Full-Page Display 75Hz (0311/0362/0424) Q&A


Q: I have an FPD interface in my Mac SE. Why does it tell me that the control panel named "Classic/SE/Plus Display" cannot be used with this Mac when I activate it?

A: The most likely cause is that the connection between the Mac SE and the Radius Display has been broken. First, make sure the monitor is attached to the card. Next, check the internal video cable, making sure that it is securely connected and does not have any breaks.

If the cable appears to be firmly connected, then you should take the board and cables to a Radius Authorized Service Center for testing. You can obtain a list of Radius Service Centers in your area by dialing 800-227-2795.

You may also require a more recent version of the software. The software used with an FPD on an SE is called "Classic/SE/Plus Display", and the current version is 4.1. The software can be obtained for free, via modem, from online services such as America Online, CompuServe, E-world, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, as well as from the Radius BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Cl/+/SE Display.sea". The software can also be ordered in disk form by dialing 800-977-7060 and requesting part number 630-0335.

Q: I wish to upgrade to a new Radius Full Page Display. Can I use my older interface card?

A: It depends. If your interface card is one which ran a Radius Full-Page Display (FPD) with a part number of either 0311, 0362 or 0424, then the new monitor will run when connected to your earlier interface card. The part numbers for the interface cards to drive a Radius FPD model 0311,0362 or 0424 are:

• for the Mac SE - the Mac SE/FPD interface card, part number 0308.

• for the Mac II or Quadra Family - the Precision Color 8XJ card, part number 0369.

Models 0311, 0362 or 0424 of Radius FPDs are also compatible with the built in video of the Quadra, Centris and Power Macintosh family of Macintosh computers.

Q: Can I use my FPD interface to run a Radius Two-Page Display (TPD)?

A: No, the FPD interface is designed to run specifically with the Radius FPD.

Q: I have an FPD on a Mac Plus. Can I connect a 75 Hz FPD to my Mac Plus with my FPD-Plus Interface?

A: No. The Mac Plus-FPD card only supports 64 Hz and 68 Hz Full Page Displays. These displays have a model number of either 15 RAM x (where "x" represents a one-digit number between 1 and 7) or FPDS40.

Q: I am running an Apple Portrait Display from an Apple interface card. Can I use a Radius 75 Hz Full Page Display instead?

A: Yes. The 75 Hz FPD is compatible with Apple Portrait Display timings.

Q: Which cable do I need to run a 75 Hz FPD?

A: The cable required is part # 590-0029. This can be ordered by dialing 1-800-977-7060.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 6100, 7100, 8100 or an AV series Quadra ?

A: Yes. The Power Mac and AV series are compatible with the Radius 75 Hz FPDs.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 7200, 7300, 7500, or 8500?

A: Yes. The Power Mac is compatible with the Radius 75 Hz FPDs.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with a Power Macintosh 9500?

A: Yes, but you will require a PrecisionColor 8/1600 card in order to operate it.

Q: Will the 75 Hz FPD work with System 7.5/7.5.1/7.5.2?

A: Yes. When connected to the built in video of a Macintosh, the display is System 7.5 compatible.

Q: Can I use the 75 Hz FPD on an IBM PC or compatible?

A: No. The 75 Hz FPD is designed to run only on the Macintosh platform.

Q: I am running my FPD from the built in video port of my Mac. What is the current version of the software for use with my 75 Hz FPD and where can I obtain it?

A: The software required when running from the built in video of a Macintosh is called Dynamic Desktop and the current version is 3.2.5. The software can be obtained for free, via modem, from major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, as well as from the Radius bulletin board at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Dynamic Desktop". The software can also be obtained on floppy disks by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part #630-0333.

Q: What is the current version of the software and ROM for a 75 Hz FPD interface card for a Macintosh SE and where can I get it?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius FPD/SE card is 4.4. The current version of the software is 4.1. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.1 with your FPD. We do not recommend the use of System 7.5 with this configuration. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by calling 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0112. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be downloaded from most of the major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, and the Radius Online BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Classic/Plus/SE Display". The software alone can also be purchased on diskette by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part #630-0335.

Q: What is the current version of the software and ROM for a 75 Hz FPD card for a Macintosh II and how can I obtain it ?

A: The current version of the ROM for a Radius Precision Color 8XJ card is 2.0 The current version of the software is 3.3. These versions of the software and ROM are necessary for running any System version up to 7.5.1 with your FPD. If you do not have these latest versions, they can be obtained by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0486-01. This includes both the ROM chip and all necessary FPD software. If you only require the software, all necessary files can be downloaded from most of the major online services such as America Online, CompuServe, eWorld, AppleLink, the Internet at ftp.radius.com, and the Radius Online BBS at 408-541-6190. The file you need is entitled "Dynamic Desktop". The software can also be purchased on diskette by dialing 800-977-7060 and ordering part number 630-0333.


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