Trying to fix computer.. having a couple problems.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carriedieanna, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. carriedieanna macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I'm trying to fix my brother's powermac g4 500. I purchased a new logic board for it and installed it. These are the problems i'm having so far:

    1) I have to zap the pram before every boot or it won't boot. I have a brand new battery.

    2) I've installed 9.2.2 on it (per my brother's request) and everytime I boot it up it tells me "the built-in memory test has detected a problem". Allows me to say ok and continue booting.

    Any idea's would be so helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Sounds like you should take seriously the warning that says you have bad memory... Take out the memory chips, and install them one at a time, rebooting to see which one triggers the warning.
     
  3. carriedieanna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, yes! Fixed!! We pulled a memory chip that works with this mac out of an old pc and now everything is working properly!! Chime works, i don't have to zap pram. Thank you for your help. :)
     

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