Beep codes at boot
Thursday this machine was just. fine. Today while I try to upgrade the software, it refuses to boot and the screen stays dark. And a beep.
There’s a beep every 5 seconds or so which translates to “no memory/bad memory” or “memory can’t be found” . That’s important because I need to know what constitutes “memory found” ? I’ve tried three memory sticks in the left or right port. Nothing but the beep every 5 seconds.
Shouldn’t it not beep like that but change if the memory is bad ?
Boy, this went sideways… before I go into machines again rather than swap parts, I need to upgrade my technique. The molex connectors and wiring were extremely fragile. I also need a way to document where each screw goes back to…
And all this for nothing. Check out the photos. Far as I can tell ,,, no battery. Since it won’t boot, I can’t use “about this Mac”, the serial number is worn away . So I checked others in the series. They don’t match either.
Any Thoughts ? Anyone ?
I’s getting more complicated than I have energy for. The screen is dark but I’ve not disturbed the display in any way.
I would have said “No, Nope, No Way there’s a battery. Then I thought batteries can be much different, lie inside of something, or really small. Check out this photo
Inside the yellows circle, as big as the screw hole next to it. I didn’t even try to remove it it’s so small.
Goodwill ReConnect program
I get my computer equipment through them One local store is sponsored to Reconnect by Dell. The donated systems have the drives and memory removed before they put it on the shelf. Every piece of computer equipment is available if they’ve had a donation.
As you can imagine theres a great demand, and Goodwill cannot announce in any way when they are putting stuff our for sale, what it is and the computers are taped so the insides aren’t available to potential buyers. There’s usually a big line and the Mac stuff has the most interest as there’s only a few.
Well, my last visit there was too strange. On the way in, someone literally stepped on my leg going in…
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