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    Macintosh TV questions

    Its been a few months since I set mine up but one of the things I found not clear in the set up tutorials was that you need to use a patched version of the HD SC Setup tool to mount the volume, the version I used was 7.3.5(patched). The patch allows the non Apple disk to be recognized. I see it's available on the Macintosh Garden.
  2. Mac TV Diver

    Macintosh TV questions

    Oh, also as far as the tuner card, I don't know what you would use it for(since there are no more analog antenna signals) except maybe as a channel 3 or 4 coaxial cable input for a device that doesn't have an RCA video output.
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    Macintosh TV questions

    I made another pass at cleaning the logic board, reflowed solder on the recaps and removed the CUDA reset switch(seem flaky so maybe stuck in reset). It now starts up reliably. I am interested in the scsi2sd to replace my hard drive. https://store.inertialcomputing.com/SCSI2SD-V5-1-p/scsi2sd-v5.1.htm I am wondering if this will plug right up to the hard drive connector or will I need adapter cables? It looks like the 50 pin connector is the same but the molex is different. Does it even need molex power?
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    Macintosh TV questions

    Thanks , is there an easy way to move this post? I recapped and cleaned the logic board but it still wont power on. Is there a way to test the power outputs on the analog board to check its functionality?
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    Macintosh TV questions

    I hope someone on this thread can help me with my Macintosh TV. I just joined to make this post after stumbling across this thread. I have a Macintosh TV that would not power up for years. No activity at all with the power button. Before it stopped working completely I booted off a floppy to use it as a TV as the internal hard drive was intermittent. For full capability I could boot off an external hard drive. Yesterday after seeing an ad on ebay for a recapped logic board I did a little research and there was a suggestion to replace the PRAM battery. I tried this and to my surprise the Mac booted up off the external drive and seemed to be fully functional. I shut down the Mac and pulled the internal drive to inspect and clean it. After inserting it back in , the machine powered up but gave me the disk with ? mark on the screen. It would spit out the floppy as well. I tried depowering and repowering the external drive but no joy. I shut down the Mac and tried to power back up but to my dismay it went completely dead again. When I flip the power switch I hear the hum/buzz (CRT high power?). But no further action with the power key. I also tried the remote but nothing. I cleaned the logic board, there is not much evidence of capacitor leakage. I am wondering if this is more likely a power supply issue. So I’m not sure what to try next. Any suggestions? Thanks for any ideas.