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  1. I have both the Apple CD 300e (2x) and CD 600e (4x) ext. cd rom drives for my SE/30 and want to offload one of them. Based on the specs below, the 600e is a faster drive but I wonder if this is overkill for the SE/30? Having used both drives with the SE/30 it seems the 'faster' 600e spends a lot of time re-reading the cd drive and was wondering whether this was because it is reading the data faster than the SE/30 can handle and hence it spends a lot of time reloading the buffer/waiting to read data (ie noisy). This benchmark suggests the SCSI bus is practically limited to 1,850kb/sec (eg w
  2. Thanks, seems we're getting warm. ' By 'cartridge' - do you mean the toner cartridge? It's new and fine, and the previous toner cartridge did similar, so not sure it's that... By image roller, do you mean 076-0168 Transfer Roller Assembly?
  3. Hi I recently acquired a Personal Laserwriter 320 and have done a basic (not complete) pull apart and clean up of the printer (as it was printing test pages with excess toner). My first test (before disassembling) got jammed and looking inside, the old toner cartridge was leaking toner everywhere which likely contributed to the test page jamming in the fuser assembly. After re-assembling (with new toner cartridge) and printing the first Test Page, it was still largely just a lot of black toner (normal for first use of a new cartridge?), though within a few prints things calmed down and
  4. I've had a few further attempts at this (while I await a new simpler CF adapter which will hopefully work). Found one in China for a few dollars that won't take too long to get to Australia. Meantime, I'll leave some notes below for further reference/use for future users who come up against similar issue (though, I have still not solved this yet): A few things I noticed when I tried this again with some of your earlier suggestions was that on my iMac G3 10.4 it initially defaulted to erase as HFS+ ('mac os journaled') for the CF card attached via a USB adapter, and would not let me sel
  5. Thanks Elfin, I am wondering whether the issue with these SybaUSA adapters could be their design. I noticed that the cheaper Chinese/US versions seem to not have any additional pins/circuitry on the PCBs, and in that regard, are just 'straight' CF adapters (i.e. pin for pin connection between the IDE cable and the CF card slot). The SybaUSA version I have seems to look a lot like their 'dual' IDE to CF adapter (i.e. leveraging same PCB design but without the second IDE (44pin) or slave CF connector). It seems they use the one PCB design and just tack on the additional IDE connection where
  6. Hi I've been having some issues with trying to replace the old IDE HDD on my 630CD with a Compact Flash drive. I acquired the following hardware: - IDE 2 CF adapter: http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=384(supports UDMA) - 4GB SanDisk Ultra Compact Flash card (works fine in DSLR camera and via USB to iMac). - 4 pin Molex (HDD->FDD) cable (to supply power to the adapter board). On the software side, I have used Apple's (IDE) Drive Setup software from my 7.5.3 install CD (and other versions). This will recognise the "IDE" or "ATA" bus and the attached compact flash card
  7. Thanks, I vaguely recalled that issue of IBM formatted disks being lower quality/size than Mac disks - and these were IBM formatted disks (I ordered Mac, but they sent me IBM - getting a replacement box shortly). Given this may be media related (rather than hardware) will try again with some Mac format disks to test it out. Frankly, given the age of some of the 3.5" media out there, it could be just the floppy disk, not the drive that's failing. PS - Is there any way you can be sure you are sourcing 'current' 3.5" diskettes - indeed are any manufacturers still making them, or are all o
  8. Hi I have been fixing a Quadra 630CD I recently acquired from eBay and was having some issues with it's 3.5" internal manual eject FDD. After a general clean up of the machine's innards including an air pressure clean of the FDD (without disassembling the FDD) I tried a few test formats with some 'new' floppies. It seems that the FDD couldn't generate 1.44mb (less a small amount for file system) sized formatted disks - as it seemed to be losing space (bad sectors?) during the verify pass after the format (some down to 1350kb, another 1422kb). More worryingly, it seemed to damage one of
  9. Another ADB switcher ('port juggler'!) is on eBay (re-listed at USD$ if still interested... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-APPLE-Macintosh-PORT-JUGGLER-/391354056702?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6543#shpCntId
  10. I Should add, that thus issue came up despite this being after I had swapped out the Qantum 40SC HDD for a SCSI2SD board (which has gotta suck down a LOT less power than before).
  11. Thanks. Would it be simpler to just acquire a new AB and PowerSupply (See link http://www.ebay.com/itm/131656565992) or just a tested 'new' power supply (http://www.ebay.com/itm/141837733321). Replacing the caps (after labour + freight etc) probably about the same.
  12. Anyone know why my Asante Maccon SE30 ethernet card is causing this striping to appear on the boot screen? (there's also the occasional weak interference to the screen image too). Jumpers on card set to default, SE30 boots fine without the ethernet card installed.
  13. Thanks Gsteemo and Macdrone. Have taken your suggestion and swapped out the power sucking 40MB HDD for my SCSI2SD 1.9gb drive/board. However, I am now getting this screen error on booting up after I hear the normal boot up chime sound. See image below. Some sites suggested 'checkerboard' is ROM/SIMM issues but I have swapped memory and checked and cleaned contacts, but still getting this error. That said, I had thought a chime on boot suggests memory is fine...? (NB: HDD light flickers up initially, but does not boot while this screen is up. Will probably try to go back to the HDD only (
  14. Recapping was done professionally, so should not be that. In any event, have managed to get around the Sad Mac issues by rejigging the order of the SCSI devices and cable combinations (Mac->iomega->ext Hdd->CD300e) and moved the active terminator (the short SCSI connector) to new end device. That seemed to make things work - go figure! (if you know why that makes a difference, let me know!) That said, still no luck booting off that internal HDD so I bit the bullet and just reformatted the 40MB Quantum HDD and installed 7.5.3 over it. The install onto the 40MB actually failed
  15. Hi, been trying to get my 'newly' re-capped Mac Se/30 to fire up with a either its existing internal 40MB SC OS 7.1 (which worked pre-recapping) or a new (refurb) 160MB OS 7.5.3 SCSI drive (sitting in an ext Apple 80SC, no jumpers set, ID=0, and no int. HDD in SE/30). The 80SC ext hdd box is connected via an ext. Apple CD 300e (on ID 4) then to the Mac SE/30. Two issues have emerged. 1. When I try to test my various HDDs using the ext 80SC box (with no int HDD in the SE/30, no jumpers on the ext. drive (ID=0)) and connected via an Apple 300e CD (ID=4), I regularly get Sad Mac Erro
  16. Here's a link to an ADB 4 way switch currently available on eBay. http://www.ebay.com.au/ulk/itm/252153542078
  17. Thanks. Does the HackProject sell those cables so that I can give em a try, or just the boards? If not will see if I can make a replacement (though a few of those cables look pretty chunky with additional shielding) with those cables you linked to (thanks!) ps - Corrected fritter link http://www.applefritter.com/node/4347
  18. Hi, got this card off ebay, but without the connecting cable: Anyone know where I can get a second hand cable? Would the cable be the same as the Radius Pivot IIsi interface ( http://www.applefritter.com/node/4347)?Does anyone know where I can get this parts so that I can make my own connector? (see http://maclassic.com/wiki/Radius_Pivot_030_Video_Card - refers to these connectors as MTA 640620 or MTA 643814 but the link seems to not sell these).
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