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Denus

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  1. Denus

    Rubber feet

    I found these feet on eBay, but you can find similar products anywhere.
  2. Incredible to see those big, almost useless and power consuming monsters that can now be emulated with great ease on a simple Raspberry Pi. Nice to see how it has evolved...
  3. It was a kind of metallic dust type of dirt. I managed to clean the HD and the surface of the motor (which you can see on the pic...), and it's now fully operational. There's a garage database on the HD with many license numbers, details regarding car repairs etc... from 1991 till 1994. That explains the state of the SE when I got it...
  4. So you did replace the battery with a similar 523 type 4,5v and cleaned the contacts of the holder? Because it seems the battery doesn't do anything in your case.
  5. I got all the pictures in my gallery, but here a photo of the monitor before the treatment:
  6. Sometimes, cleaning the connectors on the PB of the harddisk can ensure that it works again. I did restore the HD of my SE: it was not seen by the system at all, but after a good cleaning (it was REALLY necessary after many years in a garage!!!) and just a little contact spray here and there, it was working again. It's a long shot and it may not help, but it worked for me....
  7. Btw: this lamp doesn't like to be switch on and off repetitively, that can cause a defect. So when you put it on for the first time, keep it on for 30 seconds or a minute before you put it off.
  8. That will shorten the lifespan of the lamp for sure! I think you should seek for a safer option as the lamp isn't cheap....
  9. I think the price wouldn't differ much anyway, so rather choose for a bulb that has been tested and approved (by me that is). Just want to clear out that the combination bulb/Oxi Kallos 12%/plant spray to keep things humidified is working great for me. Except for the bulb, this is also the method I've used last summer with sunshine, and I even did a Casio VL-Tone (VT-1) and some other things which are now snow white. I can't tell if other methods or products are working as well: it may, it may not...
  10. I had no idea about this phenomena, it's all 220v here but It all makes sense now. So you'll need a 110v to 220v voltage converter I guess (dirty cheap though).
  11. Btw: is there a 110 volt version of this lamp? I didn't see one yet. Very important to avoid heating problems and worse fire and/or short circuits: use a descent lamp cage! The lamp cage must be able to handle the heat (300W). It's not that expensive: between $20 and $25, much cheaper than a new home...
  12. Here're the Apple systems that I've restored so far: - Macintosh SE/30 - Macintosh Color Classic (pristine and fully upgraded!) - Imac G4 (lamp), the latest and fasted version, also fully upgraded. - Macintosh Classic II - Macintosh SE - G4 Cube with monitor and USB speakers: again fully upgraded. - Apple IIc complete set with boxes. More to come...
  13. I found a German reseller on eBay who's selling this lamp for 39,- euro. (obviously, shipping costs can be too high for the US) But the link you're showing is from Svetilla: my lamp came from the very same company, and it's the best customer experience I've even had so far! Every step during the order, shipping etc was communicated to me so I was able to check the status during the whole process.
  14. For $50, I would'nt mind getting one for my collection...
  15. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    My collection of restored vintage Apple systems. All are pristine, working and some of them fully upgraded.

    © @Denus

  16. Whatever the thoughts regarding the given specs of the Osram UV lamp, I just treated a complete Apple IIc set with it and the result is awesome (even better than expected). So, instead of staring at the numbers on paper, rather check the archived results... This lamp cost you $40,- and a good solid industrial lamp cage approx. $20,- Add a bottle of Oxi Kallos 12% (or similar), a brush and a plant sprayer, and you're good to go.
  17. I guess LCD screens from 1984/85 weren't that good yet. No backlight, slow... But it's a nice piece for in a collection though (for a reasonable price that is).
  18. It's a nice collector device, but I prefer my charming little CRT on his monitor stand. However I'm also curious to see how high it will go.....
  19. I didn't knew such a LCD screen existed for the Apple IIc... But here it is, and the people are bidding like crazy! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Extremely-Rare-Apple-IIC-Flat-Panel-Model-LCD-New-in-Box-Pristine-Condition-/321636402259?pt=US_Vintage_Computing_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ae3060453 Not my cup of tea for such a high amount, but I wouldn't mind testing one for 10 minutes....
  20. Yes, that would be a nice feature indeed. I have a SD reader for my Commodore 64C, and I'm using my iPhone to transfer games (via audio) to my MSX systems and also my Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The Apple II has the Unisdisk and a few other solutions...
  21. Mhhh: no screen anymore: I can see some distortion signals on screen (contrast on max) when I hit Control-Reset or Apple-Control-Reset, but I don't have any characters on the monitor, and the Disk Led stays off. I think I'll have to open the system to check the connections.... (floppy drive, keyboard etc...) Edit: Never mind: I've opened the system, checked the connections, used some contactspray here and there. The system is now booting normally, and after a Command-Reset, I'm able to use the keyboard. All good, thanks! (relieved)
  22. Strange: the system booted up with the Disc led (red) lit on: the diskdrive was looking for a disc. After hitting the Control-Reset buttons, the system rebooted but since then doesn't give any signal anymore (no screen, no Disk LED).
  23. I restored this Apple IIc system, and turned it on today for the first time. Well: it seems to work just fine, but the keyboard doesn't do anything: the reset key nor any other key doesn't react. Since this is my first Apple IIc, I don't know what to expect and I don't have any floppy disks unfortunately. So my question: is this a normal behaviour since the system is waiting for the floppy (software) or is there an issue with the keyboard?
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