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  1. If these were transported at all (shipped, packaged, carried) you might want to check the video connector (and other connectors) to make sure it is plugged in before you declare no-joy on the video. I have gotten a few compact macs that were disconnected at the CRT and simply making sure it was properly plugged in 'restored' the video. Obviously it won't fix the one with the checkerboard pattern.
  2. Juror22

    Another way to transfer programs to a classic Mac

    I'm sure that I see one of these in my future!
  3. Juror22

    4 iMacs & 1 eMac

    I had one that had the 'red shift' screen issue. At first it was like having a plasma display and kinda cool, but that feeling went away pretty quickly, when it was your main work machine. I got mine working normally again, but I could never trust that the issue wouldn't come back and I really didn't like working inside it, so I sold it. That is one that I regret losing, especially since I had bought it new, One of the coolest Macs ever, IMO. Enjoy, sixsevenco ... and color me envious.
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    512K Disappointment

    This post was rather timely, as I've noted before, I was working on a 512 of my own and today I was working on the keyboard (the 'u' key did not work) and I used some of this post as a guide. I pulled the key, desoldered and disassembled the switch and finding corrosion, removed some by scraping with a pin and then put it into a small bowl of vinegar, followed by a water/baking soda mix, then water, then contact cleaner. Testing the reassembled switch confirmed it was working, so I reattached it and have a fully functional keyboard. Congrats on getting your 512k with SCSI up and running as well.
  5. Juror22

    512K Disappointment

    Yep, that did it. It still amazes me that a perfectly solid appearing solder joint can be bad. Thanks for the assist and sorry that your MacSnap didn't turn out the way you wanted.
  6. I've retrobrited a number of items and there are two that I've shied away from and one is my 5200. If those clips on the side (the ones hiding the screws) don't shatter when you pry them out, other parts and clips will crack and break - even under minor pressure. You have a nice all in one bridge machine, recap it, max it out with goodies and enjoy! Be extra careful with the vent on top (and sides), I had a similar vent on top of a 1710AV that I lightly pressed on and it just crumbled to pieces. Since the design is the same on these, I have always been careful with my 5260.
  7. Juror22

    512K Disappointment

    I just picked up a 512k with one of these as well, but it also came with the 2MB board. Mine starts with a normal startup bong, then shows this exact screen pattern https://68kmla.org/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_12/IMG_0152.JPG.ce426fee7e7481d7f9dbf7771c053972.JPG (the link is from another post about SE/30 Micron card issues, but shows the issue perfectly) I thought that it was an issue with the SN74L538 chip [as mentioned in the Dead Mac Scrolls], so I swapped in another of those and the issue is still there. Pressing on the analog board, about midway down, using appropriate care, will show the desktop, arrow cursor and flashing disk icon, so I think there is a reasonably easy fix, I'm just not sure where to go next. I guess that we both have work to do to get these working correctly. Good luck with yours.
  8. Juror22

    So I picked up some Macs today...

    That is a nice haul, I have a soft spot for the Tandy laptops (too much time spent at the local Radio Shack, I guess), so I'm a bit envious. The boxed software and all those odds and ends are nice too - congrats!
  9. Juror22

    Help resurrecting a 7500/100

    So does any PCI-SATA, or PCI-ATA card work or does it need to be a Mac specific one? I'm looking at doing the same with a 7600 and 7300.
  10. Juror22

    LC and Classic II

    Sounds like a nice consolation prize. Good luck with the recap project.
  11. Juror22

    My powerbook 170

    I'm impressed with all the extras, and in such excellent condition! Very nice!
  12. Juror22

    Mac Plus M0100 mouse only moves horizontally

    I have this issue as well, but the vertical works and the horizontal does not. Like clpo13, the issue is seen on a Mac Plus that otherwise works normally. Since I have multiple machines and mice, I verified that two, separate, known working mice demonstrated this same behavior on the machine in question, so it is definitely a problem with the Mac and not the mouse. All I found in the dead Mac Scrolls were fixes for mice issues. Im looking through Inside Macintosh and it gives a place to start looking (hardware, III-29) but if anyone has encountered this problem already and has a fix, let us know.
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    PB 165c Monitor Cables

    Display Compatibility Matrix FSTN PowerBook 165c 661-0752 Active Matrix PowerBook 180c 661-0686 Inverter 922-0374 922-0378 Display Cable 922-0373 922-0380 Inverter Cable 922-0566 922-0412 Important: The PowerBook 165c/180c family includes two displays—an active matrix and an FSTN display. Each of these displays requires a compatible inverter and display cable; the inverters, display cables, and displays are not interchangeable. Before ordering one of these parts, refer to the display matrix shown above. Based on this service source documentation, I think that the cables are unique to their model. I have the same issue with a 180c - I have been looking for a replacement cable for years and also entertained the idea of attempting to solder the ribbon cable and then re-inforce it with capton tape. There are a couple videos on YouTube if you search "solder repair ribbon cable". I keep my eyes open for an otherwise wrecked 180c to pick up at a (hopefully) cheap price. I will check around the place and see if I have a spare 165c cable.
  14. Juror22

    My Portable is up next...

    I'm glad someone is helping you with the video issue. I know this is a bit late to help you with your battery, but there are better ways to separate the battery halves than soaking it in nail polish remover (acetone). Using a tiny amount pipetted into the seam helped me to separate my portable batteries cleanly and quickly. I had also read about the soaking thing, but having worked with acetone before, I knew that was not the way to go. You can also thin it out with alcohol, so that it is weaker and works more slowly (read easier to control the effects).
  15. They need a live battery. I had a rebuilt SLA battery for one of mine that was working fine, then I didn't use it for about 9 months and when I tried to boot up, I had similar issues from the low power output of the battery. You need a new battery.