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  1. That board looks relatively clean to me. I think you lucked out in terms of battery damage. Looks extremely minor. A good clean with 90% isopropyl alcohol should do the trick. A teflon pen might fix the RAM SIMMs up. Hard to tell if it's corrosion or oxidation that might come off. If the leads are completely missing, well, you might be out of luck. You could attempt to repair the leads by using some copper tape cut to size for the lead & gluing it down with epoxy, then making a solder bridge to the adjacent via or exposed trace.
  2. According to this video, you physically turn the motor. So I guess the potentiometer is only for rotational speed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK0QoVNVO2w Edit: I really don't want to give anyone bad advice. I haven't had to align a floppy drive before. I'd wait for someone who actually knows what they're doing to reply.
  3. I was wondering if maybe DaynaFILE could access the drive, but I can't find any info on it. Looks like it only works with tis own SCSI DaynaFILE drives.
  4. Do you have a cleaning disk? It's recommending a deep clean. I'd run a deep clean first. If it's an alignment issue, the software itself can not fix a misalignment, you'll always need to physically adjust that part. I was just hopeful that the software would indicate where the problem is. There're several potentiometers on the floppy drive that you can adjust with a screw driver to control the rotational motor and stepper motor. From what I've read, if the drive is too fast or too slow, then it'll have issues reading and/or writing to a floppy disk. Likewise if the stepper motor isn't a
  5. I ran the app on a working floppy drive to get the screen shots. It reported that the drive is rotating at speeds within manufacturer's suggested settings.
  6. @PowerMac_G4 I'd be curious to see what it says or reports when a drive is misaligned; if it tells you it's too fast, too slow, etc. If it does at least that, that would be enough.
  7. @karrots @PowerMac_G4 @mg.man https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/trackmate-hyperbrush-care
  8. Jaz seems like the right direction for a click & whir storage solution. MO is my personal favorite, of course, but it's a quiet medium.
  9. I'm not too shabby with Photoshop. If anyone wants help stitching scans, let me know. I'd love to be able to contribute somehow.
  10. Those cards are cool. I've heard of the other three, but not the ICP card. According to the Macintosh II Reference Guide, it was designed as a general purpose interface card for A/UX, but if you're running System 7, it can be configured for AppleTalk and AppleTalk bridges. So I would imagine it integrates very well with AppleTalk Internet Router, and essentially turns your Mac into a FastPath or Gatorbox without much overhead. Phew, must have been an expensive card! It had a full 512KB of RAM + 68000 & A/ROSE.
  11. @chelseayr Oooo! Those are cool! Something to add to my wish list. :P
  12. Did a search on Archive.org and couldn't find the Macintosh version. Only MS-DOS / Windows version.
  13. https://www.ebay.com/itm/384145233554 I had been looking for this one for a while. PC version is easy to find, but the Mac version had eluded me, and I haven't seen it online (at least, my Google-fu had failed me.) I have a stack of TrackMate cleaning disks I got in a bulk disk package, they're really fancy. They even have cleaning pads along the edges of the disk for cleaning the rails as you insert a disk. Get all that gunk and dust outta there. The software, however, is the real gem. It's the only one I know of that will actually test rotational speed and head a
  14. I wonder what would happen if you stacked additional memory cards. Probably nothing.
  15. @ern Ciao ern. The thread linked to below may work to upgrade your VRAM. I'm not aware of any slow-down issues, other than perhaps running at higher bit depths could slow down the draw speed. Judging from the chart, you can populate your Quadra 610 with 2x 256K VRAM SIMMs.
  16. @cheesestraws It'd be an interesting alternative to AppleTalk in a mixed vintage environment. From what I understand, ISA localtalk cards are a bit expensive. But I guess you might as well go ethernet at that point.
  17. @cheesestraws Ah, OK. I just thought it'd be cool to utilize existing cables for a different app.
  18. I know these aren't common, but I just wanted to say how great they are, and if you can find one, you should get one. I was going through a stack of bulk floppies the other day looking for interesting applications to back up, and I came across a few that haven't ever made it onto the internet. Just what I was looking for. One of which is an accelerator driver disk I'll need to post later on. But they're old floppies. I expect them to not always be readable. However, on more than one occasion, the AEHD+ came up with the clutch win. A few floppies had read errors, but I was re
  19. @Stephen You may need to oil the stepper motor on the side. They're known to gunk up and then no longer work properly, preventing the head from working correctly. Here's a video of a similar hard drive being oiled and revived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJ0YE1a1Fs Edit: Oops, that's assuming your model has the side-mounted motor. If not, it could be that the internal rubber bits have started to disintegrate and gum up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2RkTCkUNaY&ab_channel=CuriousMarc
  20. Ah, yes. The ol' "fastest Mac is an Amiga." @Frobozz Any reason you couldn't just turn off AppleTalk and run this over the same PhoneNet cables? It's still all connected via serial, correct? Although, I don't think it'd be crossover.
  21. Might be worth extracting those layouts and uploading them separately to Macintosh Garden. Then people can download them and install them without having to reinstall the OS.
  22. @AndiS I've not done it myself, but I've seen others do it to good effect. I missed a step, but yeah, after the resin filler & sand, but before you paint, do one more very thin layer of filler. Then you apply the texture, and let it harden. Then paint. I don't know where it is, but another user on here converted a DuoDisk into an external SCSI drive by doing just that. He filled in the floppy drive holes with resin filler, sanded, applied one more layer of filler, then the texture, then painted. You wouldn't be able to tell it was ever a DuoDrive. There's also
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