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  1. My uncle has a 512 that will not accept input from a keyboard or mouse? (Both known good kB and mouse). Logicboard does boot to finder just fine, crt looks great. does anyone one know what chips/components lie along this/these io paths? thx
  2. Hey hunter44102! Great link! (for the sake of the original poster) Wish I had found it or it had been up when I was fiddlin' with the SE/30. I gave all my old Macs to my Uncle Steve (Who really collects Macs) and have gone pretty much Amiga and Apple IIgs w/ a smatter ing of 8-bit A2, C64. Only mac I have now is a very nice Plus Uncle Steve sent to live with me. (Was thinking about doing the ROMinator on it). The Plus sits with a single Atari ST as examples of "Other beloved 16-bit machines." Gotta draw the line somewhere, one could end up buried in old boxes and not even have time to
  3. This may or may not help... I had an SE/30 and bought a ROMINATOR II and had some very interesting results: -It booted just fine from the ROM ([apple]+[r]) -It would refuse to boot from SCSI with any system higher than 7.1 -It would boot higher versions of 7 from floppy and would install without error, then simply refuse to boot to the device installed upon. -I tried it with or w/o Mode32 in sys folder -It had none of these problems booting from the original ROM Seems like I found a posting somewhere online about differences in SE/30 logicboards (Dark vs light green). Mine it woul
  4. "There is no point in running a SCSI-2 drive on an Apple II. Its simply too slow to take advantage of it" Sure man, a given, BUT I am configging this thing ALL WHICH WAYS to see if I can get the thing to fully work with ANY machine I have... I have not had much luck. I've been trying to put the v6 in my Uncle's Color Classic and reclaim my v5 for my Mac Plus or IIgs. I found the v6 to be very finicky. I have formatted a 2gig HFS partition on my ROM1 IIgs w/ scsi2 enabled and disabled (Dang if I didn't space trying to read/write to it). I have formatted and read/wrote to it with
  5. I am happy to report v5 works great. I have a Rom1, apple scsi card (rev c clone), and I run a scsi2sd (v5) just fine, even bus-powered. Works great with my ROM 3 too! scsi2sd v6 is another story. It formats fine but locks up when I try to write with scsi2 enabled. I will be experimenting more soon.
  6. Of the top of your heads, could one swap a classic II monitor into an se/30? (Well splicing on connectors anyway) Thx
  7. Sweet dudes! Thanks! Won't run on a 128k Seems appropriate sitting here is a foot and a half of snow in Salt Lake City Utah! Gotta try the files. Uncle has a a 512, plus, SE, SE/30, gonna get him to try it on his Color Classic!
  8. Hello All, My Uncle got his hands on an original Mac (Pre-128 Badge). I was wondering if anybody knows where I might find the original demo program for his display? (Or any of the early in-store demo programs for that matter) Thx
  9. I must say this too, though it pains me. I am aware of the reason(s) the IIgs shipped @ 2.8mhz... That being said, it's a wonderful machine, but it's a wonderful machine that is painfully, tearfully, and sometimes disastrously slow. (Think a C64 w/ 1541 disk drive... Frustratingly, "Get up and go to the kitchen," slow). That being said, I always wanted one as a kid, but would not forsake my Amiga for one... I finally got one. And well, I absolutely love the machine.
  10. Well, back to the drawing board. I swapped in a known good Character ROM and even a known good 65C02 (Both from a Platinum IIe)... Netted same results... Prob, just let it slide away... got too many projects now.
  11. IIgs for the most software options, neat sound, computers and extras are spendy. IIe for expandability (playing with cards. IIc/IIc+ for small footprint. It really depends on if you want the 16-bit IIgs stuff. If not? My Vote is IIc/IIc+ (There is a guy making mockingboards for IIc now ) AND a Floppy-EMU. (www.bigmessowires.com) Disks are a pain and the floppy-emu is SUPER!
  12. Great! I have a spare platinum IIe motherboard. I'll try for the swap, dunno why I didn't think of it??? ????
  13. SO I have a new project IIc. When I power it up I get no disk drive spin, just power and vertical color bars. After disassembling it I found an anomaly at the location of the character ROM socket. The socket is a 28-pin. The chip in it is 24-pin, labeled 342-0265-A, and if i move it around slightly it get variations in the video output. I believe this chip may be a video ROM chip for a IIe enhancement kit? (No real knowledge here, just a google search). Is this the correct chip for the IIc? Any help would be great. Thx
  14. BUT... will it work with a IIc Plus? ???? Be as snappy as you like. ????
  15. Just got an SE/30. Noticed when sharply tapped (like the insert action of the auto insert drive), the screen flickers and will even ghost Windows and icons. A small flick of the finger straightens in all out. Waiting on a torx to open it up, in the meantime any guys out there with pointers based on symptoms?
  16. What a bummer! I was so phyched when I saw the prototypes priced at $777.77??? This is truley sad.
  17. I have heard that the presence of a comm slot card in a 575 disables the PDS. Your mileage may vary. BUT THERE IS A SOLUTION! IIe card in the PDS + a Farellon serial (appletalk) to ethernet bridge. I have one. (I beieve a couple other companies may have made these as well. Honestly I never tried using the IIe card's appletalk capability with this bridge.
  18. I'm right there with you on the transwarp clone! I'll order minute they release!
  19. Anybody think this would work on a II/Quadra/Centris w/ adaptec 3/4? http://eshop.macsales.com/item/HP/C6020I/
  20. Oh and yes, I have a PM G5 and a PM8600/300 I put up to see if anyone wanted to swap for a quadra.
  21. What is this magical Quadra 800 with 520 MB ram you speak of??? In terms of choices I'm really just trying to get my greezy hands on anything 700,800,900, or 950. (I know the 840av rocks, but I wanna play with A/UX to astound and amaze my friends) I have had experiences with the Q800/PM81/9100 incediable disinigrating cases. Had a one basically turn to ash upon dissassembly
  22. Here is my deal An 800 or a 950? (Perhaps a 900 to overclock?) My main concern is the power supply ratings. I want to config as such: -SCSI to SD card storage -2x radius rockets (33mhz) -SuperMac thunder 24 The 800 would cost me less (I have the ram to max it out and 30-pins for the 950 would be a good chunk considering I need to outfit the rockets as well) and most come with cd-roms installed. It would seem the only thing rarer than an 800's cd bezel is a 950's? If i remember correctly the quadra 800 has a 200w PS and the 950 a 300w. Do you folks think an 800's power sup
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