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by retrogamac
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Hardware diagnosis/repair
Topic: Recapping
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Recapping

@MemorMacfr Yes these things are like time bombs. Even if they haven't leaked visibly, they can corrode what is below them. Can be real nasty surprise! And it is a royal shame that Apple used so short-lived caps! @PDQDev Ouch! I got very very cautious in my youth already regarding electrolytic capac...
by retrogamac
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Post pictures of your old Macs!
Topic: Prolonging the Mac's life
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Prolonging the Mac's life

what do you mean by (fried electronics) ..? What I mean is this typical situation: PC with temperature controlled fan. Fan getting old or defective. Turns slower and slower, finally stopping. User does notice nothing. Only thinks "that is a nice quiet computer!" PC without cooling runs until overhe...
by retrogamac
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General/Misc discussion
Topic: Suggested ways of getting started
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Sorry, I mistook Mozilla for FF. Thank you for your hint :) Downloaded Classilla, will try it. Regarding your reference to forum rule #7, I have you to tell this: When I was setting up the old Mac, I was looking at the "Getting Started" article. I remembered having read somewhere about a browser for...
by retrogamac
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware diagnosis/repair
Topic: soundproof a Mac PPC 7xxx and G3
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: soundproof a Mac PPC 7xxx and G3

This is amazing... what type of HD did you use? from what I see I would guess IBM, and these were not the quietest. But what to worry about more is this: Early glass platters. Where the magnetic coating can deattach for various reasons. About 10 years ago I lost all drives in my computer, when I tur...
by retrogamac
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Post pictures of your old Macs!
Topic: PowerMac G3 beige tower: Upgrading HDD, two accidents and one mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: PowerMac G3 beige tower: Upgrading HDD, two accidents and one mystery

Big fail! The Mac vibrated like a 1970s S100 thing with big fans. Gee! :ugeek: After turning the Mac off after running it for a few hours trying out various games, I opened the case to determine how warm the HD got. Ouch... it was exactly at the point where the heat starts to cause pain when touchin...
by retrogamac
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Post pictures of your old Macs!
Topic: Prolonging the Mac's life
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Prolonging the Mac's life

Temperature-controlled cooling is a real killer for old hardware. People do not notice when the fan dies. When they notice the fried electronics it is too late. For this reason and for generally prolonging the life of the hardware I prefer fans run at full speed. I have made photos from my work insi...
by retrogamac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Post pictures of your old Macs!
Topic: PowerMac G3 beige tower: Upgrading HDD, two accidents and one mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 273

PowerMac G3 beige tower: Upgrading HDD, two accidents and one mystery

Another board member suggested to upgrade the internal HDD. Not a bad idea. https://i.postimg.cc/W3nyxscG/DSCN9976.jpg The original Apple HDD and the replacement When I worked on the computer, I noticed that these flat PATA cables have no good effects regarding proper cooling. So I decided to remove...
by retrogamac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General/Misc discussion
Topic: Suggested ways of getting started
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Suggested ways of getting started

Thank you very much for pointing me the right way to search :) With your help I now found that information: http://www.oldapps.com/forum/software-support/1061-firefox-mac-os-9-2-2-a.html Going to download it on my PC (Linux) and burn a CD to get FF on my mac, to get the mac "booted" into the Web, so...
by retrogamac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardware diagnosis/repair
Topic: Recapping
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Recapping

I got a Mac IIsi in good optical shape. However, when I pressed the power button, it did not start. Looking inside, I found that all of these PCB mounted silver pill electrolytic capacitors had emptied onto the board. After my experience desoldering them, I really recommend one to do this only with ...
by retrogamac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Other hardware (Both Apple and non-Apple)
Topic: Adaptec AHA-2940 U2B/MAC
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Adaptec AHA-2940 U2B/MAC

It is quite hard to find Mac-compatible SCSI adapters for reasonable prices that have an external 68-pin connector There are some defunct companies (Atto etc) without any information on the web. Officially it is said, the AHA- series can be used only on PCs. However, there is a variant AHA-2940 U2B/...