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25 minutes ago, Libretto said:

eyyyy quadra 700 that works straight up with no battery damage

Niiice. VRAM is maxed, which is a good bonus, and is the DRAM also maxed? 

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Got the ebay IIci in. thing had the best packing job I've ever seen for a computer, hahaha. the packaging must have cost them about $7. 3" thick foam sheets on all sides and new box.

 

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as expected, this board is FUBAR

 

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this seems fine though, 33MHz, looks like it has cache too, guessing 128K

 

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this also seems fine, bit of corrosion along the edges but nothing that ate away the solder mask or legs/traces

 

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so, the battery leaked, and this SIMM caught and pooled all of it, saving everything else including the next three SIMMs. it died so that the rest may live hahaha

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I am always amazed by the spray patterns of these maxellbombs... My Quadra 700 did a weird drip damage thing, huge gap of untouched logic board then bam, a nice puddle of nastiness.

 

Your IIci seemed to blow across the DRAM and right into the opposite wall :lol:

 

See what you can salvage off the board though, that is if the board is a toal gonner. Some of the proprietary chips for another rainy day.

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more nubus cards:

 

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8-bit rasterops

 

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rasterops 8XL

 

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supermac spectrum 24

 

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Micron xceed IIci 128K cache card

 

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apple 8/24 card

 

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rasterops colorboard 364, with composite / s-video capture

 

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farallon ethernet card, think this one is fast ethernet

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no idea what this is. some sort of video conferencing board, I guess? seems pretty overcomplicated having a whole 68EC030 25MHz CPU on it, which is faster clocked than the dead mac II I pulled this out of...

 

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3 hours ago, Libretto said:

no idea what this is. some sort of video conferencing board, I guess? seems pretty overcomplicated having a whole 68EC030 25MHz CPU on it, which is faster clocked than the dead mac II I pulled this out of...

Seems like this is it:

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"You've found an old VISIT Video card, which Workstation Technologies, Inc. developed and manufactured for Nortel in the early 90's... Nortel integrated it with their PBX- and phone-control software called VISIT Voice.

 

The two smaller connectors are for color and b&w cameras, and the large female connector is for communications. (You) could connect to a Switch-56 line via an external adaptor, or to a single ISDN line via a
second adaptor, or experimentally to a modem (although that never
shipped).

... signaling and codecs were proprietary. When the H.320 conferencing
standard came along, we adopted it (the generation after your card),
but having an open standard meant that Nortel could shop from any
vendor, and were no longer tied to our platform. We could not compete,
and closed the doors in 1996.

Without software, there's not much you can do with it."

https://68kmla.org/forums/archive/topic.asp.TOPIC_ID=6127.html

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2 minutes ago, Libretto said:

 

Neat. I kinda wish this could be used as a coprocessor somehow, it'd make sense to write software capable of it if so. The thing seems to be a whole computer on a card.

It could probably be made do useful work, though it would be a project for the sake of learning development more than meaningfully enhancing the computer I'd bet. Still, I'd love to see it!

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so, I spotted this ebay auction

 

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it was start bid $100 or make offer. I made a $200 offer and the seller accepted

 

this is the board at the back left:

 

Image 11 - RADIUS ACCELERATOR AND TWO PAGE DISPLAY CARDS WITH BRACKETS

 

this appears to be an absolute endgame mac SE upgrade - a Novy Systems Image Pro. it's a 50MHz 68030 with FPU and 24-bit external video

 

there's also a 16MHz SE radius accelerator, matching radius full page display, a mac plus motherboard with radius full page display daughterboard, a loose mac plus radius full page display board, and a color classic logic board that's seen better days

 

really excited to give that Novy systems board a whirl in one of my SEs!!

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Wow, this entire thread is nothing but endgame conquests.  Congrats!  This is awesome and makes me more than a tad jealous with all that cool rare hardware, especially all of those Nubus cards.  I should keep an eye out on eBay more and see if I can pick up anything.  Have you done any playing around with that Radius Rocket?  That thing is extremely cool, like a VM before VMs.

 

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