Help! Pair of dead SX64's
I have a pair of SX64's here, and would quite like to fix one (due to case
/ keyboard damage and only having one keyboard, it's probably only viable
to get one going)
Machine A shows signs of life - the disk drive light comes on and stays
on, with the drive spinning forever. The display shows an alternate
pattern of black and white pixels, apart from a run of about ten pixels in
the centre-bottom that are all black. Occasionally if I power it up I get
random cycling noises out of the speaker, and/or coloured garbage on the
Hitting reset shows no sign of doing anything.
+5V ...Falcon - ram dead and HDD dead
Been some time since I used my falc.
Last night, after downloading a new SCSI-ethernet driver via Windoze, I
tried to transfer over to my falc. On powering up the falc, I was
greeted by a blank screen.
There was slight click when I pressed the reset button but still blank
Slowly, I removed devices from it (removal of HDD and floppy as well)
but blank screen persisted. Last item was to replace the 3rd party 14MB
ram card with the original 4MB ram card, I finally got my Fuji logo :-)
However, my nvram was reset, clock reset and HDD still cannot be
The questi...DEAD MAC!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
My home computer just died this past weekend....It's a Mac G3 Desktop 266mHz
upgraded with a MAXpowr Newertechnology 400mHz G4 card.
It's running OS 9.2.2 and has a maximum of 192 MB RAM.
I've added a USB card, an IXMicro video card and everything has been working
great with this setup for over a year...
Then in just the past week it started freezing up for no reason...doing very
mundane tasks, even on startups...Saturday morning I ran Norton's and
TechTool Pro and both found only very minor problems that were fixed...Help my 49G+ is dead
today I turned on my 49G+ and after some not normal flikker on the
screen it was totally frosen with the screen turned on but no contact
with the keyboard. I then tried to change batteries because it were
time and I thought that it might solve the problem but since it has
been totaly dead. Does anyone have some suggestions on how to wake it
up again? I have tried the reset button with no succes.
Morten Olesen wrote:
> today I turned on my 49G+ and after some not normal flikker on the
> screen it was totally frosen with the screen turned on but no contac...Dead Falcon, Help!
I have a Falcon with a CT60. All was well except for some disk
corruption problems when using the CT60, so I decided to remove my
clock patch and do the installation with solders. I must have damaged
something, as with or without the CT60 I get horizontal scrolling
lines when I boot most of the time. When I can get it to boot to the
desktop, Aniplayer will not play video as it did before. It says "out
of CVID memory." I've tested a few other things and they did work as
normal. I reverted the installation back to where it was before
(removed the ribbon cable and re-connected...Help diagnosing a SX64..
Right now, I'm in the US for a long overdue holliday with my girlfriend.
Upon arrival, she surprised me with an SX64, which was unfortunately
DOA. Supposedly, the unit got stored in working condition a few years ago,
but had died upon retrieval. I'm having a hard time troubleshooting this beast;
it's showing some mode of failure I have never encountered before. The fact
that I don't have a known-to-be-good C64 lying around which I could use to swap
components with isn't really helping. In fact, my diagnostic tools are limited
to a DVM. Maybe somebody else can hel...Help...Dead 5!
I suppose I should have done something when the back light stopped working!
I ignored it!
Now, the screen has gone totally bonkers! I'm thinking the dreaded ribbon
cable has gone tits akimbo! Mind you, it's already been replaced once!
Luckily, I've managed to do a BACK UP. So, what I want to know is, what
should I get? The main thing I need, apart from the usual Psiony things, is
the ability to convert 6yrs of agenda files!!
I've heard he Sony Clie PEG TG50 is a good machine. Any thoughts?
I need to move quickly...can't do without for long!!
Went to switch on the Atari this morning and was greeted by a black screen.
Some times the screen is red, and other times it is accompanied by a single
tone, but it never gets any further.
Any ideas where to start looking (apart for on eBay for a new XEGS!)?
Many thanks group!
firstname.lastname@example.org (Duncan Ross) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Went to switch on the Atari this morning and was greeted by a black screen.
> Some times the screen is red, and other times it is accompanied by a single
> tone, but it never gets an...SX64 UK repair.. help!
About a year ago I bought an SX64 on Ebay. It didn't work when I
received it, but I (supidly!) kept it thinking I could get it working
easily.. 12 months later I'm still swapping chips, cleaning and
re-seating things and still have the same fault it came to me with!
So I'm giving up and asking, is there anybody in the UK who is willing
to have a look at it for me? If not a repair company, then an
individual who knows more than I do..
The two faults seem to be, on start up, I get only a blank screen with
border, and the display is in monochrome.
Reading the SX64 repair doc o...My iMac is dead and I killed it! Help!!
I have a G4/LCD iMac (800Mhz/15"). I have been running out of hard drive
space and so decided to try to upgrade the internal drive. I found
instructions for upgrade here at xlr8yourmac.com:
I've upgraded many a Mac before and this didn't seem to hard. I followed
the instructions exactly and everything went smoothly, that is, until I put
everything back together and tried to boot it up. Nothing. Nada. Not even
a "boing" of a startup sound or a whir of a fan or drive. Silence.