Hey guys, been out of the classic Mac game for a long time now but used to be really into this stuff in my younger days... owned many Performas, Quadras, etc etc and still have my G3 Wallstreet PowerBook and G4 tower but no longer have my very first Mac, an SE/30. Got an urge to pick up another, load it with games and let my kid play it with me so started looking on eBay. Short version, SE/30's seem to be a bit pricey these days but I made an offer on this SE and got it for $95 shipped.
Case is in good shape with some yellowing but nothing broken. I'd like to get the original keyboard at some point but this extended is nice. Computer boots and runs great, and the first thing I noticed is the HD capacity is listed on the finder window as 500mb? Seems like someone replaced the top floppy disk drive with a 500mb HDD, confirmed when I opened the case up.
Another interesting thing is in the About This Mac screen, it lists the computer type as an SE/30? And it appears to have 8MB of built in memory? Haven't had time to get any deeper into the internals to see what else may have been modified/replaced in there.
You'll probably also notice the picture is looking pretty screwy, the first time I booted up the picture was 100% perfect, shut down normally and when I booted up again I began to see some minor artifacting. This has proceeded to get worse on each subsequent startup to the point where it's really pretty bad. I'm hoping it's just a bad solder joint or something, any tips on where to look first? I've forgotten most of what I used to know about these things but I'm hoping I can pick it up again quickly! Other than the screen issue it seems to be a great little computer and I'm looking forward to fixing it up. Any insight or advice appreciated, thanks!