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  1. MacSE

    Macintosh Plus

    I don't know how I didn't see the slot in the front. When I went to google this, I was searching for the wrong thing. Now when I google it, I see this exact model. Thanks for the tip.
  2. MacSE

    Macintosh Plus

    Thanks. I already have a Mac SE, and it looks great on the shelf next to it. I would reformat the hard drive if I didn't hear a lot of parts rattling inside the unit. When I move the hard drive up and down, I hear a lot of small parts moving around. I'm pretty sure it's an external hard drive, but I'm not 100 percent sure. Many cables were included with it. I tried connecting it to the computer, but nothing happened. It says POWER USER on the front along with 88 MB Mac Warehouse.
  3. MacSE

    Macintosh Plus

    Just picked up a Macintosh Plus for $20. It came with keyboard, mouse, an external SCSI hard drive that doesn't work, and a Targus carry case. It works fine as soon as soon as I insert a boot disk. It hasn't yellowed from exposure to UV light, and doesn't need to be retrobrighted yet. I couldn't pass up such a good deal!
  4. That's a really nice find! Those are pretty rare. I have never seen one in person before. What is the adapter for? I am not familiar with the Macintosh Workgroup Server, and there isn't a lot of documentation online.
  5. I recently picked up a Macintosh SE/30 at a local estate sale for free. (It was the last day of the sale and nobody wanted it.) I have a SCSI2SD ready to install in the computer, but I want to know if I can just copy the files off my System 6.0.8 boot disk onto the SD card, or do I have to buy an installation disk? Thanks in advance.
  6. Wow. I can't believe that someone would do that to a Macintosh 512k! I think that rubbing alcohol might work.
  7. I thought for a second it was on the back. Sorry!
  8. On the back of the external hard drive, there should be a "SCSI Selector." Change that from 0. Also, you may need to download a program and get it on your SE called "Apple HD SC Setup (Patched") to initialize the SCSI2SD.
  9. Th disk drive arrived early. I installed it and found that it worked! I also found an AztecMonster compact flash to scsi adapter and installed that too. It also works great. Thanks for your help!
  10. The disk drive should be arriving by next Monday, so I'll get it installed by Tuesday and see if it works. Thanks for all your help!
  11. Thanks. 800k is fine for me, since the startup floppy disk is also 800k. I will probably be using a SCSI2SD for most file transfer. Now to get a hold of that floppy drive!
  12. I found a replacement disk drive for the macintosh that has a model number Sony MP-F75W-01G. Will it work with the Macintosh SE? Thanks
  13. I finally opened up the mac. I noticed the floppy wouldn't go all the way into the floppy drive. It seems to be broken, although it ejects fine. It doesn't "see" the disk because the floppy's read head doesn't make contact with the disk. I am planning to replace the floppy drive soon, or at least get an external floppy. Also, I probably will be getting a SCSI2SD or AztecMonster CompactFlash to transfer files easily to the mac later on.
  14. I discovered that while the extender would fit into the screw hole and turn, the screw itself would not turn at all. It doesn't appear to be stripped, though. I don't know what is keeping the screw from turning
  15. I noticed that the screw under the handle is a security torx screw. Someone must have replaced it a while ago. I got a drillbit extender that I can manually turn with an adapter that fits into a T15 Security drillbit. I don't want to use a drill and destroy the mac. I'll probably have it disassembled tonight, and see about that floppy drive. I'll definitely be careful not to touch anything with the CRT - high voltage electronics is not my thing. Thanks for your help!
  16. Thanks. I thought it as because of the heads being dirty too. It took me forever to find a store in town that sells a T15 torx screwdriver long enough, but I eventually found one, I'll probably be getting it today and disassembling it today or tomorrow.
  17. I was curious why my T10 screwdriver could open them, as I thought they were all T15. The store sells them all in a "set" of T10 through T15. How long does the screwdriver need to be? Also, what is probably wrong with the floppy drive? I think I broke a gear, but I'm not sure.
  18. Thanks! I have been wondering for a while about how to take these compact macs apart for a while. My SE must be unusual, because the bottom screws seem to open with a T10 x 80 torx screwdriver (whatever that is), while the two under the handle seem to be larger. One on the left is missing, and the one on the right, which I can barely see, seems to have a silver point in the middle. The hardware store sells long-handled thin torx screwdrivers from size T10 to T15. I did watch a video on restoration and complete disassembly of a Macintosh SE, but mine has different screw sizes and some different
  19. I managed to get the floppy out of the floppy drive with tweezers. I plan on disassembling the unit and checking the disk drive for any broken gears and lubricating it. What type of Torx screwdriver do I need to open the screws behind the top handle? I have a T10 (?) that opens the two screws near the bottom, but it's not long enough to reach the ones under the handle. I also plan on doing everything else you mentioned above. (These compact macs sure are harder to disassemble than the G3 iMacs.) Also, I found out that the old hard drive does boot up to the "Welcome to Macintosh", but doesn't g
  20. When I received the boot disk in the mail, I put it in and the machine booted off the disk. It displayed a flickering Welcome to Macintosh and remained stuck. I thought the disk drive needed to be cleaned with compressed air, and restarted the computer. The computer tried to eject the floppy and got it only halfway out before making a terrible noise. I noticed it actually booted off the hard drive, but then remained stuck on Welcome to Macintosh, but this time not flickering. Even the manual eject won't work. How should I get the disk out?
  21. I rebooted the computer and the drive made some noises. It looks normal now. Hopefully it stays that way when I put in the boot disk!
  22. I pushed a paperclip into the hole while the mac was powered off and saw the metal bar lift upwards. I actually was faster than the mac at realizing the OS was wrong, and just pulled out the disk.
  23. I recently picked up a Macintosh SE for $5. The hard disk was dead, as I expected. I put in a boot disk and turned the computer back on. However, I soon realized I was using a System 1.1 Boot disk, which is not compatible with the SE. I don't have an ADB mouse/keyboard, only a 128k/512k/Plus keyboard and mouse. I tried pulling out the disk (I didn't know about the pinhole by the disk drive when I was doing this) , and it came out. I noticed that a small metal bracket is now in the middle of the floppy drive. Is this normal? I noticed it moves upwards when the mac is turned on. I am having some
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