- Registered: 2016-09-18
- Posts: 1
Macintosh SE Help
Hi everyone, new to the board, and new to the increasingly intriguing world of vintage Apple. The oldest Apple product I had in my house was a G3 iMac, until I came home from an estate sale with a Macintosh SE today.
I wasn't really expecting it to fire right up, but I expected...something actionable to happen. I'm hoping that I can avail myself of the collective knowledge here to at least get a starting point of what to Google to try to repair this bad boy. I have zero in the way of soldering skills, so if that's required, this then becomes a learning experience.
This is what the screen looks like when I turn the power on. I let it run for about 10 minutes to see if it would change, but no dice.
I took a video, as well. Apologies for the production value: https://youtu.be/qyydUB94naw
Any tips about where to start would be appreciated. I've got a set of super long Torx screwdrivers coming from amazon that should enable me to open the case, but that won't be until Wednesday.
- From: Duvall, WA
- Registered: 2014-05-22
- Posts: 402
Re: Macintosh SE Help
This is mainly for the SE/30, but may also apply to the SE...
Possible that you might have a missing SIMM or one that isn't fully inserted. I'd expect a sad mac error code, though.
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