Any idea where to get just the T15? (And less than $35 for a tool you'll use once..) Or should I just get a dremel and cut it apart? I want to take the hard drive *out*, for "digital archeology" purposes (probably nothing there, but would be interesting). I have a SCSI HDD from an old external drive I had too - I can find a standard 5/12V power board easy enough. Then get another SE on the cheap and get data off via HD floppy and a USB Superdrive. (Along with a iLamp that will still run the OSX version that still has a Superdrive drive included!)
Ah, the joys of trying to get really old data off things. Did people ever have this problem with *really* ancient 8-inch (??) floppies? Or cassette based Apple 1/2?
The screen on my *very* old SE/30 ("well, of *course* it's old!") doesn't work (horizontal hold coils failed), and my external color monitor broke too (*vertical* hold coils failed). I think I had an XCeed 8-bit color board, and I can't get the Mac->VGA adapter I bought to work. I either can't find the right switch settings, or the monitor doesn't want to accept them, or "re-set" to try a new combination without cycling the power. I don't particularly want to have to turn the thing on and off (with what seems a 3-5 second warm-up time).