I recently pulled my Classic II out of storage and have had a few problems trying to get it up and running. Basically, when it is turned on, you can hear the hard drive operate for a few seconds and then nothing. The screen displays either: a) wide black and white stripes, b) a checker-board pattern, c) hardly discernable grey and lighter grey stripes, or d) nothing at all. There is no start up chime or any other sound from the speaker. A couple of times I have left it on and gone away, only to find it has started up and everything works fine. Other times I have left it on for a day and nothing happens. I have opened it up (btw, a torx driver is not necessary - I just modified the tip of a long, thin screwdriver) and the battery is dead, but I replaced it with one that is OK and it made no difference. I have read about putting the motherboard in the dishwasher to wash off the fluid from leaking components - is this a real option? It sounds a bit scarey to me! Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.