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  1. Hi, This is my first post on these forums. I felt this would be the best place to come to ask how to get my Macintosh SE working again. So I managed to get my hands on this Macintosh SE. It came with the original manuals, mouse, keyboard, and even a carry bag! I paid around $5 New Zealand dollars for it. Yes I can't believe it either. So when I got it home, I plugged it in and it turned on, and it worked! I think that the disk drive is dead, because it just had the disk logo with a question mark and ejected the yellow protector disk. I left it
  2. Hey everyone! I ordered some floppy disks a few days back and they arrived today. All the Floppy Disks are 1.44MB High Density Disks, and they are all unformatted. However, I am having an issue with them. When I insert them into the Macintosh SE/30, I get the menu to initialise them, and then it goes through the "Initialisation" process. It says "Formatting Disk", then "Verifying Disk" and then it ejects the disk and it says "Initialisation Failed". Nothing else. I'm very new to this, so I don't really know what could be causing this. The disks are unlocked and are not
  3. Hello, My Macintosh SE/30 motherboard has been having issues since I received the computer in mid July. First of all, it used to turn on and do the simasimac, and death chimes but then I sent it out to MacCaps, and he tried to repair to no avail. It did the same thing when I got it back, so I tried washing the board in 5% White vinegar, but that didn't do anything. Any suggestions? Thanks! -Ryan
  4. So now that I've gotten my hands on a Macintosh SE/30 to fix up, I went and checked the seller's conclusion on what was wrong it. According to him, the CRT wouldn't come on, and he suspected the analog board. To put that theory to the test, I swapped boards between my working SE, and the SE/30. The SE in the SE/30 chassis booted, and was happily driving the CRT. Thus, the issue was not with the SE/30 analog board or CRT. And to be expected, the SE/30 totally failed to boot in the SE chassis. The seller thought the SE/30 didn't chime because the speaker cable wasn't plugged in, but his memory f
  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. I got a Macintosh SE/30, that I paid $120 for. Its in working condition with a 2GB HDD, 68MB of RAM, System 7.0.1 Disks, as well as ADB keyboard, and this surprised me, an ADB optical mouse. It has a socketed CPU. For good measure, he put in a TORX driver for the screws behind the handle. Overall I'm fairly happy with this. Ill add some pictures later.
  7. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    Quite some corrosion underneath the capacitors.

    © @Denus

  8. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    The harddisk was not recognised by the system, so I took it apart and used contact spray on every connector, even the terminals. After that, it was working just fine.

    © @Denus

  9. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    One SE/30 is now fully operational, but I'm looking for several working SE/30 main boards to be able to repair these two also.

    © @Denus

  10. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    Here, you can see how the new SMD ceramic capacitor is soldered on the main board.

    © @Denus

  11. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    The best and safest way to remove the capacitors is to cut them in half, so the terminals are exposed and easily attainable with the solder iron.

    © @Denus

  12. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    The main board needs to be re-capped.

    © @Denus

  13. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    You can see here how white the system became after the treatment, compared to the picture of the advertisement.

    © @Denus

  14. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    Yeah: the system is working great, but the caps must be replaced (soft sound etc)
  15. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I've started reassembling the system which is the best part.

    © @Denus

  16. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I left the whole main board in a bath of water and ammonia (ammonia neutralizes the acids) for a few hours. After that, I used a teeth brush to gently clean the circuit, and then left the main board in the sun to let it dry. (the video and main CPU were removed later on too)

    © @Denus

  17. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    Meanwhile, the inspection of the main board is showing the well known issue with leaking caps.

    © @Denus

  18. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    Also the keyboard and mouse needed a serious make-over.

    © @Denus

  19. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    First thing to do: get rid of the yellowed color on the plastic parts with the peroxide & sunshine trick.

    © @Denus

  20. From the album: My vintage Macintosh systems

    I bought this system knowing it was yellowed as hell, and not starting up.

    © @Denus

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