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petey293

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  1. Hey all! I'm looking at picking up a Macintosh Plus (RAM upgraded to 4Mb), and have absolutely no experience with these older machines. Just wanted to ask a couple questions to those that are familiar with them: I won't have an external disk drive to go with it (may go the scsi2sd or Floppy Emu route in the future) and I was wondering about the machine's usability in this state. It sounds like lots of programs would still be able to fit on the startup disk with System 4, but I was wondering if there was a way to use the entire disk. Somebody recommended taking a look at a RAM disk
  2. I installed the Pioneer drivers and it's now reading disks. You guys rock! Unfortunately the tray sits a bit too high and isn't lined up with the slot in the Performa case, so I'll just have to use it in the external enclosure for now. Thanks again for the help! I was able to use the drivers found at https://vintageapple.org/macdrivers/disk.shtml The CLD 3.05 driver did the trick for this drive anyway
  3. Huh, interesting! The unit is a Pioneer DR-US124X. I thought it was a bit weird that there was no apple branding on it whatsoever. Now that you say this, I'm almost certain it was a replacement. I noticed that the ID select on the back of the external drive did not match up with the ID listed by the computer. I think I had to set it to 7 or something to get the computer to tell me it was ID 3. Now that I compare the two drives, I noticed that the pins representing the bits for the ID select are backwards, listed as 2, 1, 0 from right to left, compared to the apple branded drive from the comput
  4. Thanks for the ideas! For some reason I hadn't thought of taking the drive out of the enclosure and putting in the computer, duh! I tried it but unfortunately it acted basically the same as it did before. I got it to appear on the SCSI bus, but it couldn't read anything. I tried it on the same ID as the old internal drive and then tried a few others, with the termination jumper in and out, and still nothing. I popped the drive open, the caps looked fine but of course just because they're not leaking doesn't always mean they're not bad. I shot some compressed air at the
  5. Hi guys! I'm a noob, tried a bit of googling and searching without much luck. Apologies if there's already a thread that solves my issue! I recently got a performa 577 with a bad internal CD drive, I was also given an external AppleCD 600e that I wanted to try to hook up so I could play larger CD-based games. Unfortunately, no disk I put in the AppleCD drive is recognized. I've tried programs that supposedly burn HFS disks, burning with ISO9660 settings at the lowest possible speed, etc. I'm pretty sure the external drive is dead as well, although it seems like the computer is reco
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