Resetting the motherboard

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Tall Guy, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    A week ago my good ol' G4 wouldn't start up anymore. I would push on the power-button, but nothing would happen, not even a sound or a hard-drive spinning so I took the machine to a repair-shop. It turned out that all they had to do was to "reset the motherboard".

    My question is: Is this a common problem ? How difficult is resetting the motherboard ? Is there just a button you have to press, or is it more involved than that ?
    Not that I'm planning to try it straight away, just curious.
     
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    idkew

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    Re: Resetting the motherboard

    just a little button somewhere. look around the 'board, you will see it. it is usually a small 4mm or so black circle button in an aluminium caseing...
     
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    alset

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    Look for it near your battery. Don't hold it down, as the battery will drain very quickly.

    Dan
     
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    timbloom

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    hold it one time for less than a second, holding it any longer can cause your PRAM battery to become your next fancy paperweight.
     

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