A follow-up to my earlier posting about boot-up problems with my G4:
resetting the CUDA chip fixed it! Thank you, David, for suggesting
this. The funny thing is that when I got inside the tower and pressed
the button I was certain nothing happened. The button didn't seem to
move at all when I tried to depress it. Nevertheless, the unit booted
up just fine thereafter.
Meanwhile, I have saved the information about replacing the PRAM
battery, as I'm quite sure I've never done that. Who knows how much
time it has left. . . ?
Ms. Lynette R. Cook, Artist/Illustrator
Main Web Site: http://www.lynettecook.com
On Jan 27, 2014, at 9:58 AM, David Fierstein wrote:
> I used to have this problem on occasion, and it was fixed by
> resetting the CUDA chip. Pretty easy to do. It's a tiny button on
> the motherboard that you hold down for 10 seconds or so to reset.
> Here are the detailed instructions: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1939
> David Fierstein
> On Jan 27, 2014, at 9:28 AM, Lynette Cook <[log in to unmask]>
>> Hi Jim,
>> Ah, great suggestion! PRAM battery; yes, that definitely is worth a
>> try. Especially as my Google search turns up a highly rated Mac
>> repair place near Union Square in San Francisco - yikes! (No
>> parking, traffic. . . plus, as you say, the outlay of money to have
>> it looked at.)
>> I did just find a good YouTube video. It looks very easy. I'll go
>> get a battery and see how it goes. Crossing my fingers.
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