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TechEdison

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    Apple eMac

    So much for trying to make space.... But for $15 I couldn't pass it up.
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    Apple eMac

    Hah funny story... While using it and installing TenFourFox, Classic mode, and Quake III the CRT suddenly shut down and wouldn't come back. I had almost given up hope for it, as it was just $15, when I thought "old computers could pretty easily be fixed by a big whack on the side". And what do ya know, it worked! Coughed back to life after a pretty sizeable whack on the side. Lol!
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    Apple eMac

    1.25ghz. Guess it can't run OS 9
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    Apple eMac

    Ah nevermind... For some reason it wouldn't take my 10.2 disc. Upgraded to 1gb of ram and replaced the battery. Putting 10.4 on it
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    Apple eMac

    Only one issue... It refuses to boot from CD, even though it can read them just fine.
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    Reviving a Macintosh Plus.

    Got this one from Johnnya101. Had only a vertical line on the screen. I snapped the connector on the red wire so I had to replace that... the rest was pretty straightforward. Just used a solder-sucker and got rid of the old stuff around the problem areas and re-soldered.
  7. yeah... i actually noticed that too.. let me check the backend real quick; I did a domain change recently and I think it broke. Edit: phew... databases aren't working. Time to fix that, a lot of my sites just broke lol.
  8. Feel free to check out http://nocss.techedison.net I did a similar thing.
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    Info needed

    Who can tell me all the little details about the RetroChallenge? Is it basically to choose a project and try to finish it within the month while keeping updates? When might the next one be?
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    Info needed

    Yeah I sorta gave up when it got super behind and never got finished... I completed my project, the midway report mentioned that my blog was down even though it was not. Messaged multiple times and nothing happened. at least i finished the site... http://nocss.techedison.net/
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    John's Classic Restoration Thread

    Awesome! Glad to see it fully restored.
  12. Congrats! Glad you took another closer look at it. The line in the middle is indeed normal. It is the split point between the top and bottom half. Like I said above, the passive matrix displays are split in 2 to help with rendering.
  13. These two spots jump out at me.
  14. There isn’t much else to explain except that literally nothing happens when powered on. I know the analog board and crt are good because I tested it with another board. Picture of the board can be seen below. Where do I start? I’m sure even if the caps were bad it would do *something*
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    In total: missing components, cap goo, no ram. And of course, broken crt. It was obviously from that case. Salvaged parts off the corroded one and gave it a good wash. Haven’t tested inputs yet. The floppy drive didn’t work so I’ll have to tear into it and clean it.
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    IT LIVES!
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    That was after washing the board. It worked for a couple minutes and then failed again and is doing what it did before. When it was working though, it chimed and everything. Even the sad Mac without rom or ram.
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    SUCCESS!!! Well sort of... it has gone back to the state it was before, but it did work for a short few minutes!!
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    Still have yet to figure this out.
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    Perfect movie scene for this. I got super excited when the screen lit up in all its glory
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    Alright so next update: it acts the same with or without ram/rom.
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    I’m feeling great. I just transferred tiny parts over by hand
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    MAN! I’m on a roll tonight! What next!
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    FOUND OUR PROBLEM! thanks to reading the thread posted by @techknight I did some poking around and sure enough, L14 is completely missing! Gonna grab that off the other SE/30 board and see if I can get this one fired up. im also missing c74 and r35 (though r35 looks like it was never there to begin with). Hopefully they are still on the other board.
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    SE/30 nothing happens when powered on

    Yes it’s missing quite a few components. Not too worried about that. After cleaning off most of the garbage the traces are actually not as bad as I expected. It’s still got a long way to go but it’s getting there. At the moment I actually have more hope for that board than the other one lol.
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