Macintosh Classic II on the fritz---Help!

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I recently acquired a Macintosh Classic II. I booted it up for the first time and it seemed to be working well. I then stepped away and returned, and the screen was frozen with an empty window box over the desktop. I turned the computer off after hopelessly trying to get a response out of it and turned it back on. I could hear the hard drive whirl, but no tone indicating boot up.

I tried several more times sporadically over the next two hours to no avail. Finally, I let it sit and after a while gave the Mac a gentle "love tap" and tried the power again. I got a dim jacked up screen. I turned it off and back on, and it booted up as normal. Hmm... lose connection inside? I left everything alone and touched nothing. After two minutes, the Mac let out an audible static sound, the screen got dim, and nothing worked. I turned it off and on again and it was jacked up again. Then it stopped working all together. I kept trying, gave it a few more love taps, and turned it back on again, and it booted up as normal... and after two minutes it got jacked up again.

Any ideas?

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Did you open it up and blow a

Did you open it up and blow all the dust out of it?

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Not yet. My best friend, a c

Not yet. My best friend, a computer engineer and systems administrator (who converted me to Mac), suggested the same thing last night. I'll do so and update this thread.

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While you are in tthere, chec

While you are in tthere, check for leaking capacitors.

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Yeah. My best friend mention

Yeah. My best friend mentioned that, too. I recently had it shipped. It worked perfectly before shipment and doesn't work now, so I'm suspecting it was damaged in transit. Good thing I took out insurance.