[vcf-midatlantic] Mac SE coming to Workshop

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 19:03:54 EDT 2017



On 8/11/2017 5:07 PM, Adam Rosen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 2017, at 4:16 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On 8/11/2017 4:08 PM, Adam Rosen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> On Aug 11, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> The other nice thing is that these are perhaps the most reliable compacts
>>>> - not requiring extensive if any recapping on the boards.
>>> The SE and SE/30 have ventilation fans included, whereas earlier compact Mac models did not.  SE systems do indeed need recapping but they tend to last much longer due to the cooler running termperatures than other models.
>> Hmmm explain the wild reliability issue between the SE/30 and SEs.
>
> In my own experience I haven’t seen a wild reliability difference between those models, both tend to last longer compared with other classic Mac models.
>
> However, which model have you found to be less reliable?  The SE is an 8MHZ 68000, whereas the SE/30 is a 30MHZ 68030; the excess heat in that ‘030 model could cause reliability issues.  However I’ve seen more than one SE/30 chugging away in a server closet clogged with dust for 10 years and still going strong, it’s not considered an unreliable model among vintage Mac collectors.
When I approached recapping my SE/30  I got the impression the SE/30 
needed more attention.
It could be that simply more people were INTERESTED in recapping them.
Well that's all on that subject or we'll have to start a thread on the 
relative reliability of SEs.



More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list