B/W G3 making one short "bong" on startup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by munckee, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    and then doesn't display anything? Anyone know what the scoop is on this?

    It's a found machine, so for all I know, it could be toast. It has no sticks of ram in it (but doesn't the PM have enough built in to start it up?). Yes, before you ask, it has a hard drive in it. Haven't tried booting from a disk yet or anything.

    It also turns off immediately on a hard shut down (don't have to hold the power key down to turn it off).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Without RAM, it won't do much.

    All the openfirmware machines are ROM-in-RAM, so they need RAM and a HD with the ROM file to get past the initial bong.

    And no RAM sticks, means ZERO ram on the motherboard -- none soldered to the MB.
     
  3. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Guess I'll have to hunt down a stick or two.
     
  4. disconap macrumors 68000

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    It takes PC100 or PC133 mac compatible ram. If you just want a stick to boot, it'll probably only cost you like $15 for a 64 or 128mb stick.
     

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