Recaping a Macintosh Portable
scaron at umich.edu
Mon Dec 8 09:40:08 CST 2014
Don't they also act funny if the internal battery is dead? You might have
to provide a substitute for that voltage. My memory is pretty fuzzy... it's
been a while since I've read anything or given any mindshare to a Mac
Portable. But I definitely remember they had some strange quirks in their
On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 2:13 AM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
> If this is one of the original Mac Portables (white, wedge-shaped, B&W LCD
> screen), have you disconnected the HD from the motherboard?
> The HDs on these machines just love to die, and when they do, they can
> screw-up the whole machine. If you haven't already eliminated that
> possibility, I'd do it before you run around replacing anything else. If
> you can find the correct drive, you can make a cable to adapt it to the
> portable - but you won't have the low-power feature of the original drive.
> It's been 15 years, but I went through one of those machines, back when.
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Matt Patoray <mspproductions at gmail.com>
> > Hello all,
> > I have a Mac portable that refuses to even attempt to boot.
> > I get random junk on the screen that is different on every power up, no
> > drive activity and no sound.
> > I am thinking the onboard surface mount electrolytics are due for
> > replacement.
> > I was able to read the values off of most of the caps but I was not able
> > to read the follow caps. C4, C5, C15 and C24.
> > Does anyone know what value those caps are?
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> > Sent from my iPhone
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