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Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: chopper
Date: December 27, 2017 02:05PM
May also try to start the 9600. So bummed my iMac DVSE wont start now.

Chopper.
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 27, 2017 02:11PM
Woah... it's like antique day around here. Good luck !
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: mstudio
Date: December 27, 2017 02:39PM
Yes, nice. I had the 2300, very nice little Mac. Unlike the Pismo mentioned earlier, the iMac does need a good PRAM battery to start. Easy to get at. Have you checked it?



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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 27, 2017 03:51PM
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mstudio
Yes, nice. I had the 2300

I still have mine, but I can't find the power brick.
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: December 27, 2017 04:10PM
Neat-o
Found out the hard way sometime in the past year that the IIsi went belly-up; it booted fine around five years ago or so, but something inside it degraded from just sitting there.

Meanwhile, during the past week, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to make a bootable System 7 Zip disk for the Mac Plus (which is currently running 6.0.8 off of an 800K floppy). The end goal is to get a System 7.5.5 bootable Zip Disk so that I can run iCab on the thing; Sure - I can sort-of browse the internet as is, but nearly all web sites other than Google completely kill MacLynx when trying to load.



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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: testcase
Date: December 27, 2017 04:14PM
Somewhere, I too have a Duo280C and a DuoDock.



I gotta get organized. boink smiley
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: mstudio
Date: December 27, 2017 04:22PM
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testcase
Somewhere, I too have a Duo280C and a DuoDock.



I gotta get organized. boink smiley

Ha, I got rid of mine years ago, but I just found the little grey key with the Apple logo on it. I always liked the design and idea behind the Duo/Dock.
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 27, 2017 04:24PM
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SDGuy


Meanwhile, during the past week, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to make a bootable System 7 Zip disk for the Mac Plus (which is currently running 6.0.8 off of an 800K floppy).

It's been years since I've booted up one of my compact Macs.

IIRC, there was quite a "gotcha" with respect to Zip discs and drivers if you wanted to make one bootable. I believe it had something to do with the fact that the OS could overwrite the driver on a bootable Zip disc with one that was not suitable for booting. Again, it's been a long time, but this might be something to look into.
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: Forrest
Date: December 27, 2017 04:37PM
The Mac Plus is just before my time. Though I did run System 6.0.5 on my Atari ST thru the Spectre GCR emulator.

If you need help with the Mac Plus, you can try 68KMLA Forums
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: Fritz
Date: December 27, 2017 06:02PM


vroom!!!!!!



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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 27, 2017 08:35PM
Making me all wistful for my old Performa 6360 and Fujitsu M/O drive.



same as it ever was
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Re: Firing up the Duo 280c on Dec 31
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 29, 2017 08:06PM
About the bootable Zip disk. I think I remember reading on lowendmacs that you could get a scsi to sd card adapter and boot off that as well.



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