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H454

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In Topic: Crazy random SNES game lot at GoodWill

Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:01 PM

 Ended at $471 plus $3.00 handling and whatever shipping would be.

I don't know enough about the SNES games market to know if that was a good, OK or bad deal.


In Topic: Crazy random SNES game lot at GoodWill

Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:21 PM

Some thirty five year old is really pissed at their mom right now.

Mom "I donated your old toys to Goodwill!"

35yearold - "where is my SNES?"

Mom "That old thing? You were never going to use again, so I gave it away"

35yearold - :mad: X 100,000!


In Topic: My Apple IIGS just came in the mail, but I've got questions

Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:10 AM

So did some of the keys just not work on your first keyboard? Or was it totally borked?

If a couple of the keys work, I've had pretty good luck with cleaning early mac/ apple IIGS keyboards.

The IIGS boards have (I think) two different early styles of ALPS mechanical key switches.

I guess the one with orange/salmon ALPS are more rare/ desirable - something to consider when it might need repair in addition to cleaning.

Detox-it worked into some of these "bad" switches have saves many a bad keyboard.


In Topic: My Apple IIGS just came in the mail, but I've got questions

Sat Nov 3, 2018 10:43 PM

 

Really? I thought the internals were different, because someone over on the IIGS Facebook page said that you can fry the RFI input. I actually have S-Video cables lying around, but the new cable comes Monday anyway.

 

I have no idea what that FB person means by RFI input. There are only two real differences between an apple keyboard cable and an s-video cable.

The apple is coiled and most S-video cables will have better shielding due to that part that they are for analog video.

 

But if you get bored of dealing with ADB keyboards / mice and want to use modern USB hardware - Big mess o wires make an ADB to USB adapter called the "Wombat" for about $50.

Works with any apple product that use ADB (like 90's macs and IIGS), It also two- way. Meaning you can also use an Apple ADB keyboard with just about any computer with an USB port.

https://www.bigmesso...uct/usb-wombat/

And the "ADB" cable he sell is just a black svideo cable.

https://www.bigmesso...adb-cable-3-ft/


In Topic: My Apple IIGS just came in the mail, but I've got questions

Sat Nov 3, 2018 4:25 AM

 

I wish I did, but I've never had anything with an ADB, as I was mainly into Ataris. I just ordered another cable though, as one of the pins just broke off.

 

S-video cables and ABD are same mini din 4 connector and are fully pin compatible.

If you are in any thrift shop, just look for the area with power adapter and cables. I don't think I've been to a thrift store and not seen an s-video cable.