Long story short, my Classic II seems to have bitten the dust. THere's a LOT of history with this machine, and it's kind of important to me. I've had this problem once before, but it cleared itself up out of nowhere after a few months (this was back in 98 or 99). THere's no startup sound, no signs of life by any means.. I just get this black and white checkerboard pattern on the screen...staring back at me as if to mock me.
I have that "Dead Mac Scrolls" book by Larry Pina, and while the Classic II is too new compared to the models the book covers, there's a similar problem listed in the book that occurs with the SE/30... but in both instances the book lists, it has to do with either the roms for the FDHD floppy, or the ROM SIMM itself... and I dont recall the classic ii having removeable rom chips or anything like that.. o0nly other possibility is if the ROM chips themselves just crapped out?
I'm really at a loss :/ I don't know quite what else to say to explain the problem, but if anyone can offer any insight, it would be much appreciated.