Many thanks to all who responded to my plea for help! I bought a
flyback transformer from the company mentioned below. I'm typing on
my Mac as we speak, and now I can even read what I'm typing. The
flyback from MCM Electronics is larger then the one that comes with
the Macintosh, but there are 2 pinouts inside the Mac (1 larger and
1 smaller), the replacement part fits the larger pinout.
Additionally, I was warned by several people that the same thing will
probably happen to my Mac in another 4 years. I only hope the
little guy lasts that long!
Unfortunately, I went to see a NeXT Computer demo last night, and my
little Mac pales in comparison. Next time I have a spare $20,000.00
laying around maybe I'll pick up a new computer!
p.s. I received not a single flame. Thanks all for the restraint.
Here is a typical response I received (in case someone else has a similar
This is a common problem with macintoshes. Replacement flybacks are available
650 Congress Park Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459-4072
The part is j-33-980. The price is $33.80.
They also have submini din-8 connectors for $1.65 each. Part number j-27-647.
I gathered this info from their nov 1989 catalog (#22).