I finally got my hands on a Color Classic ! Though there’s a little issue.
When I turn on the switch on the machine after honking everything up, the transformer makes a normal « stand-by » noise, but when I press the power button on the keyboard, the Mac doesn’t start up. I tried with multiple keyboards and cables, none seem to work..
I then tried to remove the logic board to see if the analog board powers up, and *it does* (the fan spins up, the hard drive starts, the flyback transformer makes its classic noise)…
The next thing I tried is, from stand-by, removing and directly plugging back in the motherboard. And finally, the beasts boots up ! It gets to a desktop, runs programs, lives.
So what about the power button ? Well, when the machine is running and I press the button, the system asks if I want to turn of the machine; so it is in fact working, and on all the keyboards I tested this.
So my issue is : The Color Classic doesn’t boot whet I press the power button on the keyboard, but when I get it to boot the button is detected.
Does anyone know what could be the cause of this issue, and what could possibly fix this ?
I’m already planning on recapping the motherboard and analog board, and I didn’t have the time yet but I’m going to clean the all the contacts of the connectors (though I don’t think the issue comes from here as the machine works correctly when it has started).