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Mac SE stripped case screw advice

mrojas36

Member
Mac friends,

I had the good fortune of picking up a Mac SE SuperDrive over the weekend. It appears this was used by a local church. However, it has a curse - one of the top case screws is stripped. Apparently someone tried to get in there before.
I have screw extractors and other things at my disposal but wanted to tap the years of wisdom in this forum before embarking on any particular technique.

What would you do suggest?

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mrojas36

Member
Looks pretty clean. No battery leak! Original battery too. Radius FPD. 40MB hardrive. And a stuck System 7.1 diskette so I bet the auto eject gear needs replacing.
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Torbar

Well-known member
I have a bunch of spare compact case screws, so if you need a non-stripped one shoot me a DM with your address and I can drop one in the mail for you.
 

Torbar

Well-known member
Also, I'm not too familiar with the Radius FPD card, can it just hook up to a regular CGA monitor or something? Or was it a proprietary thing
 

mrojas36

Member
I am not familiar with this card either but it looks like it allowed an external monitor. Maybe one in portrait mode for word processing/publishing.

Anyone else know about this card?
 

LaPorta

Well-known member
Really nice specimen there, rare to find them so nice these days. Here is a video of mine for a complete teardown and lubrication of the drives:

 

Byrd

Well-known member
FPD = high res monochrome at an unusual refresh rate; search back on here I think Trash80 did get some video output using some cable hackery.
 
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