Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by PaulJ » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:25 pm

:thumbup: :cheer: :girldance: @rubber_jonnie , I so enjoy reading about your exploits. You never know what will befall you in your efforts to give these old computers a forever home. From soldering Iron attacks to successful board builds, you just can't make this stuff up. You should rename your running forum to "The Adventures of Rubber Jonnie.".

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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:28 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:25 pm
:thumbup: :cheer: :girldance: @rubber_jonnie , I so enjoy reading about your exploits. You never know what will befall you in your efforts to give these old computers a forever home. From soldering Iron attacks to successful board builds, you just can't make this stuff up. You should rename your running forum to "The Adventures of Rubber Jonnie.".
You know what, I may just do that. Glad to hear you enjoy my adventures :)

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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by PhilC » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:30 pm

@rubber_jonnie Spectrums are easy to fix. Do the composite mod first and then off you go.
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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by Tomswork » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:53 pm

@rubber_jonnie

I've never worked on the international boards but there are some odd transistors in the tube power side if I remember also the yoke connector are bad for cracks from one end to the other

Tom

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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:55 pm

PhilC wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:30 pm
@rubber_jonnie Spectrums are easy to fix. Do the composite mod first and then off you go.
Aye, that's what I'm talking about :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:55 pm

Tomswork wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:53 pm
@rubber_jonnie

I've never worked on the international boards but there are some odd transistors in the tube power side if I remember also the yoke connector are bad for cracks from one end to the other

Tom
Cool, thanks I'll check them over.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by Kai Robinson » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:19 pm

I presume you have a copy of the BOMARC Services schematics for the Classic? :)

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Re: Mac Classic - will it ever run again!!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:23 pm

Kai Robinson wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:19 pm
I presume you have a copy of the BOMARC Services schematics for the Classic? :)
You presume correctly sir :)

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Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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