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

From: Lonnie Price <>
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 17:21:59 EDT

Hi, I don't think the problem is the PRAM battery but you can get them
from OWC at the URL below

On Aug 14, 2009, at 7:15 AM, Andy Taylor wrote:

> 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?
> Cheers,
> Andy
> 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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