There was a “Pop!” and a bad smell. Looks like one of the chips failed. It’s all surface mount so there’s no chance to fix it, especially as the chip that failed is a large QFP with about a hundred legs. Sorry Greg! I only got to use it once or twice.
So now I have my Mac SE/30 all nice and stable and set up the way I wanted it set up, I decided it was time to play around with something I built a fair while ago. Quite some time ago, ty tech patron (Hi Greg!), who has gifted me so much stuff over theContinue reading “I did a thing! (Mac SCSI)”
So I was having an odd problem where I couldn’t install System 7.5.3 on my Mac SE/30, which was driving me a little loopy. I joined a 68K Mac forum and they helped me solve the problem in seconds. The problem is that I could no longer boot from System 7.5.3, which is the latestContinue reading “I used ‘ResEdit’ in anger today…”
Swapped out the switch. Now it turns on fine 🙂 Yay! I have a Mac again. Now to install all the software / hardware needed to bootstrap it into horrible, terrible life! Where did I put my FloppyEmu?
So on Monday night (after my last post no less) I was feeling enthusiastic, so I stripped down the Mac and gutted out the PSU. I then removed the switch. Let me tell you that it’s not as easy as I make it sound with such a simple statement. Firstly to get to the switchContinue reading “What a difference a week makes”
About that… Well, I’m the “proud owner” of an Acorn Archimedes 440 in a non working state. Looking forward trying to diagnose THAT one. This was an eBay auction. I didn’t expect to win. Imagine my surprise… I also got two Atari STᴇ computers! Presumed working, but I haven’t had a chance to test them.Continue reading “You know how I said I wouldn’t be getting any new Computers this year?”
Macintosh SE/30 On Friday, another peripheral finally arrived, so I had hoped today’s post was going to be all about my experiences upgrading my Macintosh SE/30 into its final form. While I got a lot of upgrade done, unfortunately I hit a setback that will mean this system is out of action until I getContinue reading “Mac Woes, Creativision wins.”
I’ve been working on my Mac SE/30, and it’s suddenly started making an crackling / arcing noise on startup. This is just after I finally got my SCSI2SD installed and running. Grargh! I guess I’ll have to pull it out and inspect. See if I can see what’s failing 😦
With a CPC 464 wending it’s way to me, and (hopefully) in the new year, my BBC Master and Atari 800xl arriving, I find myself in the strange position of having “enough” retro computers for now. No, I don’t have a TRS/80, a CoCo or a Ti 99/4a. I can live without for now. IContinue reading “I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral””
This took me a while to work out, so here is how I managed to get Ultima II Mac running under Windows emulation. Get an image of Ultima II. Un stuff it. This is not as easy as it sounds. I needed to use BasiliskII under Linux to build a system 7.5 system, with UnstuffitContinue reading “So you want to play Ultima II Macintosh…”