View Full Version : Why you should check your vintage system batteries!

April 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Just ran across this machine, going through all the vintage gear on ebay. I tend to do it every few days... I ran across this auction that is going to give me a nightmare! :O

Remember to remove batteries from machines not in use!


R.I.P. poor Macintosh IIsi

April 20th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Eww. Yes you should forget about the batteries in the stash.


April 20th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Is there any chance in satans red hell that thing could be saved?

April 20th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Not likely. I've had some experience of my own about these leaky batteries... I was in a thrift store one day and I found a pizza box Mac that I was going to buy. I looked at it closer and noticed rust on some of the ports. Taking off the cover revealed a wonderfully rusted and broken everything-internal.