g4 quicksilver startup problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bfreer, May 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 24, 2008
    #1
    Please help me
    my G4 quicksilver has resently decided that it doesnt want to work. when i press the power button the light and fans come on but then cut out again after about a second. any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    Jun 16, 2004
    #2
    I had a problem similar to that with my QS. My problem was that I had too many buss powered USB devices connected to a PCI USB2 card.
    Have you tried resetting the PMU (a little button on the mother board, right next to the internatl battery)?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yer i tried it a few times with no luck :(
    and i have now pulled the machine out from the desk so nothing is plugged into it apart from the power and monitor
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    May 12, 2009
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    G4 quicksilver startup problems

    i had the same problem and i tried almost everything.
    it resolved itself by imobilising the big fan with a pensil (under the power supply) for a second or two, while starting up.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Feb 15, 2008
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    Have you checked the voltage on your PMU battery? Replacing that will cost a couple of bucks and has worked for me on two different machines.
     

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