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First off I just want to say sorry for the spares updates to this site. Working 5 days a week, going to school, running TW Computing, plus raising a family have finally taken their toll on my time to work on this site. I am not going to stop posting new updates but there may only be a few a year instead of every month like I use to.
There are many 6400/6500 users still out there and I hear from new ones all the time. This site will remain useful for a very long time :-) Now, on to the news.
Just Updated 7/6/2004
5500 mother board in a 6200 case: Lucas sent me some info about his system. It's a 6200 with a 5500 mother board inserted and he says it works just fine. Thanks Lucas.
I asked if there was room for the 2 slot PCI riser card and here is his reply.
Sounds like this would be a very nice upgrade for any 6200 users out there :-)
Looking for old Apple OS install CD's?: I found a site that sells all of the old Apple OS installer CD's.
They even sell CD's with all the Apple OS updates for people that don't have high speed internet connections to download them and they sell all the Apple Tech manuals! I'm not sure if these are the true Apple Take Apart manuals but it sure sounds like it.
OEM OS 9.1 installer CD that works on our Macs: Speaking of OS install CD's, many of you know that not every OS installer CD will work on a 6400/6500. There are some OEM full install CD's that just refuse to install the OS on our Macs. The installers bought from a store are usually universal and will work on any Mac that the OS runs on but OEM installers typically only work on the Mac they came with. DStick found an OEM CD for OS 9.1 that he says worked on his 6360. Thanks DStick!
Here is a link to this product. It probably won't be around for long!
The link has a picture of the CD and the serial number on the CD does not match the serial number DStick mentioned but the description for the product says it will work with a 6400/6500.
Apple Manuals: And speaking of Apple Take Apart manuals, Tom sent me a link to a site that has many of them posted for download. Thanks Tom!
Another happy Sonnet Clocker user!: Reinhard sent me some info on his experience with the Sonnet Clocker on his 6500. This little utility is still coming in handy :-)
Update on using a ethernet cards with Realtek chip sets: Daan posted some information that is found in the readme that come with the Realtek drivers that could help some people having trouble with these cards. Thanks Daan.
Falk has another reason for why some of these cards may not work. Thanks Falk.
You can read more about these ethernet cards here.
IXMICRO Twin Turbo card in a 6400: Wil says he was able to fit a Twin Turbo card from a 9600 into his 6400 with a bit of cutting and its only $14.95. Thanks Wil!
Nice fix to change Apples TV/Video system from always switching to NONE for audio input: Justin sent me some info and an Apple Script he wrote to force his Apple TV/Video player to change from input source NONE to the CD-TV-Video input. Thanks Justin. Here are the files so you don't have to search for them.
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CD containing The 6400 Zone plus past history for sale 9/3/1999
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a CD with my entire up-to-date site as well as my 6400 Take Apart Manual? Plus, many of the past Just Updates included! I think this would be a great idea for anyone who hasn't been able to keep up or never saw my site until recently. Also for those of you with Sherlock, the CD is even better cause you can tell Sherlock to index the CD and then you can do a search on any topic, and if I ever talked about it, you'll find it! I have info as far back as mid 1997. I'm asking $10 US which includes shipping, and I will even include a few surprises! To make this offer even juicier I can add some download that you've been trying to get but just couldn't for some reason. Lets put my cable modem to work :) I will accept money orders and personal checks but I won't mail out the CD till it clears. I can now accept credit cards through PayPal as well!
Amazon.com, books and more 7/2/98
I found a great way to earn some money while getting great deals to you on Macintosh books and software plus they have all kinds of other books, music, and more. Please click on the amazon.com link on the top of this page whenever you feel like purchasing something to help sponsor this site. If you're unsure of what you want and wish to get a list of Mac related items, just type Macintosh in the search field on their home page and you will be presented with many choices to select.
TW Computing Business sites 11/2/2002
This page lists TW Computings Business Account holders web sites. I am placing them here on my site for two reasons. Many people visit The 6400 Zone and some of you may be interested in the products or services that these businesses deal in. Second, The 6400 Zone is visited by many web crawlers or robots that scan the internet looking for new sites. By placing links to sites hosted by TW Computing here, I can help them increase their chance of getting listed on most popular search engines. I figure that's the least I can do since I own TW Computing and it hosts The 6400 Zone :)
Also, if anyone is interested in having a web site hosted or maybe you want to your own domain name for your email, please consider using TW Computing.
The 6400 Zone is created to help you gain access to useful software updates and great shareware programs that add functionality to your system. It is also a one stop road map to other informative sites for answering your questions. Most of the info here is geared towards the 6400, but it is useful for all PCI Performa models and even the 6500 and all-in-one Macs based on the same. It's even useful to other Mac systems. At one time I referred to my 6400/200 clocked to 220Mhz as just 6400/220, OK :)
I will keep it updated as often as I can but I don't have much free time to work on it, so I suggest you check back at least once every other week. That should be sufficient. If you don't see something you would like to see here or have your own software / web site that would benefit the Mac community, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/Vimage G3/320 OS 9.2.2, PM 6500/300 OS 9.2.2/OSX10.1.5, two B&W G4/500's OS 10.2.2 Server, iBook Dual USB OS 9.2.2 / OSX 10.2.6, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.1, Dual G4 800 OSX 10.3.2, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. If I encounter any problems, I will post them for all to read and respond to. Likewise, if you are having any problems and would like help just email me and if I can answer it I will, or I will post it here for others to read and respond to.
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