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Retr0brighting an HD20 SC enclosure.

Earlier this year I restored a badly yellowed HD20 SC enclosure using Retr0bright.  The reult was excellent, though with a little streaking. Sadly the HDD itself was seized solid.

Read about it on my blog: …

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Added by Andrew "lizardb0y" Stephen on July 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Mac 512Ke Success!

I have successfully created a System 4.1 boot floppy on an old Powerbook 160 with an external Iomega Zip drive.  This let my copy files from my Linux PC onto the Powerbook for subsequent writing to floppy.

This worked a treat, and I now have a fully booting, boxed 240V Mac…

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Added by Andrew "lizardb0y" Stephen on April 11, 2011 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

MAcintosh 512Ke Repair Adventures

Over the past couple of months I have been spending a small amount of my little spare time trying to repair a Macintosh 512Ke.  I have got it to the point that the Mac turns on fine and seems stable, but I have no System disks to boot it on.  I've been preparing for this moment and have followed a convoluted path to get me closer to my goal.

 

The 512Ke, Plus and SE all have 400K/800K floppy drives, so I can't make boot disks on my PC.  I had a Powerbook 160 which had a dead…

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Added by Andrew "lizardb0y" Stephen on April 4, 2011 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

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