Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

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Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-9-12 @ 19:01

This is my Macintosh Color Classic.
I purchased it from goodwill store NOT working.
I took a chance on if I could fix it and I did.
Works great now.

So I bought this Color classic not working. I assumed it was just the logic board ( motherboard )
That was bad as the capacitors on these logic boards are known to go bad.
So initially I was going to get it re-caped. So I put it away for a while to work on it later.

I found another auction for a Performa 575 so I bought it only to have it arrive shattered in pieces from not being packaged correctly.
So I decided to use it for parts.

I took out the logic board and hard-drive and put it into the Color classic.
And it worked. It would not work with the old hard-drive so I had to use the one from the 575 which
Is larger capacity anyways.

The 575 CPU operates at 33mhz as opposed to the original Color classic logic board with 16mhz CPU.

I also added more ram for a total of 36mb( 2x16mb + 4mb ). But I read it can also support 128mb.

I also added a NEW Network card. 8mb is all the ram that is required to use the Netscape web browser and go online
But more ram is better.

I purchased a NEW copy of Mac OS System 7.5.3 and installed it from 16 floppies.
( Painful , but it worked ).

And put on some new games.

Works great now.
I really like the tiny display. It works like NEW and image is nice.

I have 2 SCSI CDROM’s attached and several game pads.
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Re: Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby Vynix » 2019-9-13 @ 18:38

Ah it's the "Mystique" upgrade, hrm yeah you could say that it's indeed a very extreme Color Classic.

Kinda sucks about the 575 arriving in pieces, but unfortunately with how plastic tends to become brittle, it's eventually going to become hard to ship these.
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Re: Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby twiz11 » 2019-9-13 @ 20:22

Is that an apple pippin controller i see?
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Re: Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-9-13 @ 23:38

Yes, “Mystique” is what they call this logic board upgrade from a 575.
I plan on adding more ram up 128mb and a larger hard-drive.
This 575 logic board opens up allot of opportunities that were not available with the original logic board.
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Re: Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby Daniël Oosterhuis » 2019-9-23 @ 09:02

twiz11 wrote:Is that an apple pippin controller i see?

Nope, Gravis Gamepad! The Pippin has a trackball in the middle of the controller, and a different shape entirely.
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Re: Macintosh Color Classic ( extreme )

Postby oeuvre » 2019-9-24 @ 13:26

ayy even got the original joystick! so many i see have been MIA
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