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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    I just used these, they fit well. The original buttons aren't anything fancy, they're similar push buttons but mounted at a 90° angle, and they rest against a plastic holder that can be separated.
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    Anyone got dumps of the IIfx GALs?

    As title says. Basically, my IIfx isn't giving any sign of life, and here's what I observed so far: UJ7, UK7, UL8 and UN9 get really hot. Not sure if that's indicative of any fault? These chips seem to be GAL16's. I'd understand why one would fail, but... all of them, at once? So I'm unsure...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    Well, for the first part, turns out UI18 went bad. After replacement, the start-up circuit is behaving normally. However, I'm still not getting any sign of life... blarg.
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    Long time no see, thread... seems some of it has been lost? Regardless, I decided I was gonna reorganize my apartment, and put the IIfx to use, so I installed it with the TV for a test run... ...and somehow, it died. I've been trying to troubleshoot it, but I'm clueless so far. First fault...
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    mAcTX - ATX to Classic Macs

    Just wanted to chime in about this: I have observed, atleast on the LC, that the motherboard uses separate digital/analog ground planes, and these aren't directly connected -- instead, the analog ground goes through the RF shield and the power supply case. I wonder if replacing the power supply...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    So what have we been up to since the last time? - My IIfx now has a whopping 20MB of memory. I basically sacrificed the extra 1MB SIMM I had, seeing as it wasn't gonna be useful for anything anyway, and replaced the chips with compatible 4MBit chips. I had to rewire one connection, too. I'm...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    Thanks :P Regardless, here's where we are this morning: The through-holes are installed. Except for the RAM socket, I will do that one after I have received and installed the F573 -- it would hinder my already limited ability to solder that SMD chip in place. As usual, all connections have...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    Lil' update! Picture might not be that good, but basically: * all SMD parts are resoldered, except for the F573 for which I haven't received the replacement part yet * all damaged traces should be fixed, everything had its connections checked thoroughly before being soldered back * a few...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    Seeing as I can't really do much until my orders arrive, I looked closer at the RF shield... The rust on the RF shield is typical of a Maxell bomb, from what I've seen. I hadn't noticed how bad it was near the speaker. I might need to get this shield out somehow, derust it and maybe polish...
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    Macintosh IIfx motherboard revision A vs B differences.

    Only real difference I can see are that revision A has some jumpers that are missing in revision B. Rev B also doesn't have the list of names at the top. The chips under the RAM slots are slightly different (yellow instead of black on rev B), but I saw some pics of rev B motherboards with black...
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    Fix0ring a Macintosh IIfx

    I was looking around on eBay when I saw this one, so I thought, hey, why not give it a try. It was provided as 'not working' and having undergone battery leakage, but it did not look that bad... Some of these components aren't looking too hot, but compared to the pics of Maxell-bombed Macs...
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    LC TDK power supply starts when it feels like it

    I ordered some supplies so I can redo my soldering on my Mac LC motherboard the right way. In the meantime I figured I'd focus on the power supply, which is the typical TDK one. Of course, it had crapoed capacitors, so I replaced all the output-side capacitors and cleaned up the mess. The power...
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    Macintosh LC recapping woes

    So a while ago I got a Macintosh LC, power supply was dead but in the meantime I was able to get it working by connecting it to an ATX power supply. It had no sound but otherwise seemed to work fine. Obviously the capacitors were at fault there, so I got new capacitors and set to work... ...
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    Macintosh LC recapping woes

    EDIT- my bad, this is the wrong forum
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