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    My next SE/30 Board

    I picked up this SE/30 board on eBay and I think it’s going to be a challenge. There is quite a bit of visible green gunge to deal with. I have scrubbed down with vinegar, and IPA soak and some contact cleaner. Caps are off and there is some pad damage to repair. Folks in here have pointed...
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    Missing SE/30 SCSI Controller Chip

    I picked up a 'spares' SE/30 logic board from ebay - OK I didnt look closely enough at the pictures, live end learn, and discovered once I started working on it aht the SCSI controller chip is GONE! Looking at another board I can see an NCR 53C80 p/n 609-3400257 a few google searches are not...
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    Oh dear another Mac - A G4 15" USB 2.0

    My first ever Mac was a G4 15", I think the USB 1.0 model.  I gifted it to my Niece to take to University here in the UK. I saw this as a £0.01 auction on eBay and ended up picking it up for the princely sum of £16.00.  The seller contacted me to say the keyboard had gone missing so the...
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    Network card hardware error...

    Just fired up my recapped SE/30 and put the network card back in.  I found some diagnostics on the HD and fired these up and am getting an address error from the Hardware diagnostics.  Card is using the dynaport driver but its a Shiva Access-T  The drivers seem to load and the led flashes...
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    SE/30 with 800K FDD

    Is it normal to have a Mac SE/30 with an 800K drive.  One of My SE/30s has a PC compatible FDD which has successfully formatted and written to a 1.44MB floppy.  The other won't have anything to do with the 1.44 Floppy disks and just ejects them when I try to format them.  I have some old Mac...
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    Top case screw not biting on SE/30

    One of the case screws on My SE/30 is no longer biting and just goes round and round.  Has anyone got a solution for this?
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    Recapping a second SE/30

    Whilst waiting for my UF8s to arrive for the board with no V-Sync I cracked open my (mostly) working SE/30 and pulled out the logic board for its recap.  This is my second attempt. It mostly went a lot smoother this time all the can capacitors off with no damaged pads using a cheap hot air...
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    SE/30 Logic Board Recap

    My Mouser order turned up today so I have started on my first ever recap on the newest SE/30 with the vertical scan problem. So far I have removed all the caps, cleaned up the pads, cleared the holes, and done and initial swab down of the board with IPA. Here is the board: And some close up...
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    SE/30 HDD Led

    Just pulled the drives out of my working SE/30 and noticed that the HDD bracket has an LED at the front that does not seem to be connected to anything: I am assuming their should be a connection between this LED and the HDD, looking at the HDD itself I can see what I think is an LED jumper...
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    Shiva Etherport SE30 + Shiva Access-T

    Opened up my other SE30 project today and discovered a Shiva Etherport SE30 card with a Shiva Access-T daughter card.  It looks to be in excellent condition with a D-Connector and what looks like a 10-BaseT connector.  Not done any testing yet - recap comes 1st ofc. Here is the card: and...
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    SE/30 where to start on Dead Screen

    Very new to this so please be gentle.   I've picked up a SE/30 which chimes on power on and has hard disk activity but the CRT shows no sign of life.  I have read through the documentation that I can find and I am pretty certain I am looking at some sort of analog board problem.  There is a lot...
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    SE/30 with Carrying Case and non working Display

    Just picked up a SE/30 here in the UK with a Burgundy Mac carrying case. System was sold as not working.  Came complete with ADB keyboard and mouse and a couple of manuals. Having taken an initial look the system powers on, chimes, and I can hear hard disk activity.   There is however no...
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