Macintosh Colo(u)r Classic II

I’ve only recapped two of these before, because the Macintosh Color Classic II (also known as the Performa 275) was only sold in Asia. The PLCC IC in the top left corner is the sound chip, and is right in the middle of four leaky capacitors. It’s not uncommon to find damaged traces around that area. Any Color Classic II that has not yet been recapped is living on borrowed time and should be done right away. If you plan to recap this yourself, watch out for the plastic at the bottom of the board, near those three capacitors – it’s really easy to accidentally melt this with your soldering iron.

Replacement components

Recapping guides

Macintosh Color Classic II recapping guide
Macintosh Color Classic II recapping guide
Macintosh Color Classic II Logic Board
Macintosh Color Classic II Logic Board