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  1. olliec420

    BGE's take on the Quadra 900/950 ATX PSU Mod

    How difficult was the surgery?  I have it all ready for me but I just haven't felt the urge to sit and tackle it yet.  Ive watched enough videos, I think I got a plan but I am not very experience with this kind of soldering.  I got to get this done one weekend soon.  Any tip or suggestions for me?
  2. olliec420

    BGE's take on the Quadra 900/950 ATX PSU Mod

    Ahh ok very cool.  I definitely want a parts kit too when available.  Thanks for all the hard work to keep these old beasts alive! 
  3. olliec420

    BGE's take on the Quadra 900/950 ATX PSU Mod

    BGE:  Sorry, I haven't been following this thread closely as I should have been.  Are you offering to sell PSUs or the parts and instructions for us to mod our PSUs?  
  4. olliec420

    BGE's take on the Quadra 900/950 ATX PSU Mod

    So I had the same thing happen to one I just got in the mail.  Please see my threads... You should find these helpful.   I was able to see the remnants of markings on my burnt cap and was able to determine it was...
  5. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    Oh great tip on the magic eraser.  There is a big black scuff down the front, I'll try to remove it with that. I don't think I mentioned before, this 950 has a Metroworks inventory sticker on it.  Im really anxious to see whats on the hard drive.  Maybe theres some cool code from some product...
  6. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    Yes good call.  Will do.  This thing may just come together after all.  Thanks.
  7. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    Thanks Alex.  All this has been very helpful.  I think I'm on the right track... now I just learned I need to watch for two things, the pads and the size of the new cap!  I will get on it!  Now the only remaining question I have which you may not know the answer too is, I want to clean the case...
  8. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    Oh wow.  Thanks for that.  Glad to know theres someone who's been there before.   So you replaced the cap and thats all?  Several folks have told me to take off that voltage regulator right above it and test it as it may be the cause.  I understand why they would suggest that but I want to do...
  9. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    Ok, I'll see about getting some distilled water to do it.  Now the other part, what to clean it with.  I have a medium toothbrushes I could use.  The cloth like paper towels will rip.  Cloth will get caught on stuff and I don't want to pull anything off or otherwise put strain on it.  Some of...
  10. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    I don't want to buy an ultrasonic cleaner.  Is there a certain type of business that has these, even if for cleaning other things that I could see if there is any in my town.  Do you provide a cleaning service? :)  This is a big board, I just looked up the cleaners and I don't want to spend...
  11. olliec420

    Quadra 950 restoration procedure questions and thoughts.

    I acquired this Quadra 950 from a guy on reddit who cleans out warehouses and he posted on reddit, I made an offer to ship it after some preliminary photos.  It was a good deal so I got it.  Its quite clean considering it was stored for many years in what I believe was non climate controlled...
  12. olliec420

    I just got my grail, Quadra 950. Need advice for restoration.

    Oh I see.  I dont want to remove anything I dont absolutely have to.  I understand this stuff at a novice level and have dont simple solder jobs (poorly I might add) and I really dont want to damage this thing any further.  Today I spent time reading and digesting Trag's post on the SMC...
  13. olliec420

    I just got my grail, Quadra 950. Need advice for restoration.

    Very helpful.  Thanks a bunch.  I will get to work on it this weekend hopefully.
  14. olliec420

    I just got my grail, Quadra 950. Need advice for restoration.

    Hi, thanks for the info and help.  Would you instruct me (or point me to instructions) on how to check that regulator?  From what I read in a thread by BadGoldEagle, it could be the PSU going bad putting out bad power.  In which case I wouldn't want to reconnect it and attempt any thing more...
  15. olliec420

    I just got my grail, Quadra 950. Need advice for restoration.

    Well... I dont know if that would have helped in this case, I definitely didn't detect and moisture and its been in climate control for 72 hours but yes you're right...  I was more worried about the PSU being bad and putting out voltages that could damage the board, that may be what happened...
  16. olliec420

    BGE's take on the Quadra 900/950 ATX PSU Mod

    Hi guys.  I dont mean to hijack this thread but in doing some preliminary searches I came across this incredibly fascinating thread and wondered if you guys might tell me what happened when I powered on the 950 I just acquired.  Link to my post,  I hope I did not damage the board.  Im not...
  17. olliec420

    I just got my grail, Quadra 950. Need advice for restoration.

    Hi Guys, Im new to the forum (and restoring vintage tech) but pretty active in r/vinatgeapple.  Last week a gentleman who cleans out warehouses in search of old tech posted on r/vintageapple and had a 950 in his haul.  (see album here https://imgur.com/a/ypS1VTJ). I made him an offer and he...
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