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Mac Classics and SE: Repair and Upgrade Secrets [Paperback]

Pina
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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (2 Feb 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566090229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566090223
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,141,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When your Mac goes down, or you want to upgrade its power, what do you do? Scratch your head, make a few phone calls, then haul it off to the shop (hoping for the best)? Here's a definitive guide that covers 95 percent of all common failures, upgrades, and adjustments. Every instruction is simple and direct, taking the approach, "When your machine does X, then Y is usually the cause and here's how to fix it." Even if you're all thumbs, this book enables you to talk intelligently to your repair and upgrade shop. Why pay $250 for a circuit board when all you need is a $2 part (and, of course, this book)? Covers Mac Classic/Classic II, Mac SE, SE FDHD and SE/30 computers.

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When your Mac goes down, or you want to upgrade its power, what do you do? Scratch your head, make a few phone calls, then haul it off to the shop (hoping for the best)? Here's a definitive guide that covers 95 percent of all common failures, upgrades, and adjustments. Every instruction is simple and direct, taking the approach, "When your machine does X, then Y is usually the cause and here's how to fix it." Even if you're all thumbs, this book enables you to talk intelligently to your repair and upgrade shop. Why pay $250 for a circuit board when all you need is a $2 part (and, of course, this book)? Covers Mac Classic/Classic II, Mac SE, SE FDHD and SE/30 computers.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic handbook from Larry Pina 23 Mar 2014
By K. Jamison VINE VOICE
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Larry Pina's handbooks are the leading resource for anyone trying to repair or upgrade old Apple Macintosh computers from the mid 80's to the early 90's.

This volume deals with the following models: Macintosh SE (twin floppy), SE FDHD, SE/30, Classic and Classic II.

Pina begins with a list of tools that fall into three categories: 'Essential', 'Could Do With' and 'Would Be Nice'.

Topics include Take Apart, Testing, Fault Finding, Upgrading, Repair and Calibration.

He also includes compatible parts and a list of vendors for those parts.

The volume also includes clear diagrams throughout so you cannot get lost in the maze of components.

Along with 'The Dead Mac Scrolls' and 'Macintosh: Repair and Upgrade Secrets', 'Repair and Upgrade Secrets for Mac Classic and SE' is an essential part of your tool box for these timeless classics.

There are many on-line resources and videos regarding old Macs but there is something very rewarding in reading the instructions and taking the steps yourself instead of following someone on screen.

Even reading them as an information source is rewarding when you consider how simple things were back then and that computers are not nearly as complicated and secretive as you might have thought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable resource for early Macintosh repair instructions. 13 Oct 2012
By S. Pupp - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent resource in this day and age, when one cannot take a broken Mac SE or SE/30 to a local computer repair shop. Some of the SE information is specific to the SE, and does not necessarily apply to the SE/30.
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