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  1. I think it's fixed now. One of the transistors on the interface card looked kinda strange. Upon closer inspection, I could see that the component had been replaced at some point. And the PCB had been slightly damaged during the replacement. I removed the transistor, cleaned the card and put it back again. And now the device starts up again. Hopefully it will last longer than overnight this time ...
  2. Yeah, belt is there and it spins if I move it by hand. My first thought when it started working (briefly) was that it came to life after I moved the belt/motor (after being still for 30 years...). I've tried that again but no luck. And the load-from-audio method I described actually causes the disk spin, so the motor/belt seems fine.
  3. TL;DR My Apple II Plus goes straight to the basic prompt instead of spinning up the Disk II drive in wait of a floppy. The drive is just quiet and does nothing. I got it working for a short period of time, but then it died again. It has power though. Where should I start my troubleshooting? Long version I just picked up my first Apple II (Plus) the other day and now I'm going thru everything, step by step. The first problem I had to tackle were some keyboard issues. But after re-soldering and changing a few switches all keys worked. My nex
  4. That's a shame! But also what I already suspected. ARA requires another Mac (or emulator) so you lose the simplicity with a headless Raspberry. I will still test @Realitystorm's method, it seems like a fun little project!
  5. I've continued to experiment with different ways to network old Macs that don't have an ethernet port. Especially I want AppleShare to work. After a few days of tinkering, I got my Mac Classic (System 6.0.7 and 7.0.1) to connect via serial and PPP with Slirp: https://metalbabble.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/the-final-frontier-connecting-a-macintosh-se-to-the-internet-with-a-raspberry-pi/ I also have Netatalk 2.2.6 running on a Rasberry Pi (the same RPi running Slirp), both -ddp and -tcp. And I can see the RPi's AppleShare volume in Chooser on my Ethernet-connected Macs, but I can't see
  6. That’s what I’m trying to remember... I think I used the same neck board for the swapped CRT, but I could be wrong.
  7. I have one display with the same ghosting issue. I swapped in another display and it was fine with same analoge board/logic board etc. I think it’s the CRT itself.
  8. It worked, thank you so much!
  9. Partitioning didn't change anything unfortunately.
  10. Ah, didn't think there was a size limit, but it sounds very plausible that 4,5 GB is too large for it to handle. Will give it a try!
  11. It's weird. It works just fine in the 6400 (I tested it again), but the SE/30 and Performa 460 refuse to recognise it. Think I'll just leave it for now.
  12. But shouldn't it be read from right to left? "12••••••••••1" on the sticker. Which means "ID BIT 2", "ID BIT 1", "ENABLE AUTO SPIN" and "SCSI TERM ON" is currently set. Not sure how to set the ID though. Jumper missing on "ID BIT 0" means ID 0 is set? Edit: found this jumper setting schematic: https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/hard-drives-hdd/ibm/DDRS-34560-9ES-4560MB-3-5-SL-SCSI3-ULTR.html So tried ID 0 with auto spin and SCSI term on, but no success. Not sure about what "Enable TI-SDTR/WDTR" and "Disable SCSI Parity Check" does? Maybe I should check
  13. I have this 4,25 GB SCSI drive I wanted to try in a SE/30, but for some reason it's not being recognised. I took it from a Performa 6400, where it works. This is its current jumper settings, I just wonder if I need to change them around somehow?
  14. I picked up another SE/30 yesterday, and in this one the 16 MB SIMM's seem to work. 4 x 16 MB in Bank A and 4 x 256 kB in Bank B. As mentioned previously in this thread the ones I received were too thin so I tinned them on one side, but my other SE/30 didn't like them at all. But now I got use for them after all!
  15. I have a junk SE/30 that was manufactured as an SE, but later upgraded to an SE/30. Unfortunately, the logic board is beyond rescue so the computer has mostly been used for parts and collecting dust on a shelf. The other day I found a new analog board and a logic board for an SE. Both looked to be in mint condition, maybe NOS, and didn't cost much, so I bought them. So now the SE/30 is restored back to an SE. Even though the front panel still says SE/30. It has a SuperDrive in it, but due to the SE's limitations, it can now only handle 800 k dis
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