View Full Version : Altair 680 repair question (missing LED)

February 20th, 2014, 04:02 PM
I haven't done anything to it yet other than realize it's quite a different animal than the 8800, but mine is missing an LED (or perhaps it broke) on the front panel. Simple question but if it's missing would it still be able to boot or does it rely on that circuitry/drain to operate properly? Just looking for a second guess other than my own in case I'm about to do something stupid.

February 21st, 2014, 04:24 AM
No, will not matter but it is a symptom that there may be other issues. Powered on yet?
I suggest you do a round of electrical tests to start. The MITS manual walks you through the final check out procedure. You can disconnect the front panel board from the main board when it is time for repairs.