What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Aug 20 18:07:03 2004

> Just because I don't want to take
> a chance of RUINING the ONE Mac SE I have. EASY for you to say. You've

I doubt very much you'd ruin it. I've dismantled hundreds of machines
(many a lot rarer than any production Mac) and never done permanent damage.

> got
> random machines stacked to the roof. I've seen them.
> There are dangerous voltages on the analog board of that machine.
> Perhaps
> even FATAL voltages.

I will admit I've never worked on a Mac SE. But I can assure you that
there are no fatal voltages on the analogue board of a Mac+ (this is the
deflection/PSU board) that will remain for more than a couple of minutes
after disconnecting it from the mains. The EHT to the CRT is impossible
to touch by accident, the few hundred volts on the electron gun
electrodes and in the primary side of the SMPSU (the latter could well be
fatal with the machine plugged in, BTW) will discharge fairly quickly.

> On top of that you know nothing of my electronics repair skills, I know
> what my limits may be. I would not want to break one of the SIM holders.

In which case you just desolder it and solder in a new one.

And no, I don't know what your limits are now. But I can, and will, get
rather annoyed with people who don't want to learn and who don't want to
have a go.

Received on Fri Aug 20 2004 - 18:07:03 BST

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