"Revived" IIci

From: Bob Lafleur <bob_lafleur_at_technologist.com>
Date: Fri May 28 13:44:53 2004

Some of you may remember me asking a few months ago about a dead Iici -
wouldn't power up, and I swapped power supplies. A few people suggested that
a cap on the main board might have blown, which jogged my memory to a few
nights before when I thought I had heard a pop come from the room where the
Iici was plugged in.

On my list of things to do is to move the hard drive and RAM from the "dead"
Iici to another system. But in the meantime, I had left the Iici plugged in.

Today (about 2 to 3 months later) I walked by, and noticed the fan is
running on it. I haven't hooked up a monitor to it to see if it is indeed
booted, but I will later. I'm afraid to turn it off again for fear that it
won't boot.

Has anyone ever heard of a popped cap coming back to life? Maybe the problem
was something else?

That machine has broken SIMM sockets and I've got the SIMM's jimmied to
stand straight with folded pieces of paper forced between the SIMMs. It
seems to work reasonably well. Is it possible that a SIMM, slightly out of
position, could cause the system to not power up (no fan, no power

   - Bob
Received on Fri May 28 2004 - 13:44:53 BST

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