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myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:22 am

Quick and dirty pics, will have 14-inch monitor for it on Monday.
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Currently has 040 (LC), 20 MB RAM, 250 MB HDD and 10Base2 net.
Gonna expand it to full 040, 132 MB RAM, 2 GB HDD and 10BaseT card.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:51 pm

So why an LC (Performa) 630, particularly?

I have to confess that it is not one of my especially favourite Macs (there are worse ones, but there are many better ones).
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:07 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:So why an LC (Performa) 630, particularly?

I have to confess that it is not one of my especially favourite Macs (there are worse ones, but there are many better ones).

Actually, my favorite is 605 (a.k.a. 475), and I'll get it on Monday or early in October. I got this one as a "replacement", because the shop owner forgot to prepare 475 for me as he promised.

Why did I take it? Because it's still a very cute and compact Mac. Plus, it has CDROM and uses IDE drive.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:42 pm

Yes, I like the LC475/Q605 a lot. I ran NetBSD on one for many years, with a full '040, of course.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby josehill » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:09 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:Yes, I like the LC475/Q605 a lot. I ran NetBSD on one for many years, with a full '040, of course.

Agreed. The Q605 was a very solid machine. I used one as a license server (FLEXlm and Sasssafras KS) and light duty FileMaker web server running on MacOS 8.1 + AppleShare IP 6 for several years. A reasonably fast machine for its time, its uptime was in the same range as our Unix systems.

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Re: myMac

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:31 pm

Right now the last of my 68K "UniMacs" is thule, a long-lived Macintosh IIci, which has run NetBSD since 1999 almost continuously. It is still in operation and does internal DNS and AppleTalk filesharing. It works fine and I have no reason to scrap it, so it just stays humming along in the server room in my house.

Though I recently got a Q800 and chipped it to 40MHz, which makes it really nice in A/UX ...
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Re: myMac

Unread postby tux » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:07 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:Right now the last of my 68K "UniMacs" is thule, a long-lived Macintosh IIci, which has run NetBSD since 1999 almost continuously. It is still in operation and does internal DNS and AppleTalk filesharing. It works fine and I have no reason to scrap it, so it just stays humming along in the server room in my house.

Though I recently got a Q800 and chipped it to 40MHz, which makes it really nice in A/UX ...


You're lucky it's still plugging along - my IIci is stingray and it gave up the ghost. I want to keep it because It is complete (even has rubber feet), has the apple cache card and looks mint since I Retr0brited it. I've recapped it with tantalum and it now powers up, but I immediately get chimes of death and no video output. I've also had no luck securing a working logic board :(

The other 68k UniMac I have is yet another "FrankenMac", a Quadra 700 named Wombat with a Centris 650 logic board which has:
a) the r151 resistor removed and a 1.2k Ohm r152 smd soldered in (the Centris now thinks it's a Quadra 650),
b) been chipped to run at 33 Mhz,
c) an added cooling fan on the cpu heatsink.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby tux » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:38 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:So why an LC (Performa) 630, particularly?

I have to confess that it is not one of my especially favourite Macs (there are worse ones, but there are many better ones).


They were "road apples", but I love the compact case much more than the later 6400/6500 towers. To me those towers looked pale and bloated, like beluga whales.
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I've tossed the logic board from my 6300 and swapped in the logic board from a 6500. Great improvement in looks and speed, IMHO, though you give up some expandability.
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:O2: Ox - R5k 300 MHz, 224 MByte ram
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Re: myMac

Unread postby SAQ » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:53 am

tux wrote:You're lucky it's still plugging along - my IIci is stingray and it gave up the ghost. I want to keep it because It is complete (even has rubber feet), has the apple cache card and looks mint since I Retr0brited it. I've recapped it with tantalum and it now powers up, but I immediately get chimes of death and no video output. I've also had no luck securing a working logic board :(


Have you checked and verified proper PSU voltage? The IIci PSUs do tend to have problems after this many years, though it's often with the +5VSB line. The other bit I'd look at is the memory and SIMM sockets. The rest of the IIci is very well built.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:33 pm

lol, stop hijacking my thread :P

Ok, I'll most likely get a 14-in Macintosh Color Display this Monday.
Also, LC 475 is already waiting.

Still didn't get the CPU (help appreciated), but the memory is already there: my LC has now 36 MB RAM and will get a 128 MB stick in very near future.
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:34 am

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Bonus points for guessing what's on the screen...
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:43 pm

Looks like Myst? Not sure.
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:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:13 am

Keep guessing... ;-)
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Re: myMac

Unread postby ItsMeOnly » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:18 pm

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