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Re: My DA G4 died. [message #349751] Sat, 29 July 2017 21:01 Go to next message
Cameron Kaiser is currently offline  Cameron Kaiser
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> Out of curiosity I was looking at microsoft usb keyboards for cheap at
> office max/depot whatever it is. I would
> think this would work on a mac but it doesn't say on the box. Is this a
> possibility?

It would basically work, though some keys might be missing, and some keys
on that keyboard might not map.

> Also I was checking specs between the G4 and my old Umax S900 and they both
> use PCI cards. Would the Sonnet
> ATA133 work in the S900. It currently has a Sonnet ATA100 and use the
> bigger drives from the G4 in
> the S900?

Most Sonnet cards (which specific model?) do work in old beige Macs and are
bootable in those systems, including with the classic Mac OS.

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Re: My DA G4 died. [message #349754 is a reply to message #349751] Sat, 29 July 2017 21:27 Go to previous message
Frank Dutra is currently offline  Frank Dutra
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Agree with Valter with regards to power supply. I'm using an ATX PC
power supply on my G4 mystic,,, higher wattage than the OEM though. I
remember it being a total rewire job tracing back all the wires (24?)
and connecting them to the correct/like voltage of the mac. Had to cut
wires since the output plugs weren't compatible between the Mac and
the ATX. It wasn't the easiest hack I've ever done, but that was 6-7
years ago and still running.

Keyboards are pretty much interchangeable but remember that the boot
process will only see USB hardwired inputs until the OS is mounted,,,
have an old microsoft one that I use when wanting to initiate special
commands during boot, ie single user mode.

On 7/29/17, Cameron Kaiser <spectre@floodgap.com> wrote:
>> Out of curiosity I was looking at microsoft usb keyboards for cheap at
>> office max/depot whatever it is. I would
>> think this would work on a mac but it doesn't say on the box. Is this a
>> possibility?
>
> It would basically work, though some keys might be missing, and some keys
> on that keyboard might not map.
>
>> Also I was checking specs between the G4 and my old Umax S900 and they
>> both
>> use PCI cards. Would the Sonnet
>> ATA133 work in the S900. It currently has a Sonnet ATA100 and use the
>> bigger drives from the G4 in
>> the S900?
>
> Most Sonnet cards (which specific model?) do work in old beige Macs and are
> bootable in those systems, including with the classic Mac OS.
>
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