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#126 2015-10-19 18:41:49

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

mcdermd wrote:

Nice. I have a PC120. It should be about the same internal layout as yours. Like the minitowers, those were a pretty good representation of generic PC clone cases of the time.

Wow, yeah they are. Here's a Packard Bell 486 I used to have (not my pic)
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#127 2015-10-20 04:23:37

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I actually like the looks of most mid 90's generic PC clone cases. Too bad the industry went with black and silver for much of the 2000's (though even then, I have some favorites). Modern (pretty much the last couple years) case designs look almost nothing like the old clone cases of yore, however, and I find many of them to be rather ugly.

Oh, well. ATX is still ATX, so even an ultra modern ATX board can still fit in an unmodified 20 year old ATX case (finding a decent 20 year old ATX case, however, is an entirely different matter, as many have undoubtedly been recycled by now).

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#128 2015-10-20 12:07:26

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Schmoburger wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:

Is it really that yellowed, or is that just the camera?

Still, nicely preserved otherwise. I always liked Power Computing.

Nah it isn't hugely yellowed, A little, but pretty much the normal amount one would expect from 20 year old plastics... In fact for something that came out of a newspaper office. But the light in this room  does funny things and my iPhone 4 camera is a potato lol... That and the unexposed platinum outer bezel of the 7600 CD-ROM drive makes it look a whole lot worse again due to it being totally unyellowed. I was horrified by how bad the picture made it look, but it is actually in quite good condition in the flesh. smile

But yes, they are very nice clones indeed... theyre well-built, well-designed and seem to be very reliable from what ive seen. After the layer of dust was removed this board still looks in great shape. no bulging or leaked caps that I could see yet, or any corrosion. The only thing really letting it down, and it's a piffling complaint really, is the quality of the speaker It is very tinny and rather lacking in volume... It sounds like a poxy built in case speaker in a desktop PC, not the nice, meaty, high quality sound that somehow comes out of real Mac's such as the IIvx. But I guess these were realistically built for a different market.

Good stuff Schmo, they're really nice little machines. I've recently put a Sonnet G3 400 in, it's a smaller card than the original CPU so airflow might actually be a bit better inside. Will have to post the latest pics and info in my thread.

How does Chuck Yeager go on that machine? Co-incidentally a copy of CYAC for PC is on its way to me right now wink

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#129 2015-10-20 14:39:45

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Seemed to run well except that I couldnt work out the controls thus far so I crashed at the end of the runway and then rage quit on it til another day lol... Warbirds plays veeeery nicely on my G3orized and loaded to the tits 9600 though,  I can say that much! big_smile If I ever get hold of another Sonnet edge card I may look at sticking it in one of my clones... would be interesting to see how it chops along. That said, it'll probably go in the other Powercenter as I don't beleive the G3 is supported by System 7, and I rather love 7 under PowerPC. big_smile

But yes I find generic PC cases from the 2000's to be very gaudy in their designs... simplicity and function like what was the name of the game in the 90's is what works for me. cases from the past few years have been a bit better, although I dont know how i feel about so much black and, even worse, the correspondingly black keyboards that seem to be all the rage now. I'm not gonna lie, I hate my old black keyboard that I use on the G5 simply for the fact I have to have the light on at night to see the letters. The trend towards black everything really doesnt do much for me at all. I must admit, the old Gateway2000 tower cases of the late 90's quite tickled my fancy, even though they were a little outlandishly curvy... they were interesting enough to stand out, but not garrishly wierd looking.

Anyway, here I am like a kid at christmas time after receiving my latest eagerly anticipated conquest from eBay, a pair of G3 Minitowers which I purchased for 30 bucks and got a friend in Victoria to pick up for me... his mother in law (also a nerd from way back in the days of BBS's) just dropped them off to me an our ago. big_smile

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The one on the left is a 266 and the one on the right a 300... I actually bought these machines specifically for a single CD-ROM bezel, a drive sled, and a drive bay RF plate to replace the items that are missing from my 9600. This being said however the machines are largely complete, with by the looks of it, assuming I have at least one working board and one working PSU between the pair, easily enough to build a 97% complete G3 minitower (with the exception of yet another CD bezel as there was only one in the lot which is now on the 9600) if I throw in some RAM and hard drives from my stockpiles. So I am going to see what I can get to work, and with luck I will have two serviceable logic boards and a serviceable PSU such that I can get a working 300MT and also replace the board in my 266DT which I finally found then promptly discovered had suffered a battery meltdown... this is assuming the boards are the same, which they look to be going from memory.


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#130 2015-10-20 17:56:11

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Well, things are definitely looking positive with at least one of these towers... I put the PSU into the Rev.2 and after checking all the jumpers plgged it in, powered it on and instantly got a blinking floppy. Happy days! Open firmware chucked a wobbly after i tried to boot it from a drive that apparantly has OS9 on it... that said, i beleive it was actually 9.2.2 in hindsight as it was the old Assimilator server drive from my high school which used to assimilate all the iMacs which ran 9.2.2 also. This would no doubt explain it having a cry when I tried to boot off it. a cuda rest fixed it anyway, and I am now waiting for 8.6 and 8.5 to download (I cnt find any of my classic OS install discs, only OSX) so I can scab another drive from somewhere and install a system the OldWorld ROM's will actually swallow.


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#131 2015-10-20 20:43:04

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Didn't I email you some help in regard to OS discs?


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#132 2015-10-21 02:15:17

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Tip - you can actually use a standard ATX PSU - make sure the jumper near the PCI slots is set to "PS2" rather than "MAC" (which it should be already on the towers), and a standard ATX PSU will just plug straight in. For a while I ran my G3 tower off a 300W ACBel circa 2007 via this method with no issues at all.

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#133 2015-10-21 05:09:48

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

mcdermd wrote:

Didn't I email you some help in regard to OS discs?

Ah yes!!! Just found it... I tend to only check my email once a week or when I'm expecting something. Cheers for that mate! big_smile

And yes I recall something about one or the other being standard ATX... certainly a breath of fressh air when power supplies have a habit of blowing up around me! hahaha

It would appear that the CD-ROM drive is on the Fritz as it isnt picking up the 8.6 disc as a bootable volume at all, or one of my burnt 9 discs, and hangs at the happy Mac on the 9.1 CD. The 9.1 disc is damaged but at the outer edge and normally boots things, just cant be used to install, and the 8.6 disc booted the PowerCenter with no dramas at all, using an older genuine AppleCD drive. I might change drives and see what occurs... perhaps use a SCSI one even from a 7xxx.


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#134 2015-10-22 12:12:35

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Might be a good idea to hunt down a copy of OS9Helper, if Dylan didn't include that.  It reinserts the needed OldWorld code for the x100-beige G3 machines to run 9.2.x.  Then, all you need to do is reinstall 9.2.2 on the server drive with the patched installer, that way it will boot any PPC Mac, not just the NewWorld Macs.  The 9.2.2 install I used to use on my old G4 machines dated from my 7500/100 that I owned in 2003.  Still have it on the 80GB IDE drive that's hopefully destined for a certain B&W G3 that resides in Corvallis, OR.

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#135 2015-10-22 14:49:11

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#136 2015-10-22 15:08:07

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

volvo242gt wrote:

The 7350 drive, if there is anything on it, you might be able to get that off before giving it the drill treatment...

LOL! Just got caught up on the thread and had a good laugh. smile

Back in the day on 'fritter, dr. bob related the story about the requiremnt for drilling HDDs while he was in the service  .  .  .
.  .  .  they did it on the firing range! big_smile

Nice score on those Parts MiniBridgeBoxen, schmo.

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#137 2015-10-22 15:25:45

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

That's typically how I dispose of old hdd's as well, through target practice.
I have no idea if it's true, but I have heard that's how tank commanders are supposed to dispose of the tank's hdd in the event the tank needs to be abandoned for some reason.  The tank's hdd is mounted in an accessible location, and they're supposed to shoot it with their side arm before leaving the tank.

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#138 2015-10-22 15:38:21

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

I found a PM G4 DA in the recycling crate a few weeks back... it looked 'in good nick' but when I cracked it open to peak inside I saw that someone must've cracked it open themselves... and fired some kind of caliber round right through the HD... and blew out the bottom of the Mac at the same time.

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#139 2015-10-22 17:38:28

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Yeah, it's good to actually remove the hdd before shooting it.  smile

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#140 2015-10-22 18:24:24

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

MJ313 wrote:

I found a PM G4 DA in the recycling crate a few weeks back... it looked 'in good nick' but when I cracked it open to peak inside I saw that someone must've cracked it open themselves... and fired some kind of caliber round right through the HD... and blew out the bottom of the Mac at the same time.

I can understand how this happens... If I owned a firearm at this point in my life, I dare say this would be precisely the fate my 7xxx series would all be set to face right now. Ugly, overweight heaps of garbage. lol

So,  this is the pile-o-parts I was left with after piecing the Rev.2  minitower back together into a mostly complete unit from the pair...

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the Rev.1 logic board will be going into my 266DT that got acidededed, and the floppy drive, sleds, spare cabling, floppy drive, sound board, PSU/fan unit and the extra fan and screws are going into the parts inventory. The case side I will keep and repair as it is less yellowed than the one on it (not used currently because there is a crack near the front latch), and I dare say the remainder of the case will go in the junk pile unless anybody particularly wants it.

And the 300 meanwhile looks a lot more like a Powermac than it did before...

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It just needs a few RF shields and some better bezels (I had to heat the tabs on a couple with a cigarette lighter and bend them back in so they would lock in place but without the RF shields they are still able to come loose, and the clips on the stepped side of the case on the floppy bezel are broken), as well as having to find yet another CD bezel to complete it due to using the one that came with them on the 9600... as outlined before, this single item was my entire reason for buying the machines as a job lot lol. Incidentally, whilst this CD bezel is a bit yellow by comparison to the rest of the machine, the 9600 certainly looks a deal sharper with it in place all the same! And its nothing a retr0briting wont fix...

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I still havent thus far got the booting issue sorted on the G3 due to nothing other than laziness... I was going to do it tonight but decided to just strip out the other tower instead. I guess this is a future Schmo problem once again!


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#141 2015-10-22 18:48:14

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INXS!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!exxxxxclamationnnnnpoint

Sorry, that just got me very excited for some reason

fkna, sorry, reliving my youth.

And that's pretty damn funny all you wanted was the bezel... and now all you need is a bezel. lofl.

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#142 2015-10-22 19:18:47

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Huh??

c


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#143 2015-10-22 19:20:30

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Schmo has some good taste smile

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#144 2015-10-23 19:58:06

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

If I hear "Suicide Blonde" while flipping around the radio stations, I HAVE to leave it on. smile


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#145 2015-10-24 02:15:00

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Didn't 9.2.2 natively support the beige G3?

It was all non-G3 machines that required OS9Helper, as far as I know, and how can the beige G3 not be a non-G3 machine?

c


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#146 2015-10-24 02:23:22

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

MJ313 wrote:

Schmo has some good taste smile

There is a nice little stack of classics beside my vintage desk for my listening pleasure through an inbuilt speeaker... there is something nice about the simplicity of hard media and AppleCD Audio Player. big_smile Icehouse, INXS The Church, Foo Fighters... all make an appearance on the IIvx at times. smile

I'm not entirely sure about 9.2.2 and beige G3's in all honesty cc... I was under the impression there was some wierdness there, which would make sense. but I may also be wrong.


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#147 2015-10-24 02:33:00

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

9.2.2 is fine on a beige G3 (the beige G3 could run up to 10.2.8, officially).


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#148 2015-10-24 04:21:09

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Hmmmm must be some other issue in the software... It had a spaz with the iMac drive in and would take ages to switch the dispaly on, then would open into OF and roll off a few lines of "Can't Open Can't Open... etc etc" and did this til i reset the cuda. Meanwhile,  just as of this moment managed to get it booting off an 8.6 CD with no dramas after replacing the apparantly stuffed CD-ROM drive with my known good test unit. Now I just require a hard drive to put a fresh install onto. smile

Imcidentally I tested the pair of 7600 drives and the WGS drive in it too... it seems they are most definitely stuffed. hmm

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#149 2015-10-25 14:20:59

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Well, as of yesterday afternoon the Minitower is now a complete unit booting flawlessly into a fresh install of 8.6 with a 7.5Gb U-series I found in a slotload drive rack in the cupboard, and currently using my test CD-ROM drive until i out a new or otherwise working unit in it's place. smile Still havent worked out what the qualm it had with OS9 is... the 7.5Gb drive had a dual install of 9 and some flavour of X and it also refused to boot... although in this case it may have been attempting to boot of a version of X it cant really support... who knows really?

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Note the computer in the background of the networking setup assistant... tongue

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Having gotten this thing now largely sorted, I decided to go to the Stack this evening after rehearsals and bring home the 233DT I mentioned earlier so I would have something to keep me occupied on my night off work. I decided to get straight into it (and a Canadian Club) as soon as I got home, with this being what I started with...

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As you can see, the case is a little grubby and the logic board has a nice slick of dried acid and disolved plastic beside the battery holder from a leaked original white Saft battery.Having looked at the board with the replacement one for comparison, I notice the only surface mounted components that seem to have copped a great deal are a small resistor and what I beleive to be a tiny board power LED... The damage seems to be localised to a largely unpopulated area of the board, so I will clean the board up and perhaps attempt a repair at some stage in the future. I'm unsure how far the acid has gone through the board, however it's worth an attempt for the sake of a couple of caps and resistors and a diode... Even if the traces have been damaged, the sparsely populated nature of the damaged area may make a simple wired repair feasible. That's a job for another time in any case.

Unfortunately the original board was what looks to be a  revision 2 board with the RagePro video controller (making me question whether it is the original or a replacement unit itself) and slave support on the IDE bus... the better board to have.  The replacement board, whilst correct for the machine, is a step back being an early revision unit from the 266MT which has the Rage II+ chip and no sl;ave support. Ah well... you lose some I guess. I have taken out the SGRAM DIMM and put it to better use in the minitower, and until I ascertain whether 233MHz and 266Mhz voltage regulators are able to be interchanged, I have also used the original 233 CPU, jumper block and reg board from the DT as the parts tower was missing this part.

Anyway, I am now about to power it up and assuming that the Delta PSU doesnt explode like the 7600 one did, ascertain from there whether it willpower on and if the drives are still any good... wish me luck!


Stay hungry... Stay foolish.
G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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#150 2015-10-25 15:01:40

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Re: Schmo's bottomless bat-cave of present and future thangs...

Well, it would appear I jinxed myself... I am fairly certain the PSU is dead. I got one power on with a bong, some wierd hard drive cycling, then the machine shut down and wouldnt power on again. I unplgged it, disconnected  the hard drive, and plugged it back in. Switching it on gave me only half a chime this time before the thing turned itself off again. I unplugged it again, reset the CUDA, reseated everything paying particular attention to the voltage reg and the ROM, then plugged it back in, only this time to hear not terribly explosive but nonetheless audible snap from the G3 as it took mains power....

Might be time to attempt an ATX hack...


Stay hungry... Stay foolish.
G5 2.0DC, Yikes G4/500 Sonnet-Enhanced, B+W G3/450, 9600/200MP, 7600/200, iMacs DVSE Graphite and 600 Snow, 7220/200, WGS 7350/180, 6360/160, 5500/250 DE, Pismo, 2x Lombards, 6100/66DOS, 2x CC's, 3x Pluses, 512K, SE/30, SE Superdrive, 2x Classics, IIvx, IIci, IIsi, 3x LC520, 4x LC575, 5x P580, LC, LCIII, //gs LE, 2x ROM 02 //gs', IIe... and I'm outta characters!

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