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  1. kahlil88

    CC and SE30 damaged pads

    *BUMP* Wondering if I can hire someone to fix either/both of these boards? DM if interested.
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    CC and SE30 damaged pads

    Destroyed a few pads on my CC and SE/30 boards. CC was the first board I tried to re-cap, with my rusty soldering skills and not the best iron. My electronics guru helped reconstruct most of the traces but we couldn't get this last one and I can't tell what it connects to. SE/30 recap went smoothly (I learned from my mistakes with the CC and took it slow) but I broke a pin off UF8 and then killed 4 traces trying to remove it!
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    Mac SE/30 no video after re-cap

    Memory is seated pretty securely and worked well enough to boot floppy images several times in between swapping the mouse and keyboard around, hoping for signs of life. I'll try re-seating and re-arranging it after I replace that LS393.
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    Mac SE/30 no video after re-cap

    High pressure sink hose, nothing too extreme Haven't checked voltage anywhere yet. Floppy and HDD are unplugged.
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    Mac SE/30 no video after re-cap

    Finally got around to re-capping my Mac SE/30 board, after swapping the CRT from an unhappy Mac Plus and confirming signs of life. Screen came on and I could even boot off my Floppy Emu, though sadly the ADB ports appear to be dead. I knew it could use a re-cap after 30 years (at least 15 of which it was used as a door stop at my old high school). Re-cap went smoothly, and afterwards I cleaned the board with soap and a toothbrush, pressure washed with hot water, then shook and sat to dry overnight. Powered on the next day and I get a chime but no video. I decided to have a go at re-flowing UE8, UF8 and the other chips in that row, along with all the caps I had replaced (a few weren't as flat as they could be). Powered on and not even a chime. Went back for a second pass and ended up breaking a leg off UF8. The speaker chimes again but then blip-blips indefinitely, almost like it's stuck in a reboot loop but doesn't fully chime after the first one.
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    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Can't you turn on B/W in the color settings? I'm more interested in the LCD aspect than anything else. Reduced weight and power consumption, more space for airflow, little-to-no need to hack apart the shell, and a nice crispy picture with no seizure-inducing flicker!
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    Mac SE/30 LCD conversion possible?

    Neato! I will definitely keep a close eye on that thread.
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    Fun with colour on my SE/30

    Looking to install an LED screen in my Mac SE/30 as well. Not sure about the casting but I'd certainly throw down some shekels for proper mounting hardware to avoid irreversible case modifications and glue!
  9. I just got a Macintosh SE/30 a few days ago and want to do an LCD conversion with original hardware (none of that silly Raspberry Pi or Mac Mini board business). CRT is damaged, so perfect excuse for a fun project (hopefully I don't eat those words). I would imagine this type of mod involves pairing the right screen and card together (computer came with a Radius FPDSE30 if that helps at all).
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