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About Schmoburger

  • Birthday 05/05/1987

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    NSW South Coast, Australia.
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    Volkswagens, Car Audio, XD-XF Falcons and ZK-ZL Fairlanes, vintage and NewWorld Macs, old tech computer and electronic equipment.

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  1. Much as I love G5's, I must concede that the PCI-X dual-processor machines are one of the biggest pile of junk paperweight boat anchors Apple ever made... I parted my flakey dual-2.0 out some time ago as I frankly could not even be bothered with a reflow on what is just an all out badly engineered machine. The PCIe 2.0 dual-core that replaced it is a far better, faster, more stable and also much cooler running machine which has given me next to no trouble with hardware other than the DVD drive going on the fritz, which is a normal wear and tear item in my books.
  2. Nah Australias not too dangerous... hang on, is that a white-tail spider? Shit. Halp.
  3. I find the 580 display cringeworthy in all honesty, however I had a 575 for some time, as well as the Diamondtron CRT Studio display and the beautiful Pismo LCD to compare with... Basically all the best monitors apple ever had, so I guess really any cheap 14" CRT is going to be hard to swallow by comparison. For what the machine can do, it is adequate however. And a cool simple little hack I did involved using a 6xxx series logic board with the 580 backing plate screwed in and creating a nice compact little AIO Powermac... albeit a fairly slow one. However back in the early 2000's when I d
  4. I'm interested in the outcome of this, as I have a squealing pizzabox or two myself.
  5. Nice! I'm currently using the day and my convalescant state (severe groin muscle strain ) as an excuse to resurrect at least some of my stack of pizzabox Macs
  6. I still used my SE Superdrive for word processing until about 10 years ago as it was nice typing on a crisp monochrome CRT with a small screen diameter that allows you to keep a constant line of sight and minimise eye fatigue to an extent. Tbh, if I had space to set one up permanantly, without being obtrusive, I would fully recap one of m Classics and keep using it for this purpose. As it stands, the SE now lives in a dark walk-in robe in a room without windows to prevent yellowing its nearly mint condition case plastics, and only comes out on occasions. I guess you could say it probably is t
  7. Those killer cords have made my goddamn morning!
  8. I have nothing useful to contribute to this thread at this point, however it interests me sufficiently to follow it.
  9. I intend on doing this with my 750AV... they were usually a paperweight after a few years, and mine is no exception. I have no intent to fix whatever is stopping it powering up... simply going to install an LCD and throw the rest of the old internals in the garbo so I have a nice, superficially period and context correct Apple display for my 9600 that is reliable and wont give me headaches. I can't help but feel this is a slight bit of an overdramatization of the risk, if any exists... Not trying to be inflammatory or state point blank that these displays NEVER caught fi
  10. Holy crap on a cracker.... This makes me a little uncomfortable, and makes me far happier to just replace electrolytics every 10 years. Also I am curious as to what this error is at C22 on certain LCIII's.
  11. I thought one or two did exist back in the days of the early 601 machines... would have been fairly easy to implement givn they were architecturally rather similar. That said, in the presence of factory boards that slot straight in, I assume the market would have been limited.
  12. THis thread gave me a headache by the time i got to the bottom... But yes, I am going to say your machine likely has either a PPC upgrade or has a 6200 logic board in it. I will award points for style and commitment for the MSPaint replica of an error window.
  13. Hands down, I must choose the SE, specifically the FDHD amd SuperDrive models as they are realistically the most useful, having an internal hard drive and ROM support for the HD FDD out of the box. I choose the SE by virtue of reliability and good engineering alone... in most other respects they are the same as any other 8MHz compact. Unlike the Plus however, the SE has active cooling, rather than convection cooling and the associated shortening of lifespans on the AB componentry as suffered by the Plus, and also 128k and 512K. There are still no SMD electrolytics in sight on the SE, so logic
  14. Can't complain for that price. My 2.0DP PCIX was relegated to a dank corner as a parts hack a long time ago after the U3 and possibly also a CPU went bad... I replaced it with a DC 2.0 PCIE and never looked back. All I can really say is, good luck with that machine... you will need it!
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