I've acquired a Mac IIfx which wasn't turning on. After replacing the 2 batteries it powered up - apart from with a strange problem.
Instead of the startup tone there is a garbled static noise, sometimes the startup tone, and sometimes the chimes of death.
So far I have reseated everything on the mobo, cleaned the ram and rom simm contacts but with no luck. The furthest it got was to start booting up and reading from the HD before it spontaneously restarted and then screeched with static at me.
Has anyone got any ideas or heard of this strange behaviour before?