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  1. SATA DVD+/-RW drives generally work pretty well overall in System 7.6.x - even for burning using Toast. Here's my PTP playing a DVD off a SATA drive (hp GH80-N) There's a number of different ways to get DVD UDF partitions recognized, but the first step i'd recommend is using the Apple CD/DVD update from 9.1 as linked on System7today- http://main.system7today.com/updates/76x_powerpc.html I was testing feasibility of using external eSATAp drives since the case i'm using has no 5.25" bays:
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  4. I've also revived quite a few machines that have failed to massive corrosion issues on that same chip... would love to get my hands on some NOS replacements...
  5. Here's ATI's version (came with a boxed Radeon 7000 Mac Edition)
  6. On many of my 5xx chassis AIO boards, I've had issues with battery goop having corroded the traces on or around the CUDA chip. Resoldering (or replacing this chip using a suitable similar donor mac) usually fixes the problem right away. One of my MacTVs also had a trace corroded through UNDER the battery holder- so its worth desoldering and inspecting that as well.
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    KVMs

    As far as your scaling using remote kvm- this is kinda a thing that happens in general- an IP KVM is not for day to day use pretty much pure and simple. I definitely used mine with an IP KVM, but OS level mouse acceleration is always at odds with the kvm... I even have issues with this on "Supported" windows machines... personally, I'd look into USB over IP and Video over IP solutions, and couple them with a PROPER manual kvm where your computers are, that way there's no virtual scaling or wierd web ui induced lag/interface.
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    KVMs

    I have two belkin omniview adapters designed for just this purpose of connecting macs to an off the shelf PC KVM- ps/2 keyboard and mouse and vga monitor to mac adb and 15 pin monitor. I'm interested in letting them go as I've taken my classic Macs out of my rack and no longer use the KVM...
  9. Also, the sony pcb on the tuner card can be replaced with a new pcb if it's easier than recapping, but if you're planning to recap the whole tuner, remember, theres a lot of caps INSIDE the RF cage as well. you'll need to remove the solder locking the shield shit, but then it just pops open. not easy to recap anything in there however, but for a true "proper" recap, it's going to be needed. (I personally decided to skip everything on my tuner boards as they're doing fine) sadly, I suffered battery damage on one of my boards, and need to replace the CUDA chip (thankfully a relatively
  10. you know, I've been wondering if it might be worthwhile to create some premade scsi2sd images for systems such as the Macintosh TV and others where floppy install was the preferred restore disc format. I personally used the floppy images to make a restore set for my MacTVs, but would expect BMOW floppy emulator would work well too.
  11. Maximum Bootable partition size by OS version: Macintosh Mac OS 1.x - 9.x : 200GB6 Maximum Bootable partition size by ROM Errata: Power Macintosh G3 (Beige) Mac OS 10.x : 8GB (And the extents of this partition must land within the confines of the first 8GB of the actual Disk) This means that while even though you may create a 2TB partition on a SCSI Manger 4.3 system, it will not be bootable. i.e. partitioning a larger drive into a 200GB "Boot Drive" and a 1.8TB "Data Drive" will work fine. As usual, these are all partition size limitations
  12. Thanks! I've got a spare NIB Houdini 2 kit (and no 6100) and since they're not horribly valued, I might as well do something with it!
  13. There are two models of official compatible bezel, the caddy load 900/950 bezel and the 9150 tray load bezel- the latter seems to be more desirable (although I have no idea why, caddies are far cooler ) There is also at least one mostly "open" bezel that's basically just a frame- I don't recall if I have that model... but for the tray-load model, prices are all over, but I've seen them fetch upwards of 100USD in the near past even.
  14. I'm pretty sure that in theory, probably just about anything you wanted- the problem here is that you'd need to develop a Mac OS driver for each feature (and in some cases, develop an entire stack to support features that had no equivalent, i.e. USB, on classic Mac) Also to clarify, K55 who started this thread was working to make a more accessible Mac-ready hardware kit using the schematics developed by kugimoto0715 (http://www.geocities.jp/kugimoto0715/), I don't think K55 or anyone else here has actually progressed down this route much further- I was originally interested (and ha
  15. Thanks for the reply- is there any chance you can get me some scans of the SCSI Stage II booster card's front and back in as high res as you can? I for some absolutely crazy reason sold the scsi I and II boosters I had to another member here, and I'm regretting it.. I have a DSP booster card still, and a few of the PCI booster adapters from an image rip made from the remnants of Skylab project, but clearly neither are really that useful these days (unless there's some DSP-accelerated system 7 MP3 player that will run stable inside a rocket, or something equally as obscure and stupid waste
  16. Tape actually. Nothing some replacement 3M tape off Amazon can't fix though.
  17. What kind of errors do you get? Do you get a boot chime when it fails to power up? If so, how far does it get into the boot? How much RAM are you using, and have you tried installing only the minimum possible, using the fastest (based on refresh rate) dimes you have? More details would be appreciated.
  18. This looks like one of two symptoms: 1) hue adjustment's been fiddled with (adjusting the hue on monitors will usually cycle the colors like that) 2) the RGB signal connections to the monitor may be in the wrong order if it's been serviced before. also the M1212 should be the "Macintosh Color Display" - I think this is a 13", capable of 640x480, not 12" capable of only 512x384
  19. I'd love to see some disk performance test results with something relevant to old Macs (MacBench 5 for example) Also curious to know if speed of SD matters at all on a machine this slow.
  20. I'm really not surprised, but I feel that there's no reason it shouldn't work with some work... there's also not much reason a rocket can't boot A/UX either TECHNICALLY, but it also won't boot. I suspect that there's some core differences in the rocket rom as compared to the 900/950 rom that it pretends to be, but I haven't looked closely or bothered to think about it much... would be nice to know...
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