/r/VintageApple

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A place to discuss and share anything related to vintage Apple computers and products.

A place to discuss and share anything related to vintage Apple computers and products.

Please feel free to add photos of your personal collection, interesting articles about vintage Apple products, discussion on classic Apple computers, Newtons, Macintosh, Lisa, etc.

Please only post Pre-Intel products.

Note for older Macs on System 6-7 setting your date to 2020+? There is a bug in the Control Panel that this SetDate app can help you with.

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Mac Studio into G4 Cube Case?

What is the possibility of being able to fit a disassembled Mac Studio into a G4 cube shell? That is my dream computer and if it's possible with a little bit of work I think I'll honestly do it.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

1 Comment
2023/12/10
04:00 UTC

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Anyone know how to get rid of this? Can’t do a clean install of Mac OS 9.2 🤦‍♂️

1 Comment
2023/12/09
22:16 UTC

1

Button

Does anyone know what this button does? (Power Mac G4)

2 Comments
2023/12/10
01:13 UTC

13

MacWorld ‘96

Can’t believe I still have this 😁

0 Comments
2023/12/09
23:18 UTC

7

iMac G3 350mhz graphical errors on Unreal

8 Comments
2023/12/09
21:51 UTC

47

Just got two G4 Minis : )

10 Comments
2023/12/09
21:45 UTC

0

WTB Apple G4 Cube

I’m looking to buy a G4 cube for my collection if anyone has one for sale? I am also watching eBay/marketplace etc but wanted to mention it here too. Thanks!

1 Comment
2023/12/09
21:19 UTC

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Powerbook 1400c & 400/800k floppies

Hi there,

Does anyone know if the 1400c can write to 400k and 800k floppy disks? I’m looking into using one of these to produce some old retro games for the 128k and 512k Macintosh.

Thanks in advance 🙏

2 Comments
2023/12/09
18:15 UTC

3

Vi(m) for Apple II

Has anyone ever ported Vi or Vim to Apple II? Were there any unix-like programs ported to the apple II?

3 Comments
2023/12/09
19:24 UTC

27

Woz

0 Comments
2023/12/09
18:49 UTC

29

Help with installing Mac OS without DVD drive

I have a 1.25 ghz g4 iMac that I am trying to install Mac OS 10.2 on. The problem is that the disk drive is broken and will not read disks, I’m wondering if a cleaning disk would work maybe the sensor is dirty. I am trying to use another Mac with FireWire to install 10.2 using target disk mode. I have attempted to download 10.2 in a single image but it comes in 5 split zips. I can unzip these all into one toast file but it will never boot when I restore the image to a small partition on the g4 hdd. Most other images I find are 2 isos and not one. I have an external cd drive but I can not get the g4 to boot from the external drive. I have tried using the .iso extension instead of toast but that doesn’t work as well. I tried downloading and unzipping the 5. iOS on Linux and windows and both files crash after the apple logo starts up. Aside from taking this apart and installing a new disk drive and then Probably an ssd I don’t know what else to do. I feel like I’m limited to 10.2 and 10.3 with only having 256mb ram. I had panther in here with the owners 15 year old install and it was kind of slow so I figured maybe 10.2 would be a little more snappy. I only use this for word processing and listening to mp3. I would be open to installing Mac OS 9 but I had even more trouble with that before settling in 10.2. Any help appreciated.

20 Comments
2023/12/09
17:09 UTC

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Apple II education design discussion.

I was thinking about the early Macintosh all-in-one design, and wondered why apple didn't use that design for an apple IIc based education model or something like they did with the ppc eMac. It would make sense. The schools wouldnt have to worry about buying a monitor or floppy drives, they'e already in the machine.

I guess the only reason they didn't could have been the expansion slots. I don't know the numbers of schools that bought the IIc, but the education model could have been like the IIc in that reguard and have everything you already probably need for expansion.

What do you guys think? Kinda interesting to wonder about.

9 Comments
2023/12/09
14:22 UTC

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Just bought a PowerMac G3.

I've been wanting these machines for a while now. I couldn't find any here in Poland, but i did see 2 listings. Only 2! They are seeling more G4's and G5's. The two listings where from the same seller, which has the rating as "Good" on olx.pl (i am from Poland). Obviously the ratings range from Excellent to Good to Okay to Bad. It is untested, and if my analyzation is correct, the model is a M7554, since it has a revision 2 IDE chip on the board that the seller sent me, with 128MB of RAM that was upgraded to 196MB with a 12GB original HDD 32xCD and a Zip slot because it does have a Zip slot, yes, with 400MHz of CPU speed.

I am planning to install MacOS builds on it. Everything from MacOS 8.6-10.5 (which, 3 betas of leopard support g3 processors). I will definetly upgrade the RAM when i get to 10.4, which i will upgrade to 512MB or 1GB.

Anything else i should know?

10 Comments
2023/12/09
10:38 UTC

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Best way to connect my vintage Macs to modern monitors?

Trying to workout the best way to connect my vintage Macs to my monitors, or if I should just bite the bullet and buy something like the 17" Studio display?

The Macs I have at the moment are:

  • Mac mini PPC G4 A1103
  • Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2010 A1347
  • I am on the hunt atm for a G4 Cube too

My monitors are:

  • Dell U4919DW (my office monitor)

At home I have:

  • Apple Studio Display (the current 27" version)
  • Dell U3213QE

I am wondering what is the best way (if there is actually a good way?) to connect these Macs to any of these monitors? Although I would love the Apple 17" display, I don't necessarily want to find the space for it, if there is a way to use my monitors? I have been googling and reading here etc, but I'm struggling to find a definitive way to do this

Thanks!

5 Comments
2023/12/09
09:48 UTC

93

picked these up today

25 Comments
2023/12/09
05:54 UTC

2

PiSCSI USB Ports for keyboard/mouse..?

Simple question - if I'm using a PiSCSI can I use the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi to connect a keyboard or mouse to my classic Mac?

7 Comments
2023/12/09
02:32 UTC

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screen capture for not a lot of money? os9 and X

i want to record my games. to stream or upload later on. i have a laptop to run OBS for my mic so what im looking for is either a way to capture the DVI digital signal and audio (maybe ill just run 3.5 to usb for audio) for input to usbc/3 OR a way to record the screen on teh system or send over the network to sync up later.

i have gig networking to the system, 157TB of storage locally, 10gb networking to the laptop.

#1 do you have recomendations for inexpensive hardware?

#2 software that will screen cap that can save local or over the network

#3 software that will live stream over network for screen cap?

thanks.

8 Comments
2023/12/08
23:44 UTC

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ive been testing os9 and 10.4. 3d performance is really shocking me.

so this is mostly a retro gaming system. im running an 800mhz g4 with 8500 radeon, 1gb ram and ide-sata intel x25 128gb.

my final system will be 1.4-1.7ghz, 1.25gb ram, ti4600, sata controller (512 dram ssd) - but its down atm.

in my limited experience the classic mode is trash.??

in testing i have diablo 2, quake 3, stvef, warcraft 3, sims 3, black and white, and deus ex tested so far. in all cases running 10.4.11 (or 10.4.12) with class is giving me 30-40% of the performance of os9 native. things feel more laggy, its just not as smooth, lots more screen tearing. there are delays in loading, animated title menu's like the flames of diablo just dont render...

where as in os9 things load FAST, everything renders, things feel far more smooth and responsive. i get 31fps in STV EF in X but 67 in os9.

hard drive performance is far better in X. to extract a .toast zip is about 10 minutes in 9 vs 40 seconds in X. network copy of a 4GB file is 15 min in 9 vs 4 minutes in X.

is this just how it is? or am i missing something?

if this is how it is then i think what id like to do is run 10.5 and just dual boot 9 for classic as id need to run all my games in classic anyway.

13 Comments
2023/12/08
23:41 UTC

3

PowerBook 180c display ribbon cable

Does anyone know if a display ribbon cable from a 165c is compatible with a 180c display?

2 Comments
2023/12/08
23:30 UTC

137

Today was a good day

Received these 3 rare pokemons today!

15 Comments
2023/12/08
16:15 UTC

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Why do my Harman Kardon Soundsticks make this noise when I plug them in? Is it fixable?

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WDEFjDNUA_pTw38ul9ANWYaZYxj6j6V-/view?usp=drivesdk

When I first plug them in, there’s this loud tone that plays that slowly rises in pitch. It caps out at a certain tone and gets quieter over a couple hours, but it never completely goes away. They worked fine until just a couple days ago.

My first thought was power line interference, but in the video above I’m plugging it into an extension cable coming from my UPS so that doesn’t seem to be the issue.

My next thought was maybe it’s the capacitors in the power supply that have gone bad? The Soundsticks 1 are over 20 years old so I wouldn’t be surprised. Would bad caps in the power supply cause something like this?

7 Comments
2023/12/08
15:40 UTC

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Source for old PowerBook batteries?

I have a collection of classic PowerBooks ranging from the 150 to the 12 inch PowerBook G4 and I was wondering if anyone knows where to get re celled batteries?

6 Comments
2023/12/08
04:37 UTC

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iMac G3 Color Set

I have a question… which iMacs have a keyboard and mouse that matches the color of the iMac? I know the original 1998 one does, as well as the 5 colors (Strawberry, Lime… etc.) then I saw a Graphite one on eBay today and it got me thinking about which ones have a matching color set? Are there any others I’m missing?

2 Comments
2023/12/08
03:02 UTC

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