newbie help emac

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  1. mjm1 macrumors newbie

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    Machine name - emac
    Machine model - powermac 6.4
    CPU type - PCG 4 1.1
    # of CPU s - 1
    CPU - 1.25
    L2 cache - 512 kb
    Memory - 256
    Bus speed - 167 mhz

    This computer came with no softwrae and erased HD
    I installed Tiger 10.4
    install was completed successfully
    When it I rebooted computer, it froze at start up.
    I used safe mood and it works.

    any help would be appreciated:confused:
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Do you know if the previous owner had problems with it? Did it kernel panic or just freeze? That sounds like it could be the eMac capacitor problem.
     
  3. mjm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont know the owner just freeze
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Did you install all of the updates for Tiger?
     
  5. mjm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just installed tiger 10. 4 no update, not connected to internet
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Try to at least update it to 10.4.11 if you can. If the problem is still there, a look at the capacitors might be in order.
     
  7. mjm1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I updated 10.11 Still wont boot at startup
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you can, you should check the capacitors. You can check some of them by removing the ram door on the bottom of the machine and looking inside of it. Capacitors are little cylinder shaped things. They have a flat silver coloured top on them. If the top is bulging or it appears to be leaking stuff, the capacitors are bad and need to be replaced. You will only be able to see some of the capacitors. To see the rest, you'd have to remove the white shell. Here is a web page with the position of the capacitors: http://www.ifixmaccomputers.com/emac-capacitor-repair-kit From the ram door hole, you'll only be able to see the top three capacitors. You can buy a replacement set from that site as well and replace them yourself.

    Another thing that could be failing is the hard drive. Have you reinstalled Tiger to make sure your installation isn't bad?
     

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