PowerMac 5500/225 problems

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hoiye, my computer makes a whineing noise and it clicks at me, nothing happens when i press the power button, the diodes in the keyboard flash fast and dimly and the ethernet card's light flashes anything that i can do to fix it? the noise seems to be comming from the psu

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Well my 5400 did that...nasty old thing... erm I really couldn't figure out what was wrong, it's probably serious enough to render the computer useless, even after about 3 hours of poking around with its internals the problem didn't present itself to me- that thing's parked in a nice spot at the local dump now. Smile yup- I've kept my 6300 longer than a 5400.

You like your Macintosh more than me, don't you, Dave? Dave? Can you hear me, Dave...?

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Did you check the PRAM batter

Did you check the PRAM battery? Is the RAM seated correctly, and is it the right working RAM?

Jon.

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PRAM battery

well, it does the same thing with and without the motherboard, or the motherboard from any other of my 5xxx's

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I have a 5500 psu just sittin

I have a 5500 psu just sitting here and i tried it out. I found that a lose wircauses it to sometimes click. you would have to open the vase and find a white wire with 4 pins that goes to the psu and make sure it is connected. Otherwise my second guess is one of the capacitors.

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soory i had a few typos i mea

soory i had a few typos i meant wire causes instead of wircauses and case instead of vase

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Apple Ethernet CS II

how to turn on ethernet card? for PowerMac 5500/225