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    Early Macintosh Plus

    This is a Mac Plus I found at an antique store in 2015 for $60. Wasn’t the steal of the century, but I had a platinum Plus, so I really wanted this beige one. Turns out, it was a very early product unit! I just recently discovered the serial decoder on myoldmac.net, and it is indeed an early one like I thought: I’d get some inside shots, but I have misplaced my tool. I do remember the CRT had a late 1985 manufacture date on it, which told me it had to be a pretty early Plus. It is also fully-stock with the original 1MB even. I don’t plan on upgrading it, since my platinum Plus already has 4MB. Just thought I’d share this!
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    Baroni’s Collection

    Paper feed looks fine to me!
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    Mac 128k Keyboard Recapping - 1uf 63V

    But, there’s a big difference in the quality of these axial caps, and the cheap SMDs used on the SE/30. The axial cap in that keyboard is the exact style of one used on the SE main board (except for the fact it’s orange, but I can tell it’s the same brand), and I’ve never heard of those leaking or giving any signs of malfunction before.
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    Mac 128k Keyboard Recapping - 1uf 63V

    Is the keyboard malfunctioning? If not, the cap may not need replacing at all. But, I’d say it probably doesn’t have to be 63v. The 50v would probably do fine. I can’t imagine there being anywhere near that much voltage anywhere in that keyboard.
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    Motorola Marco now working!

    That is just too cool!
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    PB145B’s finds

    Hope you can get yours working! I got this one off of eBay for $60 plus shipping. I absolutely love it. Might be the best $60 I ever spent Edit: I did discover that one of the connecters on the power supply is almost completely unsoldered! It completely died on me about 10 minutes ago, and taking it apart and and pushing it back in to place has restored functionality, but I’m going to pull the PSU out tonight and resolder that connector.
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    PB145B’s finds

    After wanting one of these for years, I finally got one: It’s a Kaypro II! This is the first CP/M machine I have ever owned. Sorry I haven’t had any Mac conquests in a while, but don’t worry, I haven’t lost any interest in Macs, just haven’t found anything spectacular lately
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    SE/30 logic board foreign object?

    Doesn’t look right to me; you can see glue on it from where it used to be glued to a board. It also doesn’t appear soldered in.
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    Starting on the SE

    I stand corrected! Sorry for the misinformation! Didn’t realize an SE could run with only two installed. Edit: But bad ram is a very high possibility. Either way you can’t go wrong with maxing the RAM out, so ordering that memory was definitely worth it.
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    Starting on the SE

    It appears you are missing two RAM SIMMs, which would cause the sad Mac that you see on the screen. All four slots must be populated on an SE. As for the hard drive, it appears to be a Seagate, and is likely suffering from stiction (which is when the read/write heads become “stuck” to the platter surface).
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    Strange SE/30 Card

    The black switch is actually a sign that it has the Sony CR-44 power supply instead of the Astec (which has the platinum switch). It seems to just be a crapshoot which one they used, as I’ve seen both used on SEs and SE/30s. Shame all of mine have the Astec, as those things are murder to take apart and recap. The Sony is better made and way easier to service from what I’ve heard. I may swap a few of them with Sonys someday.
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    PowerBook 150 - screens all destroyed?!

    That is definitely an option, or you can take it a step further and install new film. Think of it as a big screen protector, or window tint There’s no reason to panic over this so much. It’s really not *that* big of a deal. It’s just some crusty polarizing film that can be replaced. It’s not like some proprietary IC that’s failing at an epidemic level.
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    Macintosh LC Takes Forever to Boot

    Yep, the board that’s in my Macintosh Portable I purchased new-old-stock, and when I first opened the anti-static bag, it smelled like dead fish! Age is the problem here.
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    Apple PHX 100

    Indeed! I’ve got the “Performa” branded version and it’s a great Mac. Never really understood why it’s such a hated model.
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    4400/200 - dirty to clean

    Very nice work! Looks like a great little machine! I’d like to have a Power Macintosh from that era someday.
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