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Busted out my old Jag and...

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It won't power on. I suspect the power button is broken (it doesn't click down) as I spilled Mountain Dew on it in probably 1994 lol. I imagine that is pretty corrosive over the course of 27 years.

 

Worth trying to fix?

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Seeing as a replacement will cost you $250+ on eBay,  it's probably worth the hassle to open it up and look.

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9 hours ago, wmt029 said:

It won't power on. I suspect the power button is broken (it doesn't click down) as I spilled Mountain Dew on it in probably 1994 lol. I imagine that is pretty corrosive over the course of 27 years.

 

Worth trying to fix?

Where are you located? I'll take a look at it for you if you like , no charge.

 

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Is it just the wall wart? It’s prone to failure. Probably a good idea to get a modern one. The power jack is also prone to getting loose.

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Spilling liquid on electronics is usually bad... but if it wasn't turned on while it was still wet, it probably didn't short anything. If nothing is shorted, you'd only need to worry about residue and corrosion, which are usually repairable. It may work perfectly after a good clean, it may just need a new switch, or it may have a bigger issue. There's no way to know without taking a look inside.

If you have any experience repairing electronics, or know someone who does, I think it'd be worth getting repaired. Especially since these have become pretty expensive. People in this forum (myself included) would probably be willing to give you repair advice if you need it.

You could also sell it for parts (even broken Jags are worth a decent chunk of change these days) but it'd be kinda cool if the original owner could fix it. 🙂

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Did you put a cart in it? The Jaguar will not power on without a cart in the slot.

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