mac pro 1,1 odd restart issue

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jesselorenawesome, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. jesselorenawesome macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    Hi guys, I have a mac pro 1,1 quad core, 16 gig of ram, and yesterday during some updates to lion, it went to restart, and and didn't chime and all you could here was an odd click of either a hard drive or one of the super drives, never heard this before, so i don't know what to do, a few people say change the battery on the motherboard, and some say its just a ram problem…. its been working awesome so far, so any realistic "i have the correct answer" people would be awesome to tell me how to solve this because it is a kind of a pain in the ass when it does this. The computer still shutdown and restarts fine.. so no worries there.
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    If there's no chime when a chime is expected: try a reset of NVRAM.

    Have you tried Apple Hardware Test?
  3. jesselorenawesome thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2016
    sadly i don't have the disc for that, i could find it on the web right?

    i tried to reset the nvram BUT … it wouldn't let me finish the restart….. sounds more and more like a ram issue, I wish i could afford the straight apple 16GB of ram in the puppy, but i bought this stuff off a swap group a while back and it came out of a mac pro 1,1 as I am hearing all over the inter webs it seems more likely that the ram and the machine don't like each other
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    unless its the apple ram made for the machine….
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    If yours is a Mac that requires an original Apple 'Applications Install Disc 2' then you'll probably not find a usable image of that disc on the web.

    If you suspect a problem with memory, you'll find some suitable utilities with Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD).
  5. VAGDesign macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2014
    Search over eBay for "Mac Pro 1,1 RAM" and see prices. Don't need Apple memory, only certified Apple memory with ECC and heatsink.

    Could be the HDD that clicks and warns you to replace it.
    Could be the SuperDrive that seeks for disc at boot.

    If you turn it off completely and then power it on, do you hear the chime?
    Do you have the volume muted while on OSX?

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