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  1. Sorry if this is resurrecting a thread past it's due date, but this looks interesting: https://www.retroprinter.com/ I've been thinking about buying one and can report back if I do so.
  2. Saw this project when I was looking for a software/hardware combo that would allow me to plug an Apple ][ Grappler Card into it and emulate a parallel port printer: http://www.retroprinter.com Seems like the project is dead/stalled. I wonder how hard it would be to do something similar with the RS422 port on my Mac 512k to allow me to print to a modern laser printer.
  3. Did Kensington ever make a trackball for the Mac 128k/512k/Plus? I much prefer trackballs to mice with my classic Macs and have a couple ADB models for use with my SE/30's and even use them with my PowerBook G3's. My understanding is that even though the mouse port looks like a DB9 serial port, it isn't. I wonder how hard it would be to convert the guts of a serial Expert Mouse to whatever protocol Apple used.
  4. Where is the author hosting the source code for the new version of macipgw? I'd like to compile and install it on a real machine.
  5. Is there a screensaver that will run on a 128k? Maybe as a desk accessory?
  6. I think I saw a tumbleweed just roll by....
  7. I'll give the hair dryer trick a shot... it worked for my PowerBook 100, though I haven't gotten around to recapping it yet. If I can't fix it, anyone have a spare 512K / 512Ke motherboard they'd like to sell? The prices on eBay are crazy (>$100)!!!
  8. Are you referring to my recent thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18253&start=0 If so, I would so very welcome a loan of your AsanteTalk box!
  9. Nope. Nothing. I didn't think 128k / 512's suffered from capacitor problems.
  10. I picked up a sick 512Ke to rehabilitate and am stumped at what the problem is. There is no startup `bong` and there are thin horizontal lines over the entire screen. According to my handy copy of the Dead Mac Scrolls, that is a chip on the analog board gone bad or a programmers switch that is touching the board accidentally. Well, I don't have a programmers switch and when I swap out the analog board, I get the same symptoms, and the machine works just fine with a different (Mac Plus) logic board. So, the problem has to be the logic board, I think.... but beyond that, I'm not
  11. Doesn't the Plus lack termination power, unlike to other compact Macs?
  12. I do have one theory that perhaps someone could weigh in on: 1) The AsanteTalk bridge is crap 2) The Apple StyleWriter localtalk-ethernet bridge won't work for generic localtalk devices 3) The Farallon iPrint was an iPrint SL model (there is also an iPrint LT, which implies there must be some difference between them?) So basically if I want to have a localtalk to ethernet bridge for connecting localtalk computers to a netatalk server, which bridge would be recommended?
  13. Looks like I'm using 2.1.2 and the weird thing is that it DID work once with my Asante box. I'm pretty sure it's a bridge problem and not a netatalk problem since I setup file sharing on my PowerBook G3 PDQ running 8.6 and still couldn't connect with my SE/30 (running 7.1) over localtalk via the bridge. Again everything was running through the Synoptics hub. Anyway, here's the output from my debian box: Package: netatalk Priority: extra Section: net Installed-Size: 3200 Maintainer: Jonas Smedegaard Architecture: i386 Version: 2.1.2-2 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11), libcom
  14. So I finally picked up a dirty unloved 128k Mac on eBay for $200 - a crazy price, but what the hell. Anway, turns out it has a Macs-a-Million upgrade installed which involves a bunch of soldering, Mac Plus ROM chips etc What would you do? Try and remove the upgrade and restore it to stock or keep it as-is? I'd need to find some 64k ROM's of course...
  15. I should mention that everthing was connected with a Synoptics 10B-T hub (not a switch) as I've read that these old devices have trouble negotiating connections with 100/1000B-T networks.
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