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    Extracting SIT files on Macintosh Classic

    I might have phrased something wrong, I use 1.44Mb disks from my W10 PC with the transfer program on the 7.1 Tidbits disk (I think the program is called Apple File Transfer) on my macintosh
  2. Hello again! I have a Macintosh Classic with system 7.1 and 4mb ram and I am trying to get some programs onto it. I have got Apple File Transfer working so I can get programs from my PC to the Mac, but I cannot extract many of the files I download. I have got Stuffit expander 4.0.1 on the mac, but it doesn't extract SIT files! I have tried some solutions, like downloading Dropstuff with Expander Enhancer 4.0 (Didn't fix the problem) and upgrading to Stuffit expander 4.5 with Dropstuff 4.5 (Needed at least 7.1.1 and couldn't find any installation files online). Could anyone assist me in how I may be able to fix this? Thank you!
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    Can you use "any" SIMM ram.

    Hello! I have recently got a dead Macintosh Classic working and am looking for things to make it run better. I have updated to System 7.1, but many of the programs I use need more ram than available (2MB). I have been looking around on eBay for 30 pin 1MB sticks of SIMM ram, but there are just so many types! I am no pro working with old computers, certainly not Macintoshes, so my question is: Can I use any kind of SIMM ram as long as it is 1MB and 30 pins? I have found some versions with 2 chips, 3 chips, 8 chips, and 9 chips and I just don't know the difference. Thank you!
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    I got the Macintosh running! I replaced 2 diodes and 1 zener diode (from one of bibilit's posts) and recapped the board, but the thing that really got the computer working was replacing the TDA4605! It could have been a bit more beautifully done, and it could definitely have been done faster, but as this was one of my first dabbles in electronics, I thought it went very well! Going to try to run some programs tomorrow, didn't have the keyboard and mouse accessible.
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    Yup, I've read one of your old posts and I have the exact same symptoms! Will change those diodes, and change the capacitors as well.
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    Macintosh Classic Analog Board This is how the analog board looks when taken out of the computer. I see no big problems, no bulging capacitors or things of the sort. The only thing I notice is the brown sticky-looking gunk that is around almost all solder holes, can that have anything to do with it? I won't go much longer than this "alone" (I always have someone else at least nearby) but I do know some people who are better with electrics that might be able to help. Anyone see anything that looks really wrong?
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    Thank you! I will look into other solutions then.
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    So using the analog from an other Macintosh is a big no-no then?
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    I live in Sweden, and I've seen several people asking for people to help them do it but never getting an answer.
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    Macintosh Classic (one) with no power.

    Alright, I will check it out. Since I don't know too much about these things (or high-voltage electrics in the first place) do you think it would even be a good idea to try? There are no recapping services in my country as far as I know.
  11. Hello! I have a Macintosh Classic with an analog board that (I think) doesn't output any power. When trying to turn it on, no sound, no picture, only nothing. I've tried measuring current through the molex connector with no success. There is also no visible leakage or damage at all. Therefore I think the Analog board is just not outputting any power. The thing is, I have 4 other compact macs (not Classics) with working analog boards. I was just thinking if it would be possible to use an Analog board from a Macintosh Plus/SE in the Classic just to see if it runs. I would never do this without being absolutely sure, and because I'm no expert and haven't been working with Macs or electrics for much time I ask here. If using another analog board doesn't work, does anyone have any idea of any checks I can make to see what the issue might be? Thank you!
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