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My Dirtiest Macintosh – Macintosh IIvx (But Does it Work?) – Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures


– [Krazy Ken Voiceover] This episode of Krazy Ken’s Tech Misadventures is sponsored by Linode. Hey guys, how you all doing? Really, that’s just great. You know, I’m doing pretty great today too because we have a Macintosh
IIvx in the layer today. The first Macintosh with
a built-in CD-ROM drive. We’re gonna take a look
at the physical condition, the hardware on the inside
and we’re gonna see if we can get an operating system installed on it. Let’s go. (dramatic music) We’ll probably be fine. (slow sonar beeping) (keyboard clacking loudly) (upbeat music) So the Macintosh II line
lasted for several years. You had the Macintosh IIvx, the IIfx, the IIci and all these great things. The vx was the last
Macintosh II and again, the first Macintosh with
a built-in CD-ROM drive. So in terms of an operating system, I’m guessing we’ll need to install one, this thing can run up to 7.6.1. We have a nice copy of 7.6 right here, so we’ll try that out. And we have a caddy so we can do that. So condition wise it looks okay. There is some rust on here, we’ll take a closer
look at that real soon, but yeah, everything
else looks good to go. So let’s dive in. Okay, that’s just freaking gross. I don’t wanna even think about the other alien fetuses
living inside of this thing. There is also a lot of rust here. Yeah, that just fell out. It looks like at one time this was in a very wet environment because there’s rust everywhere. Do I dare check the bottom? Oh (beep). Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. There’s a lot of crap under there. Well, at least the back looks okay. We have the DB15 for the
monitor, we have SCSI, we have printer and modem serial ports, Apple desktop bus, ADB and audio in and out. And it looks like we have more slots. Let’s take a look at the front. We have a floppy disk drive and there’s the CD-ROM drive with the QuickTime logo,
I guess just indicating, “Hey, you can play QuickTime
multimedia on here,” and it is Photo CD compatible, and it looks like it is two times speed. And on the other side, built-in speaker along with the reset and interrupt buttons. Okay, so now let’s pop this thing open. I’m guessing our target is
this little screw in here. All right, going around back, here we go. Oh, yeah, that’s it. I probably just destroyed it all. Oh, oh. This is just, yeah, it’s been wet. The guy said it still turns on. I sure freaking hope so! That rust is a little far gone. I don’t think CLR is gonna be able to just touch that up. An interesting thing over here is the Apple logo like etched, or whatever process
that is, into the metal. All right, let’s look at the board. All the RAM slots are full. PRAM battery, should
probably replace that soon. Yeah, there’s definitely
some gunk going around here, probably some corrosion
on the capacitors there. Some of them look a little
more bulgy than others. Yeah, definitely not
the cleanest board I saw but it’s worth a shot. At least there’s a hard drive in here so we can actually throw an OS on here. Let’s hook this monitor up. Power for the IIvx. I’m just gonna hide down here for a sec to reach the outlet. Should be plugged in. Yeah, it don’t wanna turn on. Try it again. No dice. When I looked on the inside of this thing, and especially at the rust, I was like, “Hmm, I’m not sure if this is gonna work.” Well that really does suck. I was excited to boot one of these up. That button’s not turning it on though. I wonder if I need a keyboard. That button should work though. The key word is should. And… no, that sucks. Yeah, this one might be dead. I swear the owner said it was working but maybe I’ll have to get
in touch with them again. I don’t know, maybe it
needs a new PRAM battery. Okay, so I just remembered I’ve had similar issues like this before with my IIci and sometimes you just gotta just leave them plugged in for a while. The same thing happened
with my Color Classic. So I’m gonna plug it in and try again in five to 10 minutes. If that doesn’t work then
we need to dive deeper, let’s look at the power supply, maybe something’s wrong in there. Cool? So I set the power button on the back into the vertical position and now the button stays in. I don’t know what exactly that does, I need to look it up, but I’ve seen it before. You know what? I know the Mad Cat guys know this stuff better than I do. I’m gonna check with them right now, live in the tech video log. Hang on. These guys are smarter than me. Okay, I just sent Steve a message because he’ll probably
be able to answer me quicker than I can
figure it out on Google. Okay, so he said the on off button can be locked in the on position so the computer will
automatically turn back on after a power outage. That makes sense. So in other words, doesn’t do a load of shIItake
mushrooms for this situation. The computer is screwed, it really is. So let’s maybe take a
closer look on the inside and see what we can find, but first we’re gonna try one more time. No. Okay, yeah, I’m looking
at the gunk and filth inside this power supply, I have doubts this thing ever powered on when the seller tested it. I don’t wanna accuse them of anything, absolutely not, he was a really nice guy. Look at all the gunk on
that capacitor, holy… Let’s get another light in here and see what we can find. Holy… I feel like I’m underwater examining a ship wreck or something. You’ve gotta be (beep) me? There’s no way that can turn on. That is probably one of the most filthy power supplies I’ve ever seen. I’m sure some of you have seen worse, and I’m open to hearing
your horror stories, but holy crap. Kinda cool though. You know, this is not a shipwreck. This is like Pompeii. It’s kinda like I’m looking at power supply Pompeii right here. Corrosion and dust and rust. This is gnarly. I’m usually a little more selective so in my collection I usually
don’t get stuff like this but I found this for a cheap price and now I think I know
why it was so cheap. The contacts for the battery, those aren’t looking any better. These capacitors probably effed some stuffed up at one time too. I don’t even know what’s going on there with that green stuff, oh boy. Oh. Oh my gosh. Right when I started to
record this soundbite the seller replied to me. We’re in a chat right now and he said there was no flood or anything it was just on a damp
floor for years, I guess. But man, that’s a lot of rust still. He’s doing some digging. I’ll do some more digging, too. He suggested leave it plugged in and see if it charges up because sometimes that
happens with capacitors and I can try that again. I did it for a little while, maybe not long enough. We’ll see if it happens. But he did say he tested it right before he sold it to me, or like right before he made the listing, so it worked recently even
with all that crap in there apparently it still worked recently. Which I’m surprised
about, but I trust him. I’m learning as I go here. This is a weird one. (clock ticking rapidly) Okay, so no joke, I’m
in my sleeping quarters, I go to the loo and I
hear something running. It’s this fricking Mac! I just left it plugged in overnight and now it’s on. I don’t know how long it’s
been on for but it’s on. Hopefully I can turn it off and actually turn it back on later. Let’s try it. Actually I don’t know if I
can turn it off from here. Yeah, I don’t know how
to actually shut it down aside from pulling the power and I kinda don’t wanna do that, but at least it’s turning on now. That’s half the battle. All right, let’s see if
the reset button works. (computer dings quietly) All right. And we can confirm the
speaker works now, too. (computer chimes softly) And we know the death chimes work. Perfecto! Okay, well let’s see if we can get this thing working with
an operating system. Sweet! Now that the system is
up and running again let’s try to get Mac OS 7.6 installed. I did do a little bit of testing with it and it just turns on by itself, I don’t even have to
press the power button, if it’s unplugged for too long I have to leave it plugged
in for about an hour before it starts doing something again. Well that’s a start. I was expecting a blinking question mark but at least we have some kind of signal. Let’s restart it. (computer dings quietly) We have a mouse cursor and there’s the blinking
question mark, perfect. So, oh boy. Let’s throw this in there. Moment of truth. Let’s see what happens. Hey, Happy Mac face! That’s a start! (computer chimes softly) And it’s spit it right
back out and rebooted. Okay. Let’s try that again. (computer chimes softly) Hey, hey! Welcome to Mac OS. I am one happy son of
a bee sting right now. Finally, we’re getting somewhere. Krazy Ken curse, I know
you were rough on me today but I hope I just didn’t
jinx it by saying, “Hey, we’re getting somewhere!” Hopefully it actually does something. Awesome. Check out that CD pattern. Okay. I can rest easy now. Thank you IIvx. You’re rusty and dirty, probably the rustiest and dustiest Mac I’ve ever purchased, but I’m surprised you’re still working. Okay, so I hear the CD working, it’s doing something, but the progress bar isn’t moving. So hopefully it’s still working. Since it needs some time, I’m just gonna take this break to talk about some other
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crash it just for fun. Oh. Whoa. That was, I didn’t do that. Okay, well you clearly
don’t like this disk. (computer chimes softly) I mean, if we’re gonna fail we might as well fail with style, right? Have some fun with the death chime. (computer chimes repeatedly) I have another CD I can try. It’s made for the Performa though, so I don’t know if it’s
gonna work on a IIvx but we can try. Okay, well we’re getting a
little bit further this time. I also do have an Apple CD 300 which is an external CD-ROM
drive that works with SCSI. If the CD-ROM drive is
having problems in here hopefully an external drive will help, but who’s to say that’s even the issue? This thing just may not
like the software disk even though it is well within the range of compatibility for the system. Let’s see if we can reboot it (computer chimes softly) and eject. Usually clicking the mouse
and holding down ejects. It aint doing jack. That’s how I feel inside right now. According to this, the mouse button is just
for the floppy disk. Unfortunately we’re working
with a CD, so let’s see. Well, we can always use our trusty old friend; the paperclip. Actually, I wonder if I have something in my iFixit kit that’ll suffice. And of course now it’s
starting to boot up. It’s like it wants to
work, just really slowly. Gonna grab a paperclip. You know, I have used paperclips to do computer-y things way more than I’ve ever used them for what their actual purpose is. But hey, we don’t care about what something is designed to do. We care about what something can do. Okay, that did nothing. I thought it would just
come right out, but nope. Oh (beep). There we go. I don’t
know if that was because I was pressing the button or if it was just because
it finally gave up. Let’s just amuse ourselves and do a little bit of
a process of elimination and try the Performa CD. Even though frankly I think it’s gonna do nothing at this stage. All right, work your magic. Okay. Welcome to Macintosh. And the system file on the startup device does not contain the resources necessary to boot this Macintosh. What a shocker. My other plan is to try this
with an external CD-ROM drive. Maybe the CD-ROM drive is
just not having it today. Again, it may not do something but this is an experimental
and tinkering show. We gotta do some process of elimination. Okay, here’s the weird thing. I cannot hot plug the SCSI CD-ROM drive but it’s also hard to
turn the computer off because it may not turn
back on for an hour. So, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna unplug the computer and very, very, very quickly plug in the SCSI drive so we’re not sitting
here for another hour. Gonna yank the power. Plug in the SCSI. Plug in the power. Turn it back on. And now initiate the CD-ROM drive. Fingers crossed. Cross everything. Every part of the body. Do it. Okay, happy Mac. Looks like it’s going a little bit faster. This is around where we get stuck in the progress bar. Hey, it’s moving! Guys, I think we figured it out. Maybe the CD-ROM drive was just having some mechanical issues. It’s a good thing I have an external one. This thing has saved my
butt countless times. Oh man. System 7. The first operating system I ever used. I have a lot of childhood
nostalgia rooted in here. That is where my computing
experience began. There’s a hard drive in here, we saw it, we heard it, but let’s take a look at, I don’t remember if it’s
drive setup or HD SC setup. It’s been a while since I’ve
tinkered with this stuff. But let’s see what we can figure out. Well that answers that question. Drive setup cannot be
launched on this computer. I’m guessing we don’t need it then. All right, so let’s run the installer. I don’t see a formatted hard drive though. And none of those drive
utilities would launch on here so I’m not quite sure how
we format the hard drive. It’s interesting reading
some of this stuff if you don’t have an Apple computer because this was during the
Macintosh clone era, right? I actually do have a Macintosh clone. It would be fun to do another
episode on that later. This is what I’m worried about though. Destination disk. No valid disks are available. Crap, well that sucks. Maybe the hard drive is dead too. I might have a spare one lying around because I have a Power Macintosh 6100 that I think needs a new PRAM battery ’cause it’s having startup issues. And I think a hard drive is still in there and maybe we can salvage it. Thanks to Jason’s Macintosh Museum I was able to look up
some basic instructions on how to disassemble the system. I believe there is just one screw and we should be able to
get the hard drive out. Just gotta get out the power first. Then the SCSI. Okay. And there’s our screw friend right there. Just a Phillips bit. Okay, that screw just went flying. Whoa, where’d you go, buddy? Come out here. There’s our little guy. That was a shorter screw than
I thought it was gonna be. So this should just now, look at that, lift right outta there. Piece of cake. All right, I’m gonna go
look around for parts. This could take a while. I might get lost. Oh crap, I think I found one! I just have one lying here. I don’t even remember what this is from! Okay, let’s take it out of the sled. Hopefully this hard drive isn’t dead. Wouldn’t that be a surprise? I don’t even know what’s on here. Yeah, these iFixit
toolkits, they rock, man. They’re so easy to use. Thanks again Greg, for the 64 bit kit. It’s got other awesome things too. Like an ESD bracelet
which I probably should be wearing right now. If this was a real professional
instructional video I would say use an ESD bracelet. You know what, I’m saying it right now. Just use an ESD bracelet,
even though I’m not. Do as I say, don’t say
as I do, or some (beep). Okay. So this is the potentially
dead hard drive. It is a Quantum Lightning ProDrive. At a quick glance, I didn’t
see the capacity on there. Doesn’t really matter what
the capacity is if it’s dead. So now we have the
potentially good hard drive. Should just line up like that. The bit got stuck. You know, I actually
feel kinda like a dick because this iFixit kit was donated to me and I would be kinda
stupid just to not use it to it’s fullest. There we go. All set up. Thank you Greg and thank you iFixit. Okay! Even though we’re already like very far along in the process, don’t know if it really matters right now but we’re doing it anyway just to at least look professional. I spoke too soon. Let’s get that screw back in there. That’s done, let’s get the power back in. So let’s get the case back on, boot this baby up, it might boot into an operating system but I think we should do
a fresh install anyway. (loud metallic clanging) And refasten the back. (speaking in foreign language) All right, let’s boot her up. Okay, I anticipate there
might be some startup delay. (buttons clicking loudly) Yep, because it probably
needs to juice up again. All right, so now we wait
for it to juice back up. (computer chimes softly) Okay, it is juiced back up. I don’t have the CD drive turned on yet, I just wanna see what the hard drive does. Sweet. Hey, check it out, the
hard drive’s working! This, I believe, was the installation that was on the Power Mac. Again, it’s been a long
time so I don’t remember, but let’s see if it works. Oh, hang on. I remember what this hard drive is from. This was the extra hard
drive that Brian gave me when he sold me the Mac TV, because he also gave me a Mystic board and a hard drive to go
with that Mystic board. That’s what this hard drive is from. All right! Well, the Macintosh TV episode was a great two-parter, as well. Check it out. This is running 761. Oh wow, that’s pretty lucky. That is the latest version the IIvx is compatible with. So I guess we don’t need
the install CD anymore. About the grouch. Yeah, I think we have that. ♪ Oh, I love trash! ♪ (chuckles) – [Ken] All right, there we go. You know what, I’m curious. Let’s see if the CD-Rom
drive truly was failing. Let’s put a music CD in there. Well, this is the small price you pay when you don’t label stuff. I’m not sure if this
actually has music on it but it was in my demo stack. I think this is it. Hey. There we go. That’s an old track I wrote, that was probably back in high school. (rocky electronic music) Okay, so the CD-ROM drive
works enough to do music but I guess it just didn’t work enough to do the operating system like we tried earlier. Let’s test a little bit more of the performance of this system assuming QuickTime is on this hard drive. I think it is. And yes, I do wanna test the performance of this thing but it’s also good to know exactly what specs we’re dealing with. System profiler. (computer beeps loudly) I’ve never seen that before. “Sorry, this version of
Apple System Profiler “does not support this model of computer,” with our old friend the
black and white beach ball. I don’t know if it had a formal name. All right, well forget that idea. Let’s do a real world task. Let’s do some video editing. On the first version of Adobe Premiere, which I have also done a
specific tech video log on and I highly recommend checking it out. I’ll tell you what though, it looks pretty fricking good on a CRT. Timeline, video, audio information. This is the preview window and this is your project where you’d put your bins
and footage and stuff and then you can have like transitions and stuff in here, which I don’t have, I
guess, in the right folder so they’re not showing up right now. Let’s see if we can
just open a video file. That’s what I meant to do, I didn’t mean to open, I meant to import. I don’t wanna touch those JPEG’s, they’re probably evil. We can only do one at a time, okay. Well then, we’ll just do that one. And can we just drag it in here? It’s been a while since
I’ve used this old Premiere. Hey, there it is! And you can set your in
and out points up here. Here’s the preview window. Make it a little bigger, and go ahead and play back. And there we go, there’s our movie playing in Adobe Premiere 1 on a Macintosh IIvx. Oh, yes. Maybe one other game quick. – [Mario] Welcome to Mario Teaches Typing. – I’m not used to this keyboard. Okay, A. Oh, this is lagging bad. (quiet cheerful music) I’m dropping frames, man. And I’m not used to the hub keys being on D and K. Not as used to this keyboard. The sun is just basking
in his glow up there. Graphics, who needs ’em? You just need to watch the letters! Well guys, we did it. This was a perfect tech video log. Stuff broke, we tinkered with it, we solved the mystery, and ultimately, happy ending. We made it work. And that is just the perfect formula for a Krazy Ken experience. That is just the spirit of the show. And along the way we troubleshooted, we had fun and we learned stuff. That right there is the Krazy Ken spirit. There’s many more tech video logs for you to watch. It’s a very binge-able show. Check ’em out. At this point there’s over 120 of ’em. Until then, thanks for sticking with me. Catch the crazy and pass it on. (upbeat electronic music)

Bernard Jenkins

100 Comments

  1. Wouldn't've been surprised if bats flew out of the case when you opened it up! Dirty, dirty Mac! Cool to see it working at the end!

  2. I am into vintage restoring. I have restored portable, 1400c, 3400, 190c, g4, meh forget them all. That Mobo needs to be cleaned stat and recapped. I'd be happy to do it at cost and attempt a winter retro-brite. I'd be happy to video the progress as well.

  3. This was my first computer. This video is bringing back a lot of nostalgia for me.

  4. If it takes awhile to regain juice/power to be able to power up later, that could indicate a failing power supply so you might want to get that checked soon.

  5. Hey it's called "Pea-RAM"!
    The power button turns to it's side to function as a file server (or stay on after the power failure)
    I suspect the Iivi was a lower end desktop Quadra with a II branding. Because succeeding Quadras shared the same design as the Iivx.

  6. I was screaming at you not to use the paperclip and look at the screen but you didn’t.

  7. Ok, first, love your stuff.

    Second, I literally shit my pants at the Jason's Macintosh Museum mention.

  8. The reason it spit it out and rebooted the first time is because Mac OS 7.6 requires 32-bit addressing and the Mac was probably in 24-bit addressing mode. 7.6 always does that on the first boot of older Macs if the PRAM battery is dead.

  9. I think you could send it to someone who can use their magical eucalyptus oil on it lol
    And maybe a paint marker

  10. 18:06 Thats what she said… sorry, couldn't resist. Great video man. I get so many machines that are just barely alive, fun to get them back in better shape.

  11. The first Mac I ever bought was a Performa 600CD which was this Mac without the math coprocessor. It had a CD300 with a tray. Everyone was mad at Apple for releasing this Mac a few months prior to the Centris 650, which was the 68040 version of the IIvx. Not only was the Centris faster it was less money by about $200. This was prior to SJ’s return when Apple would just throw Macs at the wall to see what would stick. I just managed a clean install of 7.6 on my LCIII with no CD, just a SCSI Zip drive, the floppy images on my 7.6 CD’s Apple Extras folder and Disk Copy 6. Good times.

  12. For someone reviewing apple tech you sure get a lot of Motorola ads lol

  13. My first color Mac was the Performa version of this computer (Performa 600CD). I loved it. It was my main computer for about 6 years and then for our children for a couple years. I upgraded it with a logic board to the Quadra 650 at one point (a much better computer for much less–the big fiasco that was the IIvx). I still have about a half-dozen caddies for the CD drive.

    The old SCSI hard drives used to suffer from a problem called "stiction". You could usually revive one of these by twisting them by holding the drive from above, and twisting along the angle of rotation, to loosen the stuck platters. Once the drive was spinning, it would keep spinning, but let it sit for a couple days, and the lube thickened.

  14. 14:14 The mac was getting somewhere, it started to load the extensions, which generally means he was close to the desktop . . . If it was me, i waited just another 30 seconds, just because of those extensions getting loaded

  15. unless you dip the psu into metholated_spirit and pray that 180W of the PCB is cleaned. It's not going to power on. heck I'd have to test that with actual pcb's.

  16. IIRC it’s better to power on external SCSI devices before the computer. I really enjoyed the vid, I had a Power Mac 7100/80 AV which used the same case. It’s not very Mac-like with the metal cover – but I have fond memories of playing my Nintendo 64 through the AV card and playing MOD music and even MP3’s. Playing them used up a fair chunk of the CPU though haha.

    How far we’ve come!

  17. Why do you touch the lense on the CD? Cleaning the CD causes scratches if you don't do it with a proper cloth. You are just ruining copies of software that will become extinct. God you cause me so much stress.

  18. And now you need to go and clean the crap out of that system, glove up, IPA, and have fun LOL. good on ya.

  19. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  20. i know of a recording studio in my city that has pretty much every mac ever made in storage. im not positive its all still there because its been a decade or more since ive been there, but they specifically only used apple products, and upgraded every single time a new model came out from the 80s to now. it would be an appletubers dream.

  21. I retrieved a IIvx several months ago.
    I killed the PSU just by blowing dust with a compressor.

    [edit] OK nervermind, it decided to revive once again after seeing this video

  22. I noticed the cdrom was working fine when he was attacking it with a paper clip

  23. I really like this kind of videos. My experience with Apple computers is close to zero, and the models from the 90s (as well as Classic Mac OS) seem so appealing to me. Like, I don't get any excited about current Apple products, but that era somehow seems to interesting. Thanks for this awesome content!

  24. 0:29 – We'll probabally be fine. Famous last words, especially from you Ken!

  25. Ken, Thats a pretty rare model with the caddy load CD-ROM drive in it. Most still had the tray load 2x (Apple CD600) in them.

  26. Heyyyy mannnn I need your help. My Late 2008 MacBook Pro can't install any modern macOS!
    Show this message: "OS X could not be installed on your computer
    No packages were eligible for install. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.
    Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again."

  27. Ken,  I have a crazy question for you.  In 1990 they had the Mac IIfx, which had a 40MHz CPU and Bus, so why would they drop down to a 32MHz CPU and 16MHz bus in 1992!  That makes no sense to me!  Why did they not go up instead of down or at least stayed the same.  Is there any way to take the Bus chip from a Mac IIfx and put it in a Mac IIvx?  If so will it make it better/faster?

  28. my first OS Where Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 Also The Infamus Windows "Mojave" VISTA

  29. It doesn’t hurt to learn your basic power supply topology, or just basic soldering for replacing capacitors.

  30. Why the hell would you ever plug in a machine in that bad condition you could have made it significantly worse by plugging it in. Take mobo out alcohol bath , re cap it get rid of battry, clean entire case , its easy to get that rust off its called sandpaper. like omg this was impossible to watch

  31. 8:10 maybe when the dude "tested" the mac it caused an issue. …. oh… its on. ill keep watching.

  32. Looking at Your computer , imagine doing the dust cleaning on modern Macs… Those computers were way too cool

  33. Your mention of the 6100 makes me sad, my PRAM battery leaked all over the motherboard and ruined it, if only I knew why it had troubles booting randomly 😭

  34. The first computer I used was most likely a PowerMac G3 of some speed. Was the family computer until 2004-2005 or so when a CD exploded in the CD drive. It was then replaced with a powermac G4 500 with 2gb of SDRAM, 2 30gb hard drives, 2 video cards, and a DVD drive. It was eventually chucked out and replaced with a iMac G5 in 2011.

    The first computer I owned was a Dell Latitude C600 that I got in 2005-2006. Pentium 3 850, 256mb SDRAM, ati rage 128 pro 8mb, 14” 1024×768 screen, and a 10gb hard drive. I then got a dell vostro A860 in 2008. (And then it gets boring from there)

    I didn’t have a PowerMac G4 until mid this year, was able to pick up a 500mhz DP machine, with a (sadly dead) Radeon 9000 pro, 128mb ram, 27gb hard drive, and a DVD/RAM. I wasn’t too happy with it’s cosmetic condition so I got another G4 in better condition but this was only a 450 SP machine with 768mb of ram. What set this machine apart was that it had a dual PCB professional capture card made by media100. Both of the machines work fine but I’ll probably gut the DP 500 for parts and then swap the motherboard, CPU and PSU into the machine with the professional capture card.

  35. My first Mac was a llvx and I still have it <3 I took advantage of the Apple upgrade kit (back when they weren't so closed off) to make it a PowerMac 7100av. I later added a NewerTech G3 card and it also runs Windows95 on an OrangePC card. It has 4 partitions running 7.1, 7.5.5, 8.6 and 9.2 depending on what software I want to run. I don't use it often (mostly vintage games) but it does still work.

  36. Capacitors, capacitors, capacitors. These leak and will destroy logic board. Power supply is most likely okay. I also found some CD-ROM drives from that era that have the same problematic capacitors. Replace them, clean the boards in dishwasher and you will have a great happy Mac.

  37. Am I the only one hearing those Psycho violines playing in the background when that "Power Supply" showed up?

  38. Awesome video, but very cringy host 😉 Guys a total noob, which makes this so hard to watch lol

  39. You should upload your music somewhere, maybe your patreons? Sounds too neat not to let others experience the beauty

  40. You are supposed to use Apple HD SC Setup because the IIvx is a SCSI drive. The Apple Drive Setup is for IDE drives. The Apple HD SC Setup was in the Utilities folder on the CD.

  41. Oh the IIvx was such a crippled Mac. A 32 MHz 68030 running on a 16 MHz bus made it slightly slower than the IIci. Also, the memory was reduced from the IIci's 128 MB max to only 68 MB. Then 4 months later, the IIvx is replaced with the much faster and less expensive Centris 650 with a 25 MHz 68040. That made people mad after they bought the IIvx. Even worse was a Mac IIvi which was laughably slower than the IIvx because it only had a 16 MHz 68030 and no FPU.

  42. 14:20 at this moment im GOING CRAZY because its going farther then ive seen it before in the boot and HES EJECTING IT

  43. Those hard drives are fixable! Problem is a rubber bumper inside going sticky. I've attempted the repair on 3 old scsi Apple drives and been successful on 2 of them.

  44. When you came back with that paperclip it was loading it but then you did restart it! You should whatch before you do something!!!

  45. Maybe I've been spoiled by other channels, but I am super disappointed you didn't recap the board or at least clean it out.

  46. Cool video, but your intro is loud and doesn't at ALL reflect the tone of your video. It's like playing Death Metal before a low key cooking show….

  47. in my nursery i had no idea what computer they had but it had the autumn background and it was xp when i saw the back ground in a vm

  48. When it spat out it reminded me of the old macs video when you put something in a mac and it spat out and the question mark was an X

  49. Nice Job Ken I Also have a giveaway on my channel When I Reach 1000 Subscribers you might win a Blue Yeti USB Microphone

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