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Everything posted by Charadis

  1. I haven't logged in here for a while, but I see you're trying to get a SCSI2SD working in a 550c. Hope you were able to resolve any issues. And thanks for your purchase! I did get it working previously on a PB 520, there was a program that was provided to format the SD card and image the drive partition I think. I did very little testing and very little even with that module, given the image was a very small partition out of the 4GB SD card I used (I think it was only 512MB?).
  2. Any info about this drive? I don't have a PB 1400. Yet. But wondering if it's worth acquiring one just for the sake of using this. I assume the same software that works for the 5300 MO drive should work with this one, too... as it doesn't have any software... or box... or manuals..
  3. I saw pictures of a Tango 2 on Trio board, if that's the one you're referring to. But I can imagine there being multiple revisions those days. Yeah, it is interesting. I couldn't tell the difference between my two cards though, they both look the same besides the imported one having blue capacitors and the other black. Oh well, blue for good, right? I popped in a PATA to CF card and a 64GB CF and called it a day. I'm just praying the the floppy drive continues to work for a long while. It has been so useful transferring info and restoring the vin
  4. Very cool, thanks a lot for the linky! I’ll have to try it out when I’m back in town tomo. (: I have two of the CS ii Farallon cards, both react differently to the TAM. The first one I acquired worked for a few boot cycles, but only after I would reload the drivers from the CD that came with the second one. At some point, I couldn’t connect to the internet and have to reload the drivers. Then the last time I tried, I couldn’t get it to work anymore. As for the second Farallon card, the system would always lock up every time I booted with it installed. my config at the ti
  5. Thank you, sir. Glad I could finally say mine is finally specced up there with yours now. Definitely don’t see them show up very often, and I expect to have a tight grip on this one for a long time. I guess the last thing to figure out is how to get that Farallon comm II Card working right, but it is no big deal.
  6. I see, that’s unfortunate. I actually just recently sold a 400MHz 1MB cache Sonnet Crescendo\L2, breaking about even for what I paid importing it. Would have been very interested, but hope it all pans out and you can bring that board back to life. I know I have a spare board in the closet, but I don’t know much about it; it came with the second Tango I bought
  7. Thank you, sir! I hope you get yours fixed, I assume corrosion issue? I've been waiting a while for one to pop up, only to miss many others that have. I've seen seen some ridiculous deals, as low as 250, and as high as over 500. That card is actually a Sonnet Tango version 1 I did have a Tempo that I tried with the TAM, but it did not work, sadly (so I sold it). The main drive, a compact flash card (64GB I think) in an IDE to CF converter, is in the main drive bay underneath the Sonnet Tango. You are correct on the risers, PCI bottom and Comm II top. I had to acquire each riser s
  8. My latest acquisition, a Sonnet Crescendo\L2 500MHz 1M (BG3-500-1-kit03), completes my TAM conquest. I've sold off a lot of my vintage Mac collection to focus on my Leica hobby and concentrate on just a handful of my fav Macs (namely the 2400c, Quadra 700, and of course the TAM). 545 after tax plus 50 eBay bucks, one of the priciest standalone upgrades. I've found lower priced recently ended auctions, but I've also seen higher listings; decided not to take my chances. Original eBay listing Here is a wanted listing I posted in
  9. I eagerly await the machine translation. I have this book, and there are a lot of nice pictures in it that I wish I can understand the captions to. Cheers,
  10. I see, I think I have read about the project in another thread. While I hear a lot of negativity over replacing the 68040 daughtercard for PPC, I enjoy bringing the computer closer to being as modern as possible, and that means being able to use software that runs best (or only) on PPC. Hoping everything pans out.
  11. Oh hey, that seller has my name It is a very cool combination. Easy swapping the keys, and perfect chance to clean the whole assembly while you’re at it. The SCSI to IDE connector is very picky. Once you find an SSD that pairs with it, however, the system works smoothly. Goes pretty well with the PPC upgrade Keep it close, I’ve only seen two others for sale, both without the extra 8MB RAM onboard the daughtercard (one version has no RAM, the other has 8MB) There is one other, the 182 or 183MHz
  12. If I leave the USB card with the Logitech nano receiver installed in one of the USB ports, it still gets stuck at the Mac OS boot screen. Is this what you mean? I think it's USB PCMCIA cards in general, leaving a PCMCIA to Compact Flash card (with the CF card) installed doesn't affect boot up. You could even boot from the CF card if you have it set up.
  13. Got my hopes up was really hoping to find a solution. So far, I’ve just been ejecting the card right after I click Shut Down (command + E), but I forget sometimes
  14. Cool, those have piqued my curiosity even as of late. Are they usable for anything than a showpiece? Congrats on acquiring one, too
  15. Thank you, sir! It's a beautiful machine, and the 2400c/240 systems have been popping up surprisingly more frequently on Yahoo! I think it's a good time to get one if you're thinking about it. Mouse button is definitely something else. The RAM module was one of the more difficult pieces to find, I thought it would be a walk in the park. Because...RAM. When a system popped up with both the G3 upgrade and the RAM, I kept an eye on it thinking it would skyrocket to some outrageous amount. I even posted the auction link here hoping someone might acquire it from this forum. L
  16. Guys, I think this is it. I probably have the most ultimate PB 2400c in the entire forum. Quite possibly the nation. And even, the world. I can go no further. 400MHz G3 and max RAM. All this. To make. The most ultimate. Mobile. Vintage Tomb Raider gaming rig. Evar. But I mostly use it to play music on iTunes. I also finally acquired Mac OS 8.6, and my 3rd iTunes CD. And a Trio.
  17. Nice setup you acquired! I remember the “math lab” at my alma mater was full of PowerMac G4s, but our physics labs had the G3s. Good and bad memories. Last time I visited, all of the G4s were replaced with PCs. I could only hope they went to good homes, too...
  18. I could be wrong, but it looks like IA5? I had another pic, but too much light glare, so I turned off the overhead light which darkened the setting for the pics above. I can can double check when I get back from work if the code is still not legible
  19. What a story. Congrats getting it back up and running! Truly amazing your dad kept the box, receipt and everything with it. I can picture this computer being passed down your family line.
  20. Sorry this took a day! Hope this helps you out. Panned out over board Tried to get as much of the SMDs on the left, just before being covered by the floppy/HDD assembly. If you'll need pics of the SMDs beneath the floppy, too, I'll be working on the system later this evening.
  21. Haha, thanks! On the one hand, yours didn’t come with any issues to address out of the box. But I’m happy to be back in the 2400 club.
  22. I’d be more than happy to when I get back later this evening, currently out of town for Easter Sunday. I’ll see if I can read the values of the components you listed. Unless someone beats me to it, of course. In the meantime, here is a pic I took yesterday, and I tried zooming at just the area you mentioned. Probably not much help, but it’s the best I have for now
  23. The videos are mesmerizing, I love it starting up.
  24. The power plugin on the PB 500 could be a problem, but if you leave your computer plugged in all the time, it shouldn’t be subject to as much wear from removing and connecting it to power. Still worth checking.
  25. A lot of the stuff I import from Japan come wrapped in that cling wrap "Saran Wrap" material a lot of the time. I still haven't figured it out.. Still, box is a pretty big deal.
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