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jdlanza

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Curious to hear the group's though on this LC575 Board I found on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Performa-LC-575-Mystic-Color-Classic-Logic-Board-RECAPPED-w-Rear-Cover/124525365318?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I have been looking for a 575 board for some time now to perform a Mystic upgrade.  This one is already recapped and the work looks pretty good, but high $300s seems high.  What do other folks think?

johnl

 

Daniël

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Not sure if price discussions are necessarily allowed on 68kMLA (it certainly doesn't belong in Conquests, rather Trading Post if allowed), but I can tell you this board has been up for sale for a painfully long time.

 

MrFahrenheit

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Well, it is recapped but it’s a bit rough looking. Maybe the pictures aren’t taken well and I’m just seeing reflections I don’t know. When I recap a board I clean the entire board. Not sure if that’s been done on this one but it doesn’t look clean from my view of the pictures. 
 

However, if it comes with dual 512kb vram SIMMs, which many boards sold do not, that alone is worth about $80. It also comes with the back panel 3D printed for the CC. How much value do you put in that, maybe $25?  So basically it’s a recapped (which is worth about $75 in labor) 575 board tested to work, for about $200 plus the add-ons listed above. It adds up. Sure it seems like a lot but if you have to get a board recapped, buy VRAM, and locate a back panel you’d be hard pressed to spend less. 
 

A typical non-tested non-recapped 575 board is about $150 give or take, at current market conditions. 
 

This is in no way an endorsement or a criticism of the item, just trying to be factual with what I see. 

 

olePigeon

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You have to factor in the time put into recapping the board.  I don't doubt the person put in a lot of effort and time to recap the board, but the end result looks to me pretty sloppy.  Waaaay too much solder.  Especially since the seller claims it was cleaned, but the pictures don't show post-recap cleaning.  There's still a lot of residue and potential areas of future corrosion if not cleaned properly, especially in the top left of the board.

Now if I were the seller and I was planning on charging a premium for a board, I would invest in a sonic cleaner.  It'd pay for itself with the sale of just a handful of boards, and the end result would be very professional looking and squeaky clean.  A board that would be defect and trouble free for the foreseeable future.  A simply functional rework job is one thing, but a nice looking rework gets you the extra $$ because the buyer feels better about the purchase.  Peace of mind is worth that extra premium to a lot of people.

 

DeChief

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If it helps, I sold a recapped 575 board in November last year with a full XC68040RC33M, 32MB RAM, and a laser cut clear acrylic CC back panel for $390 AUD + international postage.
 

The board was in great condition with minor tarnishing on the rear ports, absolutely spotless PCB without any signs of cap/battery corrosion though.

 

Byrd

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Keep looking out for a pickup only LC575 in your area.  They're too hard to ship and it's not much of a gamble buying one.  The backup battery is sealed so you're only looking at replacing a handful of leaking caps on the board and all should be well.  Make sure though the board is in the case!  A few dicey LC575s I've come across have been sold as "not working" ... with the motherboard clearly removed :)

Also consider the LC575 form factor is in itself a great machine - I don't know why so many go to CCs, when you've already got a great CRT, sound and multimedia capabilities - you might grow to love it more.

 

DeChief

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Keep looking out for a pickup only LC575 in your area.  They're too hard to ship and it's not much of a gamble buying one.  The backup battery is sealed so you're only looking at replacing a handful of leaking caps on the board and all should be well.  Make sure though the board is in the case!  A few dicey LC575s I've come across have been sold as "not working" ... with the motherboard clearly removed :)

Also consider the LC575 form factor is in itself a great machine - I don't know why so many go to CCs, when you've already got a great CRT, sound and multimedia capabilities - you might grow to love it more.


I've yet to see an LC575 locally that doesn't have at least one crack in the case, they're usually chipped on both top corners (or worse). It seems to be easier to find a good condition CC chassis in Australia. Also, I think many people prefer the size of the CC, the 575 is a lot larger in person than it appears in photos.

There's a weird draw that Mystic CCs have... To me, it's because they're the closest you can get to a colour compact Mac.  :tongue:

 
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