That's a good point. Are we talking about specific hardware that requires a NuBus slot? If not, that makes things easier. If so, there is no guarantee that the lightening didn't also damage it. When it hit my house and got my Mac it also zapped me on the buttocks and literally knocked me on the floor. I was also tripping on acid--Which really just made things worse (or, at least, seem worse). Not much that was plugged in survived on that day. Was anything else damaged when it struck?I've got a 7100/66 but I wanna say its baked too. Unlike a Windows PC you can pull out that hard drive and drop it into another mac that supports the OS installed and it'll work. You aren't necessarily limited to a 7100.
Same thing happened to my new-ish TV over the summer. I took the back off of it, and found that the fuse on the input blew, so I went out to radioshack and for $3 I fixed the TVThank you for the help!
I have, but it appears I've made one terrible mistake. One night I was working on it and heard the rumble of thunder. So I shut it down and let it be. The next morning, I went to turn it on and I got nothing. No lights, noises, or anything. I'm assuming the power supply has blown, along with any number of things.
It's very upsetting, as I always take very good care of my things, and I was sad to see that I lost the Mac because of such a silly oversight.
Even if the initial issue can be cured, I'm not sure that the damage is isolated to one certain region, every component could be damaged. I only hope that my soundcard and MIDI interface were spared as I'll need to use them in the new Mac.
Thanks for your help.
They have fuses. Be very careful, though, if you decide to take the PSU apart. Capacitors can store enough electricity to stop a human heart. If that last sentence makes you feel uncomfortable, seek the help of a friend who might do this sort of thing for a living.Ha!
kbfr: Don't tease me. These Macs have surge protectors?
I have an original 7.1.2 CD I don't have any use for anymore. You can have it for the postage it will cost to mail it to you. Can't help with the Logic 2.0 though.Well, I took the computer over today to an acquaintance of mine who is kind of a Mac aficionado. We took the cover off, and it was pretty clear what killed it. Some parts were outright melted, and a clear amount of damage could be seen.
We took the Audiomedia card and tried to put it in another Mac, because it didn't seem to have much physical damage, but it isn't registering at all under Mac OS. I think it's safe to say that the HD is dead.
This is kind of terrible. Now I also have to find the Mac OS 7.1.2 disks, and more importantly, a copy of Logic 2.0. As for the latter, I have no idea where I might find it. I asked around on a few forums, but haven't gotten any hits. I think I threw out or donated all my floppies half a decade ago, never realizing that I had anything important on them!
I think I'll eventually be able to find everything I need, but Logic 2.0 seems like a very long shot. Not only will I need the diskettes, I'll need the copy-protection dongle as well, as they're locked to each copy.
I suppose I'll just have to hope a kind soul sees this and helps me out.
Anyone know where I might start looking?
Your not being able to send me a private message was my fault. I'm pretty new here on this forum and had the private messages preferences set too restrictive. I've reset the prefs and sent you a PM on this.That's very generous of you! For some reason, I can't send you a private message, but that is very comforting.
I need to make sure I have a source lined up for everything I'll need, because without one component, the whole system doesn't work. So could you please hang on to the Mac OS CD for a week or two while I try to find everything else? I really wouldn't feel right taking something out of generosity and then not even being able to use it.
It doesn't even have to be Logic 2.0. I used 2.0, but anything between 1.7 and 2.5 would do, as those are the only Logics that run on Mac OS 7 and offer everything that I'm used to. 2.0 is my favorite though, as it had a special preset for my mixer that made things a lot easier to work with.
Nope, that wasn't me as I was (and am) in Maryland. I'm not surprised though, as that kind of combination for music was very popular in the mid to late '90s.
I've found a (pricey) possible source for an Audiomedia II card, but nothing still on the Power Mac itself and Logic.
I had forgotten about that, but yes, Apple made 7.5.3 available for free. I now remember getting it in a Mac Addict CD. It's cool that they still have it available for download too.I don't know if it helps but apple has System 7.5.3 for download here:
try lemswap for sure there are lots of guys there that can help you find or sell the hardware/software that you need.Alright, I have a few updates!
I have a possible source for the Power Mac and the Audiomedia card. I also have a definite source for Mac OS 7.1.2, thanks to our very own excellent archtopshop.
Now the hard part is finding Emagic Logic Audio 2.5. Without that software, the whole thing falls apart. If anyone has a copy, let me know! I would appreciate it very much. I should've saved those floppies!
Thanks all, I'm quite close to having my music setup back again.
The first thing I'm going to invest in if/when I get my setup running again, is a decent UPS.
The most obvious things seems to be eluding me lately. Lemswap is an excellent suggestion.
Indeed. Kudos to archtopshop. How very excellent of you!...thanks to our very own excellent archtopshop...
You have a download link from apple, wouldn't that work?!I have, but I would really like to re-animate my old setup. I feel it was terminated unjustly, and has more life in it yet.
I have some updates though. I now have a source for the Power Mac itself and Logic.
However, I am still on the hunt for the Digidiesign Audiomedia II Nubus board.
Also, I apparently had Macintosh System 7.5, not 7.1.2, as Logic doesn't run on 7.1.2 . So does anyone here have the Mac System 7.5 CD they're not using anymore?
Thanks again all.