Re: [NTLK] [OT]: dead SE FDHD (was:my old Mac SE20~help!)

From: Andy Taylor <>
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 08:15:17 EDT

Thanks for the prompt reply, G Y!
Can't see any door on the back of the SE FDHD, only the expansion slot.

So you reckon symptoms don't point to dead PRAM battery?

I have tried 3 old floppies with system folders on them. I also found
a link to a System Startup disk image (6.0.8) which i put on a newly
formatted (to Mac OS Standard) floppy via a USB external drive
attached to a MacBook Pro. All to no avail.

Any pointers?


On 14 Aug 2009, at 12:55, G Y wrote:

The early models were definitely soldered in, the later models were
not. I will update that portion of The Mac 512. I would look on the
back of the SE and find a door with a tab you can remove. Behind that
door should be the battery.

I would say no because the SE boots up and tries that disk, then spits
out the disk. I think your battery is fine.

Usually if a Mac SE cannot boot off of a floppy disk either the disk
went bad or the SE does not think you have a valid System Folder and
the disk is fine. What System are you booting with? Do you have
another Mac (with a floppy drive) to create a new boot disk?

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