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My Classic is now working


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I recently acquired a poorly original Macintosh Classic. It had a somewhat gunked motherboard, and since my soldering skills are rudimentary I sent it off to Uniserver for him to work his magic. I also sent him the motherboard and power supply from my trusty LC475. I thought it was a good opportunity to get everything recapped at once. He also overclocked the 475 to 33MHz.

 

The boards came back yesterday.

 

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Uniserver has done a brilliant job, replacing the caps with new ones that won't go bad in a hurry! Here's a closeup of the Classic main board.

 

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The Classic now boots without any wobbles and with a clear startup chime. The original hard drive seems to have died at some point in the last few weeks so I have fitted an 80MB Quantum with an installation of System 6.0.8. It also boots fine from the System Folder in ROM.

 

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My LC475 is also up and running and faster than ever before! This machine really flies with the overclock. I think it will resume its rightful place on my desk; got to find somewhere else for the Classic to live now...

 

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