So do I have an ex wallstreet on my hands or is it just resting? For some time it has been unable to remember the date, time and keyboard settings if unplugged from the mains (so not very useful as a laptop). Then eventually it just refused to restart. I have tried all of the keyboard Zapps that people have suggested, and also left it plugged in for days to recharge the PRAM battery. All to no avail. Basically it chimes when you start up, runs through loading the extensions, then you get a tantalizing glimpsse of the desktop before it goes into a coma. The green LED blinks slowly and when you press the power button you get a repeated clicking that kind of sounds like a growl.
any ideas? it's got lovely plumage so I can't bear to see it go