Hey people. Ive got two 1400s, a 117cs and a 166cs. Basically the 166 wouldnt boot and the 117 has a problem with the screen. But not with the screen itself. Im trying to cobble together a working mac outta the two of them just for the hell of it, and mainly because something seems so wrong about wasting them and binning them. So my problem as it stands is this:
Ive completely dismantled both macs and have it set up on a sheet of plastic to try and sort it out.
Im using the 117's mb and cpu. An apple memory chip and a 16mb memory chip aswell. I dont have the keybord or trackpad or pram battery connected, but ive got an adb bus mouse and keyboard.
Ive also got an ethernet nic in the expansion slot of the powerbook and i dont have the pcmcia adaptor on the board.
Ive got two hd's one with no os, and the other has os8.something on it.
Ok now the crappy part. Ive tried connecting both the screens and both will light up at boot and you see the little mac and the Welcome screen bizness but then they go off after about 20secs. You can push the power button when the mac is booted and it comes on for about 20 again then goes off. The screen from the 166 works better and stays on longer.
Ive tried every config i could with the hardware (all chips and cards off etc etc) but nothing seems to affect it.
Everything else works fine, im trying to install a vnc viewer on it so i can see what i left on the hd back in the day, But i would really like to get at least one screen working so i can do something like one of those picture frames with it.
Any help, ideas or anything would be great
thanks in advance.