Trouble Zapping Pram

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Attempting to fix a superdrive problem - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7117099#post7117099 - I wanted to zap my pram.

    I've tried zapping the pram as described in the help pages....but I don't seem to be getting a normal pram reset ( from what I've read, you hold down command / alt / P / R on start up, let it beep twice, let go of the keys and let it restart. But if I hold down the keys, it never beeps, just restarts - if I keep the keys pressed down, it just keeps restarting. ).

    Any ideas? :):(
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

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    #2
    Not to be a jerk, but are you sure you are holding down command/option/P/R, I know when I do the PRam reset on my wife's MB I accidentally hold the control key down thinking it's the option key, used to my MBP keyboard layout.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Not being a jerk at all Jon - all to easy to make a simple mistake, am I right in assuming the 'alt' key, is the 'option' key?
     
  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

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    Yes alt=option, sorry...
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, then I am not sure. I figured I would start with the easy stuff first.. Sorry for the non-help...
     

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