Jump to content

Forums

  1. Important Information

    1. The 68kMLA Forum Rules   (6875 visits to this link)

      To quote vintage Apple manuals: "Read Me First!"

  2. Community Connections

    1. General 68kMLA News & Stuff

      What's going down in the barracks.

      3966
      posts
    2. Conquests

      Discuss your latest vintage Mac finds!

      37315
      posts
    3. Trading Post

      Feel free to trade all of your Mac goodies here with all honest intentions. The website provider assumes NO liability, so buyer beware! Please see this topic for more information.

      45953
      posts
  3. Projects & Hosted Forums

    1. RetroChallenge

      What can you do given only one month and strictly "retro" hardware? Find out with RetroChallenge!
      http://retrochallenge.org/

      1447
      posts
    2. 68kMLA Wiki

      The creation and maintenance of the 68kMLA's information repository.
      http://68kmla.org/wiki/

      406
      posts
  4. 68k Model Forums

    1. Compact Mac

      Macintosh, 512k, SE, etc.

      40744
      posts
    2. Mac II, Quadra & Centris

      Just think, having a Quadra 950 in 1992 would be like having a Mac Pro today… except with more slots, more expandability, and on-board SCSI!

      11802
      posts
    3. 68k LC & Performa

      Ah, the consumer computers!

      7304
      posts
    4. 68k PowerBook

      From the Portable to the 190cs.

      8806
      posts
  5. PowerPC Model Forums

    1. NuBus Power Mac, LC & Performa

      The NuBus architecture gets a new brain!

      2478
      posts
    2. PCI Power Mac & Performa

      The PPC comes of age and adopts the industry standard expansion slot.

      5452
      posts
    3. G3/G4/G5 Power Mac, iMac & eMac

      From the Beige G3 to the quad-core G5, via various iMacs!

      12769
      posts
    4. PPC PowerBook & iBook

      All that power in a laptop? Never…

      8486
      posts
  6. Everything Else…

    1. Apple I, ][, /// & Lisa

      Not really 68k Macs, but certainly Vintage!

      6782
      posts
    2. Newton

      The best PDA ever finally gets its own forum!

      950
      posts
    3. Software

      Includes system stuff, productivity, emulation, design, and games for pre-OS X Macs!

      16314
      posts
    4. Hacks & Development

      Yes, it's back! Hardware hacks/modifications and software development for Mac OS.

      16409
      posts
    5. Peripherals

      Anything you can hook up to your Mac or stuff into it as an interface!

      12881
      posts
  • Posts

    • I won't give advise one way or the other on this given its a prototype shell, but I never use case splitters because they often scratch/nick the interface between the two haves. I wont even buy a Mac if its chewed up like that. I always lay face down and do the slap on the side as I lift technique and let the weight of the CRT/internals anchor the faceplate down as the bucket pops off. The only machines this does not work well on is the Classics, those are some tight cases!
    • One more question. When i turn on the computer, i have to wait for some seconds in order to start booting. Is this normal? My macintosh LC475 boots immediately.
    • Remember that the 128k has 5 screws! The fifth screw is in the battery compartment. You have tho remove it, if you want to open the 128k! Some cases of 128ks were ruined because the people tried to open the case and forgot the fifth screw.  
    • It is the same process for the most compacts, only the plus needs an extra power supply and some work to get it to boot from the SCSI2SD.
    • I got a bit further - I found a trace that had been eaten through, patched it, now the Mac starts off both keyboard and back power button!  Unfortunately, still no video or boot though.   That indicates to me the possibility of more traces.. but so far I'm not seeing any that are obviously suspect.     I will note that while I can power up with the keyboard button, I cannot shut it off with that.  Only will shut off with the back power button.
×