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Scored a beat up Quadra 950

joshc

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Finally bought a Quadra 950. It's beat up, the Maxell battery did some damage to the RAM/RAM slots, and its very dirty. Oh, and it has a 601 card.

It arrives later in the week. Fingers crossed I can get it going again.

Some photos from the eBay listing...

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ArmorAlley

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Congratulations. I do hope that the damage from the PRAM battery can be repaired.
Be warned, however, about the power supply. These things are on their last legs. They are loud too.
@BadGoldEagle has a great thread on rebuilding the PSU from the Q950.
 

joshc

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Thanks. Yep, I'll be using it with a switched power strip. I am not going to attempt powering it on until I have inspected everything and repaired any damage from the battery.
 

Unknown_K

Well-known member
I think you are lucky that the battery exploded in a board that is vertical so the acid just slides down and doesn't pool. RAM sockets and RAM are easier to replace then finding broken traces in a multi layer board.
 

joshc

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It arrived today. This thing is an absolute unit... It's huuuuuge!

As expected, battery damage to the RAM slots and some of the RAM.

The battery and battery holder came off the board together but underneath it doesn't look too badly damaged.

The case has some battle scars. And some of the clips on the side door snapped off, but I have the plastic bits to glue back on.
 

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Byrd

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@mints No the WGS card is a huge beast - takes up almost the entire length of the top (PDS) slot.

Looks good, and serviceable - I'm sure you'll be the man who can revive it joshc! :)
 

mints

Member
@mints No the WGS card is a huge beast - takes up almost the entire length of the top (PDS) slot.

Looks good, and serviceable - I'm sure you'll be the man who can revive it joshc! :)
Ah ok, I started to get excited that maybe his pick up was even better than he thought initially.
 

lobust

Active member
Nope, just the 601 card which I've cleaned/redone the thermal paste and it's working in my Q700.

I was watching it on ebay too, and had the exact same intention of using the 601 card in my 700 if the 950 was truly a gonner - decided I didn't need any more projects in the end!

Good to see it's in capable hands!
 
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