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Table of Contents for this issue:
Tecmar Mac Drive?
Computer Collectors: MSX/Apple IIe Clone X
Mac SE
Classic II and Universal Power Supply
AUTOEXEC.BAT on a Classic Mac?
Please Help Me Boot the Unbootable
Mac Plus RAM
640x480 on an SE/30?
Writing HTML for MacWeb 1.1.1?
MacPlus Startup Disks?
SE/30 Ills...Motherboard or RAM?

Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 11:10:53 -0500
From: mark akins
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Tecmar Mac Drive?

I just picked up a Tecmar Mac Drive. It is a big box with two 5 1/4"
inch slots. One slot contains a Winchester 20-meg hard drive. The other
slot is empty. It has two 9-pin male serial connections on the back (one
marked "SERIAL 1" and the other marked "SERIAL 2"). It was originally
used on a Mac 512K. Unfortunately, I have no documentation as to what
kind of cable was used and how it was connected to the Mac 512K. I do
have copies of the original system disk which contained Tecmar
utilities. Does anyone have any documentation on this or know what kind
of cable I would need? The drive does spin up but I have no way to know
if it works because I can't connect it to a Mac. Thanks for your help...

Mark Akins

From: "Amazin the Poderoso"
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Computer Collectors: MSX/Apple IIe Clone X Mac SE
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 13:28:55 -0300

Hey friends!

I'm a formely brasilian Amiga user, and since the Amiga can emulate a 68k
Macintosh, i've been using both O.S. for a while.

I found the macintosh an excellent computer, and, as I'm a student, i was
wondering if anyone there has a 9" Mac to trade or even, give to me, since
I cannot afford one (we have to pay an extra 70% off the product price to the
government, cause it's the importation taxes... if the thing costs $100, i
have to pay $70 to the brasilian government to receive it...)

So, as I have some brasilian MSX and Apple //e clones, I want to swap one
of them for an useable mac. I just want a macintosh able to connect to the
internet for FTP and IRC driving an external 28800 US Robotics modem.
I will not use it for WWW or DTP. I think the SE or the SE/30 with 4 megs
and a small harddrive is enough...

I offer a MSX 1.0 Computer with a 3.5" external diskdrive and about 30
disks fulla games, or an Apple //e clone, with an external 5.25" diskdrive.
Both computers are brasilian made, works in 110v, 100% compatible and
are different from us/european models :-)

Thanx in advance
Amazin, the Poderoso

Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 08:49:42 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: George Crane
Subject: Classic II and Universal Power Supply

I know that the Mac SE had something called a "universal power supply"...
Does this hold true for the Mac Classic II?

According to Apple's Spec sheets: NO


Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 14:42:11 -0500
From: Jeff Meyer
To: Classic Posts
Subject: AUTOEXEC.BAT on a Classic Mac?

I have a plus that I want to run x10 controller software and hardware.
I want to leave the plus on all of the time. In case of a power outage I
would like the Mac to restart the x10 software. How do you make a Mac
run a program automatically after bootup? Excuse my stupid question, I
am fluent in dos/windows/95 only. I recently bought a plus,se, platinum
apple ][e and an apple ][c. I am trying to put the plus to good use.

Jeff Meyer

Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997 15:53:05 -0700
From: dave6543
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Please Help Me Boot the Unbootable

Could someone help me boot my unbootable Mac 512k? I bought it for
five dollars at a garage sale minus the system software. I have no way
of formatting a 400k mac system disk with the appropriate software for a
512k. I hope I didn't blow five bucks. If anyone has any creative
ideas on how to format a 400k disk without a mac (or maybe someone has
other ideas) I'd greatly appreciate it.


Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 08:49:42 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: George Crane
Subject: Mac Plus RAM

I was asked to upgrade the RAM on a couple of Mac Pluses.
However, when I turned the Machines on the entire screen was
blank except for a tiny little square in the center...

Check to be sure all the SIMMs are indeed 1 MB and preferrably the same
speed. Also make sure they are all seated properly. If one of them is
slightly cocked or not snapped in properly, nothing will work. Of course
you were properly grounded when you did this work and didn't zap anything,


To: Classic Posts
Subject: 640x480 on an SE/30?
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 14:12:26 -0600

I have recently seen references to modifying a Color Classic to be able
to display a larger image on the built-in screen, specifically 640 x 480

Does anyone know if this is possible on an SE/30 or Classic II?

Sam M. Hunter

To: Classic Posts
Subject: Writing HTML for MacWeb 1.1.1?
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 17:54:27 -0600

I have written a personal homepage for MacWeb 2.0 using BBEdit Lite 3.5
and standard HTML. After setting Internet Config 1.3 to use the BBEdit
file as my homepage, running MacWeb 2.0 opens it when starting and
displays it just fine.

My problem (question?) is, when I set MacWeb 1.1.1 or 1.00 to use the
same file as their homepage, they simply parse it as a text file and
display the raw HTML. What am I doing wrong? Or can these two earlier
versions of MacWeb not display HTML as written with a text editor like

If anyone can enlighten me, please email your response, as well as
posting it, since I do not regularly check this listing.

Sam M. Hunter

Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 19:34:27 -0500
To: Classic Posts
From: Alan Bowman
Subject: MacPlus Startup Disks?


I am having difficulty making startup disks for my MacPlus (and my 512k).
I've downloaded some early systems from several Mac sites, but when I
transfer them to floppies, the Plus won't boot from them. To help pinpoint
the problem, here's what I know:

1) Yes, I'm using 800k (or 400k for the 512k) floppies.
2) I rename the folder to System Folder
3) The disks are not locked
4) From looking, the contents of the system folders on my regular startup
disks are identical to the contents of the disks that don't work.

And here's what I don't know:
1) I'm downloading to a Performa 6200, and then copying the folder to the
800k disks from there. Does that matter?
2) Is there another name I should give the folders other than 'System
Folder' ?
3) Where can I get more 800k and 400k disks?

Thanks for any and all help. I enjoy this list, and have learned quite a
bit from it already.


Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 19:01:48 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: Nick Canterucci
Subject: SE/30 Ills...Motherboard or RAM?

hey, any of you SE/30 users out there been having problems with
ram ? lately my SE/30,known as 'Mousemeat' has been giving me
fits with ram problems...I used to have 32mb in it, but have
recently reduced it to 16mb...until later...sometimes WHEN
mousemeat boots up..all is well....other does not
boot up...I get a checked screen image...which would suggest a
bad ram simm or simms....I've taken them outta the motherboard,
switch them around....sometimes it boots FINE..other times,
the checked screen....sometimes a good slap allows it to
boot up.....I suspect BAD RAM....others have suggested a
soo to fail motherboard...whatta think mac fans?


Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 17:20:56 -0700
To: Classic Posts
From: Nathan Marler
Subject: I Desperately Need an Ethernet Card!!

Hello, all:

I'm wondering if you can all help me with this little bind. I'm leaving
for college in a week, and the residence hall I'm staying in has ethernet.
'Yippee,' I think, because this has obvious speed advantages. HOWEVER, no
one on the face of the planet stocks ethernet cards for my Mac II, and the
majority of those people don't even know what a Mac II is ("Is that an LC
II?"--Grrr). So, I really, really need either an ethernet card or
SCSI-ethernet connector box that I can use to get ethernet capability on my
II. Here's the problem: I don't know if the ethernet that's in my dorm is
10-baseT or thin net (though I suspect the former). Thus, I really need an
ethernet card/box that has both connectors on it (as many do nowadays). I
know this is probably like looking for a waterfall in the Sahara, but I
have to leave my beloved Global Village 33.6K modem at home with my equally
beloved SE so that my parents have something to e-mail me on (otherwise
they'll have to use my Windoze 95 box with its internal, 14.4K
modem--please, help save them from this terrible fate!). If you can please
help me locate one that I may purchase (quickly), I'd be infinitely
grateful. Really. You'll see. :-) Oh and by the way, it has to come with
the DRIVERS or it has to be something that can use the Apple drivers.
Otherwise, it'll be a neat paperweight.

Thanks very much (infinitely, remember) in advance,

Nathan Marler

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