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Apple Macintosh 12-Inch RGB Display

Better get a Band-Aid because I don’t think a Magic Eraser can buff that out!

I purchased a Macintosh LC III (1993), the companion Macintosh 12-inch RGB Display (1990), and an ImageWriter II printer (1985). What can I say? The Mac had an Apple IIe Card (1992) installed.

One of the things that you will inevitably have to deal with when you get into retro computing is tracking down technical information about the equipment to repair and service it.

As for my monitor, well, as you can see from the picture above, old brittle plastics don’t always hold up to the stress of being shipped around the country. I’m using PAPPP’s blog post to help me take apart and get inside my monitor so I can replace the CRT housing.

I wanted to share the information that I collected and downloaded. Hopefully, if you are looking for more information about the 12-inch RGB Display that has found its way to you, this will help.

Apple Macintosh 12-inch RGB Display: Technical Specifications

Apple Monitors and Mass Storage Service Guide from October 1992’s Macintosh 12″ RGB Display write up, including a list of compatible Mac models and product details.

PAPPP’s Rambling – Apple 12″ Macintosh RGB Monitor Recap discusses how to open and replace leaking electrolytic capacitors.

Console5 Apple 12-inch RGB Display Recap Kit contains all the replacement capacitors necessary to service the display.

Good luck with your repair! A serviced CRT display is one less CRT display headed for a landfill!