A couple of MDD Problems

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  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I picked up a cheap MDD locally, and am having a few problems with it that I'm hoping the folks here might be able to guide me on:

    This is an MDD 2003-the one released after the PM G5-with a single 1.25ghz.

    1. The startup chime from the internal speaker-as best as I can describe it-sounds like a fart. It sounds fine via external speakers, and all other sounds that I play through the internal speakers sound fine(although I haven't tried music or anything else that would really tax it).

    2. Probably more concerning(rather than annoying)-when I shut down the computer, it will seem "dead" until I unplug it and plug it back in. It will then work immediately. I've tried a PMU and PRAM reset, and it's still doing the same thing.
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    The internal speaker might be dirty or the foam has rotted away. Second, sounds like your PSU has some faulty caps. There is a ATX conversion cable forsale on-line.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have you tried removing the PRAM battery and then starting it without it? If it fires up every time it just needs a new battery. You will not hold clock info without a working battery though.
     
  4. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    And if it is constantly connected to the Internet, its not a problem since you can have it sync with an internet time server.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Although it can sometimes be able problem if connecting wirelessly and the security certificate for your keychain isn't valid in 2001.
     
  6. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Odd. My TiBook connects fine and syncs everytime. Maybe if you have done the 10.4.11 update...
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't happen on every computer, only those that have a keychain lock that isn't valid in the year 2001. The version of Mac OS X doesn't matter.
     
  8. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Okay, thanks for the info.
     

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