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How do I fix a macintosh se that doesnt boot?

I have a macintosh SE that doesn't boot up. When I power it on, it doesn't bong and it displays the sad mac along with the error code. I am unable to find the specific error code, so I'm not sure what is wrong with it. If anybody knows what hardware error the code is respoding to, that would help alot!!!


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Hi @wowitsamac , had you tried opening up ?

take caution when working, as CRT can hold some electric charges,

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The most common issue on this model is bad capacitors. Open it up and look at the "cans". Examine for leakage and/or swelling. If you find that is the case, I can give you further instructions.

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Yeah I figured. I also wanted to just simply reseat the ram and stuff on the motherboard and replace the battery, but unfortunately I dont have a long enough screwdriver to unscrew the screws in the handle.

I wish I could see what the error code means so I can see where to start, but I will definitely chrck the capacitors!


It's a T8. The best one I have also has a case spreader on the other end and is a home made job.


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