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Katheryn's Conquests!

alectrona2988

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Hello! Thought I'd start fresh with a new thread of my conquests.
This one is honestly a bit regretful but turned out to be more worth it in the end... I paid $140 for a Macintosh IIsi at a local computer shop in my area. It was in very nice condition, but the capacitors needed to be replaced on both the power supply and the motherboard. Painstakingly took the time to do this, and now it works perfectly! Heck, even the original 80MB quantum ProDrive LPS still works (for now) without me even having to open it. I do need to recap and lubricate the floppy drive still, along with replacing a broken gear. Other than that, now that I've repaired the computer using capacitors I already had on hand from various scrap electronics, I'm happier with my purchase. I do plan to install an 80 pin SCSI drive, though I'm not sure what adapter I'll need to use since I know it needs to have termination. I know there was one but I'm not sure if I can still get ahold of the person who sells them anymore.

The computer works like it's brand new, and I'll soon have the NuBus FPU card and a 50MHz oscillator so I can make this run faster.
 

Snial

Well-known member
Hello! Thought I'd start fresh with a new thread of my conquests.
<snip> $140 for a Macintosh IIsi <snip> very nice condition, but the capacitors needed to be replaced <snip> Painstakingly took the time to do this, and now it works perfectly! <snip> need to recap and lubricate the floppy drive still <snip> I'll soon have the NuBus FPU card and a 50MHz oscillator so I can make this run faster.
Cool! PS. Dear admin, it'd be really nice just to be able to have a reaction field so we can just 'like' posts or whatever, like we can for status updates!
 

alectrona2988

Well-known member
I guess the fact that I paid $140 for one that required all of the caps to be replaced. Thankfully it was cleaner than other systems I've seen with more severe leakage.
 

cloverskull

Well-known member
I'm almost of the opinion nowadays that I prefer to do recapping myself anyway, since I know the time/date, caps, and trust myself.
 
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