question about 630cd motherboard

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question about 630cd motherboard

I just picked up a free 630CD motherboard and was wondering if anyone knows if it is compatible with any other macs or mac mods like the Color Classic?

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Re: question about 630cd motherboard

The 630 isn’t a direct plug-in like the LC575 is in the Color Classic, it uses a different edge connector. To use one in a CC you’d need to do the Takky upgrade and to do that you really need the 630 wiring harness. Most people going through the trouble of doing the Takky upgrade usually want to use a PPC board

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Re: question about 630cd motherboard

While similar in appearance, there were basically two edge connectors/wiring harnesses, and they're not cross-compatible:

The original version works with:

--Color Classic
--Macintosh TV
--LC 520/550
--LC 575

The later version works with:

--LC 580
--LC 630
--All PowerPC-based systems (e.g. LC 5200, 6360, 6400, etc.)

Basically, if the system originally shipped with an IDE hard drive, it uses the later version of the connector.

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Re: question about 630cd motherboard

Sounds like it isn't worth holding onto. Thanks for everyones replies, I appreciate it.

maxtek

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