030/040/601 Troubleshooting for DayStar Digital Upgrades
Steps in Troubleshooting Your Upgrade
Verify the following: Running System 7.5.1 (or Mac OS
8.x for PowerPC), All add-in cards, extensions, CDEVs and
application software are the latest versions and in the
case of PowerPro and Turbo 601, are PowerPC compatible.
Hard Drives are using the latest updated drivers with
"blind transfers" off.
Review the DayStar Tech Notes and FAQs on 030/040/601
If no crash/lockup, then add an extension, or card
and reboot until you find the problem piece.
If crash/lockup, then you most likely have a board
problem, go to step 8.
At this point, you most likely have a defective
board. Your only alternatives at this point are to either
remove it and return to the original mode of the
computer, or to search the online newsgroups to find a
used working board for sale. If in the future other
alternatives arise, we will post them on this page.
For additional assistance, you can visit the news groups
and post questions which most often are quickly answered at
comp.ss.mac.system and comp.ss.mac.hardware.misc
System software up to System 8.x only.
Again, as earlier discussed, DayStar 030/040 upgrades
are only certified through System 8.x. While you may have
limited success running with later System software, we
cannot ensure compatibility. The later systems have
introduced problems which disable upgrade compatibility
in many cases. Apple has also changed its policy of 100%
downgradable compatibility. This decision and the
resulting incompatibilities are the primary reasons
DayStar discontinued the 030/040/601 upgrade product
CDEVs and application software are the latest
For the latest versions of the DayStar software,
please visit our download
section. Often, an add-in card may develop problems which
affect the performance of the DayStar upgrades. To ensure
that you have a clean system, you need to minimize all
Custom, clean install, for any Macintosh
Selecting a clean install will ensure that
incompatible software is removed from the active System
Folder (moved to "Previous System Folder"). You can
perform a clean install by selecting 'options' in the
installer of newer software, or for 7.x installers: once
the installer in launched, select custom install, for any
Macintosh, typing "command k" will present a dialog which
gives you the option of performing a "clean
If your system continues to fail, visit our repair
section for more information.