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  • Birthday 07/17/1972

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  1. Macdrone

    Switching processors between 520 & 540c

    Ya looks like system profiler lied. It says LC right on the chip.
  2. Macdrone

    CPU upgrades for Cube

    Have to be careful of bus speed on the cube. Also Low power cpu upgrades as to not tax the VRM. I have a 1.8 single upgrade in mine and runs 9 and X fairly well. I put a fan in as there is a spot to actually mount one, and with a slim line G5 imac DVD bootable drive in there it takes lesss power and less room for more unblocked cooling.
  3. Macdrone

    Damaged iMac G3 Fruit?

    lcds have been used, power supply is that triangle area behind the CRT on your right where the power cable plugs in. Do a search on google, lots of hacks have been done.
  4. Macdrone

    Figuring out dead PowerMac 6100

    do you have a good battery? If not the 6100 needs a power button double tap. Turn on, turn off then turn on again. 6100 will need caps but should work, but a bad battery will require a double tap to boot.
  5. i did not say electrolytic caps, but caps or cold solder joints can go bad after this much time. And if that isnt the issue, many traces can be suspect as green wire fixes are pretty common on these I had found over time, not as much as in the 100 itself, but they still had them. Its great if the power supply isnt the issue. I have plenty of them but they do go bad quickly.
  6. have you recapped the motherboard? All the 100 series except the 150 should need to be done at this point. There are not many that I remember exactly, also the screen has some inside also. Also the power supply brink has some to replace so definatly do a search on that as many posts before doing much more and chasing your tail.
  7. Macdrone

    Macintosh TV questions

    I have some screws, I also have a keyboard and mouse, but your going to want to recap the motherboard and tuner board thats connected before you go buying too much stuff for it. I have repaired a few, but it is the same vintage as color classics and LC's so the capacitors are going to be bad on the motherboard.
  8. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    it all washes down the drain. extra rinse. its what the rinse aid helps, both on the board and for the dishwasher. And literally everything we breathe is more toxic than some residue cleaning off a board. I am not worried.
  9. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    i put mine in the dishwasher without soap, but with rinse aid. never had an issue. But that is just me. Im a cheap fixer. I also bake imac video cards in the actual oven. So far i have a pretty good repair record.
  10. Macdrone

    68LC040 in Centris 660av

    they actually came out with fpu software to stop errors like shown in the photo. software fpu pretty sure it was called. also cache040 may have been its replacement or counterpart.
  11. Macdrone

    Macintosh color classic won't power on

    color classic work fine without pram batteries, if yours have issues like that redo the capacitors and hurry as traces could be rotting away as you wait.
  12. Macdrone

    IIvx not powering on.

    That will work, and again short term. If you use a blow dryer on bad caps you can get them to boot also, again its short term band aid.
  13. Macdrone

    IIvx not powering on.

    My IIvx stopped powering up, the power supply in it works when put in my 7100 so that makes it a motherboard issue, now I need to try caps and go from there. Knowing it worked before i set it to the side leads me to believe mine is a caps issue.
  14. Macdrone

    Yet Another 630 Thread (Power-Up Issues)

    also stray remote signals can turn it on, its just a sony power on signal. I can turn on all my macs and old school tvs at once if i am just right all at once.
  15. I would love to see if this works out and any gains once done.