Mac Classic II

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For more information, see this article's corresponding Wikipedia page: Macintosh Classic II.
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Mac Classic II
Preliminary Information
Release Year 1991
Leak Risk High
Batteries Removable
Mounting Technology Through Hole, SMD, Sockets
Capacitor Types Aluminum Electrolytic
Destructive Entry No
CRT Guides
General Information · Repair Cautions

The Apple Mac Classic II was towards the end of the line for the Compact Macs.

Known Issues

Vertical bars on power on


  • Leaking capacitors on logic board


  • Recap logic board

Disassembly Notes

The screws that are used to hold the case together are Torx T15. You will need a driver with a long shaft (about 6" - 150mm) to reach the two screws under the handle. These can be found on Amazon, eBay, and sometimes in hardware/automotive stores. This tool is also sometimes known as a "Mac Cracker". The same tool is also used for the other compact Macs.

A 1/4" T15 screwdriver-bit with a slot ground in its back surface (for a long flat head screwdriver) works nicely for accessing the under-handle screws. Most standard (1/4") bitdrivers have too thick a collar to reach the handle screws. The tool shaft should be no bigger in diameter than 8mm (~5/16").

T15 screws can be turned, in an emergency, with a flat head screwdriver with a blade width of about 3mm (1/8").

Sometimes the case is difficult to open the first time as it is held together with a tight friction fit. You can usually use a wide flat object to gently pry the case open, being careful not to leave marks in the plastic.

Replacement Parts

Logic Board

Alternative Partial Solid Capacitors
RefDes Qty Compatible Part Number Order Links
C15, C9 2 293D105X9050B2TE3 DigiKey Mouser
C4, C3, C13 3 UCJ1V470MCL1GS DigiKeyMouser
C8, C5, C11, C14, C12, C21, C79, C74, C106, C6, C7, C10 12 TAJB106K016TNJ DigiKey Mouser

If parts are not available or different selection is preferred, you can use the values in the Original Parts section to perform a parametric search.

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