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Old Mac PowerPC 7100

by ronbobb2233 / May 29, 2015 5:35 AM PDT

I have an old Mac 7100. The mouse quit working (I tried a different keyboard and mouse, same result) Then the monitor died, so I have no way to even check it further. I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I have had no luck in finding anybody who would even talk to me about this computer. If I could get it working again, that would be fine, but if not, I would be satisfied to get the music files off of the scsi hard drive, which I'm pretty sure is fine. But as I said, nobody around here can or will help. Is there a cost effective way to do this?

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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 5:45 AM PDT
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I find it easier to find a working model to slip the hard drives over to the next machine.

If you only need to get the files out I use USB HDD cases (run about 20 bucks each) to use them as externals to fish files out.

I can't guess what cost effective today is.

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Do not read this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 6:06 AM PDT
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Re: You're right.
by ronbobb2233 / May 29, 2015 10:04 AM PDT
In reply to: You're right.

Yes, the finding a working model cheap is an option, but haven't found a cheap one yet, and the HDD/USB adapters you spoke of for around 20 bucks are for SATA drives, not scsi drives. The only ones I have found that will work with SCSI are about 160 bucks, and they don't guarantee compatibility. Thanks for the reply, guess I will keep my radar on for another old working 7100 on the cheap.

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SCSI here wasn't that bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 2:54 PM PDT
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This is just a long shot but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 12:48 AM PDT
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why not give these guys a call.

They are one of the larger Mac User groups and have been around for years.

I'm sure they will have someone who still has a SCSI Mac in working condition, I do, that will be able to help you out.

Worth a try

Failing that, eBay has a bunch of old Macs, all of which have the SCSI interface


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RE: Old Mac PowerPC 7100
by ronbobb2233 / May 30, 2015 2:58 AM PDT

Hey, that's a great suggestion, my fault for not remembering. I used to use this resource back in the day. Thanks for reminding me. Ron

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(NT) Let us know how you get on
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 6:34 AM PDT
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RE: Let us know how you get on
by ronbobb2233 / May 30, 2015 8:17 AM PDT

Thanks, will do. Nice to know someone is paying attention, will keep you posted. r

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