First post, by Murugan
Found this one lately. It was in a lot that I bought.
Macs are not my thing though.
When I turn it on, everything seems OK: I got something on the screen,startup sound, HD that I added starts to spin.
I never had this but read about it a lot here and on YT: the fishy smell aka leaking caps.
So I removed the logic board. No leaky caps that I see (probably will have them replaced if I decide to keep it), but when inspecting the PSU I saw these burn marks around C8 and the diode next to it.
Finding a new PSU seems hard and apparently these are known to cause problems. Should I recap or have it recapped and change the diode next to it?
I am kinda tempted to restore the first old Mac that I have 😀
My retro collection: too much...