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Arthegall's picture
Joined: 2011 Dec 31
68kmla Plug

Hey fellow Gardeners:

Just thought I'd put a plug in for the 68kmla. I developed some problems with my Mac SE a couple of months ago, and I've never been much of a hardware guy at all. But I got on the the 68kmla and started reading and contributing. With their help, I'm managed to actually crack open some old machines, and I'm starting to learn how to fix and maintain stuff.

Software preservation is definitely still my top priority, since running software is the whole point, IMO, and software's a lot harder to preserve long term than hardware, IMO, but it's been a lot of fun and very rewarding to spend time over there and learn about the other side of the equation.

I'm sure some of you are already members over there, but if you're not, I recommend it.


max1zzz's picture
Joined: 2010 Oct 3

I'm over there aswell, and i can say they are all very friendly and helpful, i can also recommend it to people here

moof's picture
Joined: 2009 Aug 4

I'm there as well. Its a great place to learn about the the intricacies of the wiring under the 68k board. Some very knowledgeable dudes. Trag, Bunsen and Mac128 have been around awhile.
I enjoy reading Trash80toHP_Mini's posts. He is the zaniest of them all!
One of the members, Byrd helped me realise my dream of a color classic mystic and posted a 575 board to me. I in return sent him a 4GB external SCSI drive.
I've also sold jsarchibald some L2 G3 cache for his TAM.
Recently, I had LC Guy pick up a bunch of mac peripherals I no longer needed.
Its mostly a great community to be part of, though occasionally there is a bad apple in there..
I am slowly trimming down the collection. I agree with you Arthegall that emulation and software is where its at.
I've got Minivmac, Basilisk, Sheepsaver and more recently a "mac ii" on my android phone.
Unless, you have the knowledge to replace caps (i.e. soldering) on the board...
Even then scsi drives fail and replacement options are by no means cheap.
Though, I can say that real hardware is a more genuine experience Smile

rich_powermac66dos's picture
Joined: 2013 Jun 2

i have an se fdhd that got has a problem with the floppy it keeps saying it has an unreadable disk but there nothing in it any help would be nice

Belethor's picture
Joined: 2013 Oct 24

I'm still waiting on them to approve me so I can join. I wonder what's going on? Sad

max1zzz's picture
Joined: 2010 Oct 3

did you email them? you need to send them a email before they complete your registration