Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to simonatanner)
If you do a search on ebay for Nubus video cards for Macintosh II, you should get several cheap alternatives.
Only issue is most of them use the older apple display port, so you'd either need an older basic apple monior with the same type of connector or get an adaptor that switches it to basic VGA.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to cjbriare)
So, is it possible to hook this up to a generic vga? I was under the impression that the NuBus video cards were monitor-specific. Would it be possible to use the existing Radius video card (which has a seriel port) and run it through some sort of seriel to vga adapter?
Also, what kind of monitor do I need for a Macintosh II? Is there certain specifications I need to be looking for?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to simonatanner)
I may be misremembering, but my recollection is that the Radius Full Page Display card had a proprietary connector and protocol, with rather unique frequencies and resolution, and so would not work with a standard monitor. You might find more information here:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 7:37 PM (in response to varjak paw)
Thanks, that link has some great info! I'll start looking through it and see what I can find out.
Jut out of curiousity, do you happen to know if the Radius color display/21 monitor would be compatible with the Mac IIcx? There's one for sale in my area with a Centris 650, and I'm wondering if that might be a good option.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 11:32 PM (in response to simonatanner)
Our family closed down the last used Macintosh store in Spokane, WA in 1999. We still have several hundred used macs and accessories. We host a technology team downtown Spokane. We are also putting on a display at Gonzaga later this month. We also have several nubus cards that can take care of your needs. Monitors, cables, adapters and the works. The next closest option is RE-PC in Seattle.
The IIcx did not have onboard video so as to cut costs. The IIci had onboard video. We have several IIci computers available, as well. The best vga monitor for the day was the NEC multi-sync. Needs an adapter, though. We also have the Radius displays, too so you could just use the video card that you have.
At the store, we had a Quadra 950 with five nu-bus cards so that we could demonstrate five different screen resolutions at the same time. The mouse would travel six feet across the counter.
Click on my profile, get my email address, send me an email and we can get you a monitor or a IIci to work with.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to simonatanner)
I had a IIcx that I bought with a 21" apple monitor. I still have the monitor and have been looking for someone who could give it a good home. If you are interested, let me know. Come up with a fair price, incuding shipping from Central Coast of California and I we can make arrangements I can send you a photo if you would like. I also have a G4 Tower if you know anyone.