PM G4 FW800 RAM slots playing up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Markeh21, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Markeh21 macrumors newbie

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    FW800 single 1Ghz, if the third slot is the only populated one then it works fine. The third slot won't work if anything else is populated. The sticks are 2 512s and 2 256s and work fine in my other dual 867 MDD. Any ideas to attempt to fix this?
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

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    Have a feeling your MLB/dimm slot is at fault when handling multiple dimms.

    Is the machine dusty inside? Have you tried using compressed air to clear the inside?
     
  3. Markeh21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Suspect it was dust, blew it all out and put the RAM in 1 by 1 starting from slot 1 onwards, booting, checking About This Mac, shutting down, add another stick and it now works fine.
     

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