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  1. I seem to recall that you can install the Quadcontrol control panel for the Daystar Turbo 040 card even if you don't have the card installed, and it has a setting to skip the memory test on bootup. That ring a bell with anyone else? I'm afraid my SE/30 is not set up at the moment so I am unable to test this. I found the feature mentioned here in the "Expert Options" section: http://lowendmac.com/2005/the-legendary-daystar-turbo-040-hot-rods-68030-macs/ Here's what the setting looks like in the manual (page 110): http://www.artmix.com/pdffiles/QuadCon_MN.pdf HA! Found my own post
  2. Wow, looks like tons of good info there. Thank you very much!
  3. I have the PC version of the Radeon 9800 pro video card purchased as an upgrade for my G4 AGP (Sawtooth). I bought it from eBay as the description said it was the Mac version. Anyway, I understand it can be flashed to work in the Mac and found instructions at a couple of sites but they are not exactly the same steps so i don't know which to trust. Also, I had a hard time trying to find a ROM file for it. I have an AGP PC that I can use to flash. Can anyone point me to a known working Mac ROM I can use to flash it with? Also a known good set of instructions would be great too.
  4. Well I already have the G4 and am just looking to upgrade it only if I can find parts cheap. I'll keep an eye out.
  5. I have a saved search set up. Now to wait. Thanks.
  6. Hello, I scored a 400Mhz sawtooth and don't know too much about this machine. it has OSX 10.2 installed. I have found CPU upgrades that will take it up to 1.6 Ghz, but they cost an arm and a leg. I have maxed out memory but if I can find a CPU upgrade that would be great. Any recommendations on what the best CPU upgrade is or where to find it at a reasonable cost? Meanwhile, the search continues.... Gary
  7. I found a replacement logic board on eBay. All is good. The LCD was fine after all.
  8. Upon further examination, LED3 does not light up, indicating it cannot talk to the video system. Could be bad caps or a logic board. I guess I'll start looking for a logic board.
  9. I was thinking the one I am working on may be a bad cap issue too. I guess I will have to pull the logic board and find out. Not sure I want to get that far into it.
  10. Yes, it bongs! I held a flashlight to it last night but didn't see anything. I will try another, brighter flashlight tonight. It's the 17" model.
  11. You will need a special tool to separate the bezel from the back. Luckily I found this info on how to make one out of an old gift card and it worked like a charm: Here's where he describes how to use it: This kid does a great job of explaining how to disassemble the iMac. I pretty much followed his instructions, after using the tool above to release the latches. Good luck! P.S. I was able to recover her photos (no backup, from 2006 to present) by plugging the iMac's SATA drive into my Windows XP box and using software called Transmac to copy stuff over! It has
  12. I am trying to fix an iMac "Core 2 Duo" for a friend. The hard drive is making the "click of death" but also there is no video displayed on the screen. Not a flicker of any light. I am not sure if replacing the LCD will fix it, or if the problem is on the logic board, but I thought if I could find one, it was worth a try. If I can find an LCD, they are $200+! Apparently they are hard to come by as they are plagued by a line or lines down the screen. Anyway, if anyone has a source for a replacement LCD at a reasonable price, please let me know. The number on the screen is LM171W02
  13. Yeah you have to watch out for this. Back in the day, people upgraded their machines with 4MB (or larger) simms, and put the original old 1MB simms into the box or package that the 4MB simms came in. Fast forward 20+ years and they come across a package containing what appears to be 4MB simms. The package is labeled but not the simms themselves so they think they stumbled on a long forgotten cache (no pun intended) of memory. Most folks no longer have the original machine to test the memory with either. Always get the numbers off the chips and look them up, regardless what the seller thin
  14. Nice write-up and photos, thanks for going through all that trouble. Gary
  15. Nice score! Heck the Daystar card is easily worth > $100 all by itself! Let us know if you find any interesting oddities in the diskettes.
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