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About IlikeTech

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    Maine, US
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    Vintage and modern computers, repairing electronics, Arduino, etc.

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  1. IlikeTech

    LC II Reverse polarity capacitor

    Did you power it up with the cap backwards? if not just turn it around.
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    My Portable just blew it's (new) battery. (M5120)

    Not sure why it failed, but those voltages look normal to me, as lead acid is normally higher nominally than the 6 volt label, and charge voltage a bit higher than that.
  3. IlikeTech

    GCC on A/UX?

    Is this on your Quadra 650? If so, it has onboard Ethernet. You should get an AAUI to RJ45 transciever so you can use Ethernet instead of burning CD coasters.
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    Repair a 15" Multiscan

    What is the number on it? It may be a diode in a TO-220 case.
  5. TattleTech. Super useful for hardware related stuff. Also the SetDate utility, because otherwise you can’t set the correct date and time on anything older than OS 9.
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    Resurrecting a few 128k/512k boards

    Also, please use sockets for swapping chips like this. Much less damage to the board if you have to make changes and makes finding bad chips much faster.
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    Not Mac but pretty cool

    Let the dual wielding begin!
  8. This is really awesome. I'll be looking forward to seeing the first repro SE board booted up! The SE/30 has more custom logic, no? Is it possible to program another chip with the VLSI code? Or would some modern replacement need to be made? RE LCDs: While this is probably the only way to keep these operating in the long run, I think using the CRT is part of the charm of these machines, is it not?
  9. I really doubt that they care about these machines at all, much less go after someone recreating the PCBs. It's been done for the Apple II machines, so I doubt they would start now! No worries!
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    MacEffects Clear Case REVIEW, for SE & SE/30

    You know, if you think about it, the manufacturer put it on for a reason, and there was probably a good one.
  11. Soldering one of these together sounds like a lot of fun! My SE board works, but I wouldn't mind putting one together to test!
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    Recent spike in PPC Mac prices?

    I paid literally 1 USD for my untested (working) 15 inch 1.5 GHz AlPB. It's not even really dinged up.
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    Corroded Chip

    That looks more like sticker residue or dirt to me, because the pins are all still shiny. That's the CPU, so if it's bad, things really won't work. I would try wiping that off with some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel.
  14. I could probably do testing if you need someone!
  15. The original board only has cut-outs on one side, right?