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Posted on 1998-10-23
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I have just recieved a Mac II CX. It seems to have alot of memory and runs a 33.6 modem but that is all I know about  it. I am trying to make my cannon color bubble jet printer work with it, but every time I plug it in the menu options do not work and the computer will not start. My next question is: How do i turn it off? There is a shutdown option in the menu, but every time i use it it simply reboots the computer. PLEASE HELP ME.
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WileyKat earned 50 total points
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A IIcx, huh? Hmmmm....

Firstly, unlplug EVERY cable that goes into your computer.
Now, plug in the keyboard, the mouse, the power, and the monitor.
Turn on the computer.
If the Shutdown command still reboots, I'd say your trouble is in a corrupted System file. Obtain a copy of System 7.1 (I believe it's a free download from ftp.apple.com, or have it on disk). Install the system from scratch, saving the modem and printer extensions only.
Now if it still doesn't work right, something is very wrong, and I can't help you.
If that works, put the modem extensions back in the System Folder and get the modem working.
If that works, put the printer extensions back in the System Folder, and connect the printer. If it doesn't boot, something is wrong with the serial port and there's nothing I can do.
If that works, you should be all set. Turning it off should be as simple as choosing Shutdown, waiting for the OK message, and hitting the switch.
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by:hansriet
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NO NO NO. On the back of your computer is a little obnoxious switch which you can turn with a screwdriver or a small coin. In one position it always starts up the computer when power is applied, so the computer could be used as a server in the old days and would automatically reboot after a power failure.

In the other position of the switch your Mac behaves like you expect.

Regards, Hans
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oh yeah, that thing. forgot about that annoying little switch :(. reject my answer and give hansriet some points.
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