I have a wallstreet with OS 8.1 on it, and I has a weird boot problem. When I push the button to turn it on, I hear the chime and hear the HD spin up but then it just stops for about 10-45 seconds and just sits there, then it boots up just fine. Is this a problem? I has done this from OS 8-OS 10.2.8. Can I fix it? I have another HD that I could put in it, would help at all?
My Wallstreet does this too. I press the power button and it sits there for maybe thirty seconds maybe less then boots up.
P.S. Hey John, have you had any problems like I had voiced in my topic wallstreet oddities? please read it and see.
Spenser aka Mr. Goodbytes
Edit- Actually John I think the same thing your describing on your wallstreet used to happen to my PB 3400c
Mine does the same...among other, more serious problems, though.
Mine does something similiar, when you press power it waits about 30seconds to a minute before it spins up the hard drive. I dont think its really a problem
the computer rom tells it to cheak for ram the more you got the longer
it will take
hold down cmd-option-of
Then reset pram by holding down cmd-option-p-r until it chimes about 2-3 times
You might also try resetting the power manager by doing the following:
PowerBook G3 Series (M4753)
1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
2. Simultaneously press Shift-Fn (function)-Ctrl (control)-Power.
3. Wait 5 seconds.
4. Press the Power button to restart the PowerBook computer.
That "might" fix it.