Perform 6100/66 DOS - monitor and cd drive issues

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Istarian

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May 19, 2009, 4:06:58 PM5/19/09
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I have couple quick questions about some issues i've been having with
this mac (see title). I'm using it with an old 12 in. apple branded
monitor via an HDI-45 to mac video adapter. Frequently on startup, the
monitor won't seem to be working with the computer (it works fine with
an Mac LC II). Sometimes, if i'm lucky, after a few hard restarts (ie
pushing the power button) i'll get the video. Now, I know that there's
a little spot where the cable seems to be open to the elements (it's
got a break between the plug and the wire covering), but I don't think
that's the problem. Can anyone confirm whether it's the cable acting
up or if there's some other reason this can happen? On another note,
the same computer seems to have an unworking cd drive. Are there any
special config settings (hardware or software) or control panels I
need, or is it more likely to just be a broken drive?

parker cooper

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May 19, 2009, 4:30:21 PM5/19/09
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I'm not familiar with that model adaptor ,but the one i use has dip switches on the out side.If this is the case with yours,try fliping the switches and restarting the computer, but remember where the switch settings were.

Ken Daggett

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May 19, 2009, 5:45:26 PM5/19/09
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The 6100 won't put out a video signal when the PRAM battery is dead.
First guess, replace the battery. The "quick" hard restarts
sometimes allow the machine to start with the dead battery.

Ken
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7gt1w/stackomacs


Clark Martin

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May 19, 2009, 7:30:57 PM5/19/09
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That's my guess. You can usually get these machines to start up by
doing a three fingered salute (Command-Control-Power) after power up.
Or use the reset button on the back of the 6100.

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Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA
Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Istarian

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May 20, 2009, 3:21:42 PM5/20/09
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Ah, that could be an issue. I'll check that out. Got an extra battery
somewhere I think. Thanks. :)

On May 19, 5:45 pm, Ken Daggett <kadagg...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 19 May 2009, at 13:30:21 PDT, parker cooper wrote:
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> > I'm not familiar with that model adaptor ,but the one i use has dip  
> > switches on the out side.If this is the case with yours,try fliping  
> > the switches and restarting the computer, but remember where the  
> > switch settings were.
>

Istarian

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May 20, 2009, 3:23:15 PM5/20/09
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Unforunately this one is just a straight through cable, no switches.
HDI-45 is this -> http://pinouts.ru/Video/audiovision_pinout.shtml

On May 19, 4:30 pm, parker cooper <parker_cooper2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm not familiar with that model adaptor ,but the one i use has dip switches on the out side.If this is the case with yours,try fliping the switches and restarting the computer, but remember where the switch settings were.
>

Magnetic Control Industry

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May 20, 2009, 11:41:36 PM5/20/09
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Would anyone happen to have a copy of Adobe Premier 4.0 or 4.2 that they
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and would greatly desire to offer it some software that uses it's powerful
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