Mac SE and CD-Rom


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Hi all, I am trying to get my Macintosh SE going. I don't have any 800k floppys and the
hard drive doesn't seem to be engaged. So I hooked up a SCSI CD-Rom drive and downloaded
and burned the Legacy 68k CD file. But when I start it up the Mac doesn't recognize the CD-Rom
and all I get is the blinking Icon with the question mark. Right now the CD-Rom is set to ID 3, it
is terminated. Is there a Key combination to open up the system and check if it sees the drive?

Thanks in advance.

Brad Hansen
 
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The SE wasn't really designed for use with SCSI CD drives. I do remember there was a third-party driver that made it work, but it had to be a very slow CD drive - 1X/2X/4X.

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Cory, Hey, first the SE has an external SCSI connector on the back, so why wouldn't it take a CD-Rom
drive? Do you know of a link that could get me to a bootable CD-Rom image? The drive I have is 2X.
Thanks in advance,
Brad Hansen
 

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Punkyclown said:
... the SE has an external SCSI connector on the back
The Mac SE has a SCISI port but I think the drives that worked best were Apple branded & the drives needed to be slow as Cory pointed out.

About your hard drive, is it spinning at startup? Is the hard drive SCSI by any chance?
 

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Yes, the SCSI port on the SE was designed more for hard drives, but some folks have had luck with SCSI CD drives - especially the old Apple drive - AppleCD 150 and 300.

Don't know of a site for an image like that...will see if I can find one.

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S-D, Yes the drive spins and flickers but doesn't seem to make connection with the system board.
Still just gives a blinking ?. Could be the drive was wiped, can't see why.
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Brad Hansen
 
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