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    Noob trying to restore a Mac Classic. Need some help!

    I have gotten my cap kits from Console5, although that is in the US...
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    Original Classic crashes on playing the sound

    Have you booted from a floppy or to the ROM (Command-Option-X-O on boot) and tried the sound? Just to make sure it's not a software glitch? Otherwise, cleaning/recap seems to be a good step...
  3. Yep, HFVExplorer works with my USB floppy drive directly in Win10. It didn't at first. I could hear the drive spin as it loaded, so I thought it was checking. But only showed it blank. Even if I tried to reload the disk. It showed A:, but always showed it empty. I went into the Options menu and found a setting about floppy checking at start time. Weird, because I thought it was, but I enabled it. Restarted... There are my files. I also fired up Basilisk II and yep, it can read the floppy directly also. (I have to do the (ctrl-shift-F11) to get it to see it.) I figure I will use that for anything that is compressed with a version of Stuffit I can't run on my System 6 builds. So that should make transferring files nicer... So that USB Floppy works with everything I need it to. Just not directly in Win10. (I'm sure I just would have to load a driver, but as I don't need it (or haven't), I think I'll wait.)
  4. I am doing something similar... For some reason, I didn't think of using the floppy directly in HFVExplorer. I've just been taking the disk image I am using in mini vMac and writing that image to a USB floppy. Currenty, my USB floppy drive (I got it cheap on e-bay) doesn't work in Windows 10 as a floppy. (if I put a formatted FAT disk in there, Windows won't see it.) But it works fine for me to write images to... (Which is all I really got it for anyway.) I'll try it in HFVExplorer with a Mac formatted floppy and see what it does. Sometimes, I don't need HFVExplorer, as I can copy the files directly to mini vMac (using importfl). But that doesn't always seem to work for me. It copies the files, but I can't always expand them. I think it has to do with the embedded file associations. (SIT!, SITx, etc.) I am still working on getting a handle on those. I did think about using my Kryoflux to do this early on, but that process is NOT simple. And Kryoflux and Win10 are tricky to keep happy together. desiv
  5. Nice... And it does look tempting, but 91 pieces and some really small SMD... I'm not there yet... ;-( (Even tho that little voice inside my head is telling me to go for it.. But he's the same voice that told me there was no way VHS would win and I should buy Beta, so I don't generally listen to him anymore..)
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    IIsi CAP kit ordered...

    Thanx!!! I didn't see any nice prepacked CAP kits for the power supply..
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    Unable to access the Wiki

    Same now (I just joined, so not sure if it was changed in the mean time). Perhaps if this is the plan moving forward, someone could change the link in the Wiki Forum. It currently says (and I tried it several times and thought the Wiki must just be down.. It was a while later that I realized that the wiki is up, as long as I don't use that link. ) : 68kMLA Wiki Follow0 The creation and maintenance of the 68kMLA's information repository. http://68kmla.org/wiki/
  8. Well, after my experience with my Mac Classic, where I opened it up to check the battery and found CAP corrosion, I knew it was time to check the IIsi. As I mentioned in the other thread, there was some damage on one of the pads under a CAP on the Classic, but it appears to have cleaned up nicely and I was still able to solder on the new CAP and it is working. Whew. So I got nervous about my IIsi. That, and the pics/videos of exploding batteries had me freaked out. So I opened it up. Good news is that the battery didn't explode and doesn't even look to have leaked. I didn't do too close a look at the CAPs. The initial visual of what I could see looked OK. But that was the same with my Classic till I really looked. I decided to hook up and plug in the IIsi and see what it would do. Good news is that it booted up all the way to the desktop. So that is good. I did notice there is no sound, which I believe is/could be a sign of CAP issues. So I ordered another CAP kit which is on it's way. Man, the IIsi has a LOT of CAPs!!! Hopefully with a good cleaning and some new CAPs, it will be happy and with sound. Note: I ordered a kit for the motherboard. I know there can be issues with CAPs on (some? Sony?) PSUs, so I need to check that when I take it apart again and see if I need to replace some CAPs there too. Also, it has 17M RAM. Right now, I am thinking that is probably plenty for him??? I know he can take more, but not sure if that is worth it. I am considering a 50mhz crystal to get him to 25mhz. The boot up time seems slow, but I think that is mostly the SCSI hard drive and System 7.5.3 (and those extensions)... Also, I noticed that the IIsi has the extra reverse power plug for attaching a monitor, but my monitor has a standard plug on him, hardwired. I'm sure there are probably adapters for that if I want to do that. (I know I can just plug them both in and/or use a power strip, but.. ) Anyway, after my Classic seemingly successful repair, I am more confidant. I hadn't used the hot air side of my hot air/solder station before and that worked great to remove the CAPs on the Classic. So, fingers crossed. There is something about the 8Mhz B/W Classic that I really like and I use him more. But my IIsi does have ethernet, which is a huge plus. (I just realized I hadn't tested the IIsi floppy drive.. Need to do that also...)
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    SE/30 PDS Adapter Epic Blunder

    I don't have an SE/30, much less one with an accelerator so this thread doesn't apply to me... That said, reading this thread makes me very happy!! Great work!!!! Even tho it doesn't apply to me and.... <thinks about the IIsi I am getting ready to order CAPs for...> ...um.... Well, if it applies to me or not, still great work and a great thread! I love reading about successful repairs and the finding and acquisition of those chips!!! Congrats...
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    Best way to open Mac Classic

    Yes, strange times indeed.... Hopefully it has 2M. That's what mine had. I have heard the only thing to look for memory wise is that it has at least 2M. If it has 1M, then it doesn't have the RAM expansion card (where you can add the other 2M) and those are hard to find by themselves. Luckily, 30 pin SIMMs aren't too hard to find nowadays... Good luck! Also, I have the hardest time opening mine. It REALLY doesn't want to let go at the top. Eventually it does, but .. it doesn't make it easy.
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    Best way to open Mac Classic

    I just recapped my Classic. I wasn't seeing the Simasimac, but when I opened my Classic to check my battery (which was fine, but I still replaced it), I thought I saw some cap leakage. When I removed the caps, one of them had some significant corrosion under it that I hadn't noticed before, and it had damaged the pad a bit. Luckily not so much that it didn't work after recapping. The other item I had was that after recapping, the Classic was acting up a bit, so I really cleaned the motherboard well. After that, it's been stable. (knocking on wood) So for now, I'd recommend cleaning the board as much as you can. I just did the logic board also, not the analog one (yet). Good luck!
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