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mg.man

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  1. Hmm... they seem to have multiplied while in storage... I have four! I don't know about V1 vs V2... three are single pump, one is dual pump... I'm pretty sure the one with the single processor card is a dual-2.5Ghz... i.e. from a 'Quad... IIRC, I used this for testing the logic 'boards... using the Apple HW diags to bypass the "missing" CPU error, running the machine as a "dual 2.5Ghz" machine... As I said, none of these have been run for donkeys... so YMMV absolutely applies!! @mePy2, PM me if you'd like to discuss... I'd like to hear from
  2. I probably have at least one, maybe two "spare" LCS units... neither have been run for a very long time... but could be useful for parts... Unfortunately, they're in the UK = other side of the planet to you!
  3. Cool... I guess mine is one of the 'later' ones - like @JDW's, mine has "Kensington" silk-screened on the bottom curved part... Looking forward to popping it under my ...
  4. Awesome!... I actually have one of these... but just the 'stand', no box / instructions -- so had no idea it could be used 'backwards' for the CC / CCII. Fantastic to know that!... will be placing my CCII on it as soon as I'm finished with the restore... Thanks @JDW!
  5. So was it you that won that bevy of clones that recently sold on UK FleaBay??
  6. Oh well... Has your logic 'board been re-capped? What about your Analog 'board? The other thing that might be worth trying is checking the memory settings in the App. It's been a while since I messed with this, but are you able to select the App, then "Get info" and see what it's set to?
  7. Ahh... meant to add... you might want to run Disinfectant - https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/disinfectant - if you've not already. Believe it or not, I recently found a couple of my Macs (Classic II, SE) had picked up the MBDF virus - http://virus.wikidot.com/mbdf. I only discovered this after having issues with SimpleText crashing. No idea how it got onto them - neither is connected to any network. I haven't spent the effort to track down where it came from, but probably the 'garden or Repository... might have been off a hard drive from one of the machines I've restored.
  8. You might want to give Apple Personal Diagnostics a spin... - https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/apple-personal-diagnostics-111 - https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/apple-personal-diagnostics-113 ***Edit*** argh... I just re-read your post seeing that you've tried this... sorry! Might we worth letting it 'loop' for a while. Also... might also be worth removing / re-seating the expansion 'board and the individual SIMMs.
  9. You can count me in for your final / 'initial' ("black" 'boards?) run... I still have a couple of 'dead' Classic 'boards in slightly less 'nasty' condition to the ones I sent you!...
  10. Another option would be to put your PowerBook in "target disk mode", then use that as the 'boot device'... You'd need one of these tho... ...set to "Dock" mode.
  11. My pleasure... hope it helps! I'll defer to the more worthy here... I'm with you when it comes to PSU work...
  12. Oh well... Did you try "Downtown" Doug (Brown)? He was helpful when I was resurrecting my II(s)... https://www.downtowndougbrown.com/2015/03/explanation-of-the-macintosh-iiiix-power-onoff-circuit/
  13. When doing some Googl'ing to see if I could find a schematic... I ran across this... Have you already been there / done that?
  14. I found a similar device when working on a (Sony?) PSU for an original Mac II. Since I had a circuit diagram for the II PSU, I was able to track down what it was. This one here looks very similar, so I believe the MOV theory is sound...
  15. Dang! That's a real shame! yeah... the ROM sockets are designed for 'flat' pins... But since this would likely / hopefully be a 'fit and forget'... maybe not such an issue? I guess I'll keep working toward getting an original ROMinator working... the instructions recommend 'machined pin' headers for the connection - presumably to avoid the issues you encountered. Thanks anyway for the update... will keep an eye out for progress on the ROMBUS II ...
  16. Just ran across this thread... I checked Garrett's site, but could not find it. @ZaneKaminski - did these ever make it to production?
  17. I *might* be able to help... I have a similar chat going with @max1zzz (no, I haven't forgotten you, fam and work has been getting in the way of Mac-time!)... PM me and we can discuss...
  18. Awesome stuff! Delighted to play a small part! I'm not sure exactly when I'll be bringing your (re)creation to life... but it's definitely the plan! As for the next 'round, be looking out for those two Maxell-bombed Classic 'boards to help stoke the coal for your next (re)creation!
  19. Here we are... side-by-side... 120V on the left, International on the right... ...and as you can see, the area 'above' the speaker on the International 'board has quite a few more components.
  20. It's no bother... I have several of both currently "out" of machines. You can see, however, from your photos what I'm talking about... you have 2 x "large" capacitors near the fuse - a clear indication it's a 120v 'board. If you check your "International" one, you'll note there are 4 x "large" caps in this 'board area. I would not associate W12 on the 120v 'board with W12 on the International one... The two designs are quite different, but (frustratingly) share component IDs that don't always correspond to the same functional part of the respective 'board. Equally frustrating
  21. That seems to come as standard when working with these "compact" Macs... Another plus for this arrangement, is that getting at the 'mounting' screws for the HDD 'tray' is actually easier. I have had an untold number of swearing sessions when trying to screw-down the HDD sled with the Mac 'face'-down... only to have the screw slip loose and drop into the bowels of the machine....
  22. In your picture above... I assume the end that is 'raised' has the downward pointing 'lugs' that you'd put screws through to mount the sled to the rear of the floppy cage? If so... that would also mean that the drive mounted on yours is actually backwards? Something I noticed when I put mine together... there is not much clearance between the front of the HDD and the bottom of the CRT... in fact, I needed to shift my drive all the way back - and even then, there wasn't much of a gap. Something else, the actual drive I have is slimmer (and shorter) than a typical 3.5" HDD - and ce
  23. Well... regardless... I'm happy to do a swap if you're interested... If it won't work, I can just use the sled in something else - I like the 'pink'ness! As for my own quest (yeah, I really should create my own thread!)... I have a solution! Thanks to your post and @LaPorta's comment... you got me thinking about an odd-ball sled I already had... as well as a fairly compact 500Mb SCSI drive that came in an LC I purchased a few months back from France... yeah, I got Brexit'd and paid VAT & Duty!! !! Anyway... put them together and voila!!... I now have a
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