The Macintosh LC II was released in 1991, as a low-cost color Macintosh. It succeded the Macintosh LC, and was replaced by the Macintosh LC III, all of which followed the "Pizza Box" case design.

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Wierd sound at boot

when i boot my Macintosh its plays an wierd sound TICK TICK TICK i pulled it out of my socket and it slowly stopt what is this?!?!? and how to fix it?

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If the battery is dead, this model will not boot. But the ticking indicates a failed hard drive.

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It's been awhile, are you sure if the PRAM battery is dead the system won't boot? I thought it just lost its settings (date, time and other settings) but still would boot up.

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Yes. Apple was replacing logic boards on the first LCs when the boards failed to boot. I contacted them when I was a VAR in 1992, told them it was just the batteries, saved them millions, didn't even get a thanks. I'm sure. On other Macs when the batteries go, you do just lose the date and time, printer drops off and internet setting are gone, but not the original LCs.

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@danj - That makes me think about the new style batteries. I have never replaced one in an iMac. Since the date and time are done over the internet automatically, what would be the symptoms of a bad one? Have you ever had one of the new ones fail?

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@mayer - Now that I think about it, I haven't either ;-}

The oldest systems we have here now are a few '10 iMac's they are left on most of the time so the batteries are very rarely engaged.

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If the system never boots up I would suspect the HD is in trouble here. Do you still have the Grey CD system disks that came with your system or have a retail copy? You could try booting up with them.

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@danj - A CD just doesn't fit into that floppy disk drive ;-)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ma...

Original Mac OS: 7.1 Supported Mac OS: 7.1-7.5.1, 7.5.3-7.6.1

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Sure it does ;-}

When you use the external SCSI CD-ROM unit like this one: NEC CD-ROM Reader. I still have one kicking around.

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