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Don't know if this is the right section but today I was given a free pristine Mac SE/30 with original keyboard, mouse and some assorted floppies, a little gem of computer history. The guy who gave it to me said it had been in storage for little over 20 years!

I assembled it and turned it on but the screen displayed black and while vertical lines and it made an obvious burning smell. Before I even had time to turn it off it went dead.

I tried turning on the machine again by hammering the power button on the keyboard but again it showed the vertical lines and shut off itself.

The thing I was wondering is whats wrong with it and why does it smell like burning circuit board and of course, how much its worth.

I should be posting this in an Apple forum but I don't know any.
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post #2 of 6
Could be a possible capacitor that blew up, open it up and check it out.
post #3 of 6
Maybe dust? Open it up without damaging it and look to see where's burned.
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I checked around google and it seems to be either bad/improperly seated ram modules or a more serious case, a fried analog board.
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post #5 of 6
Moved to Apple.

Edit: Oh lord, my bad. Moved it to an old section. Bear with me,

It can stay here until someone can move it back, I guess.
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post #6 of 6
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Now its making a faint sparking noise and a bright faint vertical line every time I try to start it up.
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