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  1. Hi everyone. About a year ago I made a post asking about installing a new power supply into my Takky'd CC... I got the parts in the mail shortly thereafter but I decided to put the project on hold because by that point I had been at it for over a month and needed a break. Well the other day, in a spur of the moment sort of thing, I decided to finally tackle the mod and (with a little help ) managed to get it working! Now the internal CRT's image is perfectly stable and the computer doesn't crash anymore, even with a ginormous Voodoo 5 shoved in. A Voodoo 5 is obviously not id
  2. Check the ribbon cable connecting the button board to the harness with a multimeter on continuity mode. If that checks out, replace the caps on the logic board?
  3. Yeah, I really just wanted to see it done haha. Currently I've got a kitchen fan parked right behind the CC blasting it at the max setting, that's worked out good so far. What I've really been having trouble with is getting games to run, they really don't like the dual monitor setup but I can't seem to find a way to disable the internal CRT.
  4. So after three days of internet scouring, I was finally able to locate the Mac Voodoo5 bios rom I needed to flash my Mac Voodoo5 from the PC firmware I installed on it a few years ago back to the original, and now it works just fine! Unfortunately I think the 225 mhz CPU bottlenecks the computer's performance but honestly I'm at the end of the rope as far as CC speed upgrades goes, that is, unless I want to sink $200 on an G3 L2 accelerator board. I'll point out that this is running on the STOCK power supply and as of yet I've had no issues. I did order the parts to add a secondary pow
  5. Well in case anyone is interested, I guess I'll post some more updates on my Takky project Currently, I'm trying to squeeze this Voodoo5 into the case and with some more snipping of the internal plastic it JUST barley fits. I haven't tested it out yet as the cheap little 3.3V regulator I installed had one of the leads just come clean off, so I've ordered a new one. Not that that'll probably matter much, as I highly doubt the power supply will be able to supply enough current for things to work. Next order of business is to get an IDE2SD adapter to both lighten the load
  6. YET another update to anyone who might benefit from this info in the future, replacing the caps on the logic board has almost entirely solved the visual noise I was complaining about earlier. It's still there but the screen doesn't look like an TV connected through RF anymore.
  7. Well I soldered in the 3.3v voltage regulator and now the board is stable, but the visual noise remains. I don't think it's power related however as talking to this Takky CC owner with an even more powerful logic board than mine, it turns out his unit has neither a voltage regulator nor a new power supply... so is the problem a quirk of my particular logic board? Who knows. Anyways I have a more serious issue now, 640x480 is too blurry. It's not bad, but it doesn't have nearly the sharpness the old 512x384 resolution had. Is there some way to make it so that I could switch between
  8. OP could you snap a picture and post it?
  9. Actually thinking about it, is it possible that installing just the voltage regulator will stabilize the board’s performance?
  10. Hello all, I recently acquired a Macintosh color classic and like a lot of people out there the 16 mhz CPU drove me up the wall. So I took it upon myself to Takky-mod it to try and wring out some better performance, and I was completely successful! I slotted in a Macintosh Performa 630CD motherboard whose harness I used for the project and it worked like a champ. While 33 mhz is certainly better than 16, after a while it started feeling sluggish too. So I got my hands on a Power Macintosh 5500 motherboard and tried it out. The Mac sound plays when I turn it on, but it's
  11. Get a 9 pin din serial cord and connect them both via the printer port on the back of both respective machines. If the chooser is blank on your SE, then you need to get AppleShare. It would be probably be easier to just perform a full installation of System 6. If you need to know how to write them, PM me. Anyways, enter you name into the little slot in chooser, and turn AppleTalk on. Click the big empty box above it and the neighboring computer will be shown. If not, then restart, and make sure that you inputted a name for both computers.
  12. Are all telephone BBS's compatible across different computers? Which are compatible with Compact Macs?
  13. That could work I suppose. Are the two yokes wired the same?
  14. From what I can see, the analog boards for both the Classic II and the Classic are identical except for the CRT yoke connector. Would it be possible to solder the Classic's screen connector to the plug on the board?
  15. Right, sorry for the similar topics! Does anyone have BattleChess? There is a modem mode where you can call into another match. How exactly does this work? Anyone wanna try it?
  16. Out of curiosity, could you put a color monitor into a Mac Classic?
  17. UPDATE: I installed TrueType 1.0, and now it Chooser is telling me that my version of Chooser is too old. Does anyone have the disk images for the printer?
  18. Title says it all. How do I install a Color Stylewritter Pro on a Mac Classic running System 6.0.8? Thanks
  19. Would it be possible to 'call in' to a computer in the Compact line? Have any idea on the software I would need?
  20. Thanks for the info, everyone. Does anyone know anything interesting that I can do with the modem above (connect to a server, play networking games, ect)?
  21. It's a Powerbook G3 running Mac OS 8. I can update to OS 9. Can you give detailed instructions on how to use it as a router of some kind?
  22. EDIT: Got that working Can I access the internet with the modem? Like, maybe use one of these computers as a router?
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