Microbee-MSPP Photo Gallery

Photos of Microbee and other vintage Australian microcomputers


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Adjusted mounting bracket57 views
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Applying ECO 20120714-1 (Rev 2)60 views
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Battery removed61 viewsLooks even worse with the battery removed. Bringing this machine back to life won't be easy or quick.
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Broken floppy drive head53 views
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Cleanup completed64 viewsThe board is now finally cleared of all components with significant corrosion damage and the area thoroughly cleaned remove any remaining nasties. The silkscreen in this area was no longer really attached and simply washed away during the cleanup. I also removed the remaining IC sockets for good measure.

Fear not - we can rebuild him!
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Cleanup WIP62 viewsPart way through removing corroded components and cleaning up the board. The battery has done a good job of detaching the silkscreen component overlay as well.
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First powerup74 views
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Gotek drive47 views
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Leaky battery57 viewsZooming in on the battery, it has clearly leaked at some point in the past leaving a surrounding zone of green coloured corrosion and faded or absent IC labels. Oh dear :-(
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Main board before restoration59 viewsThe main internals, as received. I suspect the duct tape EPROM covers might not be original.
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The power connector53 viewsSomething has obviously gone wrong here in the past too. Could this damage be related to the blown tantalum capacitor in the power supply? This Main board connector is not polarised so perhaps this is what happens when it's plugged in the wrong way around? The red wire contact is almost completely missing inside.
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