Today will be forever be remembered as a sad, sad day in my house. For today a good old friend as passed on. My PowerMac 6100.
I was trying to get the MaxPowr G3 card's L2 cache working again. This time with a working clock battery installed. It kept freezing after turning on the L2 cache, eventually not allowing me to enable it all. (A re-install is required to work around this.)
The PC monitor I was using made a spark when I was placing it back on top of the 6100. (I was aware it was going bad, vga cable was having problems.) The monitor stopped turning on. Not a big issue. I had a Mac monitor from another machine I could use. So I hook up the Mac monitor and boot up the 6100, it freezes as it's booting up. (This has happened before as it's trying to enable L2 cache.)
I force restart on the keyboard. screen turns black....... No startup chime.... I turn off the Mac, wait a few seconds, and turn it back on..... Still no startup chime!!! Oh no! My mac has died!!!
Fortunately my dad might still have a 6100 from which I use the motherboard. Then hopefully I can get that G3 card to work properly.