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#1 narwhal2

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Hello

i have made a mac se audio visualizer. It is non destructive(the building process at least) and it looks awesome

i originally did it my mac classic ii, but the screen started to fade in and out and make clicking sounds(is this the flyback??)

anyways heres how i did it

sorry for terrible pics

 

Materials)

>18-20 gauge STRANDED wire

>some way to strip wire

>a female composite plug

>solder iron and solder

>torx 15 longgg screw drive

 

 

1)find a candidate 

>needs to have a working screen/analog board

>needs mobo that can output signal. it doesnt matter if it is glitchy or garbled

>needs good psu

 

2)the build

>unplug the computer

>open the case and take off the back

>first DISCHARGE THE CRT.the voltage in the parts could injure you!

   >there are plenty of guides on how to this

>find the combo of yellow,green,red,blue wires and follow it to the analog board

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>unplug the the combo of yellow,green,red,blue wires from the analog board and reroute it under the crt

>cut 4 good sized pieces of stranded wire

>solder some 1 wire to the ground and 1 wire to the signal of the composite plug(your wire should be longer then this and should be stranded, i replaced the wire after this pic)
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>straighten the one end of all the wires and plug them into the plug you re routed under crt(positive and negative dont matter, i could have use all red wires if i had felt like it!)

>you need the composite  cable going to the yellow and the green wires!

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>then, the wires coming from the blue and red, make a loop at the end not plugged in

 

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>put the loop over the the bottom two pins on the analog board that had the bundle of wires connector

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TESTING THE SYSTEM

>plug the annode cap back in and be sure the motherboard is plugged in too.  I would remove hdd/fdd too

>plug the system in

>if you get this line you did it right

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>if you get a dot in the center of the screen, you have a loose connection

 

>plug sound source through the composite jack on the mac(so a red/white sound connector)

>start at low volume and increase

>get something like this(this was at low volume

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FINISHING UP

reassemble the macintosh se

i stuck the composite cable out of the lock slot on the back.  i ducktaped the inside wire so it didnt pull through20140721_111953_zps7db63eca.jpg

 

 


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#2 narwhal2

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:54 PM

update

i posted an instructable on this

http://www.instructa...dio-Visualizer/

there it is


I ownapple //c,   2  G5 servers, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, Macintosh Classic II, powermac g3 desktop,  Powermac G5,  2010 macbook pro,   Powerbook 520c, Imac g4, Powermac G3 minitower, Macintosh Classic, powermac 7200/120, Powermacintosh G3 server,  powermac 6500/225, macintosh LC, Quadra 950

I sold:  apple //gs,  G4 cube, macintosh performa 6115 cd,   macintosh lciii, 2  Imac g3, Apple IIe, Boxed imac g3 slot loader, Dual processor quicksilver g4


#3 olePigeon

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:29 AM

Whoa.  Hard hack iTunes visualizer. :D



#4 narwhal2

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

just to let everyone know. this Macintosh SE is back in working condition! the only problem being some screen burn(not from the mod though)


I ownapple //c,   2  G5 servers, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, Macintosh Classic II, powermac g3 desktop,  Powermac G5,  2010 macbook pro,   Powerbook 520c, Imac g4, Powermac G3 minitower, Macintosh Classic, powermac 7200/120, Powermacintosh G3 server,  powermac 6500/225, macintosh LC, Quadra 950

I sold:  apple //gs,  G4 cube, macintosh performa 6115 cd,   macintosh lciii, 2  Imac g3, Apple IIe, Boxed imac g3 slot loader, Dual processor quicksilver g4


#5 68kbits

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:47 AM

That's really cool, I have seen that vertical line many times from a cold solder joint, but it never dances :)




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