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?