My Pismo Goes To Sleep & Freezes!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lnkhi, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. lnkhi macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2005
    My Pismo 400mhz workhorse goes to sleep when idle for a short time and won't wake up. The screen just freezes and the curser arrow is not visible. Sometimes playing with the keys wakes it up, most times I have to push the power button and restart.

    I have upgraded the RAM to 1GB and the two memory modules are not a matched pair, but both are recognized and counted up by the OSX Panther I am using.

    Any ideas? I have sleep mode turned off in the software.
  2. rogercoleman macrumors newbie


    Nov 1, 2005
    internal battery?


    I had similar problems with a Lombard but it would also periodically have difficulty starting up (I'd just get a blank screen).

    There were two things that came up as probable causes: bad cache RAM or the internal battery going flat. I also tried zapping the PRAM.

    Unfortunately I decided this was an unreasonably expensive things to fix so I've decided to retire it instead - I'm sad as it's been a great machine for 6 years!


    best wishes, Rog.

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