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Zippy Zapp

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    Macs, Commodore, Amiga, DOS, Windows, really anything computer related. Also enjoy consoles from Atari to PS4.

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  1. Gotcha. I have a 25 pin to mac serial and a 25 pin null modem adapter so I could hook it up but like you I haven't really looked into the software aspect yet. It would be cool if there was some sort of spirograph like generator that supported this.
  2. What cable are you using? Mini-Din to 25-pin serial and a Null modem adapter? I have not interfaced mine to a Mac only a DOS computer and an Amiga. They have modern libraries and drivers for interfacing with modern systems. IIRC InkScape has support for HPGL too.
  3. Wow, That is cool. Looking forward to seeing this in action.
  4. It is probably 1200 baud and looks like a standard modem. I did an FCC ID search and it doesn't have any details other then it was granted the license to Capetronic in 5/1988 so yeah probably 1200. On the BBS front, I don't think there are that many BBSs that actually still support dial-up as most have moved to Telnet as the connection means. Cheap Wifi modems for classic computers work great for this.
  5. Yeah sounds like you have done the same thing I ended up doing a few years back. I have a drawer full of various size pads and bumpers and some have worked better then others. Mostly 3M but I have some other brands from stores like the Home Depot. I have had mixed results with these things with some of them actually sliding around and not staying in the place they were adhered to, even after cleaning the surface with isopropyl alcohol. I noticed on my 8600 that it had lost all of the feet. I don't know what happened there as it was sitting in storage for 10+ years. I noticed o
  6. Has anyone found a source for replacement rubber rectangular feet for Outrigger and other desktop Macs?
  7. IIRC you could change the extension on some .img files to .ISO and open them with any imaging program that supports ISOs. You could also burn them to CD.
  8. Ok Floppy bezel ordered and received from ShapeWays and it is a perfect fit on a PM8100. Awesome work! I also updated the 3d parts thread. Thanks for doing this.
  9. I had one made via ShapeWays (Man I have to get a 3D printer.). I just did a fit test today, without the other bezels installed, on a PM8100. I am happy to report it seems to fit perfectly. Awesome job! Thanks!
  10. Wow, that looks awesome. I will have one made and try it out. All of the bezels on my 8100 are toast. Even my blank that was perfect just recently broke when I moved the dumb thing. Thanks!!
  11. Gotcha. Yeah, like I said above, I know it was the ADK and I know it shipped inside the 7200 box as I only received one box and it was the PowerMac box. I never used an AEKII until about 2010 when someone gave me one. I was oblivious to the fact back then that PowerMacs did not come with a keyboard. I didn't even know that officially the 7200 didn't come with one until this thread, which is why I was amazed. Some of my Amiga friends moved over to Macintosh in the early 90's and I actually went the DOS route because I thought the Mac prices were a total joke. The only reason
  12. Both my 7200/75 and 8600/300 came with Apple Design keyboards for which I still have. I believe at the time the AEKII was premium and they probably wouldn't have bundled it. All the Performas and the 4400 and 6400 came with ADK too. Looking back to 1996 when I received the 7200 I know for sure it shipped in the box and I am almost certain it came in the accessories box inside. I only received one box from MacZone. And it shipped in the Power Macintosh 7200 box with no outer box. I actually didn't buy a Mac at a retail store until the PowerMac G5 came out, for which I bought a
  13. You are correct. It was my 8600 that came with the Apple design keyboard. However, my 7200 was a clearance item from MacZone and it actually did include the keyboard. Probably packed in by them. It was my first Mac, which is why I know for sure as it was all in the box. Just to add a little more history to this sidetone: It was not uncommon for retailers, especially mail order retailers which were hugely popular back then, to bundle keyboards (or other things) in with their units. Most of the time they were included inside the box as mine was. I bought many systems over the ye
  14. The Apple Design keyboard is what came with the 7200 and I think pretty much all the PowerMacs that didn't use USB. My 6100 came with it as did my later 7600 and G3 Desktop. The thing about the Apple Design keyboard is the placement of the ADB port. It is underneath near the center. And the built in cable so your ADB cable can't get lost. The Extended II, as many other ADB keyboards, has the ports on the sides. The Extended II also has nice Alps mechanical key switches versus the cheaper rubber dome on the Apple Design..
  15. Once you do it once it is not that hard at all. It sounds like you may be breaking something but you aren't. As stated above a nice putty knife is decent to help too. A screwdriver works but it can leave nicks on the aluminum housing, as you can see in the video. CR2032s are cheap at dollar stores and Diaso Japan stores. Usually a pack of 2 for $1. And if you want to upgrade the HD while you are in there a cheap SD to IDE 44 pin adapter works wonders. You can easily find 128GB 80MB/sec SD cards for $20 on sale. They make for a speedy HD replacement.
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