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Apple EDVT for the Ethernet Adapter Card

Another interesting find while plundering the treasures of eBay. “Apple Computer Inc. EDVT  (Engineering Design Verification Test) ETHERNET ADAPTER CARD”

Read more at my blog below, and download the EDVT as a PDF if you want a copy.




Added by Michael on September 4, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Archiving my Floppy Disks

Finally (and about time too), I got around to setting up my KryoFlux Disk USB Floppy Controller.

The USB controller has been sitting in its box for over a year now, and the spare 1/2 day arrived, and I hooked it up to my miniServer.  Previous attempts to us my QuickSilver2000 PowerMac didn't work, as the KryoFlux program would only support USB drivers under 10.6+ Intel Macs.  Although the windows…


Added by Michael on September 11, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Recent Aquisitions

Hello everybody. It's been a while since I posted. Nothing much interesting happening on my projects bench, but have picked up some new bits.

  • non working Tangerine iMac

  • iBook Graphite
  • PowerBook G3 Wallstreet PDQ
  • HD20 - with cable chopped off

The HD20 is the interesting one, just picked it up locally on eBay. It is minus the interface (floppy) cable that has been chopped off. I'm assuming that the cable from a spare 400K… Continue

Added by Michael on November 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

512K M0001WP Macintosh welcomed to the family

Picked up a 512K Mac this weekend, came with extended keyboard, mouse, and external FDD, but no software.

There was a floppy stuck in the external drive, and I had to open up the case and degunk the lubricant to free up the release mechanism, but unfortunately the disk was not bootable (the label says it's an excel data disk).

Is there any way I can get hold of systems/software disks for my 512K? My PBDuo230 won't power up, so I can't download an "archive" copy of… Continue

Added by Michael on July 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Old Printers can be a pain

Back in my previous blog entry I mentioned I'd picked up up an Apple LaserWriter 16/600, well finally got to adding it to my network to use. The printer came with an ethernet adaptor, so no problems putting it on the network, but with no console on the printer, how was I to route output to it.

Fortunately with OS 9.22 on my Bondi Blue iMac I was able to find the printer via the local AppeTalk (printer was called "loaner"), but I wanted to be able to print to it from my main machines,… Continue

Added by Michael on December 31, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

PowerBook 250 Duo and LaserWriter 16/600

Just picked up for the princely sum of AU$5.51 a PowerBook 250 Duo, albeit the LCD is cracked and a few other bits and pieces, and a LaserWriter 16/600

* PowerBook 250

* Power supply

* User Guide

* Floppy Drive (with adapter)

* FOCUS SCSI Dock and HDI SCSI Dock Adapter

* SCSI Zip Drive

* SCSI/Link-T (RJ45) adapter (with driver disk) by DaynaPORT (Model DP0801)

* Apple Power supply for M5409, M5416, M1506, M3050, & M3052

* Type3 & Type2… Continue

Added by Michael on November 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

. . . and when not using my Macs

When I can I like to get out with friends and go riding on the weekends. Currently, I'm in "training" for the annual Sydney to Wollongong fund raising ride for Multiple Sclerosis Australia

Have a look at for more information about the ride, and my fund raising page at… Continue

Added by Michael on October 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Hi, my name is Michael, and I used to be a PC user.

Hi all, I've just had my membership approved and thought the first thing I'd do is give a run down on my Apple and Mac background.

Back in 1983 I was working for an computer store in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) called "Computers and Peripherals" which was a local Apple Dealer/Agent as well as specialising in electronic calculators (which themselves were a big deal back then!).

Although we were happily selling Apple //e & //c machines, both out of the box, and… Continue

Added by Michael on October 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments



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