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  1. I just installed 4x16mb + 2mb (66 total) today for the first time - for me it showed 66mb before installing mode32 - just the finder was "using" 60mb of it. After installing mode32 the finder (7.5.3) was using 4mb and the rest showed as free. If it's not showing I don't think it's working. If it's the "yellow" ones from amazon, I could not get them to work and had to RMA.
  2. The new ram is a perfect fit, booted up the first try. Any idea why the system software is taking 60mb of my 66 free?
  3. Ha! well that makes more sense - I do have a SE coming that my brother found in a random thrift shop, so I'll just have to wait a bit more to test this out! Hard to find any details on what it is or how to configure it.
  4. I got this "SE StNic Rev C BD-032" card for an SE/30 - When I first got it I didnt pay too much attention but just noticed the connector is not a PDS connector - so I must need some sort of adapter? Also I'm having trouble finding any data about this specific model, drivers if required, etc. Thanks!
  5. Ahh sorry yes - I did look at that option as well though the cost of 4mb SIMMs was almost the same as the 16mb ones.
  6. After giving everything one more try I've RMA'd the Yellow ones, very quick response from seller, already in the mail. Ordered the ones you sent in the link ~@Bendix~ @SoundChances- hope to have better luck!
  7. The Classic II was actually picked up a bit before yesterday. It's been cleaned and re-capped - works (and looks) great. This was my 2nd and last "browse" of the building before it sold.
  8. I'd like to get to 32mb as well, but I don't see any 8MB SIMMs - or how you'd make a combination to get to 32 We've been talking about what/where to buy in this thread - actually bought a set that did not work
  9. Simone I know had an abandoned computer repair shop, though mostly PC, there were a few Macintosh things there. Mac Golf (no disk) File Maker Plus manuals + Software 24x SCSI LaCie CD Rom drive 2x ADB mice bunch of random disks Ergonomic keyboard Classic II PC: Parallel Zip Drive,ISA SCSI card,Another ISA card I have no idea what it is
  10. So far I've gone through almost everything: Salvaged Shell/speaker - good condition, just a little dirt Internal mounting brackets - rusty, but sanded off nicely, will coat with some prevent HDD Bracket / Power / SCSI cables - in my other SE/30 that was missing them RAM - 1x4mb and 1x256k OK - 1x4 is in my other SE/30 now Analog board/PSU - looks in good shape, need to test. Unsalvageable: CRT - cracked tube on back. HDD (tried, but made terrible noise once the heads moved, may pull of logic board as I have a few similar) EM shiel
  11. The card overall looks to be in good, one bad cap.
  12. Anyone have more information on the video card? Will it work with any monitor? Do I need drivers? Can't find much info beyond what was posted here.
  13. Yes, that was just my Nth attempt and I wanted to record the wobble
  14. Well I got the yellow ones in the mail yesterday. Will not boot in any combination. Also they are thinner then the other ram so doesnt feel secure when seated, wobbles a mm or two each way. Will try a few more things but glad I got on Amazon so returns shouldn't be a hassle... Edit: the fit is the issue, I propped it up for gravity to assist, gave them each a wiggle and it booted.... So u guess if you don't mind bumping your desk and your ram gets unseated... Edit2: actually while it does boot it is not seen, so likely only visiting because not seated properly.
  15. Traces all surprisingly look OK, but the SMT chips were so rusted they just pushed off with light rubbing. Replacing those is beyond my skill. Will clean it up and maybe someone else could rescue it or salvage chips.
  16. RAM looks surprisingly fine. PSU and analog board look fine. Floppy is rusted in so not hopeful.
  17. Thanks @ArmorAlley! Card looks physically fine, besides one bad cap. Worst battery I've seen, don't think this motherboard will make it.
  18. Mother boars and yoke look toast
  19. Just picked this one up for $50 on Fb, a bit rough on the outside, but has an interesting card in it. Opening it up now to see what's in store...
  20. Thank you both for the info on booting/rominator. Never thought to look on amazon for 30 pin simms
  21. Hi all! Just finished my first recap of an SE/30 - was quite the job, but it works! This is my first SE/30 so trying to learn what's possible for my machine. Now I need to find some ram. I only have 1mb in it currently, so no system 7. My goal would be to have System 7.5.5 on it - I do have a network card so I'd like to go online/transfer files/etc. OWC has new 16mb modules - And 64mb seems overkill. - 64mb(16x4) $48 - $0.75/mb Ebay/etc have a lot of 4mb though they'd cost about 2x more per mb as OWC. I don't see any 8mb 30pin simms for sale
  22. I recently ordered some replacement gears from here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/27DNUVPJA/replacement-floppy-drive-gear-for-macintosh-comput $8 for 12 parts + shipping The design is opensource, you can find the 3d files here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4167139 I have quite a few drives I'm replacing the gears in so I'll post my experiences here. Replaced my first drive a 800k External Floppy P/N 825-1174A that was not ejecting. You can see the in the first picture the state of the old gear, it denigrates to the touch. The ejec
  23. I have the exact same wire on my Classic II too, so I think a factory defect fix is probably accurate. (and yes that battery was removed right after that photo
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