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 ...HELP: Dead mainboard, dead CPU, or...?
I got home today and found that my main PC (Intel 2.8E on an Abit
IC7-G mainboard) was off. Attempted to power it up - nothing. Weird.
Up until now, this system has been rock solid since I built it in
I popped the hood and looked (and smelled) � didn't smell anything
scorched � and the green LED was lit on the motherboard, so it
appeared to be getting at least some juice. Yanked the power cord,
waited a minute, and tried again � the CPU and Northbridge fan
twitched a bit, but still no dice. Tried unplugging the PS and
resetting the CMOS jumper � still no go.
I suspe...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...DEAD MAXTOR! HELP!
Two year old son played hopscotch with brand new Maxtor 3200 200 GB
external HD, recently loaded with all files and backups from my hp
pavilion zd8000 laptop, including precious pictures and movies.
Laptop recently formatted and OS reinstalled, due to numerous
irreparable conflicts from my 8 year old downloading video trials!
I guess I should have backed up my back up.
When it fell off the table, it fell onto the usb connector, which is
now 1/4 inch recessed (crammed) into the body of Drive. I know this, as
I bought 2 external Maxtors - one for each laptop, and the other is
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!!
I usually do small time data recovery stuff for friends...
Now, this time Ive got a Seagate 80GB HDD which fails to detect in the
BIOS. My data recovery tools wouldnt be of much help unless i get the
HDD to detect in BIOS.
I hv tried... diff jumper positions, IDE connectors / cables but to
The HDD power on...there some clicking sound tho...its feels like its
attempting to read but fails...after a few trials(clicking noises) it
stops...until i restart my machine.
I believe that there are a few HDD detection tools...can someone
Im using Data Recover...Help
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...Help: Dead Dell Notebook
I have a very sick Dell Inspiron 5000e (out of warranty) which won't
start, and wonder if anyone has any idea if there could be anything
simple I could try to get it going.
For a few weeks, sometimes when loading Windows it would just stop
loading and stop where it was. I would have to hold down the power
button to restart it, but it would then reboot and load. Once Windows
was loaded it worked fine. I assumed this was a Windows loading
problem, and it might not be at all related to what is hapening today.
Today, after it had been working fine, I tried to turn it back on and
it stops lo...Help diagnose dead //e?
I recently pulled my old Apple //e out of storage and the three shoe boxes =
of disks to archive data via ADT. Everything worked great until I left it r=
unning unattended for 3 hours. It looked frozen and Control-Reset wouldn't =
It seems like the machine was freezing up but is now frozen. After the firs=
t failure, I was able to turn off the machine for a bit and then it'd work =
for a bit, but then it'd freeze again. Sometimes I'd see the "Apple //e" bo=
ot banner but nothing, or just a blank screen. Sometimes I'd get to a promp=
t and it...Help! DSL modem is dead
Forgive me if these are not the right groups but I am trying to squeeze
a post in somehow: my dsl modem is dead and I need a new one.
Problem is, without internet connection, I don't have any of my usual
tools of learning or shopping!
My modem was 5 yrs old, came with SBC dsl when I first signed up.
Question: Will they give me a new one or must I buy one myself?
If latter, what will be a good store to buy/order from, what is a best
value brand, and what price can I expect? (Basic ADSL for Mac; not
> Forgive me if these are not the right groups but I...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.
Complete si...Need help with dead 41C
A friend gave me a 41C (with box and manuals, no batteries). I bought 4
N cells (from RadioShack), and when I put them in and pressed on,
NOTHING. The display remains completely blank. I have tried reversing
the batteries (my initial assumption was that the end of the battery
pointing in should be the same as the label on the battery case) to no
Is there anything else I should try to resuscitate this 41C?
Try to ask the question there:
They love the 41.
I seem to recall an issue with my old ...Need help from an sx64 owner
Hey guys. I need an exact diagonal measurement of the visible portion of the
sx 64 screen for a project i'm thinking of undertaking. (I know it's a 5"
tube, but i just need the visible area) (IE the area of the CRT not covered
Looks like it is 5" visible, I guess the tube is slightly larger than 5"...
> Hey guys. I need an exact diagonal measurement of the visible portion of
> sx 64 screen for a project i'm thinking of undertaking. (I know it's a 5"
> tube, but i just need the visible ar...Help with dead palm IIIC
I have a Palm IIIC that was working perfectly and has been sitting in my
cupboard for about 3-4 months and hasn't been switched on in this time. The
other day I tried to turn it on and it was dead (I assumed it would be)
however when I put it on the charger it wouldn't take a charge. The charge
light (red led on top) would only stay on for about 5-10 secs and then go
off. The unit operates fine when on the cradle but as soon as it is taken
off it is dead.
Any ideas? And if it is a dead battery, anyone know of a place for
Thanks in advance!
It...audio input dead... HELP
I tried to record a mockingbird with my mic this morning.
There was a lot of noise and the bird sound was faint and
So i tried re-recording it.
Nothing... except some low-end noise and a faint 1MHz hum
with overtones at 2, 3, etc. MHz
I normally record thru iMic USB so i plugged the mic into
the back of the mac... same problem.
The sound pref pane shows no input response from either iMic
or Line In.
I've rebooted a few times... no help.
I logged in as another user... nothing.
I'm out of ideas.
I NEED my mic for communicating thru Skype.
Help p...Dead T3
My T3 seems to have died a sudden death...All was well two nights ago,
when I synched up with my desktop. Went to a holiday concert two nights
ago and put away my T3 when I retired for the evening. The next
morning, I tried to turn on T3 but nothing showed up on the
screen...just blank. Tapping the 5 keys in the front provided no
response either. Jammed the power button as hard as I could but no
response (funny design on the power button, eh?).
I figured that I might have hit the voice recorder accidentally the
previous night and must have drained the battery. Popped the T3 into
the cradle fo...help with dead HP Laptop
My son's HP N5415 laptop has stopped working. He was using it, and it
locked up. Upon rebooting, the power LED came on for about 3-5 seconds and
went off. After 3-5 seconds it came on and then went off again. I found
that the grill for the cpu fan was blocked.
Feeling the cpu probably had overheated, I obtained a replacement
motherboard and cpu. I fixed the blockage, but the same symptoms were
present. I replaced the switchboard, and still the same. The computer did
start to boot once, but locked up.
If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd appreciate the input.
Dave Ma...Help..iBook G4 dead
I just closed the cover of my iBook and noticed no pulsing light. I
opened and nothing. Hit the power key and still nothing.
Is there any sort of re-set on this machine that is kept a secret?
Or, any suggestions at all.
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, G. Michael Paine wrote:
> I just closed the cover of my iBook and noticed no pulsing light. I
> opened and nothing. Hit the power key and still nothing.
> Is there any sort of re-set on this machine that is kept a secret?
> Or, any suggestions at all.
Do you have a spare power adapter you could try to rul...floppy dead, please help
While trying to install SCSI HDD&CD into Amiga 4000, green screen
appeared. Then I took everything off the motherboard and put it back
again. No more green screen, but floppy doesnt boot at all (tried with
100%working FDD). Command dir df0: returns error "Not a DOS disk".
Can I connect A500 external floppy to A4000?
If you know what might be wrong, please tell me; I'm down :-(.
> While trying to install SCSI HDD&CD into Amiga 4000, green screen
> appeared. Then I took everything off the motherboard and put it back
> again. No more green sc...My PC is DEAD! Please help...
I'm going to call technical support in the morning. But wondered if any of
the experts here could help first! I was using my PC today and it was
absolutely fine. We've only had it 6 months and there have been no symptoms
of anything wrong with it at all until tonight. I switched it off about 4
hours ago and noticed nothing odd, as I went off to watch the England game.
Upon returning about an hour ago, the PC just wouldn't switch on!! Dead. No
life, noise or anything. Just as if you'd taken the plug out of the wall and
tried to then turn it on.
I was the last to...