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Everything posted by olePigeon

  1. Nooo! That poor block o' ram. It was a worthy death. Worthy of a song!
  2. @fstark, you should contact @Bolle, he's made an all-in-one ethernet + expansion board for the SE/30. He's in Germany.
  3. @t-shinba Welcome! Thanks for being here. Your video cards are very, very impressive. Would love to get them working again. Hopefully with your help we can recover the software.
  4. I was hoping the headset would have an Apple logo on it. Are any of those Motorola chips 68000s? Might support A/ROSE.
  5. @Crutch It'd be useful if you utilized AppleTalk Remote Access. Say if your office computer is turned off and no one is at the office because of time zones while you're traveling for work, you could remotely turn on the computer and then access your files. Edit: A few years ago I tried to get the remainder of the owner's stock of PowerKeys. He sent maybe 2 or 3 to people, then stopped responding. I didn't even get one.
  6. Essentially, it just can't be a Windows machine as the intermediary. Hopefully has access to a modern Mac that knows how to handle resource forks.
  7. I'm not sure it's the terminator so much as it could be incompatible versions of AppleTalk. If I try to mount an OS 9 machine on my System 7 machine, it won' work. But I can mount my System 7 on my OS 9 without any issues. That's where having an AppleShare server is very useful.
  8. Unfortunately those files are toast. Their resources were completely stripped.
  9. And by vibrating I mean vibrating, not electrical current. You flip the switch and it goes brrrrzzzzz and then it's quiet.
  10. I found a seemingly new 18 volt Tekpower variable power supply for $10 at Goodwill the other day. I plugged it in at the store and it seemed to work. It was missing a screw, though, and rattled on the inside. Got it home, opened it up, found the screw. When I got it home and powered it on, it sounds like a CRT monitor buzzing when you first turn it on after a long period of time. I assume it's the huge power transformer inside, but I've never owned one of these things, and I don't know if that's normal. It physically vibrates when it's turned on. A bit unnerving.
  11. @Trash80toHP_Mini would approve. I wonder if you could fit it all with a couple right-angle adapters.
  12. @Pheckphul I think @elemenoh has a PCB cleaner, but I also know he's very busy. Wouldn't hurt to ask. I have the equipment to do a full recap, but I couldn't offer any assurances. I'd feel bad if I broke something.
  13. @taddy Thank you very, very much for the translation. Absolutely fascinating. Any idea if the frequencies are handled by the ROM? Also, judging by your translation, I would think there is more software to go with the card. Seems like there should be additional Control Panels just like the Radius cards to be used for acceleration, dynamic resolution switching, etc. Do you guys think the high-speed block transfer means Bus Mastering? That'd make sense.
  14. Does the Color Classic II actually identify as a Color Classic II in the About menu? Or is it an LC 475?
  15. Wow. $80 for a IIci with accelerator, SuperMac video card, and 4x 16MB block-o-RAM SIMMs. I have a full set of 128MBs of those same SIMMs. They're so outlandishly big, I love them. It's just a giant cube of RAM sitting in my IIci. Kinda reminds me of the CPU in Terminator II for some reason.
  16. Ooof. I've lost a drive to a bad disk when the coating came off the disk itself and destroyed the head. You can try cleaning the heads with some alcohol and a q-tip. Hopefully it didn't damage the heads.
  17. @Nathan_A It'd be great if someone could copy the ROMs off the cards. Then you could really experiment by populating the RAM cards and swapping the ROM. Hopefully it's all handled by the ROM, and hopefully it identifies the card simply by the number of RAM cards installed. That'd be nice.
  18. @Nathan_A Looks to me like the Lite, XA, and Pro were the same card; they just had different RAM boards. Maybe the Pro has 2 stackable boards + 2 "cap" boards, with the XA just 2 stackables, and the Lite with just 2 cap boards.
  19. I wonder if you need 4 memory boards to get that 2048x1936, or just the two? Because they're designed to be stackable.
  20. I used to have a set of infrared wireless AppleTalk adapters, but I sold them. Back when I volunteered at a technology teaching place, we had several really cool motorized infrared wireless AppleTalk adapters. Those were really cool. We liked to put our hands in front of the sensor because it'd make the little motors whirrr and turn it about as it looked for a signal to latch on to.
  21. 2048x1936 @ 96 Hz. Good lord. And full 60 Hz 1080p. Definitely want a BUG Pickles Pro card. New holy grail item for me. @micheledipaola Don't suppose the developer has any extra cards for sale? Maybe stuck away in a long forgotten closet?
  22. @Garrett Did you try 7.1.1 Pro?
  23. If you want OG parts, an original RamWorks tends to not be too expensive. They were fairly common, and it uses cheap DIP RAM. Database apps could use the RAM, but the most effective way to use it is to pair it with a RAM Charger. It would then give you a semi-permanent 8MB RAM disk (just make sure the battery stays charged.) I like OG parts myself, but they're often prohibitively expensive. An 8MHz ZipChip will run you $500 or more. An OG 16MHz TransWarp GS will run you $1000. So $200 for a real-time adjustable accelerator is OK by me. I do draw the line at dest
  24. Looks good. Haven't seen a vintage Mac that doesn't need a recap. The SE and SE/30 should have similar (if not identical) analog boards, power supplies, CRTs, etc. So if one or the other isn't working, it'd be trivial to swap parts around for testing.
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