Hard Bombing SE

1 reply [Last post]
MaxTek's picture
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 702

I'm not usually phased by crashing vintage compact macs but my SE has got me really annoyed.

I am on my third hard drive installation in this thing. They are used drives out of LC575's (160mb).

I am trying to initialize one in my SE and it appears to work than the mac crashes with the flickering blank bomb rectangle on the screen.

Usually it happens just by moving the mouse slightly. I have tried at least 4 different hard drive utilities and have always used the appropriate SE interleave.

But its always the same thing...move the mouse or restart and its crashed.

Is this a symptom of a dead soldered pram battery or something else?


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
moosemanmoo's picture
Joined: Aug 17 2004
Posts: 686
It could be either a bad batt

It could be either a bad battery, bad RAM, or just a motherboard that's gone dead.


Join the chat on irc.freenode.com, channel #applefritter.