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Yikes! Did you mail the thing out to a post... 625 Views / 27 Replies  
Yikes! Did you mail the thing out to a post office box? If you have his address you should have some legal recourse I'd think. http://www.netfisherman.com/images/sb.gif
Posted by -1984-, on Jan 2, 2002 at 12:20 PM, in Marketplace
Seems a bit odd to like OS 9 but not 8.x.... 563 Views / 14 Replies  
Seems a bit odd to like OS 9 but not 8.x. Visually and functionally they're pretty much the same. OS 9 add capabilities for multiple users and some enhanced Sherlock functions and some other tidbits....
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 31, 2001 at 01:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks, Chris, for the authoritative voice. I... 485 Views / 24 Replies  
Thanks, Chris, for the authoritative voice. I prefer Macs for the same reasons. You've given me much food for thought here. I hope to try OS X sometime soon.
-Scott
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 28, 2001 at 02:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Video card advantage? 811 Views / 3 Replies  
Folks,
What is the advantage to installing an 8- or 16-mb video card (ATI Rage, etc.) over just adding video RAM? My PC132/G3 has 4mb video RAM in it now. If I had a video card will I get faster...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 28, 2001 at 01:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Well, I caused quite a row, didn't I? ... 485 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, I caused quite a row, didn't I?

Thanks to all who posted to my reply, especially those who who gave me good reason to eventually try OS X if I can ever afford it. That's what I love about...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 28, 2001 at 09:10 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Windoze is Inevitable... 485 Views / 24 Replies  
This is painful for me, but I'm afraid Windoze is in my future. I've been using Macs since '87 when I began doing desktop publshing on a Fat Mac 512K. I have been a loyal Mac evangelist. I've worked...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:54 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The drive isn't mounting CDs burned with a home... 656 Views / 4 Replies  
The drive isn't mounting CDs burned with a home CDRW burner as well as some dual-session CDs. It was a long shot anyway. But since it's only a 12x drive, I'll probably break down and replace the...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:22 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
You can find a lot of mobo diagrams here:... 539 Views / 3 Replies  
You can find a lot of mobo diagrams here: http://www.macgurus.com/graphics/mgwhichram.html

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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 26, 2001 at 01:58 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
CD-ROM Firmware in Mac? 656 Views / 4 Replies  
Is it possible to upgrade CD-ROM firmware used in a Mac? I have a CD-ROM drive supported by CD-ROM Toolkit that's acting oddly in my PowerComputing clone. I noticed online Windows users have access...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 26, 2001 at 01:56 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
WTB: 12x or faster 50-pin SCSI CD-ROM 259 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone have a 12x or faster internal 50-pin SCSI CD-ROM drive to unload?
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 26, 2001 at 11:45 AM, in Marketplace
Toshiba CD-ROM in PC132 551 Views / 0 Replies  
Folks,
I bought a Toshiba 32X CD-ROM drive for my PowerCenter 132 (with Sonnet G3 card). But danged if I can get the thing to work. CD-ROM Toolkit identifies it and loads drivers, Apple System...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 22, 2001 at 09:33 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
9.04. With 3 kids and a mortgage I don't see... 767 Views / 67 Replies  
9.04. With 3 kids and a mortgage I don't see myself affording an X-capable Mac anytime soon. (And I don't have the time to learn Unix; if I did I'd use it instead of a Mac.)
(Sorry for all the...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 21, 2001 at 10:49 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
StarMax w/Wacom, printer, scanner, Zip, more! 289 Views / 0 Replies  
Motorola StarMax 4000/160
64 mb RAM; 1 gb hard drive; G3 upgradeable

Epson Perfection 600 Scanner 36 bit, 11 x 17 scanning
Wacom Tablet 6x4 pad with cordless pen
Power Supply/Surge Protector...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 20, 2001 at 02:51 PM, in Marketplace
I've seen PRAM batteries cause any number of... 542 Views / 5 Replies  
I've seen PRAM batteries cause any number of oddball problems. I'm not saying that for sure is your problem, but it's a great place to start.

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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 20, 2001 at 02:44 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Here's the short answer: You can't do it. If I... 580 Views / 1 Replies  
Here's the short answer: You can't do it. If I remember right, the 5400s used IDE drives, and the 6100s used SCSI drives. You can't use an IDE drive in a SCSI computer without some modifications.
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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 20, 2001 at 02:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Thanks, Capt. Kangarooski. Do I need to buy an... 615 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks, Capt. Kangarooski. Do I need to buy an internal hard drive terminator or is it just a matter of setting blocks on jumper pins?

I'll post how things turn out.


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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 19, 2001 at 11:01 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Adding second internal hd? 615 Views / 4 Replies  
Pardon the newbie question, but how do I add a second internal hard drive? I have a slot for it on the SCSI chain. Do I need to change jumper settings on the hard drive? (This is for a PowerComputing...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 19, 2001 at 09:18 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Personality Card? 2,623 Views / 3 Replies  
Can someone please define for me what a Personality Card is? As in the Beige G3 233 comes with the Whisper personality card. Sorry for asking a dumb question amongst such distinguished company,...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 13, 2001 at 01:10 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Best Video Card for Clones 582 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone recommend a cheap but functional used video card to put in a PowerComputing 132 with a Sonnet G3 card? http://www.netfisherman.com/sb.GIF
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 11, 2001 at 11:58 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
G3 or not G3 577 Views / 2 Replies  
Okay, Mac pros, here's my raging internal debate:
Should I sell my PowerComputing 132 that has a 375 G3 Sonnet card and buy a beige G3.
I'd think a real G3 would be better, but I'd probably only be...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 6, 2001 at 11:59 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The hard drive mounting bracket is just a small... 325 Views / 4 Replies  
The hard drive mounting bracket is just a small metal cradle type thing that the drive sits in. It screws into the metal frame of the case. http://www.netfisherman.com/sb.GIF

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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 4, 2001 at 09:04 AM, in Marketplace
I just need the hard drive mounting bracket. For... 325 Views / 4 Replies  
I just need the hard drive mounting bracket. For some reason, My 132 desktop is missing this hardware; the hard drive is just resting on the bottom of the case. It's been like this for 3 years with...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 3, 2001 at 02:56 PM, in Marketplace
HP DeskJet 845? 337 Views / 2 Replies  
Anyone have any experience with the DeskJet 845? I'm looking to get my Dad (65+) a cheap, easy to use color printer to connect to his iMac. 845s are about $99 at MacConnection. An okay choice for the...
Posted by -1984-, on Dec 3, 2001 at 12:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PowerComputing pieces/parts 325 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm looking for some hardware for a PowerComputing PowerCenter 132. I need the hard drive mounting bracket. Anyone have an old unit hanging around you'd like to part out?

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Posted by -1984-, on Dec 3, 2001 at 08:51 AM, in Marketplace
I wish I was your sister... ... 584 Views / 7 Replies  
I wish I was your sister...
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Posted by -1984-, on Nov 21, 2001 at 04:00 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I put a standard PC ATX power supply in my Power... 604 Views / 3 Replies  
I put a standard PC ATX power supply in my Power Computing 132. I got it from Galaxy Online, if I remember right. About $35.

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Posted by -1984-, on Nov 20, 2001 at 11:01 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
PRAM? 666 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone know for sure the right way to zap PRAM? Command + Option +PR how many times? I've heard anywhere from one to seven times.

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Posted by -1984-, on Nov 19, 2001 at 03:36 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
8600/9600 333 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm interested in buying an 8600 or 9600. RAM and hard drive not necessary. No rush but am looking to buy.

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Posted by -1984-, on Nov 16, 2001 at 08:56 AM, in Marketplace
Upgrade Card Failure 569 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone have any experience with a G3 Upgrade Card (Sonnet or otherwise) failing? What symptoms, etc.? I've had mine for a year and a half and I'm seeing some quirky behavior and trying to track it...
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 15, 2001 at 02:21 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I plugged a new power supply into this unit about... 633 Views / 4 Replies  
I plugged a new power supply into this unit about a year and a half ago. Dang, am I going to have to buy another one?
It makes me wonder if I'm hitting the law of diminishing returns on maintaining...
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 13, 2001 at 10:24 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I've had the upgrade card in for a year and no... 633 Views / 4 Replies  
I've had the upgrade card in for a year and no longer even have the original processor. Is an upgrade card really a possible cause of startup problems?
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 13, 2001 at 08:09 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Power On, Ye Clone! 633 Views / 4 Replies  
Computer: PowerComputing PowerCenter 132 with Sonnet 375 PCI card, 128mb RAM.
Problem:Computer won't power up when keyboard power key is pressed. I have to press the computer's "on" button, which...
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 12, 2001 at 03:47 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
9600 G3 Upgrade 682 Views / 2 Replies  
Some has told me that the 8600/250 is better to upgrade to a G3 or G4 than faster 8600s or even 9600s. Supposedly this is because the Mach 5 board in the faster 8600/9600s uses a special cache...
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 8, 2001 at 04:20 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
PC hard drives? 744 Views / 7 Replies  
Will a hard drive sold for PCs work with a Mac? Specifically, a Seagate 50-pin SCSI for my Power Computing. I have Hard Drive Toolkit available if I need to write an Apple-compatible driver. I've...
Posted by -1984-, on Nov 7, 2001 at 09:52 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I thought about trying that, but it's an IDE... 568 Views / 3 Replies  
I thought about trying that, but it's an IDE drive, and all I have lying around are SCSI. I'm going to try HD Set Up on a floppy this weekend. I'll post results.
Posted by -1984-, on Oct 26, 2001 at 10:01 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
My StarMax won't boot either 568 Views / 3 Replies  
Like a previous poster (justthefacts), I have a StarMax that won't boot from any CD other than its original 7.5 disk. We have tried OS8.1 and 8.5. Holding down the C key doesn't work; neither does...
Posted by -1984-, on Oct 25, 2001 at 12:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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