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TimHD

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  1. Speaking of which, is there an authoritative guide to finding legit CPUs - esp the 68040 non-LC 40mhz ones? Did I see once that they no longer make them hence it’s about finding old ones and avoiding fakes/screen printed variants that are slower or actually LC chipsets?
  2. Ditto. Certainly for a cache module. Would also help underwrite by committing to getting one or two more complete sets for other Macs of mine. I assume you'd just supply the board (or someone else here who does this) and we'd need to source CPUs?
  3. Is there a matrix of what works/doesn’t, or had the issue been resolved?
  4. Are the ram chips still available for these vintage video cards or do you need to snag the rare expansion kits on eBay to upgrade them? See Apple Service Source manual for video card upgrades attached which doesn’t detail the ram chips required. Video_Cards.pdf
  5. Note: I wonder if the admins could create a Repairs or Recaps forum so that we can collate and capture knowledge like the below before it is lost. https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/m1296-recap/ The aim of this post is to create a reference online of capacitors used in the main and neck board of the Apple 12″ Macintosh Monitor (M1296). Attached is a spreadsheet of capacitor values that has been created by the writer and verified / checked for accuracy and show photos of the recap. This monitor’s design has the front bezel match the curve and width of certai
  6. Yes. It’s an error. See page 24 of the service manual for the error message summary table https://www.applerepairmanuals.com/the_manuals_are_in_here/Color_StyleWriter_2200.pdf
  7. I have one. I think it’s in one of my IIci or se/30s. Pretty sure it didn’t come with a cache card.
  8. Is there a way to get a disk image of your scsi2sd AU/X partition? Been keen to set one up but I see it’s quite a tricky setup process...
  9. Ta. Apparently there's an inside & outside small steel bracket and possibly even a plastic cover. Again, my version seems to pre-date these later models as the manual peaks out at 5400/75 and LC580 options (plus 'Nubus' slot references). I did see some cheap newer kits in the USA for like $5 but the shipping is about $50 plus right now!
  10. If I get the better drivers, do they help with the built in display or only the externals? Am thinking I might get some further partitions on the 20GB hard drive, one for 7.61 (for it's 040 heart - not sure if I boot without the Sonnet extension it falls back?) and possibly also 8.0 (5500/225 603e) - while it's currently configured as a PPC (7450) 9.2.2 (Old World) thanks to the G3 L2 400/1M card. Quite a beast and not bad for something I picked up for under A$100... 8)
  11. I have an earlier (5200/75 era) Apple External Video Connector Kit (M4099LL/A) which seems to only have the large metal retainer bracket to mount the DB-15 VGA out port. Later version of this connector kit (5400/225 era - see https://usermanual.wiki/Apple/EarlierPowerMac.1073851292/html) also have the ‘Small Metal Bracket’ and ‘Small Metal bracket with Ribs’ and Jack Nuts included (see page 2. As I am trying to add this to a 5500/225 via the lower small access slot on the rear (called “Nubus Card Access door” on those versions, but the 5500/225 is PCI only), the earlier kit I have
  12. @Byrd Here’s those pics of the card. I note this version comes without a DVI connector like some retail versions. Looks like the OEM version - see http://store.richspsxparts.com/atira70pci32.html
  13. Thanks for the comments (and glad that cable has helped). Will any 7” PCI video card work, or is there a specific sub-class of video cards that can be used (esp if a 3DFX Voodoo is too pricey)? I have a PowerMac 6400 that currently has PSU issues, with a PCI video card I might try if compatible... Looks like I have, as you noted, a Radeon 7000 in there - do you know if that is a 3rd party card (not Apple bundled) or donated from another Mac series, eg 6400)? Finally, I have an Apple External Display Connector kit (a DB15 connector that plugs into a dedicated connector
  14. Some time ago I picked up a black PowerMac “Directors Edition” 5400/180. It came with a 5500/225 (PCI not PDS) motherboard, a Sonnet Crescendo G3 (7450) L2 400/1M accelerator, a TV/ FM Tuner card, an AV card (820-9745) and what seems to be a ATI IIc and/or ATI RV100 (both come up in System Profiler) card in the raised PCI slot. From looking at everymac.com and other sites it seems the video card might have come from a 6400. Interested to know whether there are better PCI video cards that could go in this to max this out?
  15. Likewise very interested in this project. Hope you manage to get it working. Are those small boards custom, relatively easy to source or originals (retained)?
  16. That site I linked earlier only quotes the below Macs as being compatible, though I also have an Apple Portrait Display hooked up to my IIsi (mine's a M1030, like yours?). While these are often just extracts from Spec sheets at a point in time (ie the IIsi came out in 1990, though the 475 was 1993!!), I wonder if the 4400 is not compatible and the hardware issue might be with your IIsi's video. Have you managed to get another monitor working on the IIsi? ¥ a Macintosh II, IIx or IIci CPU, also Performa 475 ¥ optional a Macintosh II Portrait Display Video Card (M0119)
  17. Interesting as 640x870 is the default resolution (though 75Hz is the correct setting) for the Apple Portrait Displays: https://lowendmac.com/1989/macintosh-portrait-display/ http://web.archive.org/web/20080112161619/http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=4815 See also this article which lists which Macs can use their native video port to run this, otherwise It seems you will need the Macintosh II High Resolution Portrait Display Card http://myoldmac.net/SELL/apple-portraitmoni.htm Watch out for the DB13w3 cables as not all are the same (some for a
  18. Thanks, Can you shoot me Bruce’s details (or better still e-introduce me. I am at timhd@outlook.com) as keen to get the old girl working again. While I am not in a hurry to get it fixed asap, as these are fun pastime projects, I likewise don’t want to ‘try’ and wreck such a rare item as a CE) trying to recap it myself. Ps - If you’re keen to do it, I can wait til your freer or I can see if Bruce is up. After all, once I’ve played with it a while I might be prepared to flick it to you to play with or buy or something as I really jut like getting these old systems and maxing them o
  19. Thanks. Yes, I would say so. Re-assembled again and noticed this time the screen cutting out during booting up, which I presume means not enough power coming through. Anyone in Australia handy enough to replace the caps (looks like 100uf35V caps) as am not handy enough with the replacement techniques and these are rare enough. Alternatively, as the power board is quite small, I'd be prepared to ship to the USA if someone wanted to do the repairs for a fee?
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