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CVKealey

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  1. I retrieved a Color Classic from a stack of discarded Macs some time ago (~2002-ish) and in the same stack, grabbed an LC 575 (which turned out to have a cracked CRT) and a box of miscellaneous parts that included a full (non LC) 68040. A year or so later, I did the VGA mod to the analog board, found a 32 MB SIMM that worked, swapped in a 1.2 GB drive and installed some system(probably 7.5.3 - that's what I installed on everything back then). Then I put it on a shelf and it hasn't moved since. Around the same time I got that CC, I found a couple SE/30s. Both had dead drives, but I found replacements and cleaned them up. One I donated to a shop my father used to work at (they used several old Macs for running their CnC machinery) as a spare. I think they lost it in a fire a bit after that. I still have the other, which, like the Mystic-ized CC has sat on a shelf since that time. I think I've got 32 MB in there as well, and I later found an Asante MacCon ethernet card that I have yet to install on it. So, all that in mind, if you had to choose to keep one of these (and only one, because justifying both to the lady of the house may not be possible), which would you keep?
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    If you could only have one: SE/30 or Mystic CC?

    I'm hatching a plan to keep 'em both, but it looks like the SE/30 definitely has some capacitor issues (see below). My solder-fu is a bit rusty, so I'm not sure I want to do it myself or farm it out. Anyone know what the going rate is for an SE/30 board? And can I assume the caps on the analog/display control board susceptible to the same issue? The Mystic CC starts up fine (well, it took two power cycles for the drive to spin up), but the display seems to be a little off. Almost like the contrast or brightness is shifting on its own. I don't remember that from before, but I probably didn't do such a clean job on the VGA conversion. There don't seem to be any leaking caps on the logic board, but there may be elsewhere. Also, the cage for the CPU cooler broke into 3 pieces, so if I want to use that (I don't know if it's standard on the 575 board or an aftermarket), I'll have to fabricate a new one.
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    Are these rare?

    Found a few Farallon ethernet bits, just wondering if these are commonplace or somewhat rare. EtherWave AAUI transceiver EtherMac Mac/PB Adapter
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    Are these rare?

    Here's the front of it. There are RJ45 and RG58 coax connections on the lower end. The cable end is 8-pin LocalTalk and the coiled wire connects to the ADB port for power and has an ADB passthrough port as well.
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    Are these rare?

    No serial connection. AAUI on the end of the cable, two RJ-45 jacks on the other end. Kind of a neat idea and a bit easier/cheaper than getting a hub or having another network jack installed. The other one (Mac/PB adapter) apparently is a LocalTalk > Ethernet bridge, powered by ADB.
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    If you could only have one: SE/30 or Mystic CC?

    Also, have not had any capacitors replaced. TBH, I've been out of the scene long enough that I don't recall them being an issue back in the day (which they weren't, I guess, since it's an age thing). I know the logic board in the CC is in OK shape (at least, there aren't any obviously leaking caps), but I haven't had the back off the SE/30 for a very long time. I'll have to do that soon and see what the damage is.
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    If you could only have one: SE/30 or Mystic CC?

    It might be. The other half just sees piles of stuff. As long as the piles get smaller, she may be appeased. Plus, these are "compact" Macs, so I may just have to be creative about where I stick 'em. Finally, the old 14" displays I've got take up way more room and really serve no purpose to me. I'll keep a couple for testing, but I really don't need the 5 or 6 that I've got. CRTs are just so hard to (legally) get rid of these days.
  8. Tried 3 different bricks, all of which work with my PB 170. Probably the internal board. Not thrilled with the prospect of opening it up since I'm sure the plastics are quite brittle by now. Did not try that...will give it a shot before anything invasive. Thanks!
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