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#1 khyrox1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:21 AM

I recently came into possession of a Stacy2 (I still can't believe I actually have one), but the trade off is that the unit doesn't seem to boot / power up successfully.

 

It was able to successfully power on and boot to the desktop only once when plugged into the external power brick. I also tried powering it up when plugged directly into the 3 prong power input with no success. I have it plugged into a SC1224 monitor and when I turn the laptop on, the 1 and 2 lights flash briefly and the monitor goes white. After that, nothing.

 

Any pointers into what I should look at? The unit has definitely seen some use and was probably repaired at some point in the past. The plastic panel that covers the internal power supply is held on by tape.

 

Appreciate any tips/pointers/advice! :)

 

(Also, if anyone knows of someone in the Seattle area that may be able to look at it, I would love to get in touch with that person!)

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 khyrox1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:47 AM

Just an update - I'm not too familiar with the Stacys but it looks like my unit was modded to incorporate the power supply and a 3 prong power connector?

 

Since I have an external power brick, I'm thinking if I somehow disconnect this internal power supply it might solve my problem? Upon closer inspection, the power supply's caps look like they're in bad shape.

 

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Edited by khyrox1, Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:05 AM.


#3 khyrox1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:05 AM

Welp, that didn't work... looks like I will have to open it up to investigate further lol...



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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 AM

L live in Centralia 80 miles south. Looks like you got a FrankenSTein on your hands.

 

http://atariage.com/...stacy/?hl=stacy



#5 khyrox1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:40 PM

Awesome, thanks for the heads up!

 

I clipped out the power supply that was installed in the battery bay. The caps were all leaky and I already have an external power brick.

 

When I have some time, I'll next try to check to see if it starts up without the hard drive?



#6 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:18 AM

Not knowing exactly what was done to it, if I had it the

first thing I'd try to do would be to return it as close as

possible to a stock state and then go from there.

 

Good luck, they are great little machines and well worth

the time and effort to restore them.



#7 khyrox1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:38 AM

Thanks! I'll share my progress as I make my way forward! Might not be for a few days as I've got a few other things and projects going on.






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