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#1 2017-01-11 23:46:58

Nomaran
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Registered: 2017-01-11
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Got Myself a Mac SE

So I had a local listing for a Macintosh SE, snagged it for 75 bucks. Came with keyboard, mouse, and even a printer. (Printer still works as well).

It's all great and all but it has the 800k drive in it. I have a 1.4MB drive but the Mac can't use it unless I replace the three ROM chips. Anyone know where I can get some of those?

If not what would be a good way to transfer data back and forth?

Thanks!

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#2 2017-01-19 02:26:19

techknight
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Re: Got Myself a Mac SE

Well you need the ROMs and the SWIM.

I recommend finding another logic board if you want FDHD as just the upgrade is rare to almost non existent.

Otherwise, you could invest into a SCSI2SD or some other storage system, ZIP100, something and use 800K system disks to get started. Then from there, a terminal emulator app with Stuffit, and a Null Modem cable to transfer between mac and modern world.

But if you went with a FloppyEmu, or a SCSI2SD solution, life would be MUCH easier to handle data. you can get 800K disk images online, and even mount them with HFV Explorer on windows, put the files you need in there, and toss it on an SD card. Stick it in a FloppyEmu and boot the machine.

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#3 2017-02-03 19:39:06

Nomaran
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Registered: 2017-01-11
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Re: Got Myself a Mac SE

Thanks techknight I'll look into that last option you mentioned and see what I can do.

Cheers

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