Before exchanging any hard drive, I need to backup what's on the original SCSI hard drive. There's a couple of old utilities that will be handy in future.
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In order for this to work, I needed to get the SE/30 data bridge first.
I managed to save these applications. But: Then the backup failed. Something went wrong when updating the OS, and then the Mac could not boot from the hard drive anymore. I managed to boot from a floppy disk via the Floppy Emu. And found out that the hard drive apparently broke physically.
Setup the RC4500 wristwatch with the SE/30 in order to set the time "right".
I need to replace the CMOS battery inside the SE/30, before it blows up and ruins the machine.
I'd love the SE/30 to be able to connect to my local network. For this, an Asanté appletalk-to-ethernet device is awaiting to be used.
Old electronic devices with surface mount electrolytic capacitors are often affected by capacitor leakage. I need to replace those on the SE/30 before they leak.
Write down why the SE/30 has any significance in the history of information machines. Write the text using the machine itself.
Remove the CMOS battery now, before replacing the battery later.
The Macintosh SE/30 needs a way to get new OS and software. For this purpose, install and setup a floppy drive emulation, connected via SCSI.
An external Apple 800k floppy disk drive does not work. Find the problem and fix it.
The SE/30's hard drive runs so noisily that I expect it to break soon. Let's exchange it with BlueSCSI and install the OS.
One of the main purposes of this machine is to serve for studying Hypercard. Hence, let's get it running on the new hard disk drive.