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How to read old 3.5" Macintosh formatted floppies on a MacBookPro

I have connected a USB external floppy drive to my Macbook Pro (OSX El Capitan). I am unable to "view" the external drive, and hence unable to access the floppy content. I have inserted a floppy, ...
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How was it back then in 1984, when the Apple II had color, and the new Macintosh didn't?

I imagine it being a huge downgrade for some, not to have color on the Macintosh. Macintosh games were black and white in the beginning, while Apple II had color. I'm especially interested in ...
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I am going to buy an old iMac G3 Over the next couple of days/weeks, and I want to make sure that I am buying a system with no problems. I usually ask for the serial number and good pictures before ...
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What exactly did Sony contribute to the original Apple PowerBook?

The first Apple PowerBook laptops were delivered in 3 versions in 1991: PowerBook 100, 140, and 170. These initial PowerBooks were overall a tremendous commercial success for Apple, and are regarded ...
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Cross-Compatibility of UCSD p-Machine Versions?

I currently have Apple Pascal (and Fortran, and PILOT) running on an Apple IIgs emulator on Windows. As near as I can tell, it's UCSD p-System II.something. I also have a DOS-hosted UCSD p-System, IV....
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

I am looking into buying myself an original iMac, as I want to mess with the older system a little bit. Is it even remotely possible to change the RAM in the system to being over 256 MB? I am willing ...
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Macintosh System 6 on Quadra?

System 6 is not officially supported on 68040 Macintoshes, but has anyone successfully run System 6 on an early Quadra, e.g. the Quadra 700?
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When was Breakout developed by Steve Wozniak?

The classic game Breakout was developed in 1975-76; famously, the first version of the circuit board was designed by Wozniak over the course of four nights, though Atari subsequently redesigned it for ...
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Help identify old Apple game from 80s (Apple II, Apple IIGS)

I am trying to remember the name of a game I played on Apple II or Apple IIGS. From what I can remember, the beginning of the game you are looking for your lost uncle or something. You to another ...
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Why did some Mac computers have two names?

Many, if not all of the Performa and Quadra systems seemed to have two names. For example the LC 475 was also known as the Quadra 605.
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Origin of Dongles

The first time I ever heard of a dongle was when it was used on a text processor called Wordcraft on the Commodore 8032. It was around 1980. We had three machines and had to share the dongle amongst ...
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PowerBook 145 Screen Issues

I have a PowerBook 145 that boots up because I can hear the chime but the screen doesn’t come on. The back light is functioning but no data can be viewed on the screen. What can I do?
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I have an old Apple II computer,but cannot find any info on model # A2M001

My father had an old Apple II and I'm trying to find some info on it. Any help would be appreciated The model # is A2M001 and the disk drives are also A2M003-62498. I have seen other models but None ...
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Did any major corporation ever successfully sue Microsoft for intellectual property theft?

It is generally agreed that Microsoft stole parts if not entire blocks of intellectual property from Digital Research, Xerox, Apple, and several other major corporations. To keep it simple, lets ...
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Macintosh Performa 200 Mouse and Keyboard Issue

I have a Macintosh Performa 200 and I’m trying to get it working again. It powers on normally and then it brings up the normal Mac OS screen but the mouse and keyboard don't work. Yesterday they were ...
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Need help identifying math game where equations let you move from room to room?

Can anyone help me find an old math game where equations let you move from room to room? I played the game on an Apple II back in middle school and I want to use it with my daughter to teach her math. ...
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Apple II GS versus Mac Plus cost

I just came across a fascinating video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h4tepFbMso&t=78s which makes a coherent case - I don't feel I can pass a final verdict on whether he's right or wrong, but a ...
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What Apple computers are shown in this MacBook Pro Reveal video?

In this Reveal video for the new MacBook Pro, seven or eight vintage Apple products are shown. Which ones exactly are they? The other question similar to this one is asking about a completely ...
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What typewriters and computers are shown in this commercial?

In this Apple commercial for the new MacBook Pro, there are several typewriters as well as a few retro Apple laptops shown. Which typewriters and laptops are being shown? Screenshots Order is left ...
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How did Apple's 'CYA' chip function to “Control Your Apple”?

Unlike the original Apple ][, the Apple IIGS was built from highly-integrated custom chips. Among these were the Mega II and the CYA (which, apparently stands for "Control Your Apple"). From what I ...
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Was it Microsoft that started the war between Application and OS vendors?

I think there is a long history of application vendors going to great lengths to complain or litigate against Operating System vendors to compete fairly. Specifically, I am talking about "fairness" ...
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Was there a dual-core PowerMac G5?

I have a PowerMac G5 which I have recently succeeded in getting running with a Mac OS X 10.4. I was in for two big surprises: Firstly, the computer runs very fast, even with heavier software like an ...
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Does anybody have a good method for formatting a modern device in HFS? (Not HFS+)

I started this project ages ago and its just been sitting on my bench for ever. I have this old MacIIci and I put a lan card in it, maxed out the memory, has the turbo proc in it. The next step I ...
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Was Apple's automatic disk ejection mechanism patented?

I always though it was an awesome idea, but no one ever copied it. Even if more complicated than a standard eject mechanism, I guess it should not have been so outrageously expensive not to be ...
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Configuring the slots in MAME for different hardware

How can you configure the MAME emulator for different hardware (hardware cards) in the available slots of the emulated system? For example, how can you put in different cards in the emulated Apple ...
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What should I do to clean up a Power Mac G3 that's been outside for two years?

I recently was given a Power Macintosh G3 300Mhz minitower (having a bit of trouble confirming that but I'm mostly certain that's what it is(the case is labeled from 1997)) that had been outside for ...
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What was this Apple external CRT monitor that looked like an iMac G3?

In high school I rescued an Apple external monitor from the garbage which looked like an iMac G3, only twice as big. It was blue but I bet it came in different colors as well. It might still be in ...
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What are the normal signals on a 65C02 in an Apple IIe?

I'm troubleshooting a dead Apple IIe enhanced, and I'm having trouble finding documentation on testing the 65C02 (as opposed to the 6502). Specifically, I've found using a logic probe that pin 6 (...
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Fun or interesting projects to do with Mac Classic II? [closed]

A year or two ago I repaired a Mac Classic II that I got from my old high school. (I had to replace all of the capacitors on the logic board.) Anyway, I played around with it for a while, read a ...
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Resources for developing in Classic Mac OS MPW?

I'm learning about IDEs and software development on Mac OS Classic systems and recently discovered Macintosh Programmer's Workshop. Navigating to a cached version of the old MPW Tools page on Apple's ...
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Unknown Apple to VGA adapter

I've got this Apple to VGA adapter. I cannot remember what model this is for: it has got a male DB-15 pin connector at one side, and female DE-15 connector at the other side. As you can see, it has ...
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How do I run PowerPC Applications on an Intel Mac

Apple created a dynamic binary translator called Rosetta and bundled it into their OS X operating system. As of OS 10.7, however, Rosetta was removed, and PowerPC applications are no longer supported ...
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How do you determine the value of vintage computer equipment?

I have a number of items (among them, old (80s) Apple memorabilia and a nylon flag that's about 2m², featuring the Cupertino font). I'm thinking of selling these (possibly in conjunction with some ...
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What are the differences between the versions of AppleSoft BASIC?

Apple did make some changes to AppleSoft BASIC over the years between the first version on the Apple II and the last version on the Enhanced IIe and IIe card. What are the differences between the ...
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Was there any commercially available graphical interfaces before the apple Lisa?

I just finished the Steve Jobs biography and I thought... Was the apple Lisa really the first commercially available Graphical interface? This is just out of interest but I'll be really interested ...