DP 1.25 wont wake up

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mdeschenes, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. mdeschenes macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2003
    I have several technical glitches that I would like to try an solve. Just received my new DP 1.25 and have had nothing but problems with it.

    First: when power saver on, it goes ’’to sleep’’ but will not wake up. The screen remains blacked out. I have to unplug it from the back as I cannot find a start button on this crappy white keyboard. Is there somewhere on the preferences that will make it wake up I have place the power manager to never sleep as I dont want to keep unplugging the computer to wake it up.

    Second; how can I change the keyboard option out of French mode. Everytime I try to push colon, semi-colon, question mark and the like, all I get are french accents over an e.

    Third; I tried loading VPC 6 (DOS) version then my own copy of XP home onto it. I allocated over the maximum ram (I have 1.25 Gb ram). When I try to open a PC file while in VPC, the computer crashes. I have experienced over a dozen serious crashes since starting up my new computer and I am getting very frustrated. It crashed so badly yesterday that I had to wipe out the hard drive and re-install OS X as the startup would not complete the full cycle.

    Fourth: Is there such a thing as a decent sound card for a Mac I would like something like Soundblaster audigy.

    Hopefully the wise can set me on the right path.

  2. altivec 2003 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Re: DP 1.25 wont wake up

    That sleep issue sounds bad :-( A while ago apple removed the power button from the keyboard. It is probably to press the reset button on the g4 than to unplug it. You probably should speak to apple.

    As far as a "Decent" sound card there are a couple of sound cards from m-audio and sound blaster. I have a m-audio audiophile 2496 in my Powermac G4.

    Hope you are able to solve your problem
  3. teabgs macrumors 68030


    Jan 18, 2002
    behind you
    The power button is on the front of your machine.

    To wake it up...what do you do?

    I feel like I shouldn't have to ask but....did yu try hitting any of the keys?

    Another question for you: Does your computer stop being noisy when it sleeps?

    did you select french as the language when going through the installer???? honestly...?

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