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Mac color classic

I recently aquired a Mac Color Classic. Unfortunutly it does not power up, no chimes, no crash, just stone cold silence, not even a picture or gray screen. Anyway I have read on this fourum about a Mystic converison for the color classic?? using the LC 575 logicboard. I have two of these both working. Just what is involved in this converison?? easy/hard/medium. I need some ideas here or clues on how to do this. This classic is so nice looking, clean, no yellowing. It would be a shame to toss this in the dumpster.

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How are you starting it?

Hey,

There's a power switch in the back that must be flipped before you use the keyboard power on, IIRC. Don't give it up yet.

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How soon we forget. Well it did power up, got the chimes, then I got the somethings wrong sound and I did not hear any drives trying to spinup. So the next stop is opening up the case and checking drives and drive cables. However I did not even get a sad mac when it powered up.

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re: How are you starting it?

There's a power switch in the back that must be flipped before you use the keyboard power on, IIRC. Don't give it up yet.

Bet the OP doesn't have a keyboard. I can't tell you how many lovely 5xx and CC boxes I got back in the day for virtually nuthin' when, sans KB, just flipping the switch on the back wouldn't start 'em up.

Gotta have the keyboard to use the keyboard power-on switch. Only other way to start one of these (without a KB) would be short the power-on contacts in the ADB port. But that's a dicey proposition for a Mac newbie.

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Next stop . . .

hey,

Next stop should be zapping the PRAM.

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Re: Mac color classic

I recently aquired a Mac Color Classic. Unfortunutly it does not power up, no chimes, no crash, just stone cold silence, not even a picture or gray screen. Anyway I have read on this fourum about a Mystic converison for the color classic?? using the LC 575 logicboard. I have two of these both working. Just what is involved in this converison?? easy/hard/medium. I need some ideas here or clues on how to do this. This classic is so nice looking, clean, no yellowing. It would be a shame to toss this in the dumpster.

Wally

There's almost nothing involved in swapping an LC575 board into a Color Classic. You just pull the CC board out and slide the 575 board in. It's that simple.

If I recall correctly, you will not be able to use the CC rear cover with the 575 board installed. At least not without some slight modification.

You'll probably want to swap boards anyway; the CC board is really quite slow with its 030 processor. The 10MB RAM limit is something of a pain as well. Definitely slide that 575 mobo in the color classic; you'll be glad you did.

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The original logicboard has a serious flaw and I think it to be unrepairable. However I installed one of the LC 575 logicboards and It lives. Its looking for a OS and Disk first aid shows no hard drive and that leads me to believe its cold and dead.

I do have more of those type hard drives out of SE/30s and SEs with the floppy and the hard drive in that one piece carrier. So It looks like another resurection project (as if I don't have enough) and modifing the CC back plate will be fun. AH Well I would not do it if it wasn't fun.
Onward and upward MACS forever.

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The original logicboard has a serious flaw and I think it to be unrepairable. However I installed one of the LC 575 logicboards and It lives. Its looking for a OS and Disk first aid shows no hard drive and that leads me to believe its cold and dead.

I do have more of those type hard drives out of SE/30s and SEs with the floppy and the hard drive in that one piece carrier. So It looks like another resurection project (as if I don't have enough) and modifing the CC back plate will be fun. AH Well I would not do it if it wasn't fun.
Onward and upward MACS forever.

I think you can get System 7.6.1 for free from Apple; you've got to do some digging around on the support side to find the antique downloads. The OS install downloads either as a bunch of floppy images or one CD image. If you can burn a CD and have access to an external SCSI CD drive, that'd be the way to go.

Also, shop around a little for a 50 pin SCSI drive that can go inside. There are lots around and shouldn't cost much. Much preferable to stuff hanging off the external SCSI port.

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Apple OS Freeware

Hey,

The last that I heard, Apple had released all OSes up to and including 7.5.5 EXCEPT 7.1. You can check at the website.

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Re: Apple OS Freeware

Hey,

The last that I heard, Apple had released all OSes up to and including 7.5.5 EXCEPT 7.1. You can check at the website.

That's right. You can download the 7.6.1 update from the Apple website but you must first have installed a legitimate (purchased) copy of 7.6.

Apple makes all OS updates available on their website. You can get 7.6.1, 8.1, 8.6, 9.1, 9.2, etc. all freely from Apple's support site. However, in order to use any of these updates, you will need a legitimate installation of 7.6, 8, 8.5, and 9.0 respectively.

You can get System 7.5 for free from Apple's support site as well as the 7.5.5 updates.

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My Thanks to All for the advice and tips on this Mac CC. If it had not been for Y'All it would have been dumpster material. As it is now its on its way to resurrection and leading a nice easy life.

Thanks Again
Wally G.

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Nice easy life?

Hey,

You know you won't be able to let that critter alone. New mobos, accelerators, bigger drives, whatever. CCs beg for it . . .

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