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About Concorde1993

  • Birthday 09/27/1992

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    Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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  1. That's sweet. I've dealt with OWC before when I upgraded my Mac Pro 1,1 some years back. Very good quality.
  2. Reviving this thread because I finally fixed the crashing issue that has been plaguing my 950's HD since I got it (also got a key for it - thanks to Beachycove for that). Basically there were a couple of extensions that were causing the fault, one of them being some program called "FINDIT," which is now permanently removed. The others oddly enough were some Norton extensions, namely the Backup Scheduler, FastBack Scheduler, and Partition Extension. I ran a scan on the HD with Norton Disk Doctor using my IIfx and everything checks out fine. No bad sectors or bitmap errors or other such nonsense
  3. I've got a boxed copy of 8.1 and the HD that was pulled from my disintegrating Performa 5215CD also runs 8.1 (I even have the 20+ OEM floppy series too, just missing the box). I'll be installing that drive sometime soon on the IIfx to pull off whatever data is still on it, I might even do a fresh install of 8.1; it all depends on the condition of the drive.
  4. Just ordered another set of the 128 as a backup. Loving the upgraded RAM and the build quality is exceptional thus far. No issues with gripping, fit, etc. It's not a real hindrance, maybe an extra 35-45 seconds to get to the Welcome screen. Please remember to leave feedback on eBay, thanks.
  5. Removed the batteries, checked voltages (both read very good on my voltmeter). Shuffled the video cards around, and now it works. Everything is back to normal. LaCie monitor reads 35.0kHz and 66.8Hz. Haven't attempted to use the 8.24 card. I want to sort out my floppies first before blowing something up.
  6. A couple of things: Both the High Res card and the 8.24 were installed in the IIfx at the same time. Never had a problem with this setup until now. I think all of the tantalums were replaced on this unit. Power supply (an Astec unit) was also recapped. I've owned this machine for seven years; been one of the best until now. Maybe, but I don't see how a reset from a hanging floppy program would cause that. I also installed two new Saft 3.6V batteries a couple of weeks ago. Was running solidly. I'll double check the voltages. I'd be very surpr
  7. I was sorting through a bunch of old floppies. One of the programs on the floppy hung the system and I was forced to press the reset button. Upon pressing the reset button I was greeted to the Chimes of Death and this error on my LaCie monitor: Why would the monitor or High Res video card suddenly alter the signal frequency? I tried using my 8.24 video card, but the IIfx won't start up at all (I hear rapid clicking sounds from the power supply, not sure what is up with that). I also tried my other High Res video card; same problem. Everything is nice and tigh
  8. RAM came in yesterday. Works, although I noticed that the IIfx takes a bit longer to reach the Welcome screen and power on my LaCie monitor. Afterwards, it's amazingly fast, although it wasn't a slouch even with 8MB. Currently running SoftWindows for Macintosh, sound driver issues notwithstanding (never thought I would play Windows 3.1 Solitaire on a vintage Apple product). My only caveat is I was stuck paying some customs fees, however given the exclusivity of parts for the IIfx I couldn't pass this up. Such is the joy living in Canada. Pics:
  9. All I can say is good luck finding any Compact without some form of burn-in. They all have it and it's always at the top where the taskbar sits.
  10. Yep, and near any text or icons. Some good reading in this thread here
  11. Don't forget there was also some significant ghosting when we increased the brightness. On another note, the Quadra key works perfectly on my 950 - no need to have it recut to fit the lock.
  12. Just looked up the thread here. Everyone seems to have given positive reviews so I'll go ahead and place an order. My IIfx has largely remained dormant for the past few years so there hasn't been a need to really upgrade anything. And yeah, Apple stuff has become ridiculously expensive over the past decade. Although in defence of the IIfx, the RAM required was unique to only that model, or so I've read.
  13. Saw this on eBay. Pricey, but willing to pay if good quality. My IIfx has been stuck at 8MB since I bought it years ago. There are some applications that I want to run on the IIfx but they require more than 8MB to run. I also want to try out 8.1 just for fun.
  14. Batteries came in today. Connected my 22" ADC to the IIfx and got..........nothing. Zip. Tried three different video cards; same result. ADC power light went on, then went off. Holding down the power button on the ADC yielded nothing either.
  15. My DVI female to VGA male adapter came in today, however both Saft 3.6V batteries decided to enter Valhalla (nothing registers on my multimeter). The saga continues.....
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