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  1. @Compgeke Congratulations on your score! Certainly a holy grail machine, and in working condition! Can you provide some detail as to a) what RAM you're using successfully in the machine, and b) what issues did you run into? I have two GenesisMP machines (one with the quad-604 card) and both have the same issue: power on, chime, black screen/no boot. The only thing I haven't swapped is RAM, and I seem to recall reading that these machines were particular about memory. Thanks in advance for any info you might be able to provide, and congrats again!
  2. I have two of these with failing flybacks. If you find a source of parts, I'd be interested.
  3. Awesome save! Always had a soft spot for these - great conversation pieces as well
  4. gsteemso, you've essentially summed up why I lost most of the interest in the hobby, although I didn't quite know it yet. Back when I started, vintage Macs were easy to find at Goodwill, garage sales, and online, and normally the worst they'd need was a new hard drive to get them back on their feet. Now, we need new capacitors left and right, have plastics that break when you touch them, and power adapters that go Bang! when you plug them in. I understand that's how aging computers go, but I just don't have the time to devote, save for a few select machines.
  5. So. Finally found the adapter for my 520s and 500PPC. Plugged it in to the wall (not even to the laptop yet) and BZZZT BZZZT BZZZT!! Obviously unplugged it. Now, no sign of life when plugged in. Looking inside, there's nothing obviously burned/leaking/exploded. Is this even worth taking a multimeter to or should I just try to find another one? Thanks, Kyle-
  6. Thanks for your responses, folks. Both the Pluses I have are beige models. Yes, I have tried the brightness knob, but thanks for the recommendation; I can see how that would be easily overlooked. I don't have the time anymore to dig too deep into these machines, but obviously want to try and get the 128k up and running. Thanks folks!
  7. Hi all, I have a 128k Mac that powers on but the display never turns on, and I have a Mac Plus that consistently gives a Sad Mac. Am I able to swap out the analog boards between the two? I'm not very familiar with this era AIO, unfortunately. Thanks, Kyle-
  8. Thanks for the info! The only G5 I've ever had was a 1.6GHz. All three have fans and heatsinks on the CPUs, though. No LCS. I'll have a look at the links and get back with them soon!
  9. Hi all, I found a CL ad for "4 Apple towers and 3 Apple monitors." Three of the computers were G5s, and one a Sawtooth. There was a 22" acrylic Cinema display, and a 23" aluminum cinema display. The third monitor was a 2009 iMac. I snagged the lot, but it's definitely all gonna need some work. I wanted the iMac and display, so I snagged the lot The Sawtooth only needs an OS, of course, because it will run forever. The first G5 is a 2.7GHz dual, but when you plug it in, the power light blinks for an instant but there is no response to pressing the power button or anything else.
  10. Awesome, awesome find. The upgrades and service parts sure make it even more interesting!!
  11. Does anyone have any information on the flyback required? Or a lead on a replacement analog board?
  12. Sorry to hear of the screen troubles... I have a 2400c that I love. If you decide to part this machine out, please let me know. My 2400c's HD died, and before that, it had a somewhat narcoleptic condition which would cause it to sleep immediately after the OS desktop loaded 9 out of 10 times.
  13. If I recall correctly, those iMac logic boards were re-designed slightly at a certain point. The CPU is in a different location, and the heatsink built into the machine won't match up properly. I believe it was switching from Motorola to IBM CPUs or something similar. I could be a little bit off here, so feel free to correct me.
  14. Well. I cleaned one with the air compressor and I think it actually started making more arcing noise. Damn...
  15. I only had to go to a suburb of Cleveland, so not too bad. I've never seen a dirtier computer. It looks like this thing was turned on and left untouched for a decade. I read in a previous thread that a large amount of dust can cause arcing... I'm going to get the air compressor out and clean this thing a bit.
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