I picked this thing up for free. No cracks in the panel, so I figured I might get it running.
When I plugged it into a DA G4, the thing was utterly dead. Wouldn't even try and boot. Brief flash behind the displays power button. I took it apart to check for loose connections, nothing obviously damaged. Tried it again with a G4MDD same thing. The power button would not even light up when pressed with the display connected. In the MDD, I noticed that something started to make a regular ticking noise in or near the front panel board when pressing power with the display plugged in. Had to unplug the power to stop it.
Any thoughts on how I can get this thing working? Anyone know where to get parts for one of these?
Loc: Stoughton, WI USA
Try turning it on in a dark room and see if any picture comes through for that brief flash. You can also try a flashlight on it (the opposite of course). Something to test if a picture is coming through. It could be something as simple as the display inverter, though I never remembered hearing "clicks" when I've dealt with them in the past.
Since it does power on for a brief second, that does provide some hope. Tell us what you find out!
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