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  1. Garrett B

    Garrett's Finds

    Yes, excited to see it has the maximum RAM preinstalled! And yes, the battery was removed immediately. For giggles I measured the voltage... 0.08, ha. I can absolutely start a restoration thread if there is interest. I have a few Mac IIs I'm working on, a few PB1XX machines, Color Classic, and...
  2. Garrett B

    Garrett's Finds

    Yesterday I picked up an extremely clean Mac Classic. It was apparently part of a computer lab, but doesn't look to have been used all that much. Pictures make it look a little yellow, but the case is not darkened hardly at all. Time to see what kind of surprises await inside... I...
  3. Garrett B

    How to connect iMac G3 Tray loader to wifi

    I’ve used it on machines with 8.6 and it works just as well as it does 10.3, which is pretty handy.
  4. Garrett B

    How to connect iMac G3 Tray loader to wifi

    I have one of these, but the earlier version should work as well, so long as it can connect to your home network!
  5. Garrett B

    How to connect iMac G3 Tray loader to wifi

    I use an AirPort Express to bridge my WiFi 6 mesh network with the old Mac stuff. Just get the AirPort on the network and use one of the two RJ45 ports to connect to the Mac!
  6. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    I wanted to give an update on the status of this board. Long story short, it's working again as it should. Turns out I failed to notice one corroded trace under some silkscreen. Oops. With that repair completed, I did a little conformal coating for protectant, and then soldered on a new battery...
  7. Garrett B

    Classic II w/ Classic Logic Board - Need help

    Is this always the case? I have a classic II shell I use for testing classic boards. I have a classic I board and classic II board that both work fine with the shell, but one of the other classic I boards I have displays these retrace lines. I am not saying you're wrong, just thinking there may...
  8. Garrett B

    Nightingale's finds

    Excellent work, and nice write up! I absolutely agree that doing component-level repair is something that doesn't occur as often as it could. Every once in a while I look through an original Apple service manual for these beige Macs and chuckle. It seems that at the end of every troubleshooting...
  9. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    If you would be so kind, that would be extremely helpful. Really pulling my hair out on this one! I am thankful it's only four layers though, that should simplify things (I hope). I might start removing chips, cleaning, and replacing tonight. RTC chip looks the worst, so maybe I'll start there.
  10. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    Just checked it over - all is well there. It's a little hard to see with the silkscreening in that area but the connections are good. These board recreation photos from the Development forum have been super helpful. I only wish I knew how the inner layers were connected. That would tell me if I...
  11. Garrett B

    SE/30 stuck at boot with raster but no cursor

    Hi Andrew. I am in a similar position with my Mac Classic board. I'll let you know if I make any headway on mine that might be helpful for your SE. Good luck!
  12. Garrett B

    Do I dare?

    The 15” non-unibody MBP isn’t known for being very robust or reliable (might not be worth fixing). As for the 13” unibody models, if you’re lucky it could be the DC in boards or a bad keyboard/power button. Worst case they’re liquid damaged.
  13. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    I've got a hot air station - is it worth removing those chips, cleaning off old solder, and replacing? I agree that it seems like it's waiting or hung up on something SCSI related. I attached a video of the boot process to help explain the issue. I have 4MB RAM installed so the check takes a while.
  14. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    Photos attached. Let me know if I need to get a closer shot of anything!
  15. Garrett B

    Macintosh Classic Logic Board Revival

    I bought this computer a few months ago, and have been gradually working toward a full repair. Unfortunately, this computer was the victim of a Maxell battery explosion (didn't know it was a common issue when I bought it). Regardless, I've made a lot of progress from where things started. Here...
  16. Garrett B

    joshc conquests

    I have one like this as well! IIx on the front of the case, but with a IIfx logic board and label on the bottom. Makes me think Apple was using up some of the old inventory of cases when the new model came out.
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