Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Sydney, Australia

Recent Profile Visitors

1589 profile views
  1. I have one. I think it’s in one of my IIci or se/30s. Pretty sure it didn’t come with a cache card.
  2. TimHD

    Baroni’s Collection

    Is there a way to get a disk image of your scsi2sd AU/X partition? Been keen to set one up but I see it’s quite a tricky setup process...
  3. Ta. Apparently there's an inside & outside small steel bracket and possibly even a plastic cover. Again, my version seems to pre-date these later models as the manual peaks out at 5400/75 and LC580 options (plus 'Nubus' slot references). I did see some cheap newer kits in the USA for like $5 but the shipping is about $50 plus right now!
  4. If I get the better drivers, do they help with the built in display or only the externals? Am thinking I might get some further partitions on the 20GB hard drive, one for 7.61 (for it's 040 heart - not sure if I boot without the Sonnet extension it falls back?) and possibly also 8.0 (5500/225 603e) - while it's currently configured as a PPC (7450) 9.2.2 (Old World) thanks to the G3 L2 400/1M card. Quite a beast and not bad for something I picked up for under A$100... 8)
  5. I have an earlier (5200/75 era) Apple External Video Connector Kit (M4099LL/A) which seems to only have the large metal retainer bracket to mount the DB-15 VGA out port. Later version of this connector kit (5400/225 era - see https://usermanual.wiki/Apple/EarlierPowerMac.1073851292/html) also have the ‘Small Metal Bracket’ and ‘Small Metal bracket with Ribs’ and Jack Nuts included (see page 2. As I am trying to add this to a 5500/225 via the lower small access slot on the rear (called “Nubus Card Access door” on those versions, but the 5500/225 is PCI only), the earlier kit I have doesn’t have one! Hence hoping to buy those Small Brackets or swap them for the large bracket I have in my kit. Alternatively, are there other sources anyone knows where I could acquire a mounting bracket from other kits/sources?
  6. @Byrd Here’s those pics of the card. I note this version comes without a DVI connector like some retail versions. Looks like the OEM version - see http://store.richspsxparts.com/atira70pci32.html
  7. TimHD

    TimHDs pics

  8. Thanks for the comments (and glad that cable has helped). Will any 7” PCI video card work, or is there a specific sub-class of video cards that can be used (esp if a 3DFX Voodoo is too pricey)? I have a PowerMac 6400 that currently has PSU issues, with a PCI video card I might try if compatible... Looks like I have, as you noted, a Radeon 7000 in there - do you know if that is a 3rd party card (not Apple bundled) or donated from another Mac series, eg 6400)? Finally, I have an Apple External Display Connector kit (a DB15 connector that plugs into a dedicated connector on the 5500 motherboard) - see my related post seeking a bracket - would that be accelerated and running off the ATI iic graphics on the motherboard?
  9. Some time ago I picked up a black PowerMac “Directors Edition” 5400/180. It came with a 5500/225 (PCI not PDS) motherboard, a Sonnet Crescendo G3 (7450) L2 400/1M accelerator, a TV/ FM Tuner card, an AV card (820-9745) and what seems to be a ATI IIc and/or ATI RV100 (both come up in System Profiler) card in the raised PCI slot. From looking at everymac.com and other sites it seems the video card might have come from a 6400. Interested to know whether there are better PCI video cards that could go in this to max this out?
  10. TimHD

    Duo Li-ion Battery

    Likewise very interested in this project. Hope you manage to get it working. Are those small boards custom, relatively easy to source or originals (retained)?
  11. 4 sticks (64) please
  12. Count me in for a set for my iifx please.
  13. TimHD

    Adding Wi-Fi to my Mac SE/30

    Same. Count me in.
  14. TimHD

    Macintosh Portrait Display M1031

    That site I linked earlier only quotes the below Macs as being compatible, though I also have an Apple Portrait Display hooked up to my IIsi (mine's a M1030, like yours?). While these are often just extracts from Spec sheets at a point in time (ie the IIsi came out in 1990, though the 475 was 1993!!), I wonder if the 4400 is not compatible and the hardware issue might be with your IIsi's video. Have you managed to get another monitor working on the IIsi? ¥ a Macintosh II, IIx or IIci CPU, also Performa 475 ¥ optional a Macintosh II Portrait Display Video Card (M0119) To enhance gray scaling, the Macintosh II Video Card Expansion Kit (M0213) is available as an option If it's not the IIsi, does the Portrait Display video get better over time? I have a Radius Pivot display that starts as a 'dot' and then slowly widens out to become a full screen portrait display. I suspect some chip or capacitor needs to warm up first, but not done much more to isolate the issue. Certainly it seems the issue is most likely a hardware one - possibly with the IIsi if not the monitor (the 4400 seems to suggest monitor ok, assuming the 4400 can't get the output Hz right, hence the partial distortion).