Xorda

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from Kenosha, WI

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    • I need help restoring an old Macintosh.

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      Xorda

      So, a few weeks ago, my friend found an attic full of old Apple computers and most of them had problems, most of which I could fix. However, I started working on the Macintosh SE he found and it has a rather peculiar issue. Here is a video of the issue happening:



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      When we first pulled it from the attic, it would boot up fine but then it would shortly hard crash in a way similar to what the video shows. After a while, it wouldn't boot at all and all we got was what you see in the video.



      Last night, I opened the case to start troubleshooting. The first step I tried was disconnecting the hard drive. After I did that, a strange series of events happened where the computer wouldn't boot, I'd cycle the power switch, it wouldn't boot, I'd cycle the power switch, and then it did successfully boot. I turned it off, reconnected the hard drive, and it booted normally and did not crash even after several hours of being powered on. Then I came back to it today and, lo and behold, back to the issue depicted in the video.



      So it's an inconsistent problem, sort of, and I'd like to fix it. I'm an electrical engineering student so I have a good idea of what I'm doing. Is there a capacitor or capacitors that were prone to failure on the analog board or in the power supply? Replacing capacitors has resurrected Macintoshes for me before, so I hope the problem is that simple. Either way, I'm at a stopping point and could use any kind of input anyone can offer. Thanks!

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    • RTX 2013

      6 years ago

      Xorda

      Making my third year in a row this summer. Don't forget your RTX 2011 "FIRST!" shirt.

    • 6 years ago

      Xorda

      Hooah, I'm back at school.

    • 7 years ago

      Xorda

      Just about an hour away from Austin, wrapping up the second 1200 mile road trip to RTX. See you there.

    • 7 years ago

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    • My Thoughts at a [3]

      7 years ago

      Xorda

      I think 2012 is going to be an important year in the legalization of recreational cannabis use. Michigan and Missouri are trying to get legalization Iaws passed and several presidential candidates have announced support of everyone's favorite natural herbal medicine.

      Finally, the age of past racism and old, fat, white, rich, white men is ending.

    • 7 years ago

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    • Gus was riding Rainbow Dash

      7 years ago

      Xorda

      and I said, "wut."

  • Comments (925)

    • SpiceyCarpet

      7 years ago

      How come so many people are getting into "My Little Pony"?

    • Nyrufa

      7 years ago

      Time for RD to convert AJ to Lesbian. Hee hee.

    • Nyrufa

      7 years ago

      Maaaaabe. >:3

    • Gavino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      What? I don't get it.

    • Bleu_Ace

      7 years ago

      CUPCAAAAAKES!

    • DocRossim

      7 years ago

      Erm, I'm not really a big fan of the show. I was just joking in my comment on your avatar -- I find it amusing all the "shipping" that goes on for stuff, even cartoons.

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      Okay I suppose.

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      But steam. Do you play TF2?

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      So are you going to get on steam? I would like it if you could could join a game now.

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      Oh okay. Invite accepted. Will you join a game with me?

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      Cool. So what is your steam ID?

    • FoxboyPrower

      7 years ago

      Is your steam name fartrhino by any chance? I got a friend request from that name. If not just tell me what it is.

    • griffon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold create/destroy

      7 years ago

      thanks for the raccoon! smiley12.gif

    • Bleu_Ace

      7 years ago

      HOORAH! DERP! =)

    • Leo

      7 years ago

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    • MrZ

      7 years ago

      i am windows live messenger most of the time now

    • menes

      8 years ago

      not much, enjoying summer while I can! haha, how about yourself?

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      Yeah I remember how long it took for me. hehe.

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      No I do not have xbox live. I have enough distractions already. Plus I have little money and I would not be able to have much time to get much out of it.

    • mah_lazors

      8 years ago

      That picture wasn't me. I told him I found a person who made the Rainbow Dash suit. I didn't make it or anything.
      The picture was found on DeviantArt though.

    • wolf_goddess

      8 years ago

      :3 hi, thank you my friend Tartan Caribou made it :33

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      not sure. I have not got the grade yet. It was easier than the last on though.

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      I don't do much painting unless it's customization. Not much to say about that. I'm more of a sketch and marker artist.

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      Yes I am.

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      Thanks very much. =) I'm also on Fur Affinity

    • Bleu_Ace

      8 years ago

      I'm not, but many of my friends are and I support it.

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      No I prefer to keep it here. We can talk in messages if you want.

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      It seems amazing until you play it on PC. They update it often and have a lot of ways to keep people playing.

      One more thing. Stop logging out so much. Stay for a bit. Use tabs if you must.

    • FoxboyPrower

      8 years ago

      Unfortunately yes. hazmat got me to download it on steam and now I am addicted to it. I play it on PC.

    • menes

      8 years ago

      Not 100% positive. As far as the community aspect of this site, I haven't been nearly as active recently as I used to be.

    • CelesValkea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Dunno, but I think you friended me first, lol.

      Was just lookin' back at the user comments, and you had posted to me like, 3 years ago. X3 "Yay! Furry Sonic fans!" was your post, heh.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      8 years ago

      If you want a starter episode, watch episode 25. But in all seriousness, the thing that makes the show great is the fact that there are certain things in there that an older audience would catch as opposed to a younger one. Lauren Faust, the producer, specifically stated that she wanted older audiences to watch the show as well. The show is really funny, the characters are great, the animation is fantastic, and overall it's just fun to watch. I really can't explain why I like it so much. I just do. So, watch episode 25, and if you like it, go ahead and watch the rest.

    • Ben FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      We're trying to keep that on the down low.

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      I have no idea who that is.

      Care to elaborate, though?

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      Well apparently the new MLP reboot series is considered to be the manliest show ever produced on television. If you want to check it out, the first season is up on youtube. Show's called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

      Really well written and enjoyable.

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I fucking hated windows Vista, Windows 7 seems to be working better, though still confusing to get used to.

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      but ya i remeber, yet i completly forgot, as for the /b/tardness i pick off of hanging with this troll master too much

    • XxHAZMATxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      i dont even go on 4chan lol

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      8 years ago

      Hey, I started a group for people who are going to RTX. I can't send you an invite, but you should get there through my profile and join.

    • xlinkx

      8 years ago

      Haha, actually I am both Dawg and Cat :D Went to University of Washington...home of the Dawgs XD

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      8 years ago

      That's exactly what I'm sayin. People that should be going should be on the site and have actually made a connection with the other members going. That's like deciding to bring your parents to the thing. Whatever, best of luck getting the tickets :)

    • Newbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PM

      8 years ago

      In reply to Xorda, #186:

      I wonder if sponsors will be able to buy multiple tickets.

      I have a few friends who want to go, but they're not even users on the site.


      Please don't buy tickets for people that are not users. Save them for people that are actually deserving to go :)

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      Pretzel Sticks, from what I understand.

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      I'm doing fairly well. Got an Xbox 360 with Fable 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Computer fucked up royally, so I've been playing the Xbox for entertainment.

      *pets you*

    • Nyrufa

      8 years ago

      Hooray for coincidental birth days!

    • xlinkx

      9 years ago

      Good, you?

    • Dragostea

      9 years ago

      Yeah I remember there being a mod done where someone either installed their 360 power supply into their PC, or hte other way around. Im pretty sure it was the other way around because 360 to PC would be dumb.

    • beast2555

      9 years ago

      DRUNK TANK!!!

    • Navalbiatch

      9 years ago

      yeah i know. its a joke lol

    • Navalbiatch

      9 years ago

      dude im just a fan of you

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