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#1 2019-01-26 14:50:17

pierino23
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From: Italy
Registered: 2018-12-30
Posts: 5

A Macintosh II is back on track but ..

Dear all,

I got a Macintosh II for a few buck, 2 floppies, 1 HD 40, 1 network card, 8 Mbytes, 1 monochrome monitor.

I cleaned it, I replaced the two batteries and ... it works!! Yeah!!

1) Unfortunately the two floppies are unable to format disks so do reading. I did a thorough cleaning, adjusted the head pressure, lubrification and I replaced the motor gear, noway! sad Ok, I'm using the floppy emu now.

2) The system installed is 7.0.1 ITA, and I want to upgrade it to 7.1.1 ENG. Whenever I try the install, it says that the version installed in the HD is newer.
This is very strange, I checked many times, I used the same image for other Macs with success. Any suggestion? Shall I force the install?

3) Was anyone successful in installing the SCSI2SD card in a Mac II?

4) is there any way to upgrade the ROM to support the HDFD 1.4 floppy?

5) is there any recommended improvement?

many thanks for sharing your experience and advices

kindly
PF

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#2 2019-01-30 06:43:38

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 1,470

Re: A Macintosh II is back on track but ..

Very strange, is your clock set correctly in the Date and Time control panel?

I'm wondering if doing a "clean install" would work around your problem. That should give you something to search. My brain's fried ATM. hmm

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#3 2019-02-01 22:50:25

pierino23
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From: Italy
Registered: 2018-12-30
Posts: 5

Re: A Macintosh II is back on track but ..

Hi,
the date/time was right, the system creation date was 1991 and the modification 1904, while the finder looked fine, 1991 creation 1998 modification.

I decided to install the 7.1.1 on top, assuming it's some issues with dates and not the actual files.
The install was fine, 7.1.1 is properly installed

thanks the comment
best
PF

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