I'll elaborate further on how this came to pass.
About two months ago on ebay I spotted a color classic in "non-working order"
I won it for $30. The guy lived down the road from me and offered to drop it off. Nice.
I met him with my son in tow to carry the keyboard and mouse. When I reached for my
wallet to pay him, he said don't worry about it! And gave it to me for FREE!
The unit itself looks brand new! I went straight the board and there was
no RAM, VRAM and leaking caps.
It sat in the cupboard and put the word out for the mystic upgrade option.
Got a response from Byrd and he was going to post a LC575 board up to me for nada.
I felt a swap would be better and hope that sometime soon he gets the 4GB ext SCSI drive!
Did it have much RAM on it - was the lack of VRAM in the slots a problem?
I think maybe 8MB, the rest I had lying around just waiting to go mystic!
I have never soldered, though if I do, I will look at the 640x480 mod.
It just seemed easier for me to change a couple of numbers
Another thing I'd like to do is get that faceplate sorted...