Macintosh SE/30 boot question

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Kenjancef, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Kenjancef macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2010
    East Providence, RI
    I managed to snag an SE/30, and it managed to boot, but I got a floppy disk with a flashing question mark in the middle. From the looks of it, I assume that it is trying to boot from the floppy? Or maybe the hard drive is toast and it is looking for a floppy to boot from?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    A pic would help. Many people confuse an SE with an SE-30.

    The floppy disk icon means that a bootable system could not be found. The reasons for this are numerous. Hard drive physically removed, corrupted HD, no blessed System Folder on HD, a failed HD.

    The more information you can provide will assist in diagnosis. Removing the rear cover and taking a few pics and even recording the sound the unit makes (closely mic'd). when powered up.

    Creating a boot floppy and attempting to boot from that may also glean more information, or, it may not. :(

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