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#1 fimbulvetr

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I picked up an SE/30 with keyboard and mouse off kijiji today. The seller was a young guy, and wanted CAN$140 for the thing. The ad said it was upgraded with a 2GB and worked great. I noticed it had an Ethernet card and looked clean and in nice shape, so I decided to check it out. The guy said it was a gift and he had no use for it. After giving it a test run I bought it, and of course the first thing I did when I got home was open it up to check the condition and look for a maxwell bomb that might need diffusing. Not only did I find that it was beautiful and clean inside, it had been recapped (with original style SMD electrolytics), had a new battery, an Asante MacCon Ethernet card, 2TB 50-pin HD, and ... a Daystar Digital 50 MHz 68030 powercache!

Somebody must have really liked that guy to give him such a nice SE/30 as a gift.

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#2 fimbulvetr

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:50 PM

It's missing the top sled for the HD though... the HD was just sitting there loose, on top of a piece of plastic. Good thing it never got bumped over as it probably would have taken out the tube...

#3 joethezombie

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  • LocationIdaho

Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

OH HELL YEAH!  The ultimate treasure, a socketed daystar powercache 50MHz.  Congrats!


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#4 Juror22

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  • LocationCentral Illinois

Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

That's one nice gift!

 

I'm glad that it found its way to someone that appreciates what it is, as well as the effort behind re-capping with original-style electrolytics. Definitely a long-term, kind of a commitment to re-cap it again 20 years from now when they start to fail again ;)


Edited by Juror22, 11 March 2017 - 10:37 PM.

The macs are winning...


#5 fimbulvetr

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

Oh, for crying out loud. It was working fine, but now that I've put it back together I am getting chimes of death and horizontal stripes.

#6 fimbulvetr

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

Phew. Just badly seated ram. One clip is broken on one ram stick.

#7 Trash80toHP_Mini

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:39 AM

SWEETNESS! Congrats.


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#8 BadGoldEagle

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:37 AM

I got one of those powercache thingies. SUPER DUPER FAST.

With this add on, the SE/30 is the fastest 030 Mac, even faster than the IIfx!

Stick a 32 bit clean rom in this puppy and it will really rock!


COOL STUFF: Working original & nearly complete 1984 Macintosh w/ Picasso kit, still looking for a G440 mouse :p, NIB Newton MessagePad from 1993, iMac G3 400MHz DV Graphite

IN THE WORKS: The outstanding SE/30 (50MHz Powercache, Pivot Display Color Graphics) but also non-working 512K Hyperdrive w/ Manuals & Disks, Mac Portable M5126, SE Dual 800k, Classic II, HD40SC, Apple Djinn... I have a lot of restorations going on!


#9 james_w

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  • LocationLondon, UK

Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:52 AM

Wow niiiiiiice!!!  :rambo:


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Lisa 2/10, Original 128k (upgraded to 512k), 512k, 512k (upgraded to Plus) x2, SE (FDHD), SE (2 x 800k), SE (800k 20SC) x2, SE/30 x2, Classic x2, Colour Classic (Mystic), IIsi, IIci, IIfx x2, LC 450, Centris 650, Quadra 605, Quadra 660AV, Quadra 700 x2, Quadra 950, Cube G4, Portable, Portable (Backlit), PB 100 x2, PB 165, PB 170, Duo 230, Duo 280c, Duo 2300c, PB 2400, PB 1400c, PB G3, PB G4 Titanium, iBook, MP 130, MP 2000 (upgraded), MP 2100, eMate 300 👽 Dynamac EL 1701, Outbound Laptop 125 x2, Outbound Notebook 2000 Passed on to other collectors: Lisa 2/5, SE/30, Portable, PB 180, Duo 280c


#10 jimjimx

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  • LocationChicago, IL, USA

Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:13 PM

Phew. Just badly seated ram. One clip is broken on one ram stick.

 

Glad to hear it wasn't worse.

I think I saw 30 pin SIMM sockets on Digikey recently..... Or was it somewhere else...

Thats If, you wanted to find someone to do a reflow.

Movements & vibrations might shake it loose again.



#11 fimbulvetr

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Yeah, I'm going to have to find a long term solution to that broken clip someday. I'm not afraid of soldering, but my equipment and skills are probably not up to replacing it.

#12 jimjimx

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

Yeah, I'm going to have to find a long term solution to that broken clip someday. I'm not afraid of soldering, but my equipment and skills are probably not up to replacing it.

I'm sure you're like me, and, one day......

But, yeah, ya need good reflow skills, good magnifier (unless your eyes are more than excellent), air reflow, good flux, good wick, and good solder.

My "cheap" magnifier is $200..

Flux $33

Wick $20

Reflow $120

 

But it's worth it when you fix something on a bet, and win!  HA!!

 PS Use an old Microsoft to train on. They're plentiful and they're everywhere.







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