Trying to fix computer.. having a couple problems.

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

  1. carriedieanna macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2006
    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


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    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

    Dec 31, 2006
    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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