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Reply 40780 of 41348, by H3nrik V!

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-10-14, 06:08:

Hooking up an RGBI computer or console to it?

Yes, Amiga 500 😀

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Reply 40781 of 41348, by H3nrik V!

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Warlord wrote on 2021-10-14, 05:57:

No idea it's but its 1280 x 1024 . I have a similar samsung syncmaster but the one I have also has a TV tuner and composite inputs of all things. The scalling to 480 isn't to terrible I hooked up a Vsmile game console to it for the niece and nephew to play on. Idk if its the scaling or just the console but I have noticed some verticle tearing when scaled to 480.

Supposedly this model should be 15 kHz capable, ie Amiga 500 ready 😀

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Reply 40782 of 41348, by pentiumspeed

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On this vintage, could be 400K or 800K drive, you need another newer Mac that can take 1.44MB and 800K/400K. Initially use Basilisk Mac emulator only deals with 1.44MB, keep in mind.

What I did: Copy the floppy images and imager software, and all the goodies you can download for this vintage Mac, from download sites onto PC and start up Basilisk; which is an emulator, make Mac 1.44MB disks with Basilisk emulator then paste all the goodies on these, then move floppies to the newer Mac, prepare 800K or 400K floppies using DD floppy disks. Newer Macs with 1.44MB floppy drive can do 800K and 400K format. Then you can play with this vintage mac.

I did all this before nearly 16 years ago. No longer have Mac CPU boxes.

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Reply 40783 of 41348, by Aublak

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I was going to try to turn on my new Mac, but I noticed that the ground pin to the Mac power cable is missing.

There isn't anything special with these cables is there? I wanted to ask because the cable from the keyboard to the computer looks like a standard telephone cable, but it's apparently wired differently. I'm told that using a regular phone cable can ruin the keyboard. I wanted to check if there's a similar situation with the power cable as well.

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Reply 40784 of 41348, by HanJammer

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Aublak wrote on 2021-10-14, 23:49:

I was going to try to turn on my new Mac, but I noticed that the ground pin to the Mac power cable is missing.

You should definitely watch out using those cable - ideally replacing it with a one which is intact - ground pin should be there for a reason. Or actually quite a few reasons - one of them being assuring a correct polarity (where it matters).

Unfortunately in my Tandy CM-11 monitor some stupid also cut the pin.

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Reply 40785 of 41348, by Shagittarius

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I usually like when my Guitar amps dont have a ground that way I can reverse polarity if I need to so I don't get shocked by the microphone.

Reply 40786 of 41348, by Brawndo

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My latest acquisitions this week. First is nothing spectacular, just a very clean Logitech Ps2 keyboard I found at the thrift, and I like having plenty of spares.

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Got a very good condition Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick for $25 shipped. Looking forward to some old flight sims and Battlezone!

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And stacking up a couple more NOS hard drives. What's funny (and kind of not) is I didn't realize the 100 GB drive is SATA. I bought it thinking it was IDE. I literally didn't notice until I took this picture. Oh well, I guess a PCI to SATA board is in my future for one of my Windows 98 systems, or it'll find use as a secondary game drive in a XP system.

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Reply 40787 of 41348, by bjwil1991

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Never knew Maxtor made SATA drives back then. Finding NOS IDE drives at thrift stores is my favorite part. Got a 60GB Maxtor and an 80GB Western Digital NOS drives in my S370 PIII-S 1.4 build.

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Reply 40789 of 41348, by LeFlash

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Aublak wrote on 2021-10-14, 23:49:

I was going to try to turn on my new Mac, but I noticed that the ground pin to the Mac power cable is missing.

There isn't anything special with these cables is there? I wanted to ask because the cable from the keyboard to the computer looks like a standard telephone cable, but it's apparently wired differently. I'm told that using a regular phone cable can ruin the keyboard. I wanted to check if there's a similar situation with the power cable as well.

Without ground you have half the line voltage floating on your chassis. Only some micro amps, but noticeable, at least in 230v countries. Also, your audio may have noises.

Grounding on metal cases is also a safety aspect. When there's a short to the case, it will trigger the fuse and not a heart condition. 😉

Reply 40790 of 41348, by imi

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Aublak wrote on 2021-10-14, 23:49:

I was going to try to turn on my new Mac, but I noticed that the ground pin to the Mac power cable is missing.

There isn't anything special with these cables is there? I wanted to ask because the cable from the keyboard to the computer looks like a standard telephone cable, but it's apparently wired differently. I'm told that using a regular phone cable can ruin the keyboard. I wanted to check if there's a similar situation with the power cable as well.

before you turn it on I would check the analog board for cracked RIFAs... unless you really wanna deal with all the smoke and bad smell :p

Reply 40792 of 41348, by gerry

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RetroGamer4Ever wrote on 2021-10-15, 09:43:

I found a sealed in-box Logitech Rumblepad 2 at the Goodwill yesterday. At another thrift store, I found a CD-ROM of Navy Strike, in sealed packaging.

pretty good finding new in box stuff at goodwill, makes you wonder whether these are from people who bought them the donated or old stock from closed/cleared out businesses

Reply 40793 of 41348, by RetroGamer4Ever

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gerry wrote on 2021-10-15, 13:33:
RetroGamer4Ever wrote on 2021-10-15, 09:43:

I found a sealed in-box Logitech Rumblepad 2 at the Goodwill yesterday. At another thrift store, I found a CD-ROM of Navy Strike, in sealed packaging.

pretty good finding new in box stuff at goodwill, makes you wonder whether these are from people who bought them the donated or old stock from closed/cleared out businesses

Lots of older people live in the area where the stores are, so as they age and go elsewhere, so does their stuff! I've found Sidewinder gamepads and joysticks, USB media keyboards, lots of CD-ROM games, and old LCD monitors that are still usable.

Reply 40794 of 41348, by Aublak

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So I found a replacement cable and "turned on" the Mac and there was thankfully no smoke. I got a startup beep however there was no image. Just a blank screen.

I don't have the tools to open her up now.
Adrian from ADB had a similar problem. https://youtu.be/H9dxJ7uNXOA
For him it was just some bad solder joints. Looks like I have my work cut out for me.

Reply 40795 of 41348, by Turbo ->

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Bought this PC from my local scrap source. It doesn't have the front cover, power supply, HDD, FDD... But it has the most important part - motherboard with CPU and ram. I hope it works. There is also an ISA VLB VGA card and an ISA sound card. Sadly people still dump their old computers, whilst they could put them on a local ad and sell them for a reasonable amount of money. I guess it's just easier to throw them away.

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Turbo -> wrote on 2021-10-15, 18:30:

Bought this PC from my local scrap source. It doesn't have the front cover, power supply, HDD, FDD... But it has the most important part - motherboard with CPU and ram. I hope it works. There is also an ISA VLB VGA card and an ISA sound card. Sadly people still dump their old computers, whilst they could put them on a local ad and sell them for a reasonable amount of money. I guess it's just easier to throw them away.

What exact VLB video card and sound card? Also, what is that strange board plugged into the edge of the motherboard? Looks like RAM.. maybe cache.

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Reply 40798 of 41348, by cyclone3d

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Shagittarius wrote on 2021-10-15, 00:04:

I usually like when my Guitar amps dont have a ground that way I can reverse polarity if I need to so I don't get shocked by the microphone.

So the wiring in the buildings has reverse polarity.. or somebody replaced an outlet and reversed the polarity.

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Reply 40799 of 41348, by Shagittarius

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-10-15, 23:25:

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Shagittarius wrote on 2021-10-15, 00:04:

I usually like when my Guitar amps dont have a ground that way I can reverse polarity if I need to so I don't get shocked by the microphone.

So the wiring in the buildings has reverse polarity.. or somebody replaced an outlet and reversed the polarity.

I've always wondered why that happens but I've played many different places for rehearsal and gigs that the mic would shock you while playing the guitar if you touched it with your lips.