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  1. tappdarden

    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    Sure But Apple 2’s seem to be fine where as 1990-ish macs seem to be not working. So so as an order of magnitude Newer caps (maybe it being surface mount?) seem to be far worse shape then older ones Nobody is saying anything lasts for ever still YMMV
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    Preventive recap Mac 128k & 512k

    Mac 128k, 512k, plus seem to have bad joints that need re-doing. everything after the Mac SE needs new caps. But the Mac SE seems to be a nice in-between spot. Good joints and good caps. YMMV in general tho. Mac SE's seem to be great starter collection items. they tend to still work and there is a lot of them.
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    Finally found that numeric trackball for 128k/plus

    Still pretty neat tho. i love that L shaped enter key!
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    performa 550

    i have a pile of computers to recap... so practicing on not retro computes first before i feel comfortable enough to do such an operation on my own....
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    performa 550

    Picked up the performa 550 EvilCapitalist linked to in the ebay thread. I live near by so i was able to pick it up without having it shipped. Works great and not too dirty. Still had HDD with games like spectre and a non-working mario teaches typing. weird ram at 5MB. 4 on board, 1 in slot. Its a cute little machine. I'm thinking about putting //e card in there.
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    Broken floppy drive?

    i don't know. both sound great to me. internal might just sound different because its in a bigger enclosure? (the mac)
  7. Why not try? do a test run. also, its aif. why does it matter? you can always just manually open it in whatever program on the se/30 you are using it with anyways.
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    Next up...Mac 512k

    Yep thats it. i purchased these YMMV but its working for me.
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    Next up...Mac 512k

    Yeah i just fixed three drives with that same problem. All with broken teeth on that one gear. its easy to pull out the eject motor and open it up and check. Its pretty obvious if thats the problem.. Somebody on ebay sells replacement 3D printed gears. otherwise, could just need a good cleaning. Maybe both.
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    Ethernet CS II issues

    Have you ever figured this out? I'm having similar problems with a TAM. and starting to wonder if its the motherboard (or power supply?)
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    A 512K for Trag

    Nice find! i never find anything good at my goodwills....
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    2 Macintosh XL's (or are they Lisa's?)

    Yeah, i open toaster macs and am careful with the high voltage. Thing i need to learn / get good at first is recapping tho.
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    2 Macintosh XL's (or are they Lisa's?)

    the Craigslist ad was something like "Room full of macs to many to list" or some such. I do have some mice for older macs and even some that came with a apple ii card. So one of them will probably work? I looked closer. looks like one has a scsi card and a hard drive. Thats neat? Now if only i can figure out why the screens are so dim.
  14. Got two of these recently through craigslist. Haven't had time to look over them yet. both have pretty dim screens. But do power and beep. Have the keyboards that go with them. But couldn't find the mice for them. No software or anything. I'm pretty excited. I have been looking for 1 .. didn't' expect to find any.