I have a PowerMac G3 (gray, tower,266mhz, 1997).
After 2 minutes of working it froze.
After that, not possible to restart:
hardrive spins for few seconds, but screen doesnt turn on and no "opening chime" sound.
After a long rest (approx one hour), turn mac on with success: chime, screen on, loading extensions,...and
run test (succesfully) with TechToolPro. Just after that the Mac freezes and back to square one.
I tried to:
*Remove one by one the RAM cards.
*Remove PCI card (video).
*Remove Video/sound card (?), i.e.
where the audio/video output and input sockets are.
I tried both of the ram cards on another mac and they work fine.
I booted using mac OS
9.1 (both from cd and from hard drive). but this only
works after a long period wothout using the mac
(hours). the longer the break, the longer the time i
can use the mac before it freezes. i am using a power
266 Mhz (1997).
dem ram: J3 32Mb. J4 64Mb.
I use tech tool pro 2 for checking.
this morning it gave an error in the finder info test.
again, it worked very well but after that it freezed
and restarting doesn't go pass the chime.
i tried to reset pram and even removed the litium
battery for ten minutes. No success.
thank you very much.
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