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Macintosh Classic II Modded

Vectronic's Modded Macintosh Classic II: "The Blue Max"

Blue Arrow Archives Section:  Apple Macintosh Collection Archive

Originally Published:  Mar. 21, 2004

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(Click) Creating the Blue Max:

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The Classic II in its original Platinum casing.
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It is in great condition but has yellowed due to its age.
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Step 1: Crack the case.


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The Classic II with back case removed.
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Step 2: Remove the motherboard.
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Step 3: Remove the monitor and analog board as a single unit.


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The analog board is held down by two screws.
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Secure the monitor and analog board in a safe place.
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Step 4: Remove the hard drive / floppy drive mount.


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The hard drive and floppy disk drive will come out as a unit.
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> Step 5: After removing the drives, remove the chassis from the front plate.
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Step 6: Pop out the Apple icon with a needle to be replaced later.


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Step 7: Mask all the sensitive parts.
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Cover all the holes on the inside.
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Mask off all the openings.


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Step 8: Put on some primer, let it dry, and sand it smooth.
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Step 9: The first coat of metallic blue paint.
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Sand it and put on a few more coats.


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Step 10: Lastly, a final coat of hardener to seal the finish.
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Step 11: The Apple icon needs to go back on.
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A little glue and it is ready to go.


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Step 12: Time for some cool stickers.
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Those cool little stickers we all get with our Macs work great.
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They're not just for car windows!


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Step 13: I replaced the 40 MB hard drive with a newer 250 MB hard drive.
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Step 14: I put it all back together and installed the OS.
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Strategic masking left bare the more sensitive parts.


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The finished item!
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Ready to work.




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