I picked up several Imac Trayloaders inexpensively at an end of life computer recycler (which might should tell me something?)
Anyway, I have a known good hard drive that I moved from 1 trayloader motherboard chasis to a second chasis. The second chasis will not boot from the known good hard drive (the memory specs, etc are the same).
Already re-set cuda a few times, made sure the pram battery is set fine, and tried it again.
The flashing ? then OS smiley then ? comes up each time.
Before I try substituting known good processor boards, memory board, and anything else that is swapable, I thought I would try to tap into the applefritter experiences to see if there is a recommended order to swap out the components, or other useful information.
I may need to think about parting them out, but I want to be sure that parting out is really the best thing going. I would prefer to keep them as reasonable lowend macs for people on dial up, etc.
Any background information would be appreciated.
BTW: I do have a range of hammer sizes if I need to resort to that ... hmmmmm.