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  1. musicfan77

    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)
  5. 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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