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Strange SE/30 Card

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I starting going through some of the many SE/30s I ordered for fitment testing today (finally).  And discovered a strange card that had Ethernet and color monitor connector.  I opened it up and it’s a Radius 030 Pivit Color Card, lacking extra memory (worth maxing out?).  But it has a card below it that looks like it provides the pass-though and Ethernet in one card... Anyone ever see this combo before?

 

on a related note the anode cap on the monitor of the machine appears to be leaking. Anyone see that before?  Nothing shows up on the screen when powered. Just trying to diagnose the issue. 

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The drip is just from the glue getting hot and old and dripping down (I would think and hope). Feel the drip mark. If its a little sticky its just glue.

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That is an awesome setup! If you (for some reason) don’t want to keep it, I’d buy it off you in a heartbeat!

 

On a side note: This appears to be an SE/30 upgraded SE. The sticker was different on those machines.

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Also, the power switch and socket are black on the SE, and grey/platinum on the SE/30, so that's another way to tell that this particular Mac likely began life as an SE.

 

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47 minutes ago, CC_333 said:

Also, the power switch and socket are black on the SE, and grey/platinum on the SE/30, so that's another way to tell that this particular Mac likely began life as an SE.

 

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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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Hmm, OK. Virtually all SE/30s I've seen used the power supply with the platinum plug/switch, save for maybe a couple (and those were upgraded SEs), but I'll admit my sample size is somewhat limited compared to others around here.

 

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