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  1. Hi, picked up a beat up Mini 1.25.. cleaned it up, hooked up to my main PCs monitor under another input. Runs OS9/10 @ 1920x1080. Obviously the 32mb Radeon isn't going to be able to do games at that resolution.. issue is when I pick something like 1024x768 it's stretching it wide. Since I'm using a DVI input on the monitor, there's no aspect control in the Monitors OSD. There's only 1:1 (which makes it a postage sized stamp), or fullscreen. Is anyone aware of an application that will let me play stuff at proper 4:3 ratios?
  2. Ended up using "MacIPGW" along with connecting the Classic II via an Asante ethernet - localtalk bridge. Works great. Not the quickest in the world.. but I can chat on IRC, and transfer floppy images in ~1 minute or so. No complaints.
  3. Cool, I'll give those a go. Thanks!
  4. Hi, Have a Classic II, going to install 7.5 on it. I sourced one of those Asante Localtalk to Ethernet adapters.. so that gets my Mac talking Appletalk on the network. I have a Pismo running 9.2, I think that'll be able to "see" the Classic and file share.. but is there a way to use this setup to somehow facilitate an internet connection on the Classic? Yes, I know browsing isn't happening.. but I really want to get my IRC fix using the Classic. Thanks!
  5. My Classic II was doing the exact same thing. I recapped the logic board only.. first two power ons were the same garbage.. then it started working? It’s been fine since. Would love to know why.. I don’t trust it to stay working..
  6. Ahh.. looks like the motherboards aren't two layers.. reading they might be 4? so the via's might go somewhere I can't see..
  7. Hi all, Came into possession of a mint (cosmetically) Classic II. Tried to turn on, combo of vertical lines, garbage, sometimes just a squished horizontal grey screen. Opened 'er up, and sure enough. Bad leaky caps. Removed all of them, have an order in with Digikey. There's 3 that had at least one of the pads trashed due to the bad cap, but I can see where it ran to, so I can connect with wire. But I've got one that I can't figure out. Pics attached. Anyone with a Classic II know some alternate points I can solder to? I thought maybe if I follow
  8. Correct, you lead me to them. So props to you! (sorry I didn't mention above). But yes, anyone with a dead battery.. for the price they charge, why fiddle-*uck around with it?
  9. Hi all, Found a local (to me) battery rebuilder. They're located in London, Ontario. Sent my Pismos battery off, and they got it back to me in a few days. Total cost was $70 (CDN) including return shipping. http://www.chansbattery.ca/ Cheese website, but they were nice enough when I emailed back and forth. Can't speak to how USPS will handle a battery back and forth, but figured I'd mention them. If you're in Canada, they charge almost as much as it cost me to get cells (and I hamfisted the install on my previous attempt to rebuild myself). They
  10. Just a quick note, after several "new" screens on eBay, I found a seller that actually had new-old-stock. Part number was UB141X03, and it worked like a hot damn. My Pismo is all bright eyed and bushy tailed again.
  11. It "seems" like you can cut some kits down. Bit hesitant to do open heart surgery on a panel to get to the tube though.. maybe on that spare screen I listed, but I feel like even keeping dust out would be almost impossible.
  12. Has anyone ever attempted to replace their fading/dying CFL backlight with an LED one? Looks like they can be had for around $10, https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2Pcs-LED-Backlight-Bar-Lamps-Kit-535mm-LCD-Monitor-For-24-Highlight-Replacement/312637746276?hash=item48caa96c64:g:Up0AAOSw8qdc8j6- From some random videos on Youtube, it seems you just need to disassemble LCD panel, remove polarizer, install new light and find a way to feed it power. I'm thinking of making an extra Pismo screen a test victim, but wanted to see if anyone else here has tried it?
  13. Alright, after much searching etc.. I think I've found the ideal LCD replacements if anyone is interested.. The original screen is an LG LP141XA (DIAP). I assume the D1AP is an Apple specific part. Anyways, grabbing the datasheet here: https://datasheetspdf.com/parts/LP141XA-D1AP.pdf?id=723307 we can see that the LCD has a typical brightness of 115cd/m2. On page 17 we can see the measurements of where the (20 pin) connector is too. I've found two slightly newer LG models, which were somewhat easy to find on fleabay. LG LP141XA (A1), and a LG LP141XB-C1. You can grab the
  14. Backlight comes with the LCD panel.. it's not a separate piece. I mean, you could cut it out and replace.. but for panels being <$100 new, I'd rather go that route?
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