[NTLK] [OT] Mac Classic broken -- leaked caps?

Wayne Masek waynemasek at rocketmail.com
Sun Sep 20 03:29:08 EDT 2015

Hello AK,
Yes I have indeed seen this precise screen in the past. From others who had experienced the same disorder I was told to remove the boards from the unit, apply laundry soap "magic bubbles" to the top of all of the capacitors and leave it on for 3 hours. Gently wipe any excess from the tops of the capacitors and dry with a light towel. If some of this residue remains spray mist with warm water and gently soak up the remainder from the tops of the capacitors with a paper towel and gently wipe away any excess which remains. Allow to dry for 24 hours and the coat the tops of the capacitors with clear nail polish. Allow another 24 hours to ensure capacitors are dry and sealed with the nail polish.
This should resolve your problem.
Please let me know if this has successfully fixed the problem.
RWM of 8BM.

     On Saturday, September 19, 2015 11:34 PM, Владислав Коротнев <vladkorotnev at gmail.com> wrote:

 Hello list.

So today I needed some noncritical load for a UPS calibration, and so
I decided to use my Mac Classic for it.

It's been sitting on the shelf for about a year since last boot. Back
in 2014 I booted it for a couple of minutes and it was constantly
trying to seek for a floppy (even though there was none) and sound was
not working.

However today it greeted me with this: (photo)

Has anybody ever seen such a weird behavior before?

Thanks in advance.
- AK.




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