I have 2 Mystics, neither of which have the VGA Mod. I've never used a dremel and am not a tech guru like many posters here & at the other CC forums (Stuart's especially). You guys have such detailed instructions that I have been able to connect the dots:
1-doing the ResEdit hacks for the 575, less the VGA mod
2-replacing the stock 575 CPU with a full 68040
3-installing new hard drives, floppy drives, RAM etc.
In other words, I follow instruction well without -perhaps- understanding what exactly I'm doing all the time (like opening The Pickle's template for the ResEdit hack for the non-VGA 575, what does that do exactly?) And everything works.
Now I'd like to do the VGA mod to at least one of my Mystics and I don't own a dremel and have never soldered anything in my life. Can I use something else to do this, like an exacto knife or something that may take longer, but might be better for someone with limited experience who only has one shot at not ruining the analog board? The soldering seems to be relatively easy to pick up, but that dremel, in addition to being a pricey purchase, seems to demand some serious skill at such close quarters.
Don't suppose there's anyone in the greater NYC area who'd want to assist surgery on my analog board.
Advice or ideas greatly appreciated