FAQ

Where can I learn more about BlueSCSI?

All the details are here: https://github.com/BlueSCSI/BlueSCSI-v2

Which firmware version of BlueSCSI do you install?

We always ship the latest version of the firmware.

Currently, it’s version 2024.02.22. The same firmware is shared by the regular Pico and the Pico W (wireless).

Can I update the firmware myself?

Yes, absolutely! You just need a USB cable and the instructions. It’s super easy!

Does BlueSCSI work on my machine?

We successfully tested BlueSCSI on these machines:

  • Macintosh Plus (with additional power)
  • Macintosh SE/30
  • Macintosh LC
  • Macintosh LC III
  • Macintosh LC 475
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh Colour Classic
  • Mystic Macintosh Colour Classic
  • Macintosh Quadra 660av
  • Power Macintosh 7100
  • Power Macintosh 8500

Many more machines are supported, including some samplers and Amiga. The full list can be found right here.

Where do you ship to?

We ship from Belgium to all continental European countries, and all countries of the European Union. In nearly all cases, your order will be mailed as a letter, free of custom fees.

So far, we have users in the following places:

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Lithuania, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ the Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey and ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom.

We also ship to the following countries (you could be the first customer there!):

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Bosnia and Herzegovina, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Groenland, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldavia, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine and ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ the Vatican.

We try and find the best possible shipping options for your country.

If your country is not in these lists, take a look at the other BlueSCSI sellers. Chances are that someone will be able to help you.

Can I track my parcel?

Depending on where you live, we try to offer traceable shipment. Check the shipping options offered to you at checkout.

How long does it take, and what do I get?

We ship generally within a week of your order, sometimes less. In most cases, it takes between 5 and 10 business days to arrive. The padded envelope contains your order and instructions.

Whatโ€™s your return policy?

Every fully assembled BlueSCSI is tested on actual hardware (a Macintosh IIci) before shipment. It must be able to boot the machine fully and perform sustained read and write tests. In the unlikely event your fully assembled BlueSCSI is not functional upon arrival, you have a 14 days window to return it and weโ€™ll refund you.

We do not offer returns on the kits. But if you need help or pointers, get in touch.

How can I get in touch with you?

If you have any question or request, get in touch on Twitter (I’m less and less there), on Mastodon or by e-mail: bluescsi at onegeekarmy.eu (all together). You can sometimes find me on the Discord server for BlueSCSI.

Iโ€™ve seen people sell BlueSCSI online but theyโ€™re not listed on the official sellers page. Can I trust them?

Maybe.

However, BlueSCSI is an open source and open hardware community project. By selling BlueSCSI without permission, these resellers go against the terms of the license. They choose to profit from the work and the active collaboration of the community, without contributing themselves.

The official sellers are all active members of the community and, by supporting them, you support the project as a whole.

What is the โ€œPlatinumโ€ color?

Itโ€™s a light grey color that closely matches the tint of the โ€œSnow Whiteโ€ design language used in the early Macintoshes and the late Apple II.

Whatโ€™s this โ€œDisk Jockeyโ€ thing Iโ€™ve heard about?

Disk Jockey is an application for macOS and Windows that I’m writing in my spare time to help you create blank disk images for your BlueSCSI (or any other device or emulator that works with disk images). It has its own page explaining it all.