My previous post, about Cocktail #1, clearly documents the “easy one.” This second one is gonna be another story. It has a very dead monitor, and a non-functional board. I have not yet benched the monitor, but it has no neck glow, which is never a good sign.
The board has problems, but at least I know it is not the CPU as I already swapped it, and I know that it is not a power problem on the second Cocktail, because the board has the same behavior in Cocktail #1.
Swapped all socketed chips to no effect — they all work on the other board. Power points seemed right on the board, but I put it into my working cabinet to verify… and while doing so I managed to cross GND with a +5v trace and smoked R30 quite nicely on my AR-II board.
I have replaced it, but am still getting voltages that are too high. Gonna have to hunt other likley suspects…
As far as the board goes, I am gonna have to break out the Fluke 9010 to work on this one… Right after building an adapter for it so I cam power it up on the bench.
The monitor I should know more about once I have it on the bench and take a good look at it while I am capping it (and doing the sync upgrade).