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If anybody from here buys these, I'll help you get them running.

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Heh. The "printer interface"

Heh. The "printer interface" in the Item Description is the SCSI Adapter. Oh, and the machine runs through 7.0.1, not 7.1 as mentioned in the Item Description. At least, if anyone has 7.1 running on one of these, I want to know how you did it....

I'm still looking for a docking card...I suspect that anyone finding an SE or Plus with the docking card installed figures it's a broken machine (won't boot unless the Outbound is docked) and discards it.

I am happy to also provide advice to anyone who wants to get them running. I can also reburn the EEPROMs in the event that they are corrupted. Some RAM SIMMs corrupt the EEPROMs for some reason which I do not understand. After that, the machine makes a horrible buzzing sound and freezes at the kangaroo screen. The solution is to remove the EEPROMs (they're socketed) and reprogram them--and to get different RAM.

Tom, have you tried 16MB 30 pin SIMMs in the Silicon Disk sockets? I have not tried it but have been wondering for a while if it would work.

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Re: Heh. The "printer interface"

trag wrote:

I'm still looking for a docking card...I suspect that anyone finding an SE or Plus with the docking card installed figures it's a broken machine (won't boot unless the Outbound is docked) and discards it.

Yeah - I've never seen a single one any place but an Outbound brochure.

I am happy to also provide advice to anyone who wants to get them running. I can also reburn the EEPROMs in the event that they are corrupted. Some RAM SIMMs corrupt the EEPROMs for some reason which I do not understand. After that, the machine makes a horrible buzzing sound and freezes at the kangaroo screen. The solution is to remove the EEPROMs (they're socketed) and reprogram them--and to get different RAM.

Tom, have you tried 16MB 30 pin SIMMs in the Silicon Disk sockets? I have not tried it but have been wondering for a while if it would work.

I've not. In fact, I haven't even powered mine on it a couple of years. I'd appreciate copies of the ROM images, though.

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Outbound EEPROM Images

Tom, I have them stored on a PC which I rarely assemble and boot up. the next time I have it booted up I'll pull the Outbound EEPROM images off for you and email them. I only use the PC when I need to run the EEPROM programming machine.

The EEPROM images can be a little dicey however, because they're a bit different depending on the size of hard drive installed in the 125 or if there is an internal floppy drive instead of the internal hard drive installed.

However, as long as you have an external floppy that should not be a problem. If you ever get corrupted EEPROMs, burn a new copy of which ever version you have, install them, boot up with the external floppy and then run the Outbound Installer software. The last thing it does is write the proper data to the internal EEPROMs for the 125 configuration which it detects.