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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?
 

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.
 
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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?

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.
 
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Anonymous Freak

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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.)
 
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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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