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About EvieSigma

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  • Birthday 07/25/1992

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  1. EvieSigma

    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    I might still have a spare from a parts G3 desktop I used to have, if your floppy drive truly is broken.
  2. EvieSigma

    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    Well see, slotload, that's your problem. I've had in my possession three trayloaders, so far. Would like to get a Lime or Grape trayloader honestly.
  3. EvieSigma

    G3 mix, should I proceed?

    I hear this and yet every G3 iMac that I've decided to plug in and power on, even the one with a hole in the rear shell that let surface rust form on the internal shielding, has worked. Maybe the conditions here are just more favorable to CRTs because I've honestly never encountered a dead CRT at all that didn't have obvious physical damage (broken off end of neck tube, broken off neck tube entirely, internal CRT damage, etc)
  4. I have 16 in mine because I couldn't find anyone selling more than 16MB at the time...I'd really like to go up to 32MB so I'd feel confident running a later version of System 7 than the current System 7.1.1 I installed.
  5. EvieSigma

    Dumb*]#* eBay sellers

    Somehow, despite being shipped by FedEx in a crappy box with only packing peanuts to protect it, my Dell XPS 720 (a 50+ pound behemoth) arrived intact and working. I was genuinely stunned, I thought for sure given how flimsy the box looked that I'd have a box of mangled aluminum.
  6. EvieSigma

    Fizzbinn’s Finds

    I remember my Color Classic came in basically a giant ball of bubble wrap. Not a single crack. Clearly that's the way to go.
  7. I have 16MB currently as well and I'd love to double it to 32MB or even more.
  8. EvieSigma

    eMac G4 A1002--Should i grab it?

    $35 is a great deal for an eMac, they're getting pretty uncommon.
  9. EvieSigma

    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    I have lots of Laserdiscs, but that's mostly because they're relatively scarce around here so I just buy up every one I see.
  10. I have an iMac G5 (2.1GHz iSight model) I rescued from a certain death by replacing the power supply. It's working in the sense that it powers on and I was able to install an OS, but any RAM stick I've tried to put in the RAM slot so far is not recognized, the computer only ever reports the onboard 512MB of RAM. Is it possible my RAM slot went bad somehow, or did I just not clean it well enough?
  11. EvieSigma

    Found my old Mac in my parents' storage!

    Oddly enough, in my experience, the most reliable PCs are within 20 to 25 years old...I've only twice had a Pentium era box that just wouldn't work no matter what I tried.
  12. EvieSigma

    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    I wish, I just have a Zenith and Mitsubishi (branded as MGA) VCR. The Zenith is actually made by JVC so it's a tank. I also have a much newer JVC Super-VHS VCR which is for when I care more about video quality than nostalgia. I actually have a mid-80s SuperBeta deck but right now it has a tape stuck in it that I can't get out.
  13. EvieSigma

    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    That's why I have a small collection of working 80s VCRs. They aren't particularly impressive (monophonic but at least they have composite jacks) but finding 80s VCRs in nice condition is pretty hard nowadays. I still want a working top-loader but the last one I had wouldn't work and I gave up on it.
  14. EvieSigma

    1988 RCA Dimensia TV

    A Dimensia huh? Wow, those are pretty rare! I've only ever found ColorTrak and XL-100 sets.
  15. EvieSigma

    Evie's Conquests

    A few days ago a former coworker texted me saying he had found an old Mac basically in someone's trash, and it turned out to be a Power Macintosh (yes, Power Macintosh, not Performa) 5400/200. He brought it over here today so we could see if it worked and it did, it had a fully functional install of 7.6.1. Much to my surprise, he just...gave it to me, saying he didn't really have anything he could do with it. I couldn't pass it up, so now I'm the proud owner of a 5400 I guess!