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  1. I recall converting a 2940 to a PowerDomain 2940. I did have to replace the ROM Flash chip, which IIRC was a DIP chip so it was fairly simple.
  2. If you want a managed switch for cheap, I'm a fan of the Netgear ProSAFE line. You'll want the ones that start with GS. Here is a 5 Port for $30. https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-ProSAFE-GS105Ev2-Gigabit-Managed/dp/B00HGLVZLY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486610522&sr=8-3&keywords=netgear+prosafe+5+port Though I have seen them on sale at Fry's for about $20.
  3. I have friends that have the same attitude about taking your car to the mechanic. I used to work on my own cars and have done everything from oil changes to rebuilding engines. About 3 years ago I decided I was tried of spending my free time working on my car. It is so nice just to drop my car off and then come back the next day and my car is fixed. I hate spending my Saturday outside in the heat all pissed off because the part I need to remove is being contrary. It is the same thing here. I know how to solder, but it can be rather frustrating to troubleshoot the thing and find the bad so
  4. Try your local hardware store, not Home Deoot or Lowe's but a real hardware store. If you have a Fastenal near by good chance they have them. They are in the pricey side, but they sell pretty much everything. Heck one time I even bought a truck from them.
  5. I thought the SD2SCSI was open source and one could build it themselves if so inclined.
  6. Yes from what I recall the RAM contents are only cleared on a cold boot.
  7. Though I have ask, why a ZIP drive. I would think you would be better off putting the money toward a SCSI2SD. Unless you pick one up for $5, then buy that.
  8. My guess. Not that many SCSI Zip drives were sold, and most of them have been scrapped by now. So there is a very limited supply.
  9. I always used distilled water when I wash boards. That way I don't have to worry about it leaving mineral deposits behind when it drys.
  10. That is awesome. I had no idea something like that existed.
  11. Once I upgraded the memory didn't have many problems with that. The 2GB it shipped with was a little thin.
  12. I Had a C710 Chromebook. It is a good machine. THe cool thing is that it is easily upgradeable. I had put 8GB of RAM in mine, and you can swap out the drive if you want. For $25 you got a great deal.
  13. Nothing like having the right tool for the job.
  14. Maybe you could do a kickstarter or indiegogo, that way you can get the orders up front.
  15. I understand money being tight, lord knows I've been there. However I have learned the hard way that cheaping out on tools is just a bad idea, as you really do get what you pay for. Looking at eBay you can pick up a Hakko 808 for under $200. If you itemize on your taxes you can write it off on your taxes as a business expense, then do a couple of recap jobs and you have it paid for.
  16. Hot damn. I reflowed the logic board connector on the analog board and she is alive now. Now the internal floppy drive is not working, need to pull it apart and grease it as the mechanism is all froze up. Though now that I have a Floppy EMU I don't have much need for the floppy, so I can put that off for a while. Is it going to hurt anything to leave the install floppy disconnected?
  17. Well I reflowed the yoke connection and flyback. It did not help. I am suspecting it is the flyback, but need to do more testing. All of the caps look good. If it turns out to be the flyback, is that a part that is still available or are they pretty rare now?
  18. I've been wanting to pick up a new solder iron, so this gave me a good reason. I picked up a Hakko FX-888d at frys for $70, now to clean off my desk and take it for a spin.
  19. I would be really surprised if the processor had all of the address pins needed to address 4GB of RAM. My guess is that 128MB is the memory limit as that is the limit of the address lines on the motherboard, and I would likely say the 68030 would only have enough addresses pins for that also.
  20. Checked the dial, it was the second thing I tried. (The first was turning it off and back on again). I also tried slapping it, no go.
  21. Well I finally got a chance to look at the 512K. Plugged it in, bong,...... nothing on the display. Looks like I'll need to crack it open and take a look at the analog board and see what's up.
  22. Looks like dual cups. Would be nice if it had the model number.
  23. Holy cow. I'm not at all surprised that Apple built a G5 PowerBook prototype, but seeing as how this is the first glimpse of one they clearly did not get very far with it. Tell you what, in this hobby it is not very often that we get "new" stuff. If I had this I might check with Lloyd of London on having it insured.
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