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#51 2014-09-22 20:32:37

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

kids that would probably want them

To smash?

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#52 2014-10-11 04:55:39

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I grabbed a 20" Aluminum Cinema Display at the uni sale for $25 this week with "Unknown Problem". It was dark but the Mac saw it in the System Info and the monitor had no flashing error codes. I figured I should check voltages inside and everything was all good. I was about to pack it away to work on another day when I moved the cable end just right and got a picture. Found the cable had a bad wire about 1/2" up from the DVI connection. I cut it off, resoldered all those tiny, shielded wires and hot-glued the heck out of it and it seems pretty solid. Now to find a cheap PSU.

I also fixed a few MagSafe adapters with new cables. I can't believe I hadn't figured out how to open those cases earlier but I saw a person flip open the "ears", insert needle-nosed pliers inside the "ear well" and spread, cracking the cases in half. It works really well and makes a very clean break. Sure beats the heck out of x-acto, hacksaw or (shudder) soldering iron.


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#53 2014-10-11 05:47:52

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

You get the best stuff down there congrats.  Finally got a pismo, even soldered small parts to fix it.  Good going on that much fixing.  That's alot of wires.

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#54 2014-10-15 03:14:39

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

Macdrone: if you ever need spare parts, let me know, as I have several drawers and a box full of stuff!

Mcdermd: I'm so jealous! I got a second nice 20" Aluminum Cinema display for $100 awhile back (complete with power brick), and I thought it was an okay deal (it looks like I was wrong!). Well, considering that it was, what, $1200 new (I bought my other one new, and it cost a TON), I guess it still isn't too terrible of a deal, relatively speaking.

The only *real* problem is a missing plastic foot on the base.

c


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#55 2014-10-15 06:06:58

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I guess the only thing I could use for a pismo would be a faster processor card and ram.

Thank you for the offer.  Compared to most of my stuff this pismo was well to do taken care of.  The external FireWire drive has OS 9 and only OS X on the internal drive(which is upgraded to 40gig)

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#56 2014-11-07 00:35:45

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Ahhh, feeling the nostalgia with these pieces working together now ...

AII_TV.jpg


Thanks go to macdrone and volvo242gt for helping out with getting it all running.


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#57 2014-11-07 01:41:52

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Beautiful! yikes

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#58 2014-11-07 01:52:14

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Re: mcdermd the Applefool

What did you use to get the apple on the screen?

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#59 2014-11-07 01:53:13

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Awesome it's working btw.

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#60 2014-11-07 04:20:58

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macdrone wrote:

What did you use to get the apple on the screen?

BASIC !


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#61 2014-11-07 14:15:50

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That TV brings back memories. I used to sell those at the old Alexander's Dept. Store in Eatontown, NJ.The Hitachis of that era were so much better, but the Goldstars were cheap and very popular on the holiday sales.

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#62 2014-11-07 14:46:24

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Nice straight Appel ][!

I like this one on my ][+

 

1 REM THE MATRIX
 2 REM BY NEIL KANDALGAONKAR <NEILK@NEILK.NET>
 3 REM [url]https://github.com/neilk/apple-ii-matrix/[/url]
 5 FOR I = 1 TO 30: PRINT " ": NEXT I
 10 DIM K(3,2)
 11 H = 0
 12 V = 1
 13 F = 2
 15 FOR C = 0 TO 3
 16 GOSUB 50
 17 NEXT C
 20 FOR C = 0 TO 3
 30 R =  INT ( RND (1) * 20)
 31 IF R = 1 THEN  GOSUB 50
 32 IF R >< 1 THEN  GOSUB 100
 35 NEXT C
 39 GOTO 20
 50 REM  RESET
 51 K(C,H) =  INT ( RND (1) * 40) + 1
 52 K(C,V) = 0
 53 K(C,F) =  INT ( RND (1) * 2)
 99  RETURN
 100 REM  DRAW
 101 K(C,V) = K(C,V) + 1
 102 IF K(C,V) > 22 THEN  RETURN
 103 VTAB K(C,V): HTAB K(C,H)
 110 IF K(C,F) = 1 THEN  GOSUB 120
 111 IF K(C,F) = 0 THEN  GOSUB 130
 119 RETURN
 120 REM  DRAW CHAR
 121 PRINT  CHR$ ( INT ( RND (1) * 96 + 32))
 122 RETURN
 130 REM  ERASE CHAR
 131 PRINT " "
 132 RETURN

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#63 2014-11-07 22:22:44

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jruschme wrote:

That TV brings back memories. I used to sell those at the old Alexander's Dept. Store in Eatontown, NJ.The Hitachis of that era were so much better, but the Goldstars were cheap and very popular on the holiday sales.

Ah, cheap, junky Goldstar. Better known as LG these days. I fished this one for free before it was thrown away.

I'm loving The Matrix, ScutBoy. Thanks!


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#64 2014-11-07 23:39:53

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Maybe its because I was a little kid at the time and didn't know any better...but I actually preferred them when they were Goldstar, rather than after they became LG.

Come to think of it, I actually have a Goldstar 8x CD-ROM drive circa 1996 (I'm guessing early 1996 - it has "Goldstar" all over it, without a single mention of "LG") which is built like a brick shithouse...in comparison later LG branded optical drives are just total crap.

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#65 2014-11-08 03:16:45

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What size is that CRT? I was making do with a 15" Trinitron (before remotes) at the time with the C-64.

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#66 2014-11-08 03:37:53

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The only monitor fit to use with the C64 is the venerable 1702, the best composite monitor ever made. (By JVC, not by Commodore, though Commodore rebadged it.)

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#67 2014-11-08 04:04:39

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Saw that CRT today. Matches the '70's profile of a "tele" as us Britons call them to the letter.

Also, the Matrix scrolling effect is *really* slow. I think it's about 2 or three character changes per second. Still, nothing quite like it, either!


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#68 2014-11-08 23:53:37

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Mk.588,

Transwarp time, I guess smile

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#69 2014-11-09 12:02:24

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It's a bit quicker on a IIgs.  Pretty cool, tho.  Going to retype it later this evening when I'm booted into DOS, so I can save it to a disk.

-J


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#70 2014-11-09 15:44:15

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6502 assembly, beyotches. Assembly. Stop throwing CPU at the problem. tongue

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#71 2014-12-02 22:00:09

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I'll have to catalog the new stuff but I've been able to grab some hand-me-downs the past couple of weeks.

I was able to get a Mac SE complete and running from a couple of broken spares I had around. It's a Superdrive model with the original 20 MB miniscribe, 4 MB RAM and, thanks to macdrone, a Supermac SuperCard 16 MHz accelerator. It's all working tip-top so now I have to decide what to so with it.

I picked up a very complete Umax S900 for free from a local-ish LEM group member. It came with an assortment of processors, Radeon card, ALL documentation, software discs and most incredulously, the external swinging door that covers the drive bay.

Today I grabbed some stuff from a friend clearing space. Laserwriter 12, a couple of Multisync/Colorsync monitors, a couple of FW800 MDDs. But he saved the coup de gras for last - a PowerCD. No adapter or remote but it's the first one I've seen in the flesh and it makes me happy.


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#72 2014-12-03 00:37:28

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I also was given four Radius PCI cards. Two are marked/boxed - ThunderColor 30/1600 and a ThunderPower 30/1600. The other two I'm not sure. Maybe jt can help ...


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#73 2014-12-03 02:16:36

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Some nice scores. As for the PowerCD - you'll be able to get it going with a PowerBook 100 series AC adapter (thats what I use with mine)

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#74 2014-12-03 04:21:59

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I think I've got about a half dozen Radius PCI VidCards, one was my daily driver in the 6360. Neat design the 6360 pretty much all you've gotta do is remove the CD, shove some stuff up and bend one brace down and it's a 12" PCI Card compatible box. I figured out how to put the CD back inside, but never bothered.

Throw some pictures of them up and I'll try to help out. My AC adapter's not handy ATM, but I'd make sure the 100 series adapter is OK before I plugged it in. PowerBook 100 or the low power job is likely the one you want. Dunno, just a cautious guess on my part.

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#75 2014-12-03 07:31:58

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*shrugs* I have a M5652 PowerBook 100 series adapter that I've run mine off most of the time...its been fine.

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