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Color Classic Startup Troubleshooting

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Okay, experts, here's what I've got.

 

CC without the mobo installed powers up.  Fans spins, etc.

Insert the mobo, and no joy.

Left it plugged into power overnight, still no joy.

Removed the PRAM battery, still no joy.

 

Inspected the mobo, but I don't see any evidence of damage, cap leakage, etc.  Leads to the connector are bright and shiny.

 

At this point, my main suspects are the ADB ports.  Any thoughts?

 

johnl

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Assuming you have not replaced capacitors or cleaned the board, there is not much i can say.

 

Battery is not required and connectors never troublesome.

 

 

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One more piece of information that may help: the system failed "overnight."  Literally.

 

The evening prior I had been working on the machine, got the system loaded on a SCSI2SD, etc.  Shut down.  The next morning -- nothing.

 

What would cause this kind of abrupt failure?

 

johnl

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Given the state of the board (see below), I don't think it's a cap or goo issue, but then I may not know what it is I am looking for.  Am I missing something obvious?

 

In the meantime, I'll do a search for troubleshooting the egret chip.

 

johnl

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8 hours ago, Daniël Oosterhuis said:

The third picture really shows that this board needs a recap, as well as a thorough cleaning. The solder and solder pads around the caps and other components have some heavy corossion from years of capacitor leakage.

Well, I did admit that I didn't know what I was looking for!  :)  Now I know.

 

Any recommendations for US-based recapping services?

 

 

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Yes it’s obvious. 

 

The Egret is the chip next to the battery holder, capacitor and oscillator, the picture is blurry but i am pretty sure legs are corroded/contaminated as well. 

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