WoooHooo ... My Falc is up again last weekend after my failed attempt to DIY my nvram battery back in 2005/6 (can't remember when...).
Just weeks after I got an TT off ebay, and chance upon this forum, I decide to have a go at my Falc. All that reading on nvram & blank screen topic helps.
My Falc came back to life after
- 1/ removing the HDD ( 300+ MB Toshiba HDD).
2/ downsizing my ram from 16MB to 4MB on the ATIN memory board.
Of course the time & nvram settings are scrambled on every reboot.
If I put back my Toshiba HDD = blank screen + ticking on the speaker (even when the memory jumper is set to 1 MB or 4 MB).
So now, I am using an IBM 1.6 GB HDD and 4 MB ram, and it seems to work.
My floppy is also playing up - luckily after installing the HDD drivers and some files on the HDD.
It seems to fail reading after sometime, and will not recover even after a reboot.
However, if I place a 720MB floppy it will read it and works after that, even for 1.44 floppy.... until sometime later it decide to fail again. (cycle repeats).
So anyone have any ideas why it is behaving this way?
1/ Cannot use the old (previously working) HDD.
2/ Cannot use 16 MB while jumper to 4 MB works (same memory & adapter)
3/ Floppy drive unable to read and needs to recalibrate using a 720MB diskette.