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Can anyone tell me if the screen on an SE or SE/30 will do anything with a bad logic board? I am trying to restore an SE/30 that had a bad PSU and possibly more, when i got it it was dead. I recapped the logic board and analog board and got a new known working PSU from an SE dual drive. Hard drive spins up Monitor does nothing just black, Even when adjusting the brightness wheel. To troubleshoot i put the working PSU back on the SE Analog board. I know the SE gets screen and boots although with vertical lines. Is the SE/30 screen dead? Thinking back i should have just put the se/30 logic board in the SE to test it...  How does an SE Monitor act with a dead logic board, is it just black with zero activity or does the screen glow at all?

 

Edit, i do not get a chime on the SE/30.

 

Thank you sorry for the lengthy explanation! 

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As far as I know, and with all the previous bad logic boards I have seen on SE/30s, the screen should lit and show a simasimac behavior. 

 

Never seen a black screen. 

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11 minutes ago, bibilit said:

As far as I know, and with all the previous bad logic boards I have seen on SE/30s, the screen should lit and show a simasimac behavior. 

 

Never seen a black screen. 

So then by swapping the analog board and PSU from the SE I know its not the flyback, analog board, or PSU because i get the below screen on the SE.  So could it be the video board that plugs into the back of the yoke or the screen/tube its-self?  I guess I should put everything back in the SE and put the SE/30 board in to see what happens.   I am not the best a soldering so I am going to end up sending this se/30 logic board somewhere to get cleaned up properly.

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1 minute ago, bibilit said:

Yes, most probably a broken pin or tube in the CRT side. 

Can I take the samsung screen from the SE along with the analog board and move it to the SE/30?  The screen in the SE/30 right now is a Clinton.

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2 hours ago, thxkbye said:

How does an SE Monitor act with a dead logic board, is it just black with zero activity or does the screen glow at all?

Black with zero activity.

 

 

1 hour ago, thxkbye said:

Can I take the samsung screen from the SE along with the analog board and move it to the SE/30?  The screen in the SE/30 right now is a Clinton.

You can freely interchange SE and SE/30 motherboards.

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Update:   With the SE logic board in the SE/30 the monitor springs to life. So it is indeed the SE/30 logic board that is the problem. I was not expecting that, i literally sensed no activity from the screen or glow in the neck. Maybe i didn't wait long enough for the glow...  The Samsung monitor from the SE is MUCH brighter even when the brightness wheel is all the way up on the Clinton monitor./ The Samsung internally looks newer and cleaner.   I swapped that into my SE/30.   The SE/30 logic board will be repaired and all should be well.  Thank you so much for your help today!

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