Anyone familiar with the Mac Portable?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by 5300cs, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    My Portable is DEAD. It worked when I first got it, but slowly, slowly started getting worse and worse. Like an old model T it used to take a few starts before it would run properly.

    I pulled it out 2 days ago and it just refused to run. Upon trying to start it, it just went "pfft" very softly. Last night I tried again and I got the start up chime and it tried to start itself, but then it stopped, then started again, over and over again until I shut it off.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Hate to sound snide but basically it's old and dead. Old age has killed your Mac Portable, there could be a myriad of things wrong with it but they're gonna be annoying to fix. Might be time to draw the curtains around the old dear.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Used to have one myself... wish I still had it, and my old SE too, and my Powerbook 160

    Good luck!

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    from the "poof" sound, it sounds like a blown capacitor.
     
  6. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    It went like this for a bit when I tried it again the other day. Now it's completely dead I think.

    I'm just going to put it back into the closet until I figure out what to do with it.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    How did you get such a crisp, clear QT 7 icon to show? Maybe it wants an upgrade? :p

    But seriously, the link is busted. :(
     

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