Macintosh Colo(u)r Classic

After the Macintosh SE/30, the Macintosh Color Classic (also known as the Performa 250) is the second most popular board for recapping. The PLCC IC in the top left corner is the sound chip, and is right in the middle of four leaky capacitors. When I recap these, I usually have to repair damaged traces around the sound chip as well. Any Color Classic 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.

You will also find my Color Classic analog board recapping guide here.

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