Hi folks, Seeking some guidance re: my little mac that could but, seemingly cant hang on any longer The back story: for the past couple of years, I have been using an old Mac Classic (M0420) purely as a writing machine. I absolutely adore using it for this purpose. The computer itself is, of course, 25 years old but the board has been recapped within the past few years. In recent weeks I have begun to encounter some funny business when booting the machine up. A few odd things are happening: the initial image on the screen is garbled the image on the screen vibrates radically the hard disk does not power up (see Image 1 below) After about 2-3 minutes minutes of continuing in this state, the image vibrations stabalize, and the hard disk inevitably powers up. About 1 minute later the system chimes, and then after about another minute of the grey boot screen (see image 2 below). the computer boots up perfectly normally (see image 3 below). Upon booting, the system functions perfectly. A system restart (from an on position) works flawlessly. It isnt until I leave the system sitting off for a few minutes that the above cycle repeats itself. Can anyone advise what I might be likely dealing with here? More leaky caps? A failing Hard disk? Motherboard trolls? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!