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$5 Macintosh LC 520

Along with the 1995 PowerMac 5200/75 LC that I scored for a mere $5 bucks, I also scored this Macintosh LC 520 for $5. Two Macs for $10! Can you believe it!?

I was really hoping that this machine would work so I could pull the guts out of it and put them in my Macintosh TV. However, it doesn’t appear to want to turn on.

Anyway, let’s have a look at what $5 bucks can buy.

The case is in pretty good shape. No cracks or marks. It’s a little discolored

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Removing the I?O panel shows the the inside of the case looks pretty clean.

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I slide out the hard drive. It’s 80 Megs.

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The logic board looks pretty clean. Unlike my Macintosh TV board, this one does not have any corrosion on it.

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Disassembly is a snap. Just remove the five case screws and slide the back bucket off. Wow, what is that? Looks like a rusty mark.

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It’s also on the underside of the chassis.

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It does’t look like it came from the logic board since there’s no sign of corrosion. Perhaps the computer sat in a puddle in someone basement.

Everything else looks ice and clean.

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It’s unfortunate that the machine doesn’t power on. Between the Macintosh TV, the spare analog board that I purchased and this, that’s 3 boards that are no good. I’ll have to keep tinkering with these and find out exactly what the problem is.