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Jinnai

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    Vintage computers, woodoworking, anime

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  1. Jinnai

    Macintosh SE/30 Restoration

    Pretty remarkable that you did that without a hot air gun. I sure wouldn't have wanted to do that.
  2. Jinnai

    Transplanting 9-inch CRTs - A Journey

    I can't help but wonder, how do I wire the amber CRT as-is to work with a signal? [EDIT] From looking at it, it appears yellow is a composite signal, black is ground, and purple is +12v, and that's all there is. Pic where someone has wired a composite signal to the black and yellow CRT connection:
  3. Jinnai

    Macintosh SE/30 Restoration

    I have a similar but less dramatic problem, the speaker sounds very quiet and a little tinny at startup, then once in the OS everything is normal. I'm totally confused. It's a board that had semi-major cap repair.
  4. Jinnai

    Transplanting 9-inch CRTs - A Journey

    Very cool, and thanks for the stls! RE the CRT without tabs: I thought one might be able to spot weld tabs onto the CRT, but then again, you might just cause the CRT to erupt. There's one with tabs on ebay for less last I checked, though.
  5. Jinnai

    Transplanting 9-inch CRTs - A Journey

    could I possibly get a copy of the stl for the adapters? I had the same problem with a CRT I tried to put in, but don't have 3D modeling skills to make an adapter..,
  6. Jinnai

    3D-Printed Objects

    Putting in a random address in the Netherlands returns an estimated shipping cost for up to a pound of $23.28 USD. Its $13 if I select "large envelope" but... especially with a bezel, an envelope would be impossible.
  7. Jinnai

    3D-Printed Objects

    I don't like hijacking maceffects, but I have a couple from a scrapped centris 610...
  8. Jinnai

    A Bit Of A Rarity

    Oh man, that is really nice.
  9. I've done that too, sometimes they're just ridiculously tight and break the plastics unreasonably
  10. Seconding that! Right where the CRT is screwed to the frame should be down, in my opinion.
  11. Jinnai

    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    Will the M3979 be unable to use a drive bigger than 120gb at all, or only be able to see 120 of it? I looked in my drive stash, and I had 2x 160gb, one 250gb, and one 320gb IDE drives, but nothing smaller, so I'll have to either buy a smaller IDE drive or get a PCI card.
  12. Jinnai

    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    Sure! I'd like the whole zip drive setup eventually. Alright, I'll keep an eye out for a Radeon 7000! Would a 7200 work with system 8? I don't know much about it, never messed around with it much. Thanks for the info! I like collecting machines more than software, so the way I look at it, if I wanted an OS X machine, I'd simply get another computer for it. I'd like to run System 8 or 9 on it, whichever is faster. I don't collect too many IDE HDDs under 160gb unfortunately, but I might be able to find a server SCSI drive. I know I have the adapter. There's a lot of options apparently, I just know the Performa 6230cd was painfully slow at IDE HDD reading and I'd like to somehow avoid that - if the software or the PCI bus make that happen no matter what then I'll use an IDE drive. Thank you so much for all the info @jeremywork! Now I know to keep an eye out for one of those Bordeaux cards.
  13. Jinnai

    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    What about the audio card, are there any options to get video input with it? Does anyone want to do a Zip drive delete on their g3
  14. Jinnai

    Got a Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, what is it???

    Thanks, that's interesting information! Will an SATA SSD be bottlenecked by the PCI bus? For video memory, does this look like it would work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/143566116522
  15. I recently got a PM G3 desktop and I was wondering about upgrades for it and also how to get an OS installed on it most effectively. It currently has a 1GB HDD, but it doesn't boot and according to everymac it isn't the original, so I'm wanting to replace it, but what is the best replacement for it? There's SCSI, onboard IDE, IDE on a PCI card, or maybe SATA in a PCI card, if thats not a waste of resources... Here's what I'm working with. 1) Whats the fastest hard drive/SSD option I can get for it? 2) Why is there a spot on the motherboard with 34 pins marked "floppy"? 3) Is there a version of the motherboard that can use the "Cache" slot thats blank on this board? 4) What is that little SODIMM looking port by the video circuitry? 5) Does anyone here have a couple 128MB low profile RAM modules I can use? I only have high-profile ones. 6) Whats going on with the personality card and why does it have so many open ports? Can I upgrade it? Here's the PCI cards I have to work with, I don't know if any are useful for this Mac or not: There's a Promise Ultra100, a Promise SATA150, and a Silicon Image SataLink sil3112.
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