My next project is a Color Classic restore and likely 640x480 mod. Thread to document the restore and share anything I find on the way!
This is my first color classic (first color 68k too!) - having to do a lot of reading/learning about it. Overall it's in good condition for it's age:
The motherboard looks in good shape, though the caps near the ADB port have leaked, likely causing the soft power not to work. I tested continuity from Y1 as that seems to be a common problem, tested OK.
(Dont worry, that battery is new, and just to test if that was the issue with no soft power)
Second thing I noticed was a lot of white "crud" near the ROM chips:
Once my new bottle of 99% IPA comes I'll remove, clean and re-seat the ROM chips.
Ordered a set of caps from Console5 that should be here soon (along with a few other sets for my SE analog boards)
Clean, recap, see if it boots!
I picked it up from the Trading Post
The TS100 is a good choice for a upgrade from a ordinary iron if you don't want to pay for something like a FX-951 (It has a integrated tip+element like the 951)
I love my FX-951, but at more than £200 for the station then £15ish for the tips I tend to only use it where it is really required (generally just modern logicboards) and use my TS100 or old style Antex iron for anything else