Sorry for the pic heavy post.
Some of you may have been following my exploits with getting my Monitor II fixed in the forum above - I've moved onto a pair of Macintosh compacts, the Macintosh SE Superdrive and an older Macintosh Plus.
Neither are functioning, but the SE Superdrive at least powered on, with nothing on the screen but significant HDD activity, maybe some floppy activity, but couldn't be sure. No chimes. But it seemed like the first candidate for some surgery.
The SE Superdrive seems to have come from Kodak, which was interesting. It had this label stuck on top:
Cracked it open today and saw utter devastation.
The entire yoke assembly was gone, from the upper neck of the tube all the way to the vertical board (I think that's what it is called). It's just gone, I can't find any traces of the copper windings anywhere, or glass. Think the damage must have occurred long ago, perhaps all was cleaned up and the machine put back together? The cable that runs from the analog board to the yoke is also missing.
My first thought - 'f*ck me'. What the hell happened in here? I've never seen anything like it, especially on a computer that has been put back together.
My only clues came from the top label. It warned against removing the cover as a HR/M video adapter was attached to it. I'm assuming they mean this board, which was floating around inside:
So a few questions:
- What happened to the yoke?
- No really, what happened to the yoke?
- What is the Eastman Kodak Mac Video Adapter Card?
- Is it worth the repair?
As mentioned I have a nonworking Mac Plus, so thinking about transplanting the monitor and yoke across to the SE Superdrive. Should I also transplant the vertical board?