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!
I have to say, it has not been easy to shoot and edit the videos for youtube. Lack of proper equipment, experience, not knowing how to light the environment properly… it has been a steep learning curve to me. That’s why I admire Youtubers like @Psivewri, they make everything look so easy and amazing… but now I can see what it takes!
I am still far from good, but I see some improvements ?
As I learn more about this, the video quality will improve. Promise! I will get there!
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.
Today is a good day. Or is it goodies day? Well, I would say BOTH!
I received a donation of a lot of stuff that was just accumulating dust in some loft. In the package, was a PowerMac 6100/60 with it monitor, an Apple Stylewriter 2400 printer, a SCSI flatbed scanner and a SCSI Zip Drive. Previous owner said that it was all working before he put them away, long ago.
As always, with machines that old, chances are internal battery leaked and corroded vital parts of the motherboard. So, even before attempting to open it up (even though it is a breeze to open up a 6100 Mac), I wanted to test it. I was dying to test it, actually.
In this video, I show you the unboxing of everything and the PowerMac test. Later on, I will come up with some videos showing the cleaning up and refurbishing of the equipment. Haven’t tested the Zip Drive and printer yet. I need to clean them up first. Don’t want to risk having the dust going deeper inside if I try to see if they work ?