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KnobsNSwitches

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  1. Just another confirmation for no need for a pram battery on the 2400 - I have been running fine without for a couple years now.
  2. I had an Apple Extended Keyboard II hooked up to my Color Classic, but that giant keyboard just takes up too much desk space. I replaced it with the handsome Apple Keyboard II (more Color Classic appropriate, I suppose), and it's fine, but I don't really like the mushy-ness of the keys. I'm considering a IIgs keyboard, but they fetch a pretty penny right now...can anyone who has used both speak to the 'feel' of the IIgs keyboard compared to the Apple Keyboard II?
  3. I'm commenting here because i too would like some that fit. My 2400's original ones are still there but quite gummy
  4. Good call. It would also be handy to have micro sd to micro sd, so I'll order that one and cross my fingers.
  5. Just bumping this, has anyone else had success w/ a vintage mac, SCSI2SD, and an extension cable? I have the one Crutch mentioned, and it works fine with modern hardware, but when using it with my SCSI2SD the LED on the scsi2sd it doesn't mount. I thought maybe there was some additional power requirement when using the extension cable so I tried both molex power and USB but the same result.
  6. I figured out just what I needed, I found a program called ADFS (not to be confused w/ active directory single sign on ) that runs on System 7 and above and lets me load apple II disk images in the finder and copy the files straight to a prodos formatted 3.5" floppy. Now i realize that the few Apple II games I remember require a joystick ! http://www.lazilong.com/apple_II/adfs/downloads/
  7. I will check the prodos extension. Earlier tonight made some progress, I discovered the reason i couldn't format a Prodos floppy on the Color Classic was I didn't have the PC Exchange control panel enabled. Turning that on allowed me to format a ProDos disk
  8. Is there a way to format a 3.5" floppy as ProDOS on the mac itself? 'Erase disk' in the finder doesn't have a ProDos option. I'm realizing i have a sort of bootstrapping problem - i can't format a blank disk in the IIc+ without some Apple II software.
  9. I recently picked up a IIc+, and my Apple II skills are rusty. I had thought I could download some .dsk files from the internet, copy them to my Color Classic, and then use the CC and Disk Copy to put those disk images onto a 3.5" floppy for the IIc+. But disk copy in 8.1 doesn't recognize any of the .dsk or .do files I've downloaded. Is what I'm trying to do possible? Not sure I have the process right.
  10. Thanks for posting the 'before' pics. What a mess! Great job with a really unique bit of hardware
  11. This sounds crazy! I know the LC is small, but to consider any desktop 'luggable' is a stretch.
  12. Love the Newton stuff. If you're up for it, I'm sure the other Newton users on the newtontalk mailing list would love to hear more about OS 1.4!
  13. I refuse to apologize for being a trackball fan!
  14. A NeXT ADB keyboard is definitely easier to come by (at a reasonable price) than a MacTV one, which is why I got one. Trackball is a 'Costar Stingray' trackball. I've never seen one in this color before, but the beige ones are (relatively) common. (...though I checked ebay just now, and there's another stingray trackball in dark gray/black, so, so much for that!)
  15. Macintosh TV, now featuring all black peripherals, as it should be: That is a NEXT ADB keyboard, it works, but it is German, so I definitely need to remap Y and Z. And maybe a couple other keys. In the recesses of my memory, I think you can use Resedit to remap keys in System 7, but I need to dig into that a little bit. I also replaced the Macintosh TV's fan which was relatively noisy with a new Noctua fan, and then replaced the hard drive with a SCSI2SD while I was in there. It is wonderfully quiet now.
  16. Some how I missed your response last month. No luck on the 6500 IR to do, well, anything other than what it does out of the box. Thanks for the NES info!
  17. Progress! Kind of. Moving past my (unreleated) issues w/ copying on the Cube, I have gotten the script-generated 7.6.1 image to boot my color classic, but an HFS+ partition on the same SD card still has "where_have_all_my_files_gone". The 7.5.5 image I have not gotten to get to boot yet, just a Sad Mac.
  18. Love this idea. Been trying to get it working on my Color Classic but no luck so far. After getting the right version of python installed I've run the makefile, and i have the exported Testimages directory, but trying to copy the various system folders to an actual Mac OS Standard partition hangs my G4 cube every time. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the output, I admit I am not clear on what the .idump and .rdump files are.
  19. Even something like a commercially produced case that looks like this, but takes, say a 9.7" LCD and raspberry pi would be really slick. That way there doesn't need to be the cannibalization of existing PowerBooks etc
  20. iMovie 1 and 2 were both OS 9 apps if I recall. I know I captured miniDV video on an iMac DV back when it was new so a 400 mhz G3 should do the trick.
  21. Never heard of this thing, very cool! I’d like to know more about your black adb keyboard, too.
  22. In messing around with the remote this morning, it suddenly started working....so that's kind of a mystery. The floppy drive was the same way. My MacTV is mysterious. In other news, I got a broken NES that has been in a box for ages working, but the colors look weird on the mac tv. Now, admittedly, i haven't had an NES hooked up to a real tv in a very long time, but the sky in Super mario bros is purple, and everything is all washed out. Color looks just fine in Mac mode. Not sure what the issue is yet. My phone camera did not capture it too well
  23. Recently got a a Macintosh TV in a lot with some other machines. Trying to avoid becoming a hoarder I was going to sell it, but just looking at it's cool black case I sort of fell in love with it. So I'm clearing out another machine or two and keeping this one. Boarded needed a very thorough washing and so it needs a recap, but there's one capacitor I'm not sure about yet. I don't have a CD caddy so I haven't tested that yet, but after several attempts the floppy drive is working now. Obviously didn't include the cool black keyboard, I'd love to track one down (or a NEXT one), does
  24. I put a Noctua fan in my CC for the same reasons as above. Admitedly, being that I never see it, it never even crossed my mind that that it was an ugly color...but it was a very very worthwhile upgrade.
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