I have a PowerMac G4 (450Mhz 2000 model). It has an issue which I believe could be a result of a dead PRAM battery, but I can't say for sure. If I turn on the PowerMac, my display will remain saying 'NO SIGNAL'. If I turn off my Mac, press the PMU(?) button that's next to the PRAM battery, on the motherboard, I end up getting a signal on the monitor. However, the fix is only per startup. So, if I were to power the machine off and then turn it on again, the same issue would rise and I would have to repeat the temporary fix again and again. So is this a result of a dead PRAM battery, or what? It seems odd that a dead PRAM batter would cause this. Normally a dead battery just doesn't keep the time and date once the computer shuts off.