Performa 6400 Trouble

It only boots up to where it shows the date in the upper right, then locks the cursor.

I’ve tried booting from CDs with systems 7.6.1, 8.5, 9.1, and every boot key combination including zap pram, with same results.

Sometimes the boot volume will show in the upper right, including the first partition of the internal hard drive.

Sometimes Disk First Aid runs and says it’s fixed but still, just a blank screen, maybe one icon, the time, and a frozen cursor.

Must be some chip burned out but I keep wondering if it’s software planned obsolescence. The machine is dated 10/23/96! Hate to give it up. I use it for SCSI Drivers and its Audio-Visual capabilities.


Error code 0x8002006D

Had a problem burning CDs (DVDs burned fine). A search online uncovered many people with the same problem, plus a variety of suggested solutions.

What I did was give my PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-117D device a blast of pressurized air from The Blaster Pressurized Air Duster through the open door AND replaced my Fujifilm CD-R blanks with Maxell CD-R.

Maxell works for me at the slower burn speed, but still problematic.  The PC at Long’s couldn’t read it at all.

So, I bought some Sony blanks and went through the whole process again, burning some jpegs to get printed at Long’s.  So far, so good.