CC - Dead or Alive?

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Joined: Jul 24 2004
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I was thinking about doing a 640.480 res hack on my cc (the hard one) when all of a sudden, fate intervened, killing my cc just hours before surgery.

Here's my problem: Turn it on, green LED goes on, fan goes on, nothing else happens. No disk activity, no vid, nada. The non-system disk that's in the drive doesn't even eject.

I heard something about a PRAM battery, and that removing it might bring my cc back to life. Doesn't help. Although, I have been running my cc for a very long time with a dead PRAM battery. Perhaps, this somehow caused a problem?

Oh, one more thing. I had replaced the 80MB hard drive with a 1GB some time ago, but recently (within the past year or so) have gone back to the original drive. It did have trouble booting up right before the cc died. I've checked the connections, and everything seems to be in order. Is it possible that the drive is shorting something out?

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Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 180
When you say 'turn it on'. . . . .

do you mean the green light comes on when you turn on the power on the nack of the CC, or only after pressing the keyboard power key.

If itr's the former, then in my experience it's an issue with the analogue board.



Stuart Bell,
Developer of the PowerCC site a long time ago.

Joined: Jul 24 2004
Posts: 2
The computer turns on after I

The computer turns on after I press the pwr button on the keyboard. That's one of the reasons I'm so baffled. Since the keyboard plugs into the mother board, which in turn, plugs into the harness, I don't think it's the mother board.

Also, given the way it died (not all at once), I'm going to have to agree that it probably is the analog board. Usually, when a digital circuit fails, it goes all at once. In other words it's like a blown fuse. The effects are immediate. Analog components are the exact opposite. The effects of wear on an analog component are noticable.

I guess what I was hoping for is that my problem might be common enough that it could be easily fixed by replacing a chip or other discrete component that's been known to cause problems.

Anyway, I appreciate your input, and I guess I'll start searching for analog boards. By the way, does anyone know how much parts like this go for?

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Joined: Aug 17 2004
Posts: 686
The analogue board is the mos

The analogue board is the most expensive part of a colour classic these days, sometimes they sell well over what you can pick a full working one up for locally.


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