Blue Screen - Macintosh Classic

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I have the chance to get a Macintosh Classic but form the pics I've seen it boots to a blue screen and curser. Does this mean there is any damage?
     
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    if its a classic it needs new capacitors at a minimum. A cursor is a good start, but its a black and white unit , may look blue but its not. Hard drive maybe ok wont know till you get it.
     
  3. mac1984user macrumors 6502a

    mac1984user

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    When it doubt, start by replacing the capacitors on the mobo, then working toward the analogue board & PSU on most older Macs. These are the most common problems and are relatively easy to fix. My Classic wasn't booting at all. A simple recap sorted it.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    First, what do you mean "blue screen and cursor"? If it's a gray "fine checkerboard pattern" with a cursor you can move, it MIGHT be just that you don't have a boot device in it. Try holding Command-Option-X-O while turning it on and see if it boots to the ROM partition. (The original "Macintosh Classic" is the only Mac with a bootable ROM drive - no other Mac has this, not even the Classic II.)
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I do not have it in my possession unfortunately. Seller told me blue but the pic looked more grey screen with only a curser on it. Nothing else happens according to him.
     

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