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  1. krishnadraws

    Recapping Question

    Great work!
  2. Following your project with interest. Great work!
  3. krishnadraws

    Recapping Question

    Sorry for your loss, @NathanHill - if you haven't already done so, check out the YT channel Branhus Creations. Bruce specializes in re-capping old Macs and has some handy instructional guides that will help you out. Also check out fellow forum member @JDW's excellent YT channel. He has a very detailed, methodical approach as well. I've learned a ton from watching both channels. They gave me the confidence to embark on recapping my own Mac SE FDHD.
  4. krishnadraws

    What do I need to know about RAM for my SE/30?

    Chiming in since I just installed more RAM in my Mac SE/30... 64MB of RAM (4 16 MB SIMMS) in Bank A worked, but I also had to have memory in Bank B, so I loaded it up with four 2MB SIMMS. The Mac recognizes the extra memory but I don't have the option to enable Mode32 (perhaps its an extension?) in the Memory Control panel. (I’m running System 7.5.5). RAM was ordered from MacSales. I initially tried having Bank A with the 8MB and Bank B with 64MB - but that did not work for me. Notably, there was a clearance issue with the larger SIMMM modules when putting them in Bank B. They would rub against the bottom the SE/30's metal chassis. The Rominator II did not work for me.
  5. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    So, here's what seemed to work. Original ROM with 4 16MB SIMMS in Bank A, and 4 2MB SIMMS in Bank B. Got the beautiful bong when it turned on. I'm returning the ROMinator II and will seek out the Mode32 extension.
  6. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    Okay, with the original ROM and 4MB of the original RAM in Bank A, I'm getting a BONG and no stripes. Now to switch the original ROM with the ROMinator to see if that works.
  7. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    I plan to put back the original RAM and ROM and see if that works. A recap is definitely something I plan to do (parts ordered) as well. Thanks @techknight - yeah, I'm finding out that could be the case here but I have to rule out all possibilities first.
  8. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    Based on the board, do you think that the caps need to be replaced?
  9. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    Thanks! I did read that earlier when I was troubleshooting. I'll give the rubber band method a try.
  10. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    The OWC 16MB RAM seems to be taller than the stock 1MB RAM modules, which is causing a slight clearance issue when placing the logic board inside the chassis. Is this something you encountered with your 16MB modules?
  11. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    Good to know @ttb. Thanks! I'll give the RAM swap a try. Here's hoping.
  12. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    I'll give that a try. Most concerning to me is that with no RAM in any of the slots (only the ROM), the Mac displays the same zebra stripe pattern.
  13. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    I haven't cleaned it. When I received the Mac a few months ago, and inspected the board - it looked clean. I'm not sure what the blob between C9 and C10 is - I used a toothbrush and some IPA on it and it seemed to diminish (not totally gone though). Putting the original ROM after testing the ROMinator resulted in the same simasimac pattern. I've ordered some new capacitors (tantalum and electrolytic) with the intent of replacing the ones that are already on the board.
  14. krishnadraws

    Perplexing SE/30 issue

    Today I received all the parts for my SE/30 upgrade, namely a ROMinator II and 4 16MB SIMMS from OWC. The problem: after installing the RAM and the ROMinator, I get horizontal stripes. I have made sure that all items are properly snapped in place. Now... I remove the ROMinator and put the original ROM. Same problem. I googled "horizontal stripes" and Mac SE/30 and the cause for the stripes seem to be leaky caps on the logic board. The seller has claimed he recently recapped it (not sure when). I've attached shots of the logic board with a close-up on some of the caps that are on the board. Advice greatly appreciated.
  15. krishnadraws

    Vertical failure on SE/30 - logic board issue, HELP

    great save!
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