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  1. ben68

    My new SE/30

    If you’re going to use a battery why not wire it to the outside and keep it external. I wouldn’t risk it inside
  2. Floppy discs from a thrift store had a local bank manager's memos regarding an under-performing and manipulative employee and complaints about her. The business doesn't exist anymore, but the manager still works for another company. I disassemble my old HDs and save the magnets. I think people are more careful now about HDs than they were 10yrs ago.
  3. Yes - that's what I want to do too. I found an empty external SCSI enclosure that I'd like to try to use with the SCSI2SD. I think that will work - but won't look as great as a custom one. Straight through parallel cables should be easy to find at a thrift store and easy to validate with an ohm meter.
  4. I'd love to see a step by step of what you did. I still have an SCSCI2SD that I need to install and will likely run into all the same problems you did!
  5. Ironically, I think it's easier to do with a PC. I was hoping some Apple users would chime in - I know Mini vMac and SheepShaver/Basilisk runs on a Mac - I would go that route. Otherwise, you could network the Plus using AppleTalk and transfer files that way - or a Zip/Jazz drive - or a bridge Mac. I think the easiest method is to use the emulators - there's a bit of a learning curve at first, but it's worth the payoff.
  6. How I would do it (from a PC): Download any of the DSK files from Gryphel (or create your own with HFVExplorer ). Run SheepShaver with OS9, and select Enable "My Computer" icon so I can browse files on my PC. Mount the blank DSK. Once running OS9, load up the blank DSK with your files. The video shows PlaySound as the application - I don't know that app, but I assume you can find it somewhere (here maybe). Here's a topic on playing music on a compact Mac. I wasn't able to get Mini vMac to run PlaySound - it complained that I don't have a co-processor.
  7. Would one of you smart guys build a Raspberry Pi Hat that connects to a Macintosh wiring harness?
  8. It's from a fellow in Sacramento. The RAM is factory, and the ROM has one broken clip - hence the brace. Now I have three logic boards to recap (and only one set from Trag). Any recommendations for getting the oxidization off the chip legs? I tried a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol, but the discoloration remains. I'm still too chicken to put it into dishwater and scrub it.
  9. It's either a standard flyback Tx or a low volume nuclear device. Matsushita = Panasonic - who knew?
  10. I noticed that too - not sure why that's there - maybe it has to do with the CRT. The flyback Tx is all standard.
  11. How many SE/30s does one person need? Apparently, always more! (Somebody stop me.) I picked one up today, and the owner wanted to plug it in and show me that it worked - I said, "That's okay. I'll buy it even if it doesn't work." So I get it home, open the back, and find a LOOSE hard drive - someone had TAPED it to the floppy sled. Then I pulled the logic board, and fortunately, the battery was intact, but there was something missing. Also, there was an odd bracket between the battery and the ROM: Odd no? I'm still not sure if that's glued in or
  12. Thanks! I recently put together some notes on the Floppy Emu that might help future Mac liberators: Steve at BMOW has yet to add the directions for setting up the HD20 in the Floppy Emu user manual (as of 2018-08-01), so here it is. The HD20 option works well for a Macintosh Plus or an SE, but not great for a Mac 512k or a Mac SE/30, and not at all for an original Mac 128k. For the Mac 512k, you can use an HD20 hard drive, but you first need to boot from a physical floppy disk in order to load the "HD20 Init" - so it can see the HD20 drive. For Mac 512k's with FUBAR phy
  13. Ben, I know what this is - it's because you only set up the CPLD firmware and not the AVR firmware. Download the latest firmware from BMOW, put the XVF and BIN files on the root of the SD, then follow the instructions for updating the CPLD (just in case). Now, you probably won't get the "wrong CPLD" warning, like the directions say, but that doesn't mean you can stop there. There's a SECOND PART TO THE FIRMWARE FLASH that you need to do, intuitively labeled "PART 2". Follow those directions, and you'll be all set!
  14. I should mention also that floppy images work fine it’s just the HD20 that doesn’t seem to work
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