Macintosh SE SuperDrive

Also known as Macintosh SE FDHD, this one was a weird little guy: a broken hybrid or parts machine I’ve since updated.

Narrative »

  • This guy was used at a local school. It had a built in HDD and external one too. Problem: as received, it could not read or format 1.4MB disks. Reason: it had the updated Superdrive logic board in it, but with swapped out ROMS and IWM chip. Emergency repair? Parts machine? Funky.

Vital Stats »

  • Model Number: M5010
  • Serial Number: F1029AW9B02 – The 12,589th manufactured during the 29th week of 1990 in Fremont, CA.

Acquisition Data »

  • Acquisition Date: Mid 2000’s
  • Acquisition Method: Donation
  • Acquired From: Client Dropoff

Physical Condition »

  • Vitals: Internal 20MB HDD w/ System 6.0.8, External 20MB HDD w/ System 7.5.5
  • Condition: Good. Minimal yellowing. Analog board seems a little flaky. Floppy drive works but only in 800k mode due to incorrect logic board. PRAM battery marginal.
    • 11 May 2022: Machine has been updated to correct SWIM and ROMS. Analog board has been recapped. Power supply has been recapped. Machine used as a test frame for SE Logic Board repairs.
    • 1 December 2014 Machine boots.
    • Correct Chip Parts HIROM: 342-0701 | LOROM: 342-0702 | SWM: 344-0062
    • Chip Swap Details
  • Other: Original keyboard, mouse and power cord are with machine. None of the associated packaging is present.

Associated Accessories »

  • GCC Technologies UltraDrive 20 External Hard Drive
  • Assorted cables and software.

Photographs »

Macintosh SE Logic Board leaned against front of Macintosh SE SuperDrive machine case.
Macintosh SE Logic Board and Case