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M2115 Restoration

The awesome M2115 drive that I received a few days ago is begging for a retr0brite session. Just look how yellow it is compared to my perfect Color Classic.

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It’s nice and sunny outside today. It’s the perfect weather for retr0briting. Let’s get to it.

First, take the cover off by removing the two back screws.

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Then separate the two halves.

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With the cover off, remove the two screws that secure the front panel.

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Once those two screws are out, remove the ground plates from both sides:

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The front panel is secured by a “peg in a hole” at either end.

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Just lift it up and out.

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Take a small paperclip and push it through the hole on the reverse side of the front panel to pop out the Apple badge.

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Back to the assembly, remove the screw from the chassis that is by the hard drive ribbon...

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… the one by the fan...

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…and the two towards the front.

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That should disconnect the chassis from the housing. Just slide the chassis out from underneath these two clips:

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Once the chassis is free off the clips, just slide the whole assembly out.

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And that’s it. All ready to go.

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I placed the parts in a bucket and filled it up with enough water to submerge everything.

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I added peroxide and Oxy and let it soak in the sun for a few hours. They kept floating to the top, so I had to weight them down with a cup of water. It worked.

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Look at that Oxy bubbling action!

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Wow, what a difference! After just a few hours in the hot sun, it’s as good as new. Here’s some before and after shots:

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What a great find. I’m very happy with the results on this one. It looks so good next to the Color Classic.