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  1. joshc

    Reducing noise in a 7100 - thoughts?

    Has anyone attempted fan replacement or other endeavours to reduce the noise of a 7100? The 7100 has a front fan blowing air onto the 601 CPU, this is a 60x60x20mm fan. The fan itself doesn't seem to be too noisy, but the way air moves around the metal case seems to cause a bit of noise. The...
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    Sony CR-45S IIfx PSU recap guide/list

    Has anyone got a list of capacitors used in the Sony CR-45S power supply from the IIfx? Mine is working but I am considering a pre-emptive recap. If there is no existing guide/list (already searched, couldn't find one), I can open mine and add a list here. Thanks
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    Falling in love with a 660AV

    I picked up a 660AV as part of my last Mac haul, and quickly forgot about it. I was already working through another backlog created by a previous haul, and the 660AV just wasn't on the priority list. It sat in the shed for a bit, I eventually recapped the logic board and got distracted by other...
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    Cheap Classic

    I picked up a cheap spares/repair Classic off ebay which has clearly seen better days. I did not need another Classic. I did not need another Mac. But none of that matters, it needed saving. I already know the CRT neck is smashed but the logic board/analog board are supposed to be "ok". Some...
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    Troubleshooting a IIsi Sony APS-06 Power supply - blown capacitor caused by bad diodes in series with C105

    This post is a recreation of a previous troubleshooting thread (lost in the recent forum crash) where I had some problems identifying the cause of a blown capacitor in a recapped Sony APS-06 from a Macintosh IIsi. The exact PSU in question: I used the correct value capacitor and it was...
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    Restoring a Quadra 700 (warning: photo heavy)

    I recently scored a Quadra 700, a few weeks ago I had some time to give it some love. Here's what I did... This Q700 really wasn't in bad condition to start with, and already worked, so my main focus was to clean everything up and improve anything I could as I went along. To start with, I...
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    joshc conquests

    I had made several conquest threads since February, so this post is to make up for what was lost, in addition to showing some things I acquired that I hadn't posted about yet. Around late Feb/March time, I acquired a Compaq TFT8030 - it arrived damaged and at first it wouldn't power on at all...
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    Attempting to repair a Classic with a horrendous Maxell battery explosion (aka Mission Impossible)

    I acquired a Classic about a week ago for a good price, but I didn't know the condition of it, I was just hoping it would be an easy recap job... I opened up the case to be greeted by a half rusted chassis and a Maxell battery explosion on the logic board. So I quickly set to work trying...
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    Macintosh IIx with IIfx board

    I scored a IIx that was upgraded to a IIfx! This completes my collection of must-have Macs. The case is a bit beat up, but nothing too awful. It was sold as untested, and there's a sticker on the back that says 'Dead'. I put two new PRAM batteries in, and connected it all up and it works just...
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    Macintosh Plus - Wobbly picture, collapsed height

    I have a Plus with a recapped logic board and analog board (work carried out by me). It worked perfectly before I put it into storage. I've just taken it out of storage, I think I last turned it on a few months ago. Now the picture is very wobbly and the picture height has collapsed. Any...
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    AppleCD 300, documentation/manuals, floppies, Inside Macintosh books, more

    I've definitely got the 'ebay bug' so there's quite a few items in this listing, all bought separately...
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    Power Mac G4 with Sonnet Encore ST G4 1.6 GHz - Restoration thread

    Original thread for this machine in Conquests: This is the restoration thread for my Power Mac G4 with Sonnet 1.6 GHz upgrade that I recently acquired from eBay. The stock speed of this machine was 400MHz. It has been upgraded to 1.5 GB RAM by the previous owner. No hard drives are in the...
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    Power Mac G4 with Sonnet upgrade

    I acquired a Power Mac G4 with Sonnet upgrade for a very good price from eBay. Asked the seller to remove the handles which they did and it arrived in one piece! The original speed was 400 MHz but with the Sonnet upgrade this will be higher now, I don't know the clock speed yet. I did a quick...
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    Mac Mini G4 boxed

    I received a Mac Mini yesterday, which I found on eBay and won for only £66 inc shipping. Specs are 1.42GHz G4 - but the computer reports it as 1.5 GHz ? 512MB DDR SDRAM Fresh install of OSX Tiger 80GB hard drive Airport Bluetooth I thought it was nice to pick up a complete example of...
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    SE/30 socketed - Which processors?

    Get ready for today's silly question... Which processors and what clock speeds are supported in the socketed version of the SE/30 logic board, without an accelerator? There's a lot of 68030s on eBay but they seem to be at higher clock speeds than the stock 16MHz, would they work? I am assuming...
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    Macintosh 128K upgraded to Plus - Restoration thread

    This is the restoration thread for my 128K upgraded to Plus. Initially, this Mac would chime but there was no video. If I remember correctly, as its a few months ago now, I fixed it in the end by swapping the CRT from a known good Mac. I also replaced capacitor C1 and replaced the cracked...
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    The "POS Mac" / Daystar PowerCache SE/30 Restoration and Re-Build Thread

    Last year, I acquired a rather special SE/30. There was an eBay auction for local collection only in London, and there were 3 Macs for sale, what looked like a 128K, a Plus and an SE/30. I was the lucky winner, and I collected the Macs and took them home. You can see my original thread about...
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    SE/30 - Hard drive activity light - Original color?

    Does anyone know what the original HD activity light color on the SE/30 was? Was it green? I have two SE/30s but neither of them have the Hard drive LEDs, on one of them the wires had been cut and the LED was no longer there...
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    SE/30 parts machine

    An SE/30 parts machine came up on eBay so I jumped at it. The only parts missing are a logic board and the floppy drive and hard drive. I've tested one of my recapped SE/30 logic boards with it and it works fine. I didn't really "need" this (I already have two complete SE/30s), but the case is...
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    iBook G3 Snow White 2001

    I picked up an iBook G3 Snow White from eBay for £48, not bad I think. It works perfectly (except the battery which lasts 2 minutes) and the keyboard does not smell of armpit! (look it up, it's a thing with these...) It has 384MB RAM or something like that. It came with Panther and was running...
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