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Von

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  1. THx @Bolle I finally got around to getting the stuff on top of the IIci out of the way... I first pulled the Daystar 601 and it booted with video just fine. After reinstalling the 601 it too worked fine. I didn't have to reseat the Ram.
  2. Hi all... I fired up my IIci after it had been sitting for a few months with some sporadic video issues. I reseated the cable that goes through 2 KVMs to my Sun LCD monitor and it fired up and worked fine for about 10 minutes and then failed to this patterns: I rebooted the machine and it started its boot sequence and then failed again to the same pattern. Subsequent restarts no just give a black screen...the monitor senses there is signal (its LED goes from Orange to Green) however there is nothing but black. The IIci has a Daystar 601 66MHZ and it
  3. If you remember, could you write it down and share the steps? I just got Nisus Word Processor 3.06 on disk and I'd like to make backups.
  4. Yep, that is the one and it has been great except for its locations for hard drives. There is one in the 3.5" bay and then another towards the top/back of the case. Since we are in Hacks...here is a mod that I made: This is a bracket that I made to hold 2 drives from some case internals I had lying around. It holds 2 SSD drives one of them a 2.5 in an adapter bracket. And here is that bracket mounted in the Inwin case making it easier to get at the drives: Not the best shot but the new drive caddy is behind the flashlight.
  5. Not sure on the make...the branding is from the PC shop that I got it from circa '98 called Cutting Edge Computers in Redmond WA.
  6. Please count me in as well. I am hoping to get one of my IIfx boards up and running soon.
  7. Oh yeah, that cases is bedazzled with many LEDs: The case came from CompUSA and I think it is a white-labled InWin or KingWin. I added the stainless drawer handles on top to move it around as well as the fan in window to match the stock fan on the top window. It runs XP on an intel 915GUX board which is nothing special. My plan after doing some backup on this machine is to get it to dual-boot to a linux disto. THe case to the right is my many-boot Museum box mentioned here.
  8. I think this may qualify as a hack... At the office I have a workstation that can be used standing or sitting. With the work from home in place, to get a standing workstation I took and old coffee table and sat it on top of my home office desk with monitor arms holding the 2 Tunderbolt monitors.
  9. Looks very nice! I finally got my SE/30s out and am still working on them...
  10. If this happens, please count me in for 2 of these.
  11. So the problem you just fixed was with a Micron Xceed card card have a line on screen when used in conjunction of a grayscale adapter? I have 2 Xceed cards and one of them has the line...
  12. These are the 2 IIsi Daystar adaptors that I have. Also have the Daystar that allows you to put an accelerator or cache card in the SE/30.
  13. Did anyone try a Carrera 040 in a Daystar adapter to see if it works? I now have a working IIsi and the needed pieces however I am somewhat concerned about possible damage...
  14. OK, i got the Sun setup before the start of the Seahawks game. Here is my report thus far... My Vintage Macs and PCs will all share this monitor with a dual KVM setup that is: Dr Bott KVM >> NEC multiSync adapter >> VGA cable into a Belkin SOHO KVM >> VGA cable into the Sun LCD I had to look up 13W3 and the answer would be no. Looks like DVI I did a factory reset on the monitor settings and get this warning about 1600 x 1200 being recommended Within settings it allows N
  15. So I was at the local thrift store and I saw a nice looking Sun 20.1 LCD monitor sitting there for $9.99. I didn't know if this LCD support sync on green so I asked if they'd hold it for me until close. I came back with with my IIsi in a duffle with the needed cable. It fired right up and looks great. I went to check out and it was a whopping $5.50 as today was half off day. Score!
  16. Getting my IIfx and this bit of kit working is high on my list. Hoping to get to it around the holidays.
  17. I use them in both of my SE/30s without any Asante software. Do you need to pull the Math coprocessor chip in order for it to work?
  18. Very interesting. Were you able to get the Turbo 040 to run with the Micron Xceed card?
  19. Thanks all for the input. The cleaning I have done thus far has been mostly elbow grease... The tins were also coated in WD40 so I filled the utility sink with hot water and Dawn dish detergent. I scrubbed with various plastic and wire brushes while submerged. This kept the dust down. After drying the tins, I went after some of the bad spots with a wire brush attached to my drill. After that it was down to the pitted metal. Before I paint, I will soak in vinegar. Any idea on the ratio of water to vinegar? Straight vinegar isn't realistic as that would be se
  20. Yeah, I was pretty appalled at the state of this when it arrived. What is odd is that the top of the case was way worse. Perhaps it was off and there was some flooding... Anyway, the previous owner tried spraying the inside with wd-40 which had no effect. I have run out of weekend so I will have a go at next week.
  21. HI All, I won an auction for a IIfx earlier this year and I have these threads going on its motherboard & PS which have now taken back seat to its case. The auction (which I was not expecting to win) pictures only hinted at its internal mess: I removed the internal tins and they were a delight... So after a bit of scrubbing with a wire brush and steel wool during retrobright sessions on the plastic, these are looking a bit better: I still have a bit more to d
  22. This is the Apple Fritter thread I started this effort in. While it has a ton of missing image links, if you scroll far enough down you will see that this could possibly fit under the bottom of the CRT. I think you'd be more likely to run into the floppy drive... Here is one of the images from the AF post:
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