17inch Color Monitor and a dead slab. How do i know?

Started by Zardoz, June 30, 2008, 02:57:27 PM

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Zardoz

Hi fellow NeXT friends.

I got my Hands finally and recently onto some "Black Hardware".
Two NeXTstations with an original Monitor, a "modern" Monitor and a 17inch Color Display.

I have two questions:

1. How can i tell if a Color Monitor works or is dead when i don´t posses a NeXTstation Color (or Cube etc.).
I pluged it in and did nothing after pressing the big knog on the front.
Is it crap or is there hope it only works when it is pluged to a NeXT?

2. The newer NeXTstation dosen´t give any signs of life. No red LED on the board and the fan stays dead after pressing the powerbutton on the keybord. Maybe this can be corrected with a little soldering? I have tested all the componets (PSU, HD, FDD, RAM) on the board that can be changed. They all work in my second NeXTstation.

Ah! A thired Question. how do i repair a NeXT-Mouse?

MfG
NeXTdimension cube OS 4.2; NeXTstation mono NeXTstep 3.3 (x3);
G4 Cube 1.8GHz; QS G4 Dual 1GHz, Macmini T7200 DIY; MacBook 1.83 CD; iMac Alu 24"

Andreas

Quote from: "Zardoz"
2. The newer NeXTstation dosen´t give any signs of life. No red LED on the board and the fan stays dead after pressing the powerbutton on the keybord.

In most cases a dead battery, but the PSU may are also be broken.

cubist

Quote from: "Zardoz"
1. How can i tell if a Color Monitor works or is dead when i don´t posses a NeXTstation Color (or Cube etc.).
I pluged it in and did nothing after pressing the big knog on the front.
Is it crap or is there hope it only works when it is pluged to a NeXT?
There is no interconnection/communication/interlock between a color monitor and a color-capable NeXT.  If the monitor does not power on when you hit the big button, it has a problem.  They are serviceable but it takes some skill.
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Ah! A thired Question. how do i repair a NeXT-Mouse?
Well, it depends which mouse and what, exactly, is wrong with it, no?

Zardoz

Thanks for your help!

Somebody inserted four RAMs 180 degrees into the wrong direction.
It now works perfect!
NeXTdimension cube OS 4.2; NeXTstation mono NeXTstep 3.3 (x3);
G4 Cube 1.8GHz; QS G4 Dual 1GHz, Macmini T7200 DIY; MacBook 1.83 CD; iMac Alu 24"

un

Quote from: "Zardoz"Thanks for your help!

Somebody inserted four RAMs 180 degrees into the wrong direction.
It now works perfect!
:shock: Aren't they keyed??
2 x NeXTStation Colour Turbo + 1 Defunct monitor = sad panda

Zardoz

Not in the old NeXTstations! EDO RAMs have just a "Aussparung" äh recess clearance on the left side.
NeXTdimension cube OS 4.2; NeXTstation mono NeXTstep 3.3 (x3);
G4 Cube 1.8GHz; QS G4 Dual 1GHz, Macmini T7200 DIY; MacBook 1.83 CD; iMac Alu 24"

un

Lol, I've gotten too used to DIMMs on newer systems!  :wink:
2 x NeXTStation Colour Turbo + 1 Defunct monitor = sad panda