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euphras Dec 9, 2004 11:57 AM
Apple LC II, strange acoustic error codes on startup, please help!
So iīve got my hands on an old LC II, tried to power it up, start chime is coming but then nothing further happens, the screen stays black and exactly after 85 seconds strange acoustic error codes can be heard. Sometimes it sound like a full btraking car and then a sound like itīs crashing against a wall, sometimes it sounds like a big rusty old chain that is pulled through a hawsepipe. Does anyone know what meaning these strange sounds have?

BLAZE_MkIV Dec 9, 2004 02:07 PM
Thats a memory problem I think.
Kami Dec 9, 2004 11:19 PM
Sounds like a RAM problem. Pull the RAM out of the slot and reboot. There is 4 MB RAM soldered on the logic board.
euphras Dec 10, 2004 03:51 PM
Then the motherboard RAM seems toasted, i tried it several times with pulled VRAM and RAM and the sound still occured:(
BLAZE_MkIV Dec 11, 2004 01:07 AM
no ram (or video ram) will give the error. I'm guessing you tried it with video ram and just the onbourd ram?
euphras Dec 11, 2004 11:06 AM
The LC II has "stock" VRAM (256 kB) and RAM (4 MB) onboard. My machine had both the VRAM (one socket) and RAM upgrade (two sockets). I tried to start with just the onboard RAM/VRAM and still got the error sound, thatīs why i guess the onboard VRAM/RAM (and therefore the mainboard) is toasted.....unfortunately:(

But thanks for your input!
Big Mac Dec 11, 2004 07:46 PM
Wow, this is the week of the LC on the Classic forum. If I had known people would still be interested in LCs I wouldn't have let my mother throw the box ours was in outside in the elements a decade or so ago. Anyone want my old Quadra 650?
BLAZE_MkIV Dec 12, 2004 12:03 PM
No but i'll take the 040 chip in it
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