Resetting the motherboard

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2002
    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.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    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...
  3. macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    Look for it near your battery. Don't hold it down, as the battery will drain very quickly.

  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2002
    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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