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  1. Welcome! Happy to see another '030 user running System 6. Nice machine!
  2. I have a Houdini II that I've always wanted to get running in my Quadra 700, but misplaced the cable during a move. I'd love to have a replacement - if you build some adapters I'd be happy to buy one from you.
  3. When I was young my Dad’s best friend bought an 840av with the 14” AudioVision display, and it was a pretty impressive piece of hardware for the time. The speakers were high quality, a mic was built in (speech recognition!) , and of course Sony’s Trinitron technology was highly regarded. I always really wanted one, but once I was old enough to afford one used, 640x480 had become a ‘quaint’ resolution.
  4. I don’t have the technical knowledge to be any help, but I thought I’d mention that it’s been really interesting reading your posts as you work through this. Good stuff!
  5. I assume the crystal provides timing for other stuff on the motherboard...is there a way to isolate any of it such that you can increase the clock for the CPU without affecting anything else?
  6. Back in my collecting days I had an LC with the 12” display, and it’s surprising how compact it is. I ran it with dual floppy drives, making it essentially silent (this was before SCSI2SD!). It was a cute little setup, and if people dragged their compact Macs around in bags - I suppose this could have worked too, although the LC and display was probably deeper?
  7. That thing is pretty cool. Curious, what’s the big connector along the right side of the board for?
  8. I'm a zealot about running System 6 - especially on compact Macs, but it's all in good fun!
  9. That bad boy should be running 6 anyway!
  10. I like this idea too - I used to enjoy programming under both HyperCard and Director, so this would be a fun excuse to get back into it. Someone else would need to do the art - I’d be useless there!
  11. Wow - that's ugly! I didn't see any obvious broken traces on mine, although I didn't desolder the power contacts to check underneath. My 180c doesn't seem to have any obvious issues beyond a little ghosting of the screen (likely due to failing caps), so I left well enough alone. It doesn't run off of battery power, but that's pretty par for the course, and the 180c wasn't good for much beyond an hour even back in the day!
  12. I think my issue is that I'm not as confident with a soldering iron as you guys are. I feel like I have a better than even chance of taking a currently working display and making a mess of it if I were to attempt a recap, at least as my skills sit now. Reinforcing the hinge mounts is something I'd work on, however.
  13. Mine has minor banding as well. As fragile as these things are becoming, I’m planning on simply letting it go until it gets significantly worse.
  14. bigD

    Walkmac

    Wow, I was never aware of such a beast. Great rescue!
  15. I opened up my 180c today to fix a display issue and found this by the battery terminals. Lots of blue! Once I got everything clean it looked pretty good, but although I didn’t have the issue that you had, it was nice to go in there and clean all that garbage out.
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