Now and then people bring me interesting cases. Some I win some I don’t. In this case, someone brought me vintage and I mean vintage Mac Color Classic that was having boot issues. The client needed me to recover the old plays he wrote.
Dead no power
So the first thing an Apple technician (Honestly this applies to Windows and Linux repairs too) does when they try to work on a machine is to assess the problem with the machine. This starts by listening to the customer’s story even if they are not tech-savvy and will get all the details wrong. This will at least get us to a starting point.
The customer told me the unit had no power and would not turn on. This is a big problem because no power means that I can’t access the data. Macintosh data recovery starts with power.
Repairing the logic board of a classic Mac will be extremely difficult and may not be cost effective for the customer.
No mouse or Keyboard …
One of the other problems was that the customer did not bring the mouse or the keyboard with them. This is not normally an issue however the power button on this computer is actually on the keyboard.
Guess who just happens to have a vintage Mac Mouse and Keyboard in his collection? You guessed it Me!
Powering it on for the first time in years
The Macintosh Color Classic holds a special place in the hearts of Mac enthusiasts. With its compact form factor and a rainbow of colors on the screen, it’s a blast from the past that many of us fondly remember.
Whether you’re a seasoned Mac user or a newcomer to the world of vintage computing, you’re in for a treat. Watch as we power up this piece of Macintosh history and take a stroll down memory lane.
So, sit back, relax, and let’s experience the joy of booting up a Macintosh Color Classic for the first time in years
But what is the red color?
It is important to understand that the job is Macintosh data recovery not restoring the unit to full glory. It only needs to work once. While I love restoring old Macs it is not something that I can allow myself to be too distracted. However, I still need to see if that was part of the problem.
Turns out the whole motherboard of the computer slides out like one of those game cartridges from the 80s. What did I do.. what we did in the 80s … blow on the connections and re-incert the board.