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Daniël

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  1. Yes, that would be a late stage prototype or testing model. I believe @MrFahrenheit knows a thing or two about these.
  2. Here is an Imgur album of all but the SeriTek's .properties listings: https://imgur.com/a/FYI4FIa The SeriTek dumps two large chunks of info on the ROM (one part about the Classic support, the other about OS X support), causing the requested info to be scrolled out of view, so I'd have to get a serial setup to be able to dump the whole thing as a text file.
  3. The SE and prior (Compact) Macs do not have the Chimes of Death.
  4. Yes, that'd work. Just ensure your Ethernet router/modem is able to handle 10BaseT connections. Some Gigabit routers will not properly work with them.
  5. No worries, I'll write it up right now so I don't forget The SeriTek ROM is too large to fit on the IC that these cards are fitted with due to the complexity of the Classic Mac OS support, and it also has some sort of ROM IC check. It will only work with MX29LV040, AM29LV040(B), or the PM39LV040. If a different 040-size ROM is used, it will not properly initialize the firmware. Now, the LV in the part numbers indicate these chips run at 3.3V, rather than 5V. On the generic SiI3112 cards out of China, it's prudent to check whether the original ROM runs at 3.3V, or 5V.
  6. Apparently Kalea just moved over from Amazon to France, the price is mostly the same as it was on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/291966252541
  7. Once again, thanks for the analysis I've provided the device tree readout, as well as the properties for the pci-bridge device, from the 6400's Open Firmware here: https://imgur.com/a/RnxrAnl The card we both have is one of these, with the SATA BIOS ROM IC exchanged for a larger ROM IC, containing the SeriTek 1S2 firmware that allows the SiI3112 chipset to function as a SCSI device under Classic Mac OS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/
  8. I have ordered a bunch of boards from eBay, including two Gazelle boards. So I should relatively soon be able to also start tinkering with it locally, which is helpful.
  9. It was still very useful! Knowing that that piece of the code indeed compares the VID, DID and CCR numbers with those of the PCI cards is a good starting point. I'm still mulling over how the specific cards "fake" their IDs, the datecodes shown for the HB1 chips on working cards are in the same ranges as those on non-working cards, so it's not some change early in production that might have changed those.
  10. Recently, I traded a SATA, FireWire and USB 2.0 combo PCI Card with @Knez, with the SATA ROM flashed to the SeriTek 1S2 firmware, so he could use it with his Power Macintosh 5500, which is a single PCI slot machine, where such a card would be very useful. However, it turns out the Gazelle board PCI bridge patch did not alleviate the enumeration bug in combination with this card. The Gazelle board, used in the Power Macintosh 5500 and 6500, as well as the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, has an unfortunate Open Firmware bug that causes PCI-PCI Bridge based cards to not enumerate beyond the PCI
  11. ^ This. Our fellow member Bolle has recreated several accelerators for the SE/30 and the likes. The Carrera040, DayStar Turbo040, Diimo030, DayStar PowerCache... That, and his Combo adapter make a mean SE/40 or faster SE/30. That said, he makes them in batches, as they are hand assembled and often rely on the supply of hard to get ICs, and there are currently none for sale. Keep your eyes out in our Trading Post, that is where he will post when he has a new batch available.
  12. Could be an A/ROSE card, they did make Token Ring cards running that. Which would explain the 68000, which is what A/ROSE would run on.
  13. I went with one of these, they work great on 5400 and 6400 PowerMacs and Performas, but do require a ROM swap. They don't work on the 5500/6500/TAM Gazelle boards, but I'm currently looking into that. Gives you FireWire, USB and SATA in one go. With the ROM swap to a compatible IC for the SeriTek 1S2 firmware, SATA functions as SCSI under all versions of the Classic Mac OS these Macs can run, while USB and FireWire work great under later versions of OS 8, and OS 9. https://www.amazon.fr/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/
  14. Buy good quality sockets, the cheap ones you can get from eBay or AliExpress suck. They make very poor contact, and will have you ripping your hair out figuring out why things are very intermittent. Speaking from experience here!
  15. The GLUE was also used on the IIx and IIcx, as far as I know.
  16. My IIcx, which is currently functional, does not have D1 and D2.
  17. The 040 accelerator in this machine is a Sonnet Presto 040. I had one, so I can tell
  18. That's definitely painted, you can see the paint having rubbed off at several spots, specifically at the top of the monitor.
  19. Yeah, I do wonder if he's amused, confused, both, or something else I know the "inventor" (bit of an embellishment, as said by the man himself) of the Compact Cassette, Lou Ottens, always said he did not understand why people went back to his old invention when the CD, another project he was involved in, was so much better. The engineer just doesn't look at these things with the warm, fuzzy feelings us mortals do
  20. Other than eBay, or putting a wanted ad in the 68kMLA Trading Post, I'm not sure if there are any stores selling that piece separately. The SE/30 doesn't have it, by the way, as that was a single floppy, hard drive equipped Mac regardless of its spec configuration.
  21. Any particular reason you went for reflowing and not reballing? I personally would just not trust the solder used beneath the GPU chip, if it already cracked. Some good leaded solder balls would probably be a real permanent fix.
  22. It's one of these: https://www.amazon.fr/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/ To have the SATA work, it does require desoldering the Atmel EEPROM, and replacing it with an MX29LV040, AM29LV040B or PM39LV040, flashed with the SeriTek FirmTek 1S2 firmware. The Wiebetech Mac firmware that's floating around does fit on the original Atmel, but is only supported under OS X. The bigger SeriTek firmware allows for the more complicated code to make it appear and function as a SCSI controller under Classic Mac OS. It should also be no
  23. You should be able to AppleTalk network the two with just the serial cable, then proceed to share files or network connectivity from the 6500 to the SE. It'd work, but those are always slow in my experience. In my Performa 6400, I'm running a Combo PCI card with SATA, FireWire and USB, that I modified with a different ROM chip. That allowed me to flash it with the SeriTek FirmTek 1S2 firmware, which was a Mac specific SATA card that used the same SiI3112 chipset. That firmware will make the SATA present itself as SCSI, and work under all Classic Mac OS versions.
  24. It is fairly well known that the through hole capacitors used in various eMacs were part of the 2000s capacitor plague. Many have bulged, or even burst capacitors that are in need of replacement. The fortunate thing is that unlike SMD caps, which can "hide" slight leakage under itself, as the capacitor goop comes out the bottom, these through holes are easy to spot if they are bad. That, and they generally don't leak capacitor goop onto the logic board, reducing the chances of permanent damage.
  25. If the Snow iBook G3s aren't collectible right now, they probably will at some point. They were the fastest G3 Macs sold officially by Apple, after all, with the 900MHz model holding the crown. Being the fastest of something in the Mac line tends to bring collectability, anyways.
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