Colour Classic almost starting up...

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Joined: Sep 23 2007
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Hi,
I have a Colour Classic, which has been sitting a while without a battery (the batter y was working but pulled for another machine) I'm guessing maybe a week or 2 without a battery on the board. The battery was still usable in another machine (it's a fairly new battery).

Now that I've put it back, the machine is no fully starting up.

When turning on, I get the standard chime for starting up, but then it's followed by a longer chime, almost a short tune! The screen turns on and is blue. That's it. Doesn't seem to move on from that point.

Googling brought up some issues, but none seem to have worked. I've tried the Command + Option + P + R to no avail. There's no PRAM switch on the board. There's nothing in any Service or User Manuals that I can see. What does the chime/tune mean?

Thanks in advance,

Alan.

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Joined: Jan 14 2007
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Bad ram, Mrs. Torrance . . .

Hey,

More than likely it's the RAM. Reseat it if you can and clean the RAM chip contacts with a pencil eraser (if people still have those).

William
www.williamahearn.com

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Joined: Sep 23 2007
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Spot on. I removed the RAM (w

Spot on. I removed the RAM (why didn't I try that earlier?) and it sprung into life. Tried the eraser and some alcohol and still no luck with the chip tho. I'm just happy it's not dead Smile

Thanks for your help

Alan.

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Joined: Jul 13 2007
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I feel it is motherboard problem

change motherboard.and try it.if you press keyboard and no work.I have this experence.so you can press key and powerup.just show blue screen.so I guess it should be motherboard.