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  1. A few days ago I picked up some vintage apple Macintosh computers along with some vintage apple accessories and was ecstatic when the person giving me the computers said I could have their Macintosh IIfx in near mint cosmetic condition (besides some yellowing of the plastic) free of charge. When I got home however and opened the beastly machine I was presented with one of the worse cases of PRAM battery leakage I have ever seen. Both the PRAM batteries had leaked onto the motherboard and it was not pretty to say the least. Now I'm tasked with repairing my Macintosh IIfx but I don't even know where to start. Any advice? Here's a picture of the leak before I started cleaning it: Here's a picture after I got some of the gunk off (yes many parts fell off.): Can I save this logic board? Will it take years, months, weeks, days? Is this worth my time. Is it impossible or possible but very difficult? I really don't want to see this computer go.
  2. I’ve bought the “#2 Asante MacCon-IIET Ethernet Network Card Mac Macintosh II 09-00100 NuBus” from eBay, without knowing if works I have no experience with this card but maybe some one here do? Really appreciated! BW, Kristian
  3. Greetings. Thank you all for help getting the Macintosh II up and running. I installed 8 megs of memory in it using 8 1mb simms, it had 2mb in it to begin with using all 8 simm holders. Those memory chips seemed smaller than the ones I am using now. Anyways I have system 7.0 on it and it works but seems to be glitchy. Files are not there when I restart the computer, I can not change the name of the HDD to Macintosh, always returns to untitled. Needs to be restarted like three times before it will be usable and the icons (like in the apple menu or control panel) wont be there until the third reset. They appear as just a blank sheet of paper with the corner folded down. Very strange. Once the third reset is done it works just fine. Seems buggy though and I have never seen this on a computer before. This is the oldest system I have ever used. Any insight on this issue perhaps? Also, is the Macintosh II only able to display 16 colors? I have two different Macintosh II video cards, the Macintosh II display card and the Macintosh II High resolution display card. Both only get 16 colors. Thank you all for your time. Nick.
  4. NickNick

    Macintosh II

    Heyyy all. Whats up? So, I have this Macintosh II computer which I re-capped the MoBo, snipped the batteries off and the machine starts every time with the battery jump method but wont boot. As I understand the diskette drive in there is only an 800k one and the Macintosh II wont take a 1.44 mb one with out the mod or something like that. How does one go about making an 800k boot disk. Also I believe there is an issue with the HDD in it as well. It works and I can hear it spinning and reading but I always get the disk icon with the flashing arrow. This is by far the oldest HDD I have ever seen it actually has a motor that moves the arm and no magnets. Weird. It is a Seagate ST-157N. I tried the HDD in a power Macintosh 7200/90 as well as in a Macintosh LC II. The disk set ups are unable to see the disk for some reason. I don't even see it with gauge series scsi info. Is there something special about these old drives that make them only work in the Macintosh II? Sorry for the questions this is the oldest Macintosh I have ever worked on. I have come this far but am unable to get any type of OS on the system. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Nick.
  5. TimHD

    Mac IIfx surprise packet

    So, I manage to snag an illusive 'Wicked Fast' Macintosh IIfx on eBay... While getting a Mac IIfx was great, of more interest was finding out what was inside this beast - eBay shared this glimpse of what was inside... Getting my hands on it at last and opening it up, I found that all 6 nubus slots were full: Time to find out what was in this lucky door prize... Now, working through these... 1st card: Radius Video card of some sort? 2nd card: Apple PC Drive Card with 50pin interface- what does this do??? 3rd card: Macintosh Display card - a 'Toby' video upgrade? 4th card: Workstation Display card with 13w3 connector (for full page tall monitors?) 5th card: Macintosh II Video Card - the standard card that comes with this machine? 6th card: Farallon Network card of sorts? Thinking that was all, I delved a little deeper and found some more things on the motherboard that caught my eye: What's those massive RAM chips doing over there? Closer view - Kingston 2MB (with a stack of smaller chips on the back) Any thoughts on why so many cards in this beast (can it handle that many) and what monitors / drives these will work with? NB: Apparently the owner had inherited it - "looks like a lot of parts" and figured the buyer "may know more about it than him"...