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Fizzbinn’s Finds

joshc

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Anybody have any tips on de-soldering SIMM connectors?
They are not easy, as you seem to have found out. Lots of heat applied to both sides - 300-330C is probably in the right region. You probably aren't going to reuse that socket so you can be a bit rough with it, just be mindful of the traces underneath it. Heating from above and prying at it bit by bit it should start to pull apart pretty easy. Very destructive but I've found this the easiest way to remove them.
 

codyNC90

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"What Is FOMO? The fear of missing out refers to the feeling or perception that others are having more fun, living better lives, or experiencing better things than you are. It involves a deep sense of envy and affects self-esteem. It is often exacerbated by social media sites like Instagram and Meta, or gambling sites like eBay."
 

Fizzbinn

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So I lucked into having a local eBay listing for a lot including a Peforma 575! First eBay transaction I've completed in 1 day. :)

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Macintosh Performa 575 with Macintosh Essentials box and all the docs
Power Macintosh G3 Desktop 266MHz with lots of broken internal plastic, missing ZIP drive and clearly broken PS
Multiple Scan 720 Display
Macintosh Color Display
StyleWriter 1200
2 x Apple Design Keyboard (one in parts)
ADB Mouse II
Apple Microphone

Pretty good for $280 IMO although I think I need to take a break and figure out how I'm going to store my growing collection as in the middle of the foyer is going to get me into trouble...
 
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macuserman

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That's killer, man I'm jealous been looking for a board for my 575 for a minute but that's heck of a haul congratulations.
 

Fizzbinn

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That 540c gem just gave me some serious FOMO

"What Is FOMO? The fear of missing out refers to the feeling or perception that others are having more fun, living better lives, or experiencing better things than you are. It involves a deep sense of envy and affects self-esteem. It is often exacerbated by social media sites like Instagram and Meta, or gambling sites like eBay."

“Gambling sites like eBay” LOL

I guess its all part of the “fun” with this hobby! Win some, miss some, loose some, randomly luck into some, envy others good luck… I kinda enjoy hearing about others good luck and finds, it CAN happen for you too!
 
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