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About notcrazy_iminsane

  • Birthday 02/12/1992

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    Louisiana, USA
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    Vintage computing, video games, drawing
  1. I'd replace the AB caps as a precaution and to prevent future issues. My bet would be to recap the logic board and make sure it gets a good scrubbin'. Also make sure you don't have the Maxell bomb ticking away in there. https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/17086-warning-exploding-maxell-pram-batteries/ Even if it isn't a red Maxell, I pluck them out as soon as I get my hands on the boards.
  2. So I'm working on replacing the CRT in my Powermac G3 AiO with an LCD. I'm really stumped on how I'm going to work with the video cable that was in there before and the graphics card it was connected to. Anyone have experience with these cables and ports? Any way to rig an adapter for VGA or DVI? Is it even possible to do it with this card? Here's the card and cable in question along with where it connected to on the CRT side.
  3. It's by no means a Lisa or 128k level of special to me, so I'll more than likely go for the LCD transplant route. Make the machine so much lighter, easier to move, and a tad more practical for work! Now to figure out how to put an LCD in there..
  4. Guess this one may face a CRT to LCD transplant at some point in the future. It looks like it was upgraded quite a bit, so I don't want to lose that. I just don't like fidgeting with flybacks and their near by components that require more work than "replace that cap".
  5. After about 30 minutes in, it began popping more consistently and frequently. About two minutes between each pop. What is the process for testing a flyback?
  6. That I have not. I was wary since the loud pops the iMac could make scared me too much. I'm just a little too jumpy for that! I'll leave it on in the back of the office and try to keep an ear out for any popping. I'll report back once I get home!
  7. I gave the CRT, Analogue, and Power Board a good dusting, hooked it all up, and powered it back on. The screen still pops, though not as violently or loudly. This one is a head scratcher for me.
  8. If it's just a dusting, that'll make things so much smoother. I disassembled it just in case I need to get to the analogue board. The entire enclosure was caked in heavy amounts of dust. I'll try to give it a good dusting tomorrow!
  9. So today a friend of mine came in with a big and beige PowerMac. It powers on and works, but the screen and picture tend to pop and go out. Are these models prone to flyback failures like the G3 iMacs? I'm hoping I won't have to handle another fried flyback. I'm still trying to find any shorts in my G3 iMac Rev C with the same issue, though much louder and frequent pops. The iMac is already disassembled and ready to be tested, even if removing the flyback has proven difficult. Chances are its working parts will be sold off and the case repurposed into a cat bed. I haven't had a PowerMac li
  10. This one has had a total recap. All it needs is its own SCSI drive since the 40mb one it came with is currently toasted. I've been playing with the drive to find a method to bring it back to life with little success. And I can't possibly imagine a computer spitting a card out. I think that'd scare me out of my wits! The closest I got to such a thing was when I was putting the second graphics card into my desktop. I have a naaaaaasty habit of not seating a card all the way. Left it out just by a little bit and knocked the tower while it was running. Locked up everything. I had one big sigh
  11. So, my good ol' temperamental Classic is at it again. After the time of success of booting from the ROM (hard drive is still dead and unconnected) to be able to do work on floppies as needed, it decided to start throwing random Sad Macs at me after placing the memory expansion card back in. Prior to all of my work on this Classic, the expansion card came with it and was working before. I'll do a quick rundown of how setup went today: Put the logic board back in the Classic without the card. Turn on Classic. Did the ? disk. Forgot to plug in the keyboard to boot off the ROM. Turn off Clas
  12. This always, always, upsets me. They're going to toss it out anyways. Why not offer it for donations, to recyclers who re-purpose it, Or just let people pick it up if they want it? Always unnecessary destruction.... Maybe I'm just weird for getting emotionally attached to computers... Anyways, great job on saving the Classic II from a crunched up fate!
  13. Seems like what all the schools around here are trying to delve in to. As far as I'm aware, these two were the only Macs in the school. I never knew of any peripherals other than the keyboard and mouse that have ever been connected to it. Maybe at one time an old IBM printer? I'm not really sure. I kinda remember a really old printer but I never recalled it working. Regardless, finding a camera that's compatible with this card seems like a fun adventure, but a pretty tricky one.
  14. I never would've guessed it was to connect a camera. I wonder what use this card had in an elementary school back in the mid 90s. Guess I'll have to try and look a little more into this strange card.
  15. From my experiences of the older days when I worked at a movie theater, if you're by the popcorn popper long enough you'll never get the smell of popcorn out. Though if it mixes with the smell of fish, then you'll have gross popcornfish. And I don't approve of popcornfish. Maybe bake a cake and dump it in the case? Cake usually fixes my problems.
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