Jump to content

jessenator

68kMLA Supporter
  • Content Count

    1871
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About jessenator

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Utahr

Recent Profile Visitors

2133 profile views
  1. HA! I knew cheesey was going to beat me I'm going to leave my comment as-is because it's funny how similar they are. 1) if it's an Apple-branded card, I would stick with the System 7.5.x drivers (most likely off of the Performa restore CD or a universal 7.5.x system install) it will be an extension called "Apple Ethernet CS II" 2) You should have zero problems running it in a modern router (there are very old and select chipsets that do falter, but that's a whole other can of worms). 3) That is driver related, IME, and without the extension installed and telling the Mac
  2. How did I not see this thread?! Here are some high res scans (imgur links) of the Pentium 100 12" Apple card I didn't get any scans of the 166 Mhz Pentium I have, mainly because I didn't want to remove and re-adhere the *heatsinks on the Opti chips (that's a mod I recommend, BTW, because they get f'ing HOT). Here's a shot comparing the reverse of the 100 and 166 (pentium) cards: I think I made an offer on one of the Cyrix 166PR (133 686) cards a while back, but not knowing if it worked or not, I didn't go all out. I can't find the listing im
  3. Well, mine is a 3D print and requires a bit of DIY-wiring. Here's the printable file I used: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:81229 Stole the bit of velcro off the bottom of a 4.5V brick, used a bit of sticky tack for extra security, but I might just hot glue it... It looks like there's provision if you had a board-mount solution... but I just needed something hold them. It's a bit bodgy, but I get 4.5 (~4.6-4.7V on my Fluke) from the wire terminals. We'll see how it holds up after I solder and heat shrink the old battery's leads
  4. I had a question about voltage... Early compacts use those tall 4.5V cells, then desktops and some compacts started to use (one or two of) the 3.6V half-AA cells. And then some models went to the cuboid 4.5V blocks... It's well documented that the floor of proper operation is 3V. But is there, for example in an SE/30, a problem resulting in damage from using a 4.5V cell? Apologies if this was answered elsewhere, but is that if 4.5V is too much for some models? Based on some conversations, it seems that >5V would definitely be a problem, but are there board eccentricities t
  5. Sorry to add one more echo, but just as with the "blue smoke" from other electronics, there's no getting vacuum back into a CRT once you've "let it out." You'll need a replacement CRT. I've been told by those with far more experience than myself, that virtually any monochrome 9" CRT is compatible, as far as the neckboard/pin connection is concerned*. It's a matter of matching or replacing the correct yoke for what the computer/analog board needs: keeping an otherwise perfectly usable yoke from a broken CRT is certainly sensible. I've referred to this post many times: As menti
  6. http://mactcp.net/macos2020.html Just an update, in case, like for a few of my systems, setDate was giving issues. simple extension that allows the vanilla Date & Time to do what it needs to (7.1-8.5) patching solutions for 6.0.8-7.0.x are also listed.
  7. FWIW I've never been quite happy with 7.6.x on a 68k Mac. No idea why—I couldn't pinpoint a piece of objective data there to show you—but it never seemed to work or feel right per my feel-o-meter. I've had a far smoother experience on my pre-Quadra Macs with 7.5.x or even 7.1 pro (with some niceties added). On my Quadras, I prefer 7.1/5 or even 8, oddly. It runs really well on my 650 and I have no complaints.
  8. Removing variables is definitely a good test methodology, to be sure. I'd remove the Pivot card. and start with just the adapter and accelerator with the SE/30 native ROM first, then add them back one by one to see where your conflicts are. My own personal experience (with a GGLabs MacSIMM) is certain OS versions, adapter/accelerator combinations don't like non-native ROMs. I didn't have issues with system 7.1, but had nothing but with 7.5.x As convenient as they are, I've personally given up on a 3rd party ROM for my build and am just using Mode32 and Force32.
  9. @olePigeon Oh, sorry I meant a socket on the main board (although now I'm looking, the original LC didn't even have pads/provision to mount a PLCC socket, just the II onward) but that would make sense for some LCPDS cards to have them going by IIsi logic: some cards are made along the same lines, not least of which is the NuBus 90* adapter. I'm trying to recall if the IIsi MacCon also had a socket... I think it did, but would be absent for SE/30 application I assume then.
  10. Ah, just an FPU card. Interesting. Yeah, LC, LCII don't have the PLCC socket for the FPU like the III does... I'm with @joshc I'd clean off that corrosion, and save/salvage what proprietary ICs you can: SWIM, etc...
  11. (that thumbnail is not representative of my attitude… it's what auto-populates with this link paste. But on that note, I google searched for '060' site:68kmla.org and you tend to get fewer repeat or extraneous searches than with the forum search) My non-trained eye seems to see "instructions" come up a lot in these threads. The instruction set for the 060 must have quite a lot of incompatibilities (perhaps that's an oversimplification) with that of the 040, so a lot of translation might be necessary. So I imagine it's best summed up like this:
  12. finally got my hands on a complete Motorola StarMax MT system. https://imgur.com/a/LqGnvLa pictured next to my now-parts StarMax Decided to do some surface dusting first and plug it in, just to see what I'd get. Swapped the VRAM for another of my modules and it cleared up. Then decided to put the included one back just to be sure, and it was perfectly fine... dust in the contacts I wager. Got it going with one of my vanilla Mac OS 7.6.1 CF cards and looks just perfectly fine. Never had an LPX-40/Tanzania system ever come with the 32MB modul
  13. Found this guy, looks like it's a 22uF rated at 6.3V.DC
  14. IIRC, it was the first commercial CPU to hit 300 MHz (in the 6500), but I would wager if you stacked the instructions per clock/cycle, the 604e and 604ev (it had a different letter designation than "v" but I can't recall offhand) would come out on top—I want to see numbers though. These later "Mach V" 604-based CPUs that broke the 200 MHz barrier were pretty fast. I'd like to see a kind of development timeline for all of these later-90s CPUs—when one was started, when/if they were released. IIRC there was a 620, which was supposed to be a 604 successor, but the improvements there l
×
×
  • Create New...