I just got another TAM, and it has the same issues as big450. A chime when turned on, but nothing on the screen. I swapped the RAM and VRAM chips with my other TAM, no good. Tried swapping the batteries, no good. Then I put everything back as it was, and it booted, but only to a picture of a disk with a question mark.
However, I now get error code 97, finder 10 error, bus error, etc, randomly when I boot with the System CD. When it does boot up, I get the HDD show, but everytime I try to copy the system software to the HDD, or initialise it, etc, it will freeze up. I've come to the conclusion it is the HDD, which is a 17mm ATA 2GB drive. Anyone know where I can get one of these, or if the issue might be something else? Cheers.
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