A long dead Mac Classic briefly shows signs of life.

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Hello.

Many years ago, I regularly used a Macintosh Classic. Then one day (probably 95 or 96-ish), it pretty much died. Flipping the on switch merely resulted in a blank screen and a light, repetitive clicking noise, from what I assume is the hard drive.

Last night I was rummaging around my basement and came acorss the Classic. As a lark, I decided to plug it in again. I flipped the switch, expecting the same old clicking sound, but was greeting with a startup "bong" sound. I couldn't believe me eyes as I watched the old thing boot up like nothing had ever happened. Eventually, the desktop popped up.

I scrambled around, looking for a mousepad. When I returned...pffft. Same old black screen, same old clicking sound. I was heartbroken. It's been doing the same thing ever since.

Does this sound familar to anybody? Is there anything that can be done?

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Hard Drive

have you disconnecting the hard drive and booting up with a boot floppy, or just booting from a floppy without removing the harddrive, how offten did you use it?

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I'm not sure how to disconnec

I'm not sure how to disconnect the hard drive, and I don't have a boot disk, nor do I have any immediete means to get one.

What's the easiest way I can get a boot disk for a Mac Classic?

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D/L OS

Hey,

Go here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~gamba2/syslist.html

Also, you can boot the Classic from ROM by holding command-option-x-o at startup. It'll boot from 6.0.7 to 7.5.5 from a boot floppy.

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did it work

did it work

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