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Hello all, Another restore thread (I like following these for other people, so I hope you do too) Picked up a Mac Classic (1) from craigslist for $40 (they were asking $100, but accepted my offer right away, worth it to haggle - untested, dirty, yellow: Had some interesting stickers/post it note (that must have been on there for 20 years, seems "original" and survived all this time lol) You can see too how yellow/dirty/discolored the case is here too. Inside was "ok" lots of dirt in the fan, but just a bit everywhere else.
I have this Mac SE/30 that was in pretty bad shape. I'm going to recap it hopefully soon. But after really looking close, I'm seeing this green "fuzz" all over the place. Pretty much every where a capacitor was, a nearby chip has the corrosion all over the pins. I'm really wondering if this board is a lost cause. I'm sure with enough time I could probably fix it. But some of those IC's look to be very hard to find. The worst example are UB10 and UB11 (Sony audio). But others are almost as bad including some of the VLSI chips. This is my only SE/30. I have three other
Hi 68kLBA, I am new here. My name is Jeff Ramsey. I am a 38 year old IT professional, and I've been in the business around 20 years. When I was a kid in school, my first experiences with computers were with my grandmother's Commodore 64, and then I got my own Commodore 64. In grade school, we did not have Commodores, we had Apple II or Mac 512s. I envied those machines so much! They were way out of my price range, but man they were cool! Anyhow, now I have three kids and we love to play both current and retro games. At the same time, I wanted a project to do at home. Sort of a computer "ho