Seems to be a grounding problem the more I mess with it. Reflowed all the logic board connectors, the yoke board on the back of the screen, and the grounds on the plug.
Still intermittent screen power. The clips might be the main problem. Should I solder them on the logic board?
I won't be surprised if the solution to this problem is so obvious I should have seen it.
My Color Classic is acting up. Screen will stay dark, or come in and be darkish blue, or be on with no color.
Thumping on the case can fix this. Or not.
I'm guessing a bad sodler joint. But where?
Thanks! They were my project this year. Took advantage of the summer sun to do all the cases.
As for the form factor, I guess the modern iMac is the winner winner chicken dinner on longevity. What's it's been now, 17 years?
Here they are, my modest collection.
All work, have had caps replaced, cases retrobrited, and floppies fixed.
The Plus I've had since 97'. The SE since 98'.
My first Mac was an SE. Bought new in April of 87' for $1800. (Great deal) Hot rodded over the years, 45 mg internal HD, 030...
New ROMS installed and all is well. Boots and runs fine. Floppy Emu has a version of system 1! Fun times.
My first Macintosh experience was in 1985 on a similar machine at work. It was an astounding revelation, and this brings all those memories back.
I've scrubbed the pins, they were tarnished a lot. Still no go.
In good news I got the 400k drive working!
I bought a NOS felt pad for the drive off ebay, installed it, and now it works well. The old pad was almost totally gone.