Recaping a Macintosh Portable

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Mon Dec 8 01:13:01 CST 2014

If this is one of the original Mac Portables (white, wedge-shaped, B&W LCD
screen), have you disconnected the HD from the motherboard?

The HDs on these machines just love to die, and when they do, they can
screw-up the whole machine. If you haven't already eliminated that
possibility, I'd do it before you run around replacing anything else. If
you can find the correct drive, you can make a cable to adapt it to the
portable - but you won't have the low-power feature of the original drive.

It's been 15 years, but I went through one of those machines, back when.

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Matt Patoray <mspproductions at>

> Hello all,
> I have a Mac portable that refuses to even attempt to boot.
> I get random junk on the screen that is different on every power up, no
> drive activity and no sound.
> I am thinking the onboard surface mount electrolytics are due for
> replacement.
> I was able to read the values off of most of the caps but I was not able
> to read the follow caps. C4, C5, C15 and C24.
> Does anyone know what value those caps are?
> Thanks,
> Matt
> Sent from my iPhone

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