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4 of the sims were much denser than the other 4. I won't know until I put it back together and boot. I would love to have more than 6gb but who knows

 

From 'everymac' the m5390 and m5361 were the 40gb and 80gb models.

 

Not sure how these m5119's were used without hard drive but had network cards. Some kind of floppy to network boot?

 

I will be ordering caps to re-do the logic board and put in a scsi2sd

I suspect it's very common for sellers to open these up and remove the SCSI HD and, in the process, also remove the CRT board from the CRT - then they leave this disconnected when they put it all back together. I've seen this before, more often than I've seen exploded batteries (!) but I would not count on it being the reason for "no display" on an SE/30.

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What happened to the motherboard? Is that where the battery was or some other kind of damage?

It was all the battery. I heard something rattling inside the case, and I wrote it off as dirt but it was actually the battery. The entire battery case corroded itself off of the board.

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Yeah I agree that's a great practice board :)

I'd still give it a good bath and scrub and see what's under all that crud... it is *probably* gone for good but it probably also looks much worse than it really is. The funny thing is those caps look in decent shape.

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Ewww... that board is ugly. Think you can save it?

 

Nah, I'll probably use it for practicing repairs and for spare chips. I looked at the traces and I'm pretty sure if the corrosion didn't ablate them my wire brush did  :O

 

It looks like it would take a ton of patch wires to bypass all those destroyed traces. Most likely it's dead xx(

 

Yup, agree  :p

 

Yeah long gone.

 

Well, if your gonna want to learn to recap boards (if you don't know how to already) use it as a practice board!

 

Exactly what I had in mind! Now I just need a hot air rework station and I'm set to be the next small-time Louis Rossmann  ;)

 

Yeah I agree that's a great practice board :)

 

I'd still give it a good bath and scrub and see what's under all that crud... it is *probably* gone for good but it probably also looks much worse than it really is. The funny thing is those caps look in decent shape.

 

Yeah, most of the time I have pretty good luck with caps in general. I dug out my first computer today and it still powers up just like it did 12 years ago!

 

Hey what battery was it? If you've still got it.

 

Maxwell. Funny thing is the other Maxwell from my other SE/30 didn't leak or corrode AT ALL. Amazing...

 

$5 says it's a Maxell.

 

Maxwell.  :o)

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