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  1. thanks cory, and yeah I do remember that one keystroke. talk about needing five fingers at once!
  2. I thought I maybe recalled something from a while ago but perhaps at least one of you could set me straight... for all-scsi systems, did you need an apple-sold cdrom as to be able to boot the os/rescue disc from or any decent drive would had worked just as well?
  3. and I meant these that look a bit like a modern 3.5" bay usb media reader (except for that the host bus is scsi rather than usb but you get the idea I'm sure!) just to avoid any confusions.... so anyhow my actual two questions are; wondering if these actually worked ok with system-/mac- os? and tell me if I'm wrong but I imagine that its treated similar to with iomega/etc drives where polling would load any detected media as another drive on the desktop as soon as you have inserted a good media and when you're done with using it you just simply drag it to trashcan before
  4. regarding #2 from targ above, wasn't sure whether to add this comment to here or in the trading wtb post but since such card wasn't mentioned in the other thread I decided to do it here that is if powermac_g4 or anyone else might be looking for a knowingly-macos-happy firewire card alone on relatively a budget then heres three ebay leads (first one is in canada not usa mind you) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/304031615053 https://www.ebay.ca/itm/252398203911 https://www.ebay.ca/itm/265109957802
  5. is there any particular compatibility I have to look out for or is a 1MB simm just a 1MB simm? just curious especially toward re buying the needed kit to upgrade to the maximum 4MB on a catalyst-type clone board among any other that have alike 1MB-to-4MB variable specifications
  6. ah hm hadn't realized it was one of these non-card boards, I used to think that was generally just the models with 601 cpus that did that. well thanks jessenator, saved me a bit of trouble there
  7. had to wonder if a tanzania board is just simply a tanzania board or is it possible for certain ones to not be able to swap between a 603e and 604e type of cpu card? thanks, and mm one example I had in mind was the starmax 4000 which doesn't have a 603e in it (yeah its that one being offered from uk atm)
  8. don't think I had seen this one mentioned online as far as dock choices went. it seem to offer a slight different set of features compared to the apple minidock itself its from the sept 1993 copy of macusers btw
  9. bdurbrow thanks, had thought that it would be less than identical but didn't know about buses etc technically nevertheless
  10. I realize this is a slight older topic but anyhow... olepigeon said 'Only Apple and one other company (maybe two?) ever made any cards.' and I'll like to happily point out that one such other company was ast as per and thanks to cheesestraws for mentioning a/rose as thats what I was trying to recall of
  11. this was basically in a multi-page review of new nubus cards in the may 1987 issue of macuser I had to wonder if a nubus ram card really worked well especially if compared to just buying/upgrading the actual installed ram itself instead? and hmm I thought I recall someone starting a long thread about offloaded network cards but I'm not sure where that went to, wonder if whoever the op there was would had known of this particular ast-icp card shown below too?
  12. may 1987 issue of macuser had this ad (and a few months afterward too) if anyone might be curious about its existence back then I don't know a lot about 68k cpu technicals but I wonder how close a levco-upgraded se would had been to a se/30 tho?
  13. interesting, thanks for mentioning everything above trag so I guess it indeed does sound just a little tricky but at least no programming skill needed (well, I guess technically one might still have to write something for the os but thats a different kind of program)
  14. was looking at two large ads for them in some further magazines browsing tonight and had to look at a few other web images I could find online a little bit too before asking this... were the carrier cards themselves basically just passive slot adapter or they had some sort of active aspect to them too? or to put it another way could one had diy their own carrier card pcb and simply plug it in with a suitable zif cpu or would some eeprom/fpga programming work actually be needed in name of being an active carrier card instead by design?
  15. interesting, thanks nathan. I had somewhat suspected it was perhaps a bit low in actual performance. even then being able to keep up with a rage128 probably is not too bad given the date it was from. wonder what a game of 'descent 2' could had looked like with the wider viewpoint (assuming the game setting itself could recognize its wide-res size rather than filling the sides with 'dead'/black bars)
  16. from may 1999 issue of macworld and I had heard the name of the card being mentioned re using non-sgi computers but I didn't know (and maybe at least one of you didn't too?) its actual spec till now even for being a niche card I still wonder what sort of hardware 3D performance it perhaps had when compared to the whole list of macintosh-happy rage/radeon series
  17. found this particular page and thought would quickly add it to this thread, it came from march 1999 copy of macworld btw funny enough a while later theres nearly a full-page ad touting both the 'economical 620' and 'high performance 660' cards on a side note I wonder if the 627 is just a specific sku of the 620 or it was a 'meant to be replacement but never was'
  18. for printheads, I would think theres probably two slightly different wisdoms for ones that have head as part of the cartridge (meaning if you want refill an old one at least you are dealing with only one small object) versus ones that has the head as part of the printing assembly meaning if it needs a good manual cleaning its maybe more involving in pulling the assembly out into parts first instead? regarding rollers, sometimes a printer not surprisingly can make do with one of them missing and not really care that much. I still remember the family front-facing-tray deskjet choking
  19. as far as I recall; 8.1 probably is the most basic usb support and 8.5/8.6 was realistically probably the minimum for normal usb support. this partially being from what the initial series of tray-loaded imacs was listed for
  20. sorry if the title was a little vague but I'm not sure how to word it in one simple short line... so my question [unless its already been covered in the past] was is the onboard vram amount capped by the controller itself and/or simply by physical means alone? like for example, I mean an ati-featured board that had 1MB of easily-spotted chips onboard - could one then had done a bit of soldering to 'swap in' pins-compatible 2MB instead? I know theres always a limit to how much one can try modify existing designs (notwithstanding the cpu cards themselves as well) but
  21. cheesestraws and knobsnswitches, it wasn't me but you should had heard what happened to a usb data cable that had the symbol on only one side he tried to prod it into the rear of the desktop at least twice then finally took a good look at the black plastic inside and noticed it was "upsidedown" so turned the cable to have the lone symbol facing downward instead and would you know what, it went in even then even I too have to wonder why the symbol was on technically the wrong side, anyone?
  22. yeah, this might not help but what I do somewhat recall seeing elsewhere is that scsi-based pianos (rather than ide-based as is the VA7 it would appear) seemingly can happily accept a normal external drive which results in some people using a cdrom drive with them no problem (an apple e300 temporately paired with a yamaha piano? why not, it works anyway right??)
  23. wasn't sure whether to write or not (sorry cory?) but anyhow.. alex, welcome to the forum and could you be so nice to turn your capslock off as it is equival to yelling into someone's face as for your roland piano question, I don't know much about music equipments but I would nevertheless have to ask if the firmware could recognize a non-atapi drive in the first place tho (since the ide zip drive is seen as an atapi device I believe, while a hard drive is otherwise)
  24. nice that you had 'mario fun' with the capsure card wheres the poison ivy with big mouth now? hehe
  25. was wondering if the control pushbuttons are stuck to the pcb-mounted switches or could they be taken off for an easier time un-yellowing them?
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