I use my Cube as a doorstop

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by DonSL777, Sep 29, 2003.

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    About two years ago I went to start up my Cube, and it just wouldn't "stay" turned on for more than a split second. This is extremely difficult to describe in text, but it went "DONGGGGG... blaaaaaaah" to shut down mode again. No dice on getting a solid start using a CD and so on and so on. It feels like a hardware problem.

    Anybody else experienced this? Since I have five other Macs here too (2 G4s, a Wallstreet PB, and an iMac), I've never bother to get too worked up over my Cube doorstop. I can't justify the expense of bringing it to be fixed, but I hate to just see it sitting there looking great but completely cold and silent (just like my ex-wife).

    Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    mnkeybsness

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    did you try resetting the PMU? i'm not sure where it is on the cube, but i know it should be a little button on the motherboard...or related to that, may need a new internal battery.
     
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    beez7777

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    i'll buy it for 50 bucks. seems like a waste to use it as a doorstop.
     
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    hvfsl

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    Its worth at least $300, because you can take the bits out like the HD and G4 chip, and sell separately.
     
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    Dont Hurt Me

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    sounds like a hard drive but ill give you 75 bucks for it.
     
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    evoluzione

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    it could be the power/proximity switch. have you tried powering it up with nothing else close to it that could interfere (either physically or through RF)?
     
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    hehe, our own little ebay here. 90 bucks.

    BEN
     
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    dongmin

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    Re: I use my Cube as a doorstop

    ha ha. nice try, troll.
     
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    Re: Re: I use my Cube as a doorstop


    I'm too puzzled to respond. Would you please be so kind as to explain what that means?

    As for the other replies, I'll take a look at it again (I know I have the power cord around here somewhere). If I still can't get it to respond, it's up for grabs to whomever feels it's worth what you're willing to spend on it.
     
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    applemacdude

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    Re: Re: I use my Cube as a doorstop

    He/She doesnt sound like a troll to me... Dont be mean
     

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