>How did you get the Mac on the network? Is it through your server somehow,
>as in 'services for macintosh'? Several of mine have some sort of
>connectivity, ie they have netscape or some browser, and I have two NICs.
>I'd love to get at least one on the internet through my lan. The last one I
>got has os8 so I figure it is probably the most suitable. Any tips or can
>you point to a site that will explain it in the layman's terms I need.
I got my quadra800 with PPC card up on running on my lan and it gets net
access just fine. I did not use open transport and had to configure macTCP to work
with an Asante NIC rather than the onboard one since I didnt have the special
cable for it. With the Asante NIC, I have to run that to a 10megabit hub then
chain that into the 10/100 switch. Otherwise, it would never establish a
I am not willing to give up my liberties for the appearance of 'security'
> A few years ago I picked up a old Plus to convert into an aquarium (I know,
> I know; but it was a fun idea). I had never quite seem a Plus like this
> before. It had a Sticker to denote it was a plus. It did not have printing
> or a platic label. It was simply a sticker.
> Now, Plus was stolen (why people stole it was beyond me), but I am still
> curious of the history that Mac may have had.
> I'd love to hear of any thoughts or such. I still have the keyboard and
> mouse from it, but I trashed the dot-matrix years ago. It was also an apple
> printer, but I was never able to id it. Wasn't and LQ or a first gen
> imagewriter. Very wide but not descript. Thoughts on that?
It might have been an upgraded 512K Mac; I believe there was a Plus upgrade
for those. The printer might have been a Wide Carriage Imagewriter. There's
a story that goes with that item:
As Cary and I walked past Steve's office, we heard him yelling at the
printer guys, reminding them that every Wide Carriage ImageWriter built with
the hard-to-get microcontroller would likely cost the company a Mac sale.
"If you build even one of those Wide ImageWriters?", and then he told them
about a certain part of their anatomy that would be "cut off" if that
happened. The printer guys looked like they would rather be anywhere else
than right where they were. Before too much longer, Apple did ship the Wide
Carriage ImageWriter, the microcontroller shortage cleared up, and I always
felt privileged to have experienced so much about the Mac division on my
The whole story is at
I'd say any of the technical books from Addison-Wesley are worth keeping. Ive
got the BASIC programming with ProDOS and it's pretty detailed. There were so
many neat options back in the day. For example, I've got a ][+ with a special
80column card designed for it that could run a patched version of Appleworks.
It also had a replacement encoder board to do lowercase and had macro
Of course, the apple SCSI card is worth looking for. I've got one and tried
to connect a drive and no luck. Will have to try again.
The //c+ is pretty neat. I eventually got one, but they are not easy to find.
If you can find a working Apple /// or ///+ get it. I lucked out and got a
complete functional one with hard drive and original disks.
And of course, the LCD display for the //c.
>>What in the Apple line of computers, etc. is worth keeping, i.e.
>>hardware, software, documentation, and books? Besides the Apple I, are
>>there any other "holy grail" type of items?
I could use some help with what seems to be a BAD power
supply. For the past month, I started to experience more
and more frequent crashes of the system. About 2 weeks
ago, I figured that it seemed to be the power supply and
I started to use an external power supply for the 3 hard
disk drives. That solved the problem and a few days ago,
I replaced the internal power supply so that now the 3 hard
drives are back on the new internal power supply with the
rest of the system (and it is now very quiet again since the
external power supply had a noisy fan!).
Since I am not Tony Duell, I will just be tossing the old
power supply. However, before that, I would like to
know if there is a simple way to test the old power
supply to determine if that was the actual problem?
Please don't mention anything that requires me to open
up the old power supply. I only have an old analog
volt meter and could put a few light bulbs into a test
circuit, but that is about the limit! It really is not that
important, but it sure would be interesting to know if
that was the specific problem.
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> >Why do I have a sneaky suspicion that this VT100 has been recently
I was incorrect, the seller mentioned in the previous post is not in fact
who I was concerned it may be. My apologies for the aspersion!
On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 11:46:35 -0700 "Ed Sharpe" <esharpe(a)uswest.net>
> is there any Mattel manuals or sales lit. out there online? we need
> visuals to go with the machine we are adding to the display
> thanks ed sharpe archivist for smecc
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Witchy" <witchy(a)binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
> To: "'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'"
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:23 PM
> Subject: Mattel intellivision
> > Hi folks,
> > Anyone have any troubleshooting expertise on these things? Got one
> of my
> > spares out for sale and typically the bloody thing is pretty dead.
> I say
> > *pretty* dead 'cos I get the cart intro screen on power up, but
> with the
> > computer module attached I get nothing. I've left it powered up
> for 15
> > minutes in case it's a warm up problem but that makes matters
> worse :)
> > According to the service manual I have to replace either the RAM
> or CPU in
> > that order, but since spares for those will come from working
> > I don't want to do that! Also, off the top of my head I can't
> think of any
> > other videogames that use the General Instruments GI1610 CPU,
> > that that's croaked. The RAM is a GI-specific chip too. Spares,
> > TIA :)
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I found several of these a few days ago but I can't find anything about
them or the company that made them on the net. They're 3U type cards with
68000-10 CPUs and are marked MATRIX MS-CPU-02C. I found one mention of a
computer company called Matrix in an old copy of a VME news letter and they
said that the URL for Matrix is www.matrix.com but now that URL belongs to
a company that supplies hair care products. Does anyone know any more
about Matrix or these cards?