"Market" for old macs?

Scott Stevens chenmel at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 3 08:59:03 CST 2006

On Mon, 02 Jan 2006 23:20:42 -0600
Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:

> Jim Leonard wrote:
> > So, if this is a mono output board, what kind of DB9 mono monitor can I 
> > attach to it?  I've got an IBM mono TTL monitor next to me, will that 
> > work?  Or was there some goofy brand of high-res mono monitor this board 
> > was designed to work with?
> > 
> > Or should I just crack the mac and take the board out and sell it on epay?
> Never got a response to the above, so I'm going to drive to the local Fry's 
> tomorrow and look for that "Mac cracker" someone mentioned -- It's a new 
> store, just opened, do you think they'd have it?  If not, is there anything 
> special/exact I should look for?
I'll say again that I have never had difficulty using an ordinary
long-handle flatblade screwdriver wedged into the TORX screwhead
to open my Macs.  If you're running a Macintosh maintenance
facility, get the special tool.  Otherwise, you're wasting time
and money going after the special long-handled TORX screwdriver.
The screws are threaded into Plastic, not anything really
difficult to turn screws out of.

And I've never had much difficulty getting the case back to slide
off once the screws are loose.  I have opened four compact Macs
this way over the years.  It strikes me as folly to spend a lot
of time and money chasing after a tool that you'll probably use

It's cool and interesting to hear and discuss the 'lore' of the
special tools used in years past to service and maintain compact
Macs.  But I feel it's worthwhile to bring up that those special
tools are NOT needed.  Lack of access to those tools is NOT a
barrier to opening a Compact Mac.

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