When I turned on my Powermac G4 earlier, I expected it to spring to life. Instead, all I got was 3 beeps. No video, the drives spin up, etc. But it doesnt do anything, none of the chips get hot at all. x.x I think I'm gonna cry... :'(
Hold Command+Option+P+R while starting up. This time, after 3 chimes, let go. The chimes are good.Reanimation_LP said:Thank you for the help. Its not beeping anymore, but it wont send the video signals too. I've tried all the PCI slots. x.x
Keep holding command + option + P + R, it will give you the "startup" chime, but keep holding that key combination through three cycles of the chime. It takes a while.Reanimation_LP said:Tried that. Didnt do anything. Thing only chimes once x.x
YAY... glad to hear that. I had that happen to me about 2 years ago. very scary for us who have no idea whats going on. Good thing for places like this!Reanimation_LP said:Thanks everyone ^-^ Its back up and running, had to hold down the keys for a REALLY LONG TIME. Never chimed, but all of a sudden it gave me video.
yes... they have to be mac cards. they don't contain the same bios code.Heilige said:I have the same problem with my powermac g4 yikes as well and resetting the pram doesn't give me a picture.. I upgraded the rage 128 to a radeon 7000 32mb card and... no picture on either of my monitors.. I also pressed the button on the motherboard and removed the battery same problem continues :-(
Does the video card have to be a mac version? My brother in-law said no since he installed radeon 7500s in quicksilvers