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  1. https://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/manuals/MacsBugRef_6.2.pdf Be sure to read all eight chapters and the five or six appendices! If that doesn't make the sweat pop on your forehead, nothing will.
  2. Mine is marked as follows: 226 16K the same as the one alongside.
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    Monitor on PowerMac 8600

    The vram is obviously good, then. So, having wrestled mightily in the distant past with displays on an 8600/300, I'd now connect both monitors at the same time and see if I could troubleshoot the problem that way. I found my system to be very software reliant when using large screens like the 17" ColorSync, so perhaps there are also glitches with small ones. I would not have expected such behaviour with a bog-standard 13" screen, but I suppose it is possible. You could also do the obvious and zap your pram.
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    Help identify this SE/30 NIC

    That'll be for an SE.
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    Macintosh Classic II Power Issues

    That's bad luck. I am no expert but would myself try to confirm that the RAM is good first, as it is possible that you just have two sets of bad ram. After that I would suspect the analog board in general and the flyback transformer in particular, given the varied square and herringbone patterns. There are others on here who are much more knowledgeable technically, however, who will hopefully chime in, though recurring questions get a little wearing to answer repeatedly.... Some resources that you may or may not know about in the meantime: https://vintageapple.org/macbooks/pdf/The_Dead_Mac_Scrolls_1992.pdf https://www.jagshouse.com/classicrepair.html
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    KVM resolution woes 2: the prequel

    Before connecting up the KVM mentioned in the companion thread, I had a Dr Bott DVI/USB KVM connected to 3xG5s and 1x MacPro 2008 and a 23" Cinema Display. The KVM worked splendidly, allowing recognition of the proper screen resolution and so on. However, the thing would randomly switch to the Mac Pro, even when the latter was asleep and during use of one of the G5s. I'd say this was round about once an hour. Fault in the KVM or something that the Mac Pro itself is doing in the peculiar semi-wake-ups that later iterations of OSX is given to?
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    KVM resolution woes 1

    I have a fairly generic KVM with DVI/USB interface that defaults to 1024x768 resolution, e.g., if a machine is booted or if it wakes without the switch being properly set to it. The machines involved are 3xG5s and one Mac Pro running X.5 and X.9 respectively, and all are connected via the KVM to a 1920x1200 Apple Cinema 23" display. If any one of these machines is not started up or wakened with the switch set to it, I get a blank screen, requiring that the machine be put to sleep by the power button and then re-awakened with the KVM button properly set -- at which point, the proper resolution is recognized through the KVM and all is well. When the screen is blank, furthermore, it is possible to use another Mac and the screen sharing option in networking to access the Displays Control Panels on the affected machines, which shows that the machine knows it is connected to a KVM which requires a 1024x768 resolution. Except it doesn't, and I can't see a bloody thing. As I have a sort of workaround in the sleep/wake solution, all this is not a total disaster, but it is a small frustration and I wonder if things could be better. Is there some way to force a machines' resolution output to 1920x1200, no matter what screen it thinks it is connected to?
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    Quadra 950 and the IIfx architecture

    I suppose the question would be, what difference would this make on a 68040 over against a 68030 processor? Or between the Q950 and Q700? Smoother serial and floppy operations only?
  9. Simple solutions are the best.
  10. At the risk of stating the obvious, you don't have the rear power button in the always on position, do you? There is a button with a little slot in the ps at the rear of the machine that could be set to be always on, presumably for servers. Button at the lower left (on a Q650, but this is the same thing ps-wise):
  11. I just found a statement in another thread from Sept 4, 2019 (statement was by user IIfx), and rather than necro-thread it, I thought I would bring it up separately: "The Quadra 950 is ... solid like a rock; main difference between 950 and 800 architecture is how the 950 grew out of the IIfx system architecture and has the I/O co-processors and memory management architecture. The Quadra 800 is more conventional." Is anyone able to comment on the claim here concerning the 950 as successor to the IIfx? I had not been aware of any connection, but if this statement is correct, my 950 just got more interesting. Original thread: https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=forums&controller=topic&id=57863&page=2&tab=comments#comment-617894
  12. New software will let you run a webserver on it, or connect to OSX with the new connection utilities produced by the Newton community. All that is easy enough if you know what you are doing. In terms of older software, you could do something like set up Notes with custom stationery to do something specific to your world. There are some reasonably easy ways of doing that if you go looking and experiment. Beyond that, tools like Newtbasic + Newtcard especially were really cool, and can still be purchased (or could about seven or eight years back). I gather that there are other things like a wiki available (haven't tried it myself). One of the tragedies of the Newton these days, however, is that most of the third party software you see on UNNA is orphaned, with no serials available and dead links to the companies concerned. This really limits what you can do -- though, having said that, there is enough to make things interesting, so don't abandon all hope. Now, if you happened to be a programmer, you could do custom software with the old tools that are now free, but that back in the day cost thousands. That stuff is all on UNNA. I gather that there are also tools for doing Newton work in modern programming environments, but as I am no programmer, I know little about either.
  13. Disabling the RAM test via the Memory Control Panel is only possible is later versions of System software. I think it was from 8.6 on, which means it is for PPCs only.
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    G5 cases?

    If you post your location with a WTB in the Trading Post, you might find someone on here with a case who is reasonably local.
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    G5 cases?

    Years ago I looked and found some suggestions out there that a good case could be made out of two: the handles/ sides that wrap around and get bashed can be separated from the front and rear, but whether offsets etc for the logic board would match between different models I could never find out. Unlikely is the likeliest answer. It would be easier just to find a good case for the model wanted.
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