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Table of Contents for this issue:
Cleaning the StyleWriter Printhead
Getting the SE to go to 4MB
Making Your SE 'See' the 4MB
Stickies for 7.0.1?
Print Shop for a Plus--Probably Not
Eudora Light 3.*: Way Too Slow
Eudora 3.0.*: Yes
Re: New Batteries for PB100
What the SuperMac Card May Be
Re: Classic Freezing
Info About 'Hypercharger' Card?
Eudora Light 3.1 on Mac SE/30
Re: AE 1.44 Floppy on a Mac Plus
Startup Disk on a Plus?
StyleWriters and System Software
Links to Personal Web Servers: Dynamic
Eudora Light 3.0.1 and System 7.1: Happy
Mac SE: Installing RAM, Battery and Hard Drive?
Moving Screen?

From: NeonGooch
Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 19:20:40 -0400 (EDT)
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Cleaning the StyleWriter Printhead

In a message dated 5/17/97 4:02:55 PM, you wrote:

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: So here's my question: If I want to clean the print head on my StyleWriter I (NOT II), then how do I do it? There are no such provisions in my driver software that came with System 7.0.1.]

Quoted from the StyleWriter (I) manuel;

"Clearing the ink cartridge

Any time you install a new ink cartridge or are experiencing problems with print quality, clear the ink cartridge. This simple procedure ensures that you get the best possible print quality.

1. Press the Power button to turn off the StyleWriter.
The printer must be off before you can clear the ink cartridge. When its off the
status lights are off.

2. Press had hold down the Ready button.

3. Press the Power button once and release both buttons.
As the StyleWriter clears the ink cartridge, you may hear some whiring and clicking sounds. The process takes several seconds."

In short the ink cartridge is not cleaned by software control in the StyleWriter I, you do it yourself from the printer. I love my StyleWriter I have had good luck with it. I'm not giving it up, it works with a Plus, with system 6.0.7 (with TT init), and is B&W, just like my Mac.


From: NeonGooch
Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 19:26:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Getting the SE to go to 4MB

In a message dated 5/17/97 4:02:55 PM, you wrote:

Subject: My SE's Got Its Heart Set on 2MB RAM

Hi everyone! First, I want to say thanks very much to everyone who responded to a recent posting of mine regarding getting a Plus on the internet. You guys are great.

And if you will perm mit me, here's another question:

I've got an SE with 2 megs RAM. A while back I tried to install 2 more SIMMs to get it to 4 megs. It never read them, so I assumed it was bad RAM. Recently, I've bought two more SIMMs, and I've gotten the same result. Could I have damaged slots, even with two of them working fine? If so, is it possible (and maybe even inexpensive) to get the problem fixed? What should I do?

Thanks in advance!

James Dering

Most likely the jumper inside is set to 2meg. The jumper has two settings, 256k (4 for 1meg) and one row (2 for 2meg). If you run more (2.5meg or 4meg) you need to remove the jumper.


Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 06:34:55 +0100
To: Classic Posts
From: Christopher Adams
Subject: Making Your SE 'See' the 4MB

James Dering wrote:

never read them, so I assumed it was bad RAM. Recently, I've bought two more SIMMs, and I've gotten the same result. Could I have damaged slots, even with two of them working fine?

Here's an extract from The Mac SE Support Pages at:

... Note also that SIMMs in the same row must be of the same speed (150ns or faster).

Now there's just one more thing to do before you close up the case. Older SEs have two locations next to the SIMM slots for resistors which tell the Mac what kind of RAM configuration it has. This spot on the motherboard is labelled 'RAM size'. The top resistor location says '256k bit / R35', and the bottom says 'One row / R36'.

On a 1mb SE the top location has a resistor soldered in place and the bottom one doesn't. With 2mb it's the other way round, the bottom location has a resistor and the top one doesn't. For 2.5mb and 4mb, neither location should have a resistor.

When you've changed the amount of RAM you'll have to ensure that these 'RAM size' resistors are set correctly, and for adding RAM this nearly always means removing a resistor. In fact, rather than cutting it out completely, it's better to snip the wire close to the board and bend it out of the way. Then, if you ever want to go back to a 2mb or 1mb configuration, you'll be able to resolder it.

Later model SEs have a jumper clip instead of resistors. It's labelled 'J16' and will have the words 'RAM size 2/4M 1M' printed on the board. If you remove the jumper, you can address 4mb. If you put the jumper to the left, you can address 2mb. If you put the jumper on the right, you can address 1mb.

Chris Adams, Birmingham, UK.

Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 22:07:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Tse Percheson
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Stickies for 7.0.1?

Hi there.

I own a Macintosh Classic, 4mb, 68000 processor.

I got Stickies from the System 7.5 Operating System, and copied it on to my System 7.01.

Is there a version available for 7.01, since everytime I turn on my computer, I get a prompt, warning me that Stickies might not work on Sys. 7.01 (it does).

Thanks in advance,

Brian T. Percheson

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 07:33:08 -0800
To: Classic Posts
From: B.J. Major
Subject: Print Shop for a Plus--Probably Not

In reply to:

From: "Jeremy John Winter"
To: Classic Posts
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 19:35:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: PrintShop for Mac Plus?

Hey People,

I'm looking for PrintShop from Broderbund for a MacPlus. I called their support line and they said that it's not available. I find this hard to believe because I used PrintShop on an Apple IIe. Was there ever PrintShop for the MacPlus or do they just not make it any more? If it exists, where can I get a copy? If not is there a substitute out there and where can I get a copy of that?


Broderbund's Print Shop for Mac ONLY works on CPUs of 68030 and above (not sure about earlier versions, though--if there were any)--so using any current version on a Mac Plus is not possible. However, even though I own this program myself, I would not recommend it--it does a very poor job of supporting Apple's own current batch of printers. Card Shop Plus! might be an alternative, but I am not sure that will run on a Mac Plus.


Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 06:34:46 +0100
To: Classic Posts
From: Christopher Adams
Subject: Eudora Light 3.*: Way Too Slow

Matti Haveri wrote:

Has someone experiences with Eudora Light 3.0.* on 68000 macs (Plus, SE, Portable, Classic and PowerBook 100)? Does it work? Is it much slower than v1.5.5?

I tried it on an 020-accelerated SE and though it worked it was impossibly slow. I think with this version they got rid of the 32k text file limit, which probably means there's a lot of extra text-handling code in there now - too much.

Chris Adams
The Mac SE Support Pages

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 12:34:48 -0500
To: Classic Posts
From: Steve Aulie
Subject: Eudora 3.0.*: Yes

From: Matti Haveri
Subject: Eudora Light 3.0.* on 68000 Macs?

I've been using Eudora Light 1.5.5 on a Plus and PB100 with no problems.

Has someone experiences with Eudora Light 3.0.* on 68000 macs (Plus, SE, Portable, Classic and PowerBook 100)? Does it work? Is it much slower than v1.5.5?

I've also heard that Claris Emailer 1.0 works - any experiences about that?

p.s. 68000-mac-faq at:

Matti Haveri

Thanks to your reply to me on Usenet a couple of months ago, I've been able to get a lot more mileage out of my Plus.

Yes, Eudora Lite 3.11, currently available at or, works fine on a Mac Plus. Eudora Lite was very much slower than Eudora 1.5.5 until I told Ram Charger to give it a bigger starting size (800k). As I type this, there still seems to be a bit more of a lag in seeing text on the screen than there was with Eudora 1.5.5, so I guess I'll fiddle around some more with Ram Charger. Eudora Lite lets you open documents 32k, so my Classic Posts aren't broken up anymore. It runs message plug-ins, and comes with ROT 13, and a nifty program that changes uppercase/lowercase formats depending on various options that you can select. I wish MS Word 4.0 could do that, but I don't think I'll have much use for this feature in E-mail. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the filters. Right now, I'm filtering all my mail into Trash instead of the In-Box, so I never have to do anything with Spam but empty trash. Nice. I was hoping the filter would delete Spam at the server, but I havent figured out whether this is possible. The nickname function has been spiffed up into an address book, and the help menu is much improved.

You could run this program on Sys.7 and 2.5 megs. easily, and you could run it with MacWebb or Fetch with 4 megs.


From: Stuart Bell
To: Classic Posts
Date: Sun, 18 May 97 09:28:40
Subject: Re: New Batteries for PB100

Nick Canterucci wrote:

two quick questions..has anyone heard about the new Nicad batteries that are now being retro fitted in the PB 100,replacing the older lead acid battery that came with them in 1991-1992 ?? and can you use them in the PB 100 battery charger ? (external)

AFAIK, the new batteries from BTI for the PB100 are NiMh, not NiCads. A couple of people have reported buying them on the PB100 mailing list, but no news of life between charges, etc. I also understand that the VST FlatPacks for PB1x0 may be no longer being made. The standard SLA PB100 batteries are still available from Apple, of course, although at least in the UK, many service centres claim that they are unobtainable!


Stuart Bell

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 09:33:33 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: Saul Hoffman
Subject: What the SuperMac Card May Be

In a recent Classic-Macs post, Vince Salupo wrote:

I have a SuperMac Nubus card with a 15 pin female connector. It is a long card (9"?) and the only identification on it other than the SuperMac label is the following: Spec/24 1V SuperMac Technologies 1992. I really don't know what it is capable of. There are a few long numbers on chips and on the circuit board itself indicating voltages and frequencies but I don't have them at the moment.

Anyone familiar with the SuperMac line from back then and what type of card this might be? I was hoping it might be a high resolution graphics card that would work in a IIci. Any idea what software would be needed to support it?

I have a card very similar to this one in my IIcx. The ROM in this one says "Spec24", "VER 0.91" and has a 1989 copyright date on it, so it's probably an older one than yours.
These are just 24 bit (17 mil. colors) video cards. Mine has 2 megs. on it and does not go any higher than 640x480 resolution. It changes color modes very nicely on the fly, using the "Monitors" control panel. Mine is "unaccelerated" and slows down considerably in 24- bit mode. Very nice in the 8-bit (256 col.) mode though. It's been working reliably for over 4 years. If you have it in your IIci, and hooked up to an appropriate Apple monitor, the 1st thing you'll probably see on powerup is a SuperMac logo at lower right of the screen. If yours has a metallic covered type LSI chip on it, it might be one of the accelerated types. The 15 pin connector is the standard Apple monitor connector. Hope this info is helpful.

Saul Hoffman

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 07:55:35 -0700
To: Classic Posts
From: Clark Martin
Subject: Re: Classic Freezing

From: Darwin Visker
Subject: Classic Freezing?

I am a teacher at AUA Language center in Bangkok, Thailand. One of my jobs is to maintain an old working Classic for one of the secretarys and the core staff. We also have five other PCs running windows programs.This old computer still out performs the other newer computers in the office for ease of use. I am having a problem with it however. It works fine with the exception that it freezes up after sitting idle for about thirty minutes to an hour. I can't locate what is causing the problem. I recently updated it to system 6.0.8 but it had the same problem before I did this also. All the applications work fine except for it freezing up. There are five or six applications including word 5.1a and Excel. The only thing that I can think of doing is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything. I don't have any of the original disks, they have been lost over the years and I will have to copy everything off of the hard drive. It has 2 megabytes of ram and 40 megabytes on the hard drive. Any suggestions as to what I can do that might resolve this problem will be much appreciated. One last point can I install system 7.1 with the current configuration without installing more ram, and if I can will this slow the computer down much? Thanks very much.

Try disabling any Screen saver that's running. If that doesn't work then disable all the extensions and see if the problem goes away, then re-enable them one by one to find the offending extension.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 18:26:05 +0200
From: Ludger Breil
Subject: Info About 'Hypercharger' Card?
To: Classic Posts


i am searching for infos about the accelerator card in my SE. The card holds a 68020-16, a 68881 and 4 MByte RAM. It's look like that there is no additional ROM. The card is connected in the expansion slot. On the board is printed:

Hypercharger (TM) 020 P/N 256-10333-00
General Computer (c) 1987

Does someone have infos about this card, especially the meaning of the jumpers and how to activate the FPU (all programs reported: "no FPU present" - but the 020 cpu and the clockrate are recognized).


Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 16:38:33 -0500
From: Kenneth Browne
Subject: Eudora Light 3.1 on Mac SE/30
To: Classic Posts

Matti and others,

I seem to have solved my MacTCP problem, at least enough that I am able to run my apps, including Eudora Lite 3.1, Netscape 2.0, and Fetch 3.01. If Matti's question about running Eudora Light pertained to Mac SE's then I guess my reply is NG, but it works well on my SE30, however I've got a 68030 processor in there.

Kenneth Browne

To: Classic Posts
Subject: Re: AE 1.44 Floppy on a Mac Plus
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 18:39:18 -0600

Mark Waller wrote:

"Applied Engineering external 1.44 floppy drive for Plus, SE and all Macs with floppy drive port $125"

This description reads like no other upgrade is required to use this 1.44 drive with a Plus, or un upgraded SE.

The site is -


I have one of those drives, and I use a plus. It will NOT work on a plus. The problem is not the drive, but the ROMs. They cannot recognize a FDHD. It makes sense.

The first Mac to be able to recognize a FDHD was the upgraded SE, which came with a FDHD drive.

There IS a fix, which requires a special card and a special drive, which was available at the time the Plus and SE were current machines, but I can't remember the name of the setup, and they are nearly impossible to find anyway, for obvious reasons. I mean, who's going to give one up if they have it and use it.

Sam M. Hunter

To: Classic Posts
Subject: Startup Disk on a Plus?
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 18:39:22 -0600

I hope someone can help me. I use a Plus with 4 mb of RAM, System 7.0=80, with an external Syquest 44 mb disk.

When I try to set the startup disk using the Startup Disk control panel, I get a message that it cannot be used with this machine. It is version 7.0

I have another external Syquest 88 mb disk which I would like to use for storage, but when I startup with both disks running the Plus boots from the 88, which I do not want to happen.

Does anyone know how to make a Plus boot from one particular external HD?

Sam M. Hunter

From: Jones, Paul B
To: Classic Posts
Subject: StyleWriters and System Software
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 10:26:00 +1000

Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 08:39:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kenneth R Browne
Subject: StyleWriter I and Canon BubbleJet
To: Classic Posts

I confess to owning a PC in addition to my MAC SE30 (which BTW is still giving me fits getting PPP and apps working right) but here's some free (and worth every penny of its price) advice about cartridges for the Stylewriter inkjet printer. It's the same printer as the Canon Bubblejet (I have a Canon BJC210) and the cartridges are interchangeable. They are also *refillable*. It's pretty easy but there are two keys. One: don't let it run completely dry. If you do you'll have the problem described by Nathan Marler where the ink needed to gravitate down to the printhead...or it could even be damaged by drying out. Two: don't

OVERFILL or at lease keep a tissue *very* handy so that when the fill hole starts to overflow, you can catch the spill.

BTW the Canon printer drivers include a head cleaning routine, so you can "prime the pump" so to speak.


[MODERATOR'S NOTE: So here's my question: If I want to clean the print head on my StyleWriter I (NOT II), then how do I do it? There are no such provisions in my driver software that came with System 7.0.1.]

A cotton bud or folded tissue soaked in Video head cleaner or Isoprol. The SW I was the same as a cannon BJ10, the SW II was similar to a BJ20. Note Apple says that using the software clean option on a SW 1 with an original ink cart will damage the printer.


Re Old System Software

I have had it confirmed by an email from an Aust Apple rep that Old Mac System software was freely available, and in the past I have received from Apple copies of system software that did not include any agreements. So I stand by my original statement, remembering that I live outside the US of A. Thanks for the Flames.


Subject: Links to Personal Web Servers: Dynamic
Date: Sun, 18 May 97 18:28:50 -0700
From: Andrew Ludgate
To: Classic Posts

On 5/17/97 2:38 PM, JAG wrote:

I know you can use NetPrezence to make any Mac from a Plus up a web server. I've done it with my Centris. I'd like to do it with a Plus, but was wondering if I just need to Appletalk the Plus to the Centris and have the Centris be the server and then make it so you could access the Plus thru the Centris. Or do I just use the Plus in the same way that I am using the Centris as a web server?

If so that means I have to have networking running, I have to update my web page with the IP address (which changes every time I get online and requires Claris Home page because I cheated and don't know HTML) and then I have to run Fetch to upload the page to my ISP. Doing all that is much easier and faster on the Centris, but I would like to have the Plus made into a web server so I can show all my PC using friends how easy it is to get an 11 yr old Plus on the web as a server.

I don't have a 24/7 connection, (I have to be online when I make the Mac a web server, I have 3 hours online before timeout).

You might want to check out They have something called "dynamic IP service" which they're just getting up and running, and it's *free* to all those who sign up. With this, you get a static domain address, which you link your IP to whenever your computer goes online. They're eventually planning on making mac software that'll connect your IP to their DNS automatically whenever you connect to the internet, but it hasn't got quite that far yet.


'till next time,

Andrew Ludgate.

Subject: Eudora Light 3.0.1 and System 7.1: Happy
Date: Sun, 18 May 97 18:29:05 -0700
From: Andrew Ludgate
To: Classic Posts

On 5/17/97 2:38 PM, Classic Posts wrote:

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Hello, Richard. Richard has had considerable success running unbelievably recent versions of software that shouldn't even run on his SE, such as Eudora Light 3.0.x and a MacPPP that has the same requirements as FreePPP. I have tried both on my SE (4MB/160MB/System 7.0.1) and none of them worked. Eudora 3.0.x crashes when I try to make a nickname, which is necessary for my creation of the Digest. The quasi-FreePPP crashed and burned when my SE tried to load its PPP extension. Caveat emptor if you try it, people. But on the flip side, I can run Claris Emailer 1.0v3 on my SE, when most other people seem to need a 68020 minimum. What a world... -- Nathan Marler, Moderator]

Well, to add to this confusion, I just thought you'd like to know that I got Eudora Lite 3.1 working flawlessly on my parents' mac plus, under system 7.1 with MacPPP x.x.x and MacTCP x.x.x (x.x.x means the version that works on a +)

One thing about Eudora Lite 3.x; you have to be running at least system 7.1 to use it because of some of the calls it makes. Also, EL3 can optionally install all of the drag&drop and thread manager software on top of 7.1 if you don't have it already. (well... everything but a D&D Finder).

So Nathan, if you aren't running system 7.1 (with the update) that could be the cause of some of your problems. BTW: this is a very stable version of the system, and can handle almost everything that sys 7.5.x and 7.6.x can, if you want to add the extension enablers.

Also: if you have access to a UN*X account Nathan, you can use your account to do the grunt work of the remailing for Eudora... there's a little UN*X applett that I once saw somewhere in my net travels that handles the mailing lists, and does bulk mailing for early versions of Eudora. (I know this means that the mail list wouldn't be using 100% Mac products, but then again, it already uses something else for POPing your mail accross the 'net....)

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Thanks, Andrew. I'll give that a whirl if I upgrade to System 7.1 (which I've been wanting to do, anyway).]

'till next time,

Andrew Ludgate.

Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 21:46:04 -0700
To: Classic Posts
From: Allen Redmond
Subject: Mac SE: Installing RAM, Battery and Hard Drive?

First I'd like to thank everyone for being so helpful. Being a member of this mailing list has been a BIG help. I just took apart my SE. I have a few questions:

1) I noticed a battery on the motherboard. Does this battery need to be
replaced and if so is the same battery easy to find?

2) I will be upgrading my SE from 1 meg to 4 megs of memory. I have read that there are some additional settings that I need to perform in order to upgrade. I see what appears to be a jumper (it's black in color)
and it has written next to it "2/4M 1M". It appears that I need to set the jumper to the left side when using 2 or 4 megs of ram. I'm just guessing so if someone could verify that would be great.

3) I will be installing a hard drive and would like to know if there is anything that I need to know in order to do this properly.

Thanks again for all you help.

Allen Redmond

From: PURPLE4623
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 00:00:42 -0400 (EDT)
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Moving Screen?

I just moved my mac IIci. It is on a coffee table untill my desk comes. Here is my problem: The fist time I turned on my computer after moving it worked great, now when I turn on my computer, the screen on my monitor will not hold still. It moves up and down. The monitor is a 14" apple. I bought it used less than a month ago and it is still under warranty. Can I fix this problem myself or should I take it back. Thanks.


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