Servicing Your 1987 Macintosh SE

Kennett Square resident David Miller donated his Macintosh SE to our group
MAC SE Motherboard
Motherboard battery removed (circled)

If you have a Macintosh or any computer from the late 1980’s early 1990’s, open the chassis and locate the motherboard clock battery, it’s almost certainly dead. Sooner or later the battery will leak all over the surrounding components and short them out, destroying the board. The battery is not vital to the operation of the computer so it is our recommendation, unless you’re using the computer often, that the battery be removed! This applies to all Amigas, MAC’s and Windows PCs of the era. If you need help, bring it in to our next workshop and we’ll show you how it’s done.

Sony LA20 3.5″ Internal Diskette Drive – This drive needs attention, we’ll cover that later.