Powering up an old 512Ke

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by firewood, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. firewood macrumors 604

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    I have an old 512Ke that's been in a dry clean storage room for over 20 years. A few boxes of 400k and 800k diskettes are with it. I have a torx opening tool. Anything I should do to inspect the analog board, replace the battery (etc.), before trying to power it on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Personally, I'd just fire it up and see what happens.
     
  3. David Schmidt macrumors 6502

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    Right. Turn it on. Worst that will happen - capacitors will pop and be really stinky. That will make them easy to spot for replacement. ;-)
     
  4. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    Power it up. Sort out problems later. Thats my way :)
     
  5. Peter.Howard macrumors regular

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