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

    Oct 27, 2005
    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).

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    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

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks. Guess I'll have to hunt down a stick or two.
  4. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    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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