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I was just "donated" a Powermac 7500. When I go to start it up there is nothing

No chime
No car crash
Couple chirps from the hard drive
No screen display
I can hear a fan going

This was dropped off to a friend of mine, so I have no idea of the provenance.

I'm thinking the logic board is toast. Would this be a fair assumption?
 

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It's dead even if it's alive, if you know what I mean. An old beast like this is only worth fooling with if you do it as a hobby.

That said, I'll second the PRAM battery idea - a new battery is worth more than the computer, but it's the best bet for a quick, simple repair.
 

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That great out box in the garage

It's dead even if it's alive
LOL - I just can't see them going to land fill if they don't have to. That being said,. there is a new facility here in Barrie that apparently can suck the metals right out of the circuit boards. I will be checking them out.

I tried a new pram battery, reseating memory, daugter card etc. It still did not even chime or car crash. I kept the pram battery as I have others that will need it and the machine has migrated to that great out box in the garage.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Dave
 
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