Jump to content

Opry99er's Photo


Member Since 18 Nov 2009
OFFLINE Last Active Today, 7:55 AM

Topics I've Started


Fri Apr 5, 2019 7:32 PM

This is an Apple // forum, but I have a bunch of classic Macintosh stuff I'd like to discuss.

Since there is no Mac subforum, would this be the appropriate place to discuss, or maybe another area?

Wanted: Beige Macintosh G3 Mini Tower

Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:00 AM

As stated. Preferably a 9600 in working condition. I'm in southern Wisconsin, so if you're within ~100 miles, I'll come pick it up.


G3 PowerBook (Wallstreet)

Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 PM

I need a working G3 Wallstreet (doesn't matter if the battery works or not), preferably with a USB card (not absolutely required, but preferred).

Willing to trade--I have tons of stuff to trade, including a nice boxed NES (complete) in great condition. Amongst other things.

Or cash... whatever.


Attached File  832EC2F6-742D-45B6-94E5-E97C38AED2B9.jpeg   531.3KB   19 downloads

Help! Weirdness and insanity!

Sun Mar 3, 2019 11:12 AM

Quick rundown:

At the CTIUG meeting, we had an issue with a PBox or card or something.

We were able to read and write to disks just fine, and we initialized and formatted a couple of disks.

On our third initialization attempt, the system refused to format a disk. It still reads and writes just fine, but it will not initialize. We tried multiple 32k cards, multiple disks, and 3 different disk managers. We also swapped drives.

We can read previously formatted disks, AND write to them--just cannot format/initialize.

What in the good hell would cause this?

Consoles tried:

Modified console (Vic Steerup)
Unmodified console (Ron Klein)

32k tried:

32k onboard a RAMDisk
Standard TI 32k

Drives tried:

Two separate 5.25" TEAC half height double sided drives

Disk managers tried;

MENU Disk manager (on RAMDisk)
DM1000 (on FinalGROM)
TI standard Disk Manager 2 cartridge
DM1000 (on XB2.7 cart)

Floppies tried:

4 different brands, all known to work on other systems.

OT: Pretty Smart

Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:24 PM