9. @10001001sos The hand-cut edges are fine and it does hold up as a working replica. I am restoring a Lisa 1 and you can see it working here with one of these hand-made disks even though the particular disk I am using for testing has a bad track somewhere in the middle of the disk (because of the amount of times I have formatted and tried different things on it). My other Twiggy drive needs an IC (on order) so the Lisa 1 should be fully working soon. http://vintagecomputer.ca/goodtwiggysounds/
  10. Old topic but I did make a 3d printed template to make Fileware/Twiggy disks. Works great.
  11. Thank you. I didn't want to post what I thought but I see how you came up with that was what i was thinking but could it be something up stream of the memory or does the "04" lock it in as a memory error for sure? g10 = 2000 g6 = 0200 f9 = 0010 f8 = 0008 f6 = 0002 F5 = 0001 Thank you!
  12. I am usually pretty good at deciphering these Sad Mac codes but this one is kinda complicated for a Mac 128k with original board. Is this multiple memory chips or perhaps something else?
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    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    I don't have a PCB contact in China so that works for me Thank you!
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    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    @maceffects I was going to look into ordering a small batch for anyone else who might want one too but if you'd like to do it, I'll purchase one of yours. Thank you.
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    SE/30 & Micron Xceed & clear plastic goodie

    Thank you @Bolle Much appreciated!
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