Quick question

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I've got a DOA Macintosh Classic II and a Macintosh Classic I (both B/W). Can you do the same mod (Mystic) that you can on a color classic, or does the B/W require different modding of the video resistors? Just curious. I figured you CC folks would be the most likely to know. Thanks.

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not sure...

I thought the board replacement wouldn't fit in a Classic I or II shell... what's it use? a PM5500 board or something? I hate CCs, but I have to admit, that's a nice hack.

I wonder if the SE/30 guts fit into the Classic I & II shells.... ?

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Re: Quick question

Lord Thag wrote:

I've got a DOA Macintosh Classic II and a Macintosh Classic I (both B/W). Can you do the same mod (Mystic) that you can on a color classic, or does the B/W require different modding of the video resistors? Just curious. I figured you CC folks would be the most likely to know. Thanks.

CCs are totally different from the b/w compacts in their internal architecture. You could put a different logic board in a Classic, but it's not usually the logic board that's dead - usually it's the analogue board. Sadly, I don't think there's a "non-cost-effective" use of a dead Classic or Classic II, never mind a worthwhile one!

You could try the 'gray scale' project type of approach to a Classic, but it's decidely non-trivial!

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/prod/dialspace/town/pipexdsl/o/aouq46/PowerCC/PMGSP/PMGSP.html

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NO F-in WAY!!

Its Mr. Poor Man's Greyscale Project, himself, in the flesh!

Had no idea you frequented here... excellent.

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Re: NO F-in WAY!!

catmistake wrote:

Had no idea you frequented here... excellent.

Not only that, but he's the moderator for the CC forum. Applefritter has hosted the CC forum for several years now.

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turn 2 into one

I agree, the Classic and Classic II architecture is totally different from the CC. My suggestion is that if both the Classic and Classic II don't work, use the good parts (if any) from both machines and try to make one working machine. The classic and Classic II architectures as far as analog boards and CRTs, are very similar. Otherwise, you could always turn them into fish tanks Tongue

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FYI

Not sure where to put this... didn't feel like creating a new topic. I really don't like the CC, but for whomever's interested, I'm not sure, but I think there are 3 PM6500 boards here (where does 'Mystic' come from, anyway... isn't that the codename of the G4 Gigabit Ethernet?) :

820-0828

820-0952

820-0555

Again, I actually have no idea what these are... but from pics I've seen before, I think they are from the 6500
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oh, well, here's one

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The 820-0555 isn't from a 6500 type machine

Incidentally, please add no more to this thread, as advice of eBay items, like items for sale, are deleted after a week.

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