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October 27th, 2011, 05:19 PM
.... and it only cost me (Well, not me.. my Dad found it on eBay) $15!

Enter, the Macintosh Classic.


Works great, aside from the sound which is believed to be a failing capacitor on the logic board. Everything else works fine except for the sound, it is VERY faint with headphones, and almost inaudible without.

October 27th, 2011, 07:43 PM
Nice IIgs keyboard! Better get those capacitors replaced before the system has permanent damage. Get any software with it?

I had a classic II a while back, decent machines if you have no plans of upgrading the stock configuration. Since I like to upgrade everything I stick mostly to SE and SE/30 compacts (ethernet is important to me).

October 27th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Easter Egg: If you hold Command-Option-X-O on startup, it will boot off of an on-board ROM disk running System 6.0.4.

October 27th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Pretty nice looking unit, great price if it came with the keyboard and mouse :-) Yes, if it's that falling bomb sound it's a bad cap.

October 28th, 2011, 03:54 AM
How much memory does it have?

October 28th, 2011, 04:35 AM
It's maxed out at 4MB. System 6.0.7.

I'm gonna try the method of soaking the board in warm soapy water to get the capacitor oil off the board, and try again. If that doesn't solve it I'm gonna order some new caps and find someone to fix it for me.

October 28th, 2011, 05:37 AM
Yup its bad caps thats causing it, I have a Classic, Classic II and performa 200 all with those same issues. It originally came with 6.0.7, relatively limited machine as far as expansions goes.. Your ram is maxed out. Great little classic gaming machine.. Ethernet can be added by getting a DaynaPort E/Z Serial-Ethernet Adapter or a SCSI Ethernet Adapter.

October 28th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Easter Egg: If you hold Command-Option-X-O on startup, it will boot off of an on-board ROM disk running System 6.0.4.
You beat me to that one, I always wondered why they did that to just this model, seems like it could have been handy to have an OS load from ROM faster than Hard/Floppy disk (but makes OS upgrades/updates MUCH harder).

October 28th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Well, I posted an ad in the craigslist computer services section to see if someone certified could replace the capacitors for me. I've never replaced surface mount ones, and I don't feel like attempting it on something I could ruin.

DOS lives on!!
October 28th, 2011, 03:33 PM
That's a good deal for a Macintosh Classic. I've looked for one and haven't came across one for less than 60 dollars.

Does it have any neat programs on it?

October 28th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Nothing but MS Works and a few extensions installed. That makes me sad as the only mac I have to get programs from online is my 5500/250, and the screen is garbled. Looks like I'll be buying a USB floppy drive for my Lombard PowerBook.

October 28th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Or a Floppy or SuperDisk drive bay module.

October 29th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Well, I did what was recommended by a forum I frequent. I got 91% rubbing alcohol, and squirted it on the board, gave it a light scrub with a toothbrush, and put it in the oven at 170* for 10 minutes (mainly because it's 9% water). I'll let it "dry" for a few more hours on my desk and put it back in. They strongly discouraged using warm soapy water as some soaps can hurt the traces on the board. The caps are still getting replaced, I just wanted to try this method first.

October 29th, 2011, 08:11 AM
Didn't work.. sound is still very faint. Oh well... looks like it's time to order some caps.