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The 3D models your work is based on:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:340677

are licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution, Share-alike.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Under which:

 - You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

 - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Please provide appropriate links and credit to the original creator. Thanks.
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Metaphor workstation teardown. Part 1.

Good news: Nothing looks too bad or impossible to repair. The rechargeable batteries have leaked a bit, but nothing too bad. Plus they're designed for easy replacement.

Bad news: Powered it on, and there's no response. No smoke either, but no noises or lights. Hence, part 2...
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here are the photos from the Metaphor seller. I'm picking it up tomorrow, after which I'll take some more, and document as much as I find.
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yes - i was working, not the machine. sorry to get anyone's hopes up.
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Speaker connector for Apple II is available for pre-order on my store now:

https://www.tindie.com/products/option8/speaker-connector-for-apple-ii/
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Very nice. You can also 3D print a similar dock here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:362129

Or buy one already made:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/184851844/classic-macintosh-ipod-nano-dock
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This is an excellent reproduction. I commend you on the work and detail you have put into it. 

However, please give proper credit to the original creator of the models you used, per the Creative Commons Attribution license:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:377253
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:340677

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Metaphor workstation teardown. Part 1.

Good news: Nothing looks too bad or impossible to repair. The rechargeable batteries have leaked a bit, but nothing too bad. Plus they're designed for easy replacement.

Bad news: Powered it on, and there's no response. No smoke either, but no noises or lights. Hence, part 2...
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+Charles Mangin Good luck with this.  As a professional electronics troubleshooter, I can say that you have a daunting challenge ahead of you.  It might just be an open fuse, but it might be a fried CRT.  My experience with antique electronics is that the stuff found in closets and forgotten about probably had a major failure and that is why it ended up there.
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I've found someone selling a Metaphor systems workstation. Any ideas what it might be worth, or resources to get it up and running?
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Education
  • Walton High School
    1990 - 1994
  • NC State University
    Graphic Design, 1994 - 1998
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Charlie Mangin, Option8
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Web developer, Technology consultant
Employment
  • Option8, LLC
    Web developer, Technology consultant, 1999 - present
  • Graphica
    Web Designer, 1998 - 1999
  • Burney Design
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2002
  • Capital Strategies
    Web Developer, 2002 - 2006
  • Capstrat
    Web Developer, 2002 - 2006
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Marietta, Ga - Greensboro, NC
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