Macintosh 512ke Mod

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by theunifyer, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. theunifyer, Aug 12, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012

    theunifyer macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2012
    Tucson, Arizona
    **UPDATE** I've added internal logitech speakers and a subwoofer. The sound on this thing is awesome!!!
    Display control board has been moved from the floppy slot to the rear of the device to allow you to easily control the display. If you are interested in buying please click here ( I will not accept any offers lower than what I asked. Will be uploading better video soon. Update when I do.
    This mod utilizes the Mac mini and the A070SN02 display and the HCR-N1 V4 driver board, which can be purchased here (
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    A short video demonstrating the display;

    Detailed instructions for this mod will be uploaded onto Inscrutables sometime this month. All supplies for this mod, aside form the housing and Mac mini itself can be purchased for under $120. All the original Mac 512ke parts are in near mint condition and fully functional if you would like to buy them. I have also converted the original mouse into a fully wireless mouse using the m185.
    :apple: Jon
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa
    No way to use original keyboard?

    Anyway to convert the old keyboard to wireless? How about an imation super disk or something for the floppy?

    Just thinking you could up the cool factor that way.

    Good job though.

    I just resurrected an SEFD with möbius 030 accelerator 25 MHz. I'm running out of pram batteries though. Anyone got a spare 25 MHz 68882 fpu?
  3. theunifyer, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012

    theunifyer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2012
    Tucson, Arizona
    Wireless M0110

    I can convert it to a wired USB keyboard but I'm not sure about wireless-ing it :cool:
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    I did try to add a USB based floppy drive but it didn't work becuase I don't have a dremle. :( Oh well I was lucky enough to pick this this thing up for $85 with all the zorks and a bunch of other games, no yellowing or bleaching done and all the original parts. It was in mint condition and I admit I feel a little bad for dismantling it :eek:
    Anyway all the parts are for sale... For cheap. I'm selling things like the monitor for like $10 if you're interested.
  4. lowbelly macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Very cool, now switch the display to grayscale and take the contrast all the way up (all in the accessibility pref pane)

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