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  1. Hi Byrd. Thank you for your reply. Yes indeed, the leads that came out are corroded. It's no wonder that it was acting up prior to. By cleaning do you mean ensuring that the connections are clean and properly seated? While I'm asking questions, I forgot to ask one earlier: Does the screen flex cable need to be rewound when re-assembling? Mine seems to not fit back into the hinge shell very well.
  2. I see I'm jumping on the 2400c thread bandwagon as of late. I was very happy to read about how to keep these happy. To that end, I removed the PRAM battery tonight and ran into a problem. I used a great YouTube video and the Apple Service Source manual for the disassembly instructions. Before this, the machine worked more-or-less fine. Sometimes it would boot without the backlight and sometimes it would not wake from sleep (or jump to boot up after plugging in)...but it worked. After removed the PRAM battery (no leaks) the machine will not boot. The speakers clip when p
  3. I have not run into this problem but it inspired me browse through the Repair Source manual (I'll include it). Page 11 suggests that if the backlight doesn't operate after checking connections, replace inverter board. The board layout is on page 177 but not that clear. If the caps are the same as other boards, they might have failed. Hopefully that and not something harder to replace. Have you tried resetting the power manager? powerbook_3400c.g3.pdf
  4. Thank you once again, beachycove. The IIci is now back to normal, with on-the-fly resolution changes available. I appreciate the link. It's nice to have classic documentation so easily available. The hunt for such information can be tedious at times. After the startup combo and a restart, the options became available. The PPC card makes PRAM resets a bit of a chore. Booting in that scenario loads the PPC system folder on the 030 and routines like MacInTalk 3 struggle. Its interesting that it works at all but I can see why the Installer requires (I think) a 040 or PPC. T
  5. Ah that's right! I did forget that DV via FireWire did fall under the Reign of 7. As long as the card doesn't crash 7.6.1, dual booting 7 & 8, with 8 being the mass storage OS, is a functional idea.
  6. Quick update: one problem solved- the 601 card. I went into Control Panels in the "Previous System Folder" (the one with all the PPC extensions) and re-enabled it. Unfortunately, I still have no monitor resolution options.
  7. Oh my gosh. I'm sorry to see that. That must have been heartbreaking to find. At least its just the film and not the glass but still, not a quick fix.
  8. There are two different issues going on and one lead to the other. The machine is a recapped IIci with DayStar Turbo 601 PPC and Radius Precision Color 24X cards. It's running 7.6.1 with 128MB RAM and a SCSI2SD. Issue 1: I have installed what should be the correct Radius software. All the control panels respond (except Radius Power Saver). When I switched from the mono-resolution Macintosh Color Display to the 17" Apple MultipleScan, I have no resolution options and it looks like it kept it in the lower resolution of the MCD. The drop down menu mentions the 13" monitor and a Radius
  9. Addendum: I was able to boot from the external SCSI to load 7.6.1. The machine crashed during installation during installation of "Finder." I rebooted from the CD and was given a Bus Error bomb again. Then on the 3rd try (still booting from CD), it froze during start up. I'm tempted to try again tomorrow but given how these problems seem to keep appearing, I'll wait to hear from the collective (pretty please!) If not failed caps, bad hard drive? Please don't say, "bad RAM."
  10. I'm of limited help but I can offer a few bits. Does the CD-ROM make any sound at all? Hopefully someone who has more experience can chime in but short of that, you could browse eBay for a replacement or an external SCSI drive. I've attached the repair manual for this Performa series. NetBoot would my the other alternative but that presupposes that you have another 68k or PPC machine to network with it. As for OS, I'm running 7.6.1 on my Performa 575 with a 64MB RAM module. Its snappy for what I want it to do. 7.5.5 is also a good version to land on if you want easier networking.
  11. Thanks, Byrd. I've got an update that unfortunately, hasn't given me many answers. The CD-ROM works perfectly with my other machines and I don't have a multimeter here to test a clean +12V. I checked the HD and RAM connections and they look properly seated. With both (discharged & unresponsive) batteries installed, I plugged in my Farallon Ethernet adapter and as soon as the other computer appeared on the desktop, the machine would shut off. Once was what appeared to be sleep and the other was to off. After removing the batteries, it has shut off only once. I think
  12. That's good to hear! Thank you for the information. If it can boot from the ATA drive, it seems like a go to be used for storage. Out of curiosity, what does 7.6.1 make of the USB & Firewire aspects of the Trio card?
  13. After years of being dormant, my 8600 is happily running 7.6.1 (and displayed via DVI). It is a fantastic machine that feels like a System 7 powerhouse. But on to my topic- I have a Sonnet ATA/133 PCI card that I would like to use with a OWC Legacy SSD. The manual states that 8.0 is the lowest OS. As I understand it, HFS+ was not rolled out until 8.1, which makes me think that 7.6 should be viable. Unless there is some other controller extension issue. Perhaps a patch? Has anyone used such a card with 7.6? Here is the manual if anyone is interested: Tempo ATA 133
  14. Thanks, Byrd. I'll inspect the connections. It could use a cleaning regardless, I'm sure. Its strange: after resetting the power manager, it will boot just fine providing that I don't plug in the SCSI cable. Let's see what we find inside...
  15. Could this be a capacitor issue? My 550c was running fine. I ran Apple Personal Diagnostics and no errors were reported. I shut down, plugged in my AppleCD 600 (with the Apple-branded PowerBook SCSI cable) and rebooted. All is fine- the computer starts, CD comes right up on the desktop, we're good to go. But when I reboot in this configuration, I get a Type 10 error on a few boots and Bus Error on others. The same problems after I removed the SCSI plug. Then...death chimes. I pulled all power, waited 5 minutes, reset the power manager, and booted without the SCSI cable.
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