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    ’03 MDD 1.25GHz SP FW400 - No load or boot of OS 9

    Have you tried installing http://macos9lives.com?
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    No, locks at the desktop.
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Yeah, maybe I just set this thing aside until then. Doesn't seem worth troubleshooting until it has a known working hybrid in it.
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Just did. They don't look right, I'm not finding +12v or -5v on any pins: 4 1.5v 8 3.9v 11 5v 16 7.5v 17 7.5v 18 5.2v 21 7.5v 25 7.5v 31 -1v 39 5v 41 7.4v 51 1.2v 52 1.2v 61 7.4v 62 4.7v
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Just hooked-up a RaSCSI to the external SCSI bus and booted a 6.0.8 image and had the exact same symptom: system locks-up when desktop is loaded. ERG! So I'm going to rule-out anything with the SWIM for now.
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Well, after a thorough cleaning (w/scrubbing), I still have the same problem. Boots to desktop and then freezes. Tried with a System 6.0.5 floppy and real FDD connect and same thing. There's no electrolytic capacitors near the SCC, so assuming that IC works, maybe there's a damaged...
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Guess I could, but the FloppyEmu boots fine on every other Mac using this image. I've also tried a System 7 image and it does the same thing on the Portable.
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    So I'm booting from a FloppyEmu and loading the System 6.0.8 Disk Tools. It gets to the desktop -- the mouse cursor actually moves up until the desktop is loaded, then the cursor freezes wherever it was at when it finishes loading. Strangely, the FloppyEmu read activity continues to blink, but...
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    I'm adventurous! I have the board soaking in hot soapy water now. Will scrub it later. I don't want to send it through our dishwasher and potentially leave heavy metals in there. But I'll scrub, scrub, scrub that board and see if anything changes. The hybrid LOOKS so clean (component side), but...
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Well crap! That would suck. Just for giggles, I soaked the board in soap and water last night, then rinsed with IPA and let dry. Today when I power it on, it boots to Finder and then just locks-up -- no more battery message. I'm going to try soaking it some more and see if it changes. If I had...
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    Portable 5120 (non-backlit) always goes to sleep

    Hi all - I picked up a Mac Portable and recapped the main board and am having an issue -- a story as old as time itself! The Portable wakes from sleep just fine and will boot, but as soon as the Finder comes up, I ALWAYS get the "No battery reserve power remains...Good Night." and then it goes...
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    Won a Performa 5210CD, importing it. What should I look out for?

    maybe you could find a 5200 or 5400 locally with a nice case and transplant? I dunno. shipping these things suck. :( as for the noise, could be the degausser when you power on. if your screen starts to shrink/expand and/or go light/dark, then you know its the flyback for sure.
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    Any known caveats with a IIsi?

    I have a spare FPU board for the IIsi. If you end up buying one, PM me and you can have the FPU board for the cost of shipping, assuming you're in the U.S. it's re-capped and works great.
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    PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25GHz DP Upgrade

    Yeah, I probably should have, but I trusted his word based on his feedback. This is the seller if anyone is familiar with him: https://www.ebay.com/sch/machp/m.html
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    Best 68k box to look for ...

    that's cool. I wish more 68k games had that option. even wolf 3d runs pokey on a 40MHz LC040. but if it could be run at 320x240 pixel doubled or something...
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