In this first part I show you the case already fully disassembled and cleaned, and the original G5 PSU case modded to accommodate an ATX-compatible PSU.
This is the final result of the cleaned and refurbished 8100 + Monitor! It came out pretty well, I would say!
- Refurb of an 8100 PowerMac and monitor
- G5 PowerMac Pro ATX case adaptation
- Atari 2600 composite mod
- Panasonic Toughbook restoration
- Refurb of a Mac Performa 460 and Monitor
As promised, the first video about my Hackintosh SE project! Stay tuned for part 2!
You can see more pictures of it (including the CRT glass) in an older post, below:
New project in the oven! Classic Mac as a modern game and media station (with the original CRT glass!)
Hope you enjoy it!
To give you some perspective, below you can see the pictures of the before and after. Then, you can follow up watching the videos. Enjoy!
In the previous video, you see that there seems to be an issue when powering up the 6100. Basically, upon first power on, it didn’t display any image and didn’t do anything. Just halted. If I powered it down and up again, it then booted, but right after it start loading the extensions, it rebooted by itself and, only then, it proceeded to a full successful boot. Of course I wasn’t happy with this situation, and I was suspecting the lack of a CMOS battery could be the cause of this. So, I ordered a new 3.6v 1/2AA battery from Amazon and installed it as soon as it arrived, yesterday. Not surprisingly, the Mac started working as expected upon first boot try.
You can check this out in the below video.
In this series of videos I show the step by step process of refurbishing an old Mac 6100/60.
In this video I show an attempt to repair an external Macintosh M0130 floppy drive I bought at eBay for £30. Seller sold this as for parts or not working as he said he was unable to test it – not unusual, as you would need a very old Macintosh to plug this in.
My hope was that the drive would be fully functional upon arrival, but for my disappointment, it wasn’t. Floppy disks wouldn’t get into the drive easily (I had to push them hard to get them in), and it wouldn’t eject the inserted disks afterwards. Needless to say it wasn’t reading the disks either.
So, I was determined to attempt a refurbish to this drive, as I do have a spare internal floppy removed from a non-working Mac SE that I thought it could work as a donor to this project. In the end, I didn’t have to try the “transplant” as the old drive did work after some hard cleaning and lubing works.
Decided to make a quick video on this amazing machine! Hope you enjoy it!