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    Apple Airport Extreme A1143, $5

    I was sorta annoyed that Apple killed Airport. I had one of the first. But then I looked at the used market, indeed any model can be had pretty affordably. I have the latest Express right now but its range is poor. I will be picking up the latest Extreme, used. And there are better devices out there really, but I just like the pure simple ease of Airport gear.
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    Identify SE/30 video card

    Pretty sure this bugger is a video card. The port seems odd though (serial port?). Back side says "MoDam SE030 REV C MEMORY PLUS. Thoughts? Its a lot like this card, but not the same:
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    Powerbook 1400c/166 worth?

    As much as I dislike eBay overall, its a great way to appraise market prices by looking at sold items. The 1400 is a nice machine that can be well equip. The 166MHz version is the fastest version and a little less common than the other two (117 & 133MHz). Pricing for sold are all over and ignoring the BIN sales, the $85 for a working and in good shape 1400/166 is about medium price. Some auction went north of $100. Some auctions were as low as $50.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Nice pics. Even that Sony drive is probably a proto. Do you have a shot of the front? I have a couple very early ones where the copper heat sink is different. Wondering if yours looks the same.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Very nice! Good to hear!
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    Shipped an LC 5xx based system!

    Thats pretty much how I pack em. Actually any AIO now including the 128ks, etc. I use two boxes though. Face down is the important bit, as I keep saying. Think it really reduces faceplate stress.
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    Mac SE... with hard drive, network card???

    Thats an Asante MacCon Network Card. I have had a few but only for the SE/30, not SE. I would take a peak at the motherboard. The machine has already had one upgrade, the hard drive. Edit: I see no vertical card in the slot, so it may be an SE board then as many cards were horizontal. This was because Apple did not put a hole in the frame for vertical cards, at least not until the SE/30 came out then they used the same frame now with a hole for vertical cards. You have that updated frame.
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    Mac SE... with hard drive, network card???

    Ummm...open it up? You have to in order to fix the display anyway. Then simply ID the card.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Yes, the wire. I assume that is what we are talking about. And you are right, that is a diode. I did not look at the identifier, looked like a glass capacitor so common on these. CR3 is on a 128k board but in location B12.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    It is tapped into a capacitor, so yes probably a ground.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Pics of the drives might be very interesting. I have had, and might still, some very early Sony drives that have some differences from the usually shipping units. Nothing crazy though. The drives were never power-insert, only elect. They just has a very nice mechanism that grabbed the disk and pulled it in "automatically" where as the much, much later "manual" insert drives needed more help from the user. They way you describe things, the disk is not mounting in all the way because its gummed up. And if it does not seat right, the sensor to detect the floppy being there will not be triggered (its up front). Typically the disk ends up at an angle with the leading edge at the opening being higher up. It is why I will never, ever use lithium grease on drives. It dries up and hardens making it hell to remove but it can be done. I always service the drives with very light amounts of 3-in-one oil after cleaning. Very, very little is needed. These will not be daily use machines after all and the oil can easily be cleaned off even years later. For the machine with display issues, I suggest you dont power it up anymore. It is likely a cold solder joint that needs a reflow. Very, very common issues. But these joints can create a lot of heat and melt connectors. I have plenty of examples of Macs that did operate seemingly fine, but the cold joints literally burned up and melted the connectors.
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    Starting on the SE

    I have a couple of those cards. They were available for the Mac II and SE. I dont think for the SE/30. Need the drive to go with them and of course the connecting cable from the card to a port on the back of the SE. As for SE 1.4MB drive labeling, I am not certain all of them had a marking. When the SE got upgraded to the 1.4mb drives, Apple slapped FDHD on the case then later "Superdrive" as that was the marketing name for 1.4 drives. But I have had plenty of late machines with no floppy markings at all on the front. I think they dropped the Superdrive marking at some point because it was the only Mac to have any sorta permanent case labeling pertaining to the floppy drive. With all Macs now having the 1.4 I think they dropped the labeling from the SE. Even though the Classic replaced the SE, I am guessing that the superdrive stamp was removed around that point or when the 40mb/2bm variation SE came out. The SE continued production for education, etc for some time. And there are sooooo many darn build variations.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Well its is a logo. When people say Apple logo they mean . I dont get why this is even a debate or even coming up. The Macintosh is a product of Apple. The word "Macintosh" is not a logo. I guess I will bow out of this thread that went off the rails.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    FYI the last revision done was the Apple logo square badges. You can see in some early press photos the front has a dark logo background just like the back Apple logo does. Shipping models have two different logo background colors, a light and dark version. Or its that the very earliest "finished" units were simply installed wrong off the line. You can see there was some back and forth on the background colors.
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    Different Macintosh in Original User Guide?

    Logo is . Badge is name = Macintosh All shipping units looked the same from the start of shipping to the next revision. For example, look at the very earliest production Macs that had the employee plaques on the back. Same design as one made two month later. As for tooling, you are forgetting the time this was done. Its not really like today with set processes for development and Apple was incredibly wasteful back then, but only because they were also incredibly profitable. Yes, normally texturing is done as a last step in mold design. But just look at all the variations in the prototypes that have texturing. I think a runaway budget has something to do with this. Also we do not know ho many prototype cases where made of each revision. Its only a guess. But hundreds or thousands seems incredibly unlikely in the early stages.
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