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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:18 pm

The IIgs keyboard works fine with Macs. As I mentioned above, my CC motherboard with bad caps had no visible failed ones either. It's to the point where just about every 68030-based Mac's capacitors have blown by now -- my IIsi, IIci and SE/30 all needed recaps (the CC was replaced with a Mystic LC575 motherboard instead).
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:41 pm

Thanks! I used the link neko provided to order replacement tantalum caps. I don't trust myself enough to do SMT part replacements, so I will have to find someone to actually do the repair.

In the meanwhile, that PRAM battery arrival on Monday represents the last ray of pre-re-capping hope.
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby sgifanatic » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:41 pm

Gosh darn it. Battery didn't do anything. Recap here I come.

Any recommendations on recap service in the central Texas area? Guesstimate of a fair price to pay?
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:18 pm

sgifanatic wrote:Gosh darn it. Battery didn't do anything. Recap here I come.

Any recommendations on recap service in the central Texas area? Guesstimate of a fair price to pay?


I had good experiences with Charles at MacCaps: http://www.maccaps.com/MacCaps/Repair_Service.html

Prices range from $25-55. It's pretty reasonable, and he does a great job.
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby sgifanatic » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:25 pm

Brilliant. Thank you, neko!
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:46 pm

Second vote for Charles. My SE/30 and IIsi were recapped by him, and he's working on two IIcis for me. Considering the fiddly work involved, his rates are very reasonable.
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby ScutBoy » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:43 am

Yes - Charles is "the man".
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby sgifanatic » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Ok, everything has been shipped to Charles. There is another Mac Color Classic arriving in the coming week, with a similar power up problem. If this one works out, then I'll know who to send that second board to. Thanks to everyone here for suggesting Charles.

Once/if the board works, I'll be looking for an HDD for the Color Classic.

I've just ordered a set of System 7.1 disks from here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Macintosh-Syste ... 35dc7fa21a
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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:39 am

Remember that the CoCla needs System Enabler 401 as well. See this handy chart: http://support.apple.com/kb/TA47341
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
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plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...

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Re: Need help resurrecting a Mac Color Classic

Unread postby zahal » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:07 pm

What kind of VRAM SIMM do you have on your CC? You might want to try with another working VRAM SIMM, as sometimes they can cause problems. Your stock CC should have no trouble with the slowest VRAM SIMM available.
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