G4 Powerbook finally died

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  1. itchypony

    itchypony New Member

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    867mhz G4 TiBook (6 or 7 years old) gives 5 tones and won't start up. I've researched a bit online and it sounds like a bad logic board (motherboard?) :dunno:

    Can't find a solution. It's probably not worth fixing, but I miss it.
     
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    Have you tried reseating the memory?
     
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    No, but I will try that. I know I have one bad memory slot after trying to increase the RAM a couple years back. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Thank you so much for suggesting this. One of the plastic clips that holds the top RAM stick in place had become brittle and broken, so it wasn't holding the RAM down tight. The powerbook started up simply by me pushing it down in place. I used a toothpick to secure it after reading this: http://www.betalogue.com/2006/06/16/repairing-the-powerbooks-ram-slot-with-a-toothpick/

    I couldn't be happier. :)
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    :rofl: , you had the perfect excuse to get a new macbook...but you fixed it
     
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    I spoke too soon. Tonight I tried to start up and I got nothing but the tones again. I've been messing with it for an hour to no avail. Argh!
     

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