I have a Newton-1 that worked when I put it away 5 years ago. I took it out today and no video! It was stored in a static proof bag in a climate controlled room during those 5 years. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Are there any particular parts that are likely to die just by sitting unused? The power tests good, and things heat up, but no video is displayed. Not even noise or anything.
I have a FLIR E8 thermal camera, and I took this thermal image of my Newton-1. I find it strange that the DRAM in A17 is warmer than all the others. I though someone might find this image of interest.
I would really appreciate any ideas on things I can try... I have an Apple II+ that I can swap parts with. I have an ancient 310A oscilloscope and a high quality multimeter, and basic+ proficiency with electronics. Please, any ideas what could be wrong?
Thanks for any advice on how to proceed. I was hoping to have this working for a vintage computer demo.