[rescue] Odd Mac startup problem

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Sun May 2 04:08:21 CDT 2004

> month and I cannot for the life of me find the cause.  Power it on, all
> the appropriate indicator lights come on, the hard drive spins up
> (actually, now, both hard drives spin up), but it doesn't boot.  Zip,
> nada, no sad mac, not even a vertical-blank signal to the monitor -- it
> just sits there.  Shut it off and immediately power it back on again,
> and on the second try, it boots flawlessly every time.

Same here with a Powermac 7300/166 upgraded to LittleJoe G3 card. Using
9G 10K rpm disk.

The battery trick would be worth trying.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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