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    Sad Mac error code on SE/30 with SCSI2SD

    LOL ok, you got me. Thanks for helping a n00b get up to speed here
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    Sad Mac error code on SE/30 with SCSI2SD

    Well since I know you are all very concerned, just following up to say that I answered my own question: booted into ROM (thanks, Rominator!) and ran Norton Utilities, which claimed to patch up a few things and then I was able to reboot into the correct system folder. Now, a forum etiquette question: should I delete this thread or is there any value in leaving this up for someone's future reference maybe?
  3. OK I hope I haven't screwed anything up too bad. I have an SE/30 with a ROM-inator II, running 7.5.5 in 32-bit mode. The HD has been replaced with a SCSI2SD (partitioned into three drives, 7.1, 7.5.3 and 7.5.5 but I primarily use the 7.5.5 one). Last night I was trying to futz around with files on the SCSI2SD (because the floppy drive is currently on the fritz) and I removed the SD card, popped it into my SD reader...then I had second thoughts and determined that I had better not touch anything. I have a FloppyEmu for this purpose anyway. So I went ahead and stuck the card back in the SCSI2SD. When I went to reboot, I saw the Rominator startup screen (asking me if I wanted to boot from ROM or RAM) but when the boot process continued, I got the Sad Mac face with the following error code: 0000000F 00007FFF (I took a pic but it's very blurry so probably wouldn't help) Doing a cursory search, it seems like there might be trouble accessing the boot drive on the SCSI2SD? Does anyone have any recommendations for me to try? Is it possible that I screwed something up by putting the SD card into my modern machine/reader? Could I possibly boot into the Rominator's ROM and run some utilities or something? I'm a little scared to keep trying--this machine can be a little finicky in the best of situations, but I've never seen the Sad Mac face before. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Got a Color Classic... is this motherboard toast?

    Yeah! Pretty happy about that. Figured it was worth a shot at that price. Thanks again for the info, very helpful!
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    Got a Color Classic... is this motherboard toast?

    Ahhh did not know that. So the slots are just for additional RAM. Cool! Thanks for the info. I've been coveting a CC for a long time so couldn't pass this one up. But clearly I've got more to learn! I tried cleaning it as best I could and figured I'd give it a shot starting the thing up. Didn't work of course, but I did notice that the CRT made a sound when soft powered on. Is this a sign that the PSU and CRT are (possibly) functional?
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    Got a Color Classic... is this motherboard toast?

    I will try that, but I'm pretty sure there are connections that are completely corroded out. Also I can't believe I just now realized there's no RAM in this board! I'm an idiot. Guess you get what you pay for!
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    Got a Color Classic... is this motherboard toast?

    Yeah, I wasn't planning on it, but at this point it would probably be just as much effort. OK, so who wants to sell me a 575 board? (I know, I will start a thread in the Trading Post)
  8. Took a $20 gamble on a local Color Classic-- owner didn't have keyboard and didn't know if it worked. Had a look at the motherboard and it appears there is significant corrosion near the PRAM battery (but I can't tell if it's from the battery itself or not? I guess the battery was replaced, and velcro'ed onto the board-- is this common?). Basically what I want to know is... is this thing toast, or is there any possibility of its being cleaned/restored? (And, follow up: if it IS toast, who wants to sell me a CC motherboard?)
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