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#276 2015-12-31 23:07:44

LCGuy
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Re: MJ's stuff

Thats kinda cool. I love the design, has that awesome 90's look to it.

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#277 2016-03-23 12:18:01

MJ313
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Re: MJ's stuff

I've picked up a couple of pre-production classic Macs over the past couple of months. I was just in the right place at the right time to get these.

This first one is a Macintosh Classic.  It came from a guy who worked at Apple, as an intern in their shipping department. The team he worked on designed the cushion-y inserts to protect the Mac during shipping.

Here are some pictures and also a comparison against a production Classic:

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#278 2016-03-23 12:22:20

MJ313
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This other one is a pre-production SE/30. It has a completely smooth front face-plate.

This one was tantamount to a barn find and had the accompanying patina. Real gross and somewhat beat, but it works. Charles recapped this board and it works just fine now.

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#279 2016-03-23 16:17:13

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Interesting plastics.

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#280 2016-03-23 16:51:07

unity
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As I said before about those, jealous! Both are cool finds and very unique. At this time, I know of no others like this.

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#281 2016-03-23 17:02:40

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Aw man, too bad the sticker on the front of the SE/30 isn't still there.  I was thinking you should remove the goo, but I think it adds a degree of authenticity having it there.

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#282 2016-03-23 18:54:08

MJ313
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Thanks guys; unity gave me a lot of good help with these.

Yeah, the VOID sticker goo will stay. Stickers would have made it more awesome for sure, but I probably would never have had a chance to get it if it had red flag "I'm super cool" all over it. wink

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#283 2016-03-23 20:58:47

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Neat!


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#284 2016-03-24 02:11:04

macdrone
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NICE!

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#285 2016-06-02 15:58:44

MJ313
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I got a Color Classic. I have never been all *that* excited by them, but the price was way too good to pass up. I recapped the logic board and it works pretty well. I'd like to deal with the AB at some point but have had less then positive results trying to get that blasted anode cap out. Terrified of breaking something and it doesn't seem like it will pop out the same as other compacts. Maybe someone's got a tip for me.

Anyway, I was really prompted (twist my arm?!?) to get this thing because my buddy gave me two 550 boards. They are pretty sweet, but I've never been able to test a 550 board, and have no idea if these work. I got some caps from Jeff and will have a go with tantalum recaps this time around.

Another positive is that I can now get a pretty good color match for the mystic backplate for CHC.  (really, I will get er done) smile

We'll see how it goes.

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#286 2016-06-02 17:05:27

ClassicHasClass
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I owe you a photo and I've just been so busy but I'll do it this weekend.

I was able to fix that cracked Color Classic with the acetone. If you don't look closely at it, you'll never see it. Just the merest discolouration where the acetone leaked out a bit.

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#287 2016-06-03 00:05:09

MJ313
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cool I am happy that worked out!

certainly no worries about the picture-- whenever you can get to it. The issue I *think* may be an issue, might just be "the way it has to work" for a mystic.

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#288 2016-06-04 20:21:59

MJ313
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Well, I recapped one of the 550 boards. This was the first time I've recapped with tantalums. It was a little more nerve wracking; I think because I was more worried about toasting the caps. 360alaska had a good video on how to deal with this type of soldering, so I followed his approach on prepping the pad and sliding in the cap. It worked out pretty well, but I did screw up one cap and soldered it in backwards. One of those 100uf caps... they point in opposite directions on these boards and I was fortunate to catch it when checking things over. A lot of time was spent trying to desolder that without causing catastrophic damage to the pads. Thankfully it worked out.

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HEld my breathe and booted up the CC. It works!

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