[G4] Old mini or other machine for cheap/free?

Harry A. Freeman harry at gifutiger.com
Thu Feb 23 14:13:31 PST 2012


Do you have another cable that connects between the 1st, the lower  
disk drive and the 133Mhz data buss.
If one one or more leads have gone bad you will not be able to load  
from your installed HD drives.
However the above doesn't explain why you can not boot from a DVD/CD  
because the DVD/CD drive uses the 66Mhz buss. Except that perhaps a  
couple of leads are shorted in the cable and is preventing any loading.


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On Feb 23, 2012, at 1:57 PM, Amir 'CG' Caspi wrote:

> Hi Harry,
> 	I thought I mentioned this in the original message but I did try a  
> RAM swap by doing exactly what you just suggested.  I do hear the  
> boot chime, yes.
> 						--- Amir
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2012, Harry A. Freeman wrote:
>> Amir,
>> Another thought, try removing all but one of your memory modules.  
>> If that doesn't help try removing that memory module and install  
>> another module in another slot.
>> As it could be a memory module or the slot that a good memory  
>> module is installed.
>> Another question that you may have already answered is "When you do  
>> a reboot" do you get the "quick and dirty memory test" chime. It's  
>> the chime that you should hear at boot time.
>> Cheers
>> Harry
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