View Full Version : Broken Mac SE

Nov 22, 2003, 10:16 AM
Is it worth fixing the screen on a broken Macintosh SE (no superdrive, 20mb hard drive)? I turn it on and I hear popping sounds, from the glass of the back of the broken CRT on the motherboard- I quickly shut it off.

Thanks for all of your help,

Nov 22, 2003, 11:23 AM
i think it's time for an upgrade.

if it holds special sentimental value to you, or you use it for some dedicated task (i've seen them as recipe stations in kitchens, etc), it should be very easy to repair. opening it is the most difficult part, you need an extra long torx wrench, i think #8. there's a kit called a mac cracker that includes this and a part to pry the shell apart. be VERY careful of the capacitor on the back of the monitor, it can make you very dead very quickly if you touch it. anyhoo, you could buy parts or even a fully functional SE on ebay, then start swapping things out. but then you might as well use the functional SE, again unless there's sentimental value.


Nov 22, 2003, 09:37 PM
Or You could rip the guts out and make a Macqurium www.applefritter.com

Dec 14, 2003, 04:16 PM
you could contact any of these vendors (http://lowendmac.com/dealers/service.shtml) at lowendmac.com for help locating a new crt.

I have a nice collection from the original "portable" through my old clone. (and a macquarium, too!)

Dec 14, 2003, 04:34 PM
wait, is it still under warranty?