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Macintosh Restoration Part Two

I have just taken delivery of a Macintosh Plus and a Macintosh SE. Both were very kindly given to me, by a university lecturer who has just retired. Both machines where stored away in a back room, not being used for years. He found them when he was cleaning out his belongings and did not want them to be skipped. I have chosen the Plus, to be the machine that I will work on to continue my blog about restoring and cleaning. In …

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Added by Damian Ward on September 12, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Macintosh Restoration Part One

Introduction I have been asked to blog about my cleaning and restoration work few times. So this is my attempt to explain the processes that I go through. I should start by saying that I have no professional training in electronics or working inside Macintosh computers. Everything I have learnt is from reading books and articles online. Therefore I can not take any responsibly if you damage your machine or yourself.

Tools and Aids I will start with my work area, I have mine… Continue

Added by Damian Ward on September 6, 2009 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

LC 475 & System 7.5.5

My wife is away for a couple of days, so I decided it was a great opportunity to look at my new Macs and see what's what. My focus turn towards the LC 475, as this was the only one which booted. I was pleased to note that the LC 475 had 36mb of RAM and a 160mb hard disk. Along with its 25Mhz processor it made it my most powerfully 68k Mac.



The first job I tackled was to back up the contents of the hard drive and add any new applications or utilities to my collection of old software,… Continue

Added by Damian Ward on August 21, 2008 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

Five New Macs

I recently won five Macs on ebay for £5.50, they where sold as not working or for spares. I thought I would give it a try and see what I get. The Macs where located about two and a half hours away from me, so I had to wait for a spare Saturday morning to go and collect them.



The journey down there was trouble free, I met the seller and loaded up with my new toys. Then seller had collected them from local car boot sales, but had run out of space and wanted to have a clear out. He… Continue

Added by Damian Ward on August 20, 2008 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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