Blast from the past.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kretzy, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. kretzy
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    kretzy

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    Hi guys,

    I was bored the other day and i decided to hook up my old Macintosh LCII....it had some cool old skool games on it. After i'd set it all up i turned it on but all i got was a grey screen!! :eek: i tried using the set-up disks but it had no effect. so i was just wondering if anyone out there had any ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. 5300cs
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    5300cs

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    Do you hear the start-up chime? When the screen turns grey, can you see anything, like a flash '?' or is the screen blank?

    I'm 95% sure it's a hardware problem (read:failure.)
     
  3. za9ra22
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    A number of models fail to start if the internal battery is fully drained. You might try replacing that and see if it helps.
     
  4. atari1356
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    Agreed. The Powermac 6100 I used to own did the same thing a few years ago... started it up one day and just got a gray screen - replacing the internal battery fixed it.

    I don't know what shops you have in Australia, but if there's something similar to Radio Shack here in the U.S., that's where I bought mine and it was fairly cheap to replace (somewhere around $10 - $15 U.S. dollars if I remember correctly).
     
  5. kretzy
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    kretzy

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    Yeah there is a chime when i switch it on and then the gray screen and then nothing.

    I'll definately try changing the internal battery.
     

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