Hello i just got a powerbook 180 and its dead for real. No sound no chime nothing. Tried removing ram cleaned it nothing at all. Any ideas? Even the nice 120mb scsi drive is dead. Tested it on a 520c. Thanks and the adapter is the same one i use on my 170 that works.
Alright, I’ve just finished replacing the 2 components on the board. The charred one, and the other identical one just in case it was dead too.
Unfortunately, it still seems to sad Mac a bit but not as often and it still won’t run off the battery. It also still won’t run off the hard drive either.
I’ve taken a picture of a few of the sad Macs it gives me to see if we can pinpoint the issue. There may be more but these are the ones I see every so often. I have reasons to believe that @techknight was correct about the Hybrid Board being the fault although I can’t see any visibly broken traces. Could there be traces on the other side?
Let me know what you guys think!
I’d be skeptical, too. This, however, is the real deal.
I’m working on a proper write-up on my Twiggy Mac and what I know of its history that I’ll hopefully post this afternoon or evening. In the meantime, here are a few more photos: