A friend of mine installed two 1 meg SIMMS chips into a Mac SE a few
days ago to achieve a 2.5 megabyte configuration, and apparently everything
went fine exceptuUpon startup, the monitor was filled with vertical black
stripes and the machine never made it past the 'Happy Mac' startup icon.
He first suspected that he had accidentally clipped the wrong
resistors (R35 & R36) but upon further examination everything was in order.
The 1 meg chips were also in the proper rows/banks, etc. All wires and cables
were intact also. The mac still would not startup properly.
He took the machine to a local Mac dealer who said it was a fried
CPU (I believe) and charged him > $400 for a replacement. Does this seem in
order? My friend says that he didn't touch any of the other components and
such, so just how sensitive are these inner components to the human presence.
Any information would be greatly appreciated...(his dad didn't appreciate the
VISA charge and would like some answers.) Thanks!