I have a pismo 500/384 megs ram, 6gig HD, zip 100 drive and of course the very dead battery. The pismo has a few issues, one of them being a bad cpu fan. I ordered one and have installed it. After I put the machine back together and powered it up it got half way thru the boot and came up the black box in the middle of the screen and said I needed to restart my computer.
Of course panic set in. I went back and rechecked and reseated all the connections that I had removed. Restarted the computer and it chimed but no picture and after about 3 minutes or so it gave 3 beeps. so I went back and reseated the top memory chip. Same problem. So I pulled it out and the pismo booted right up. I have a 128 memory chip and tried that one. same problem remove it and the computer will boot right up.
I have a few 32meg ram chips, So I tried one of those and the pismo boots right up. so I tried several of them and no problem but anything bigger and its no boot. Whats odd is that it has worked flawlessly with 256 on the top and a 128 on the lower for the last month or so. Any ideas??. I have zapped the Pram and no change. Is it possable to have a ram chip die just that quick??. I am scratching my head. any suggestions.
BTW yes I was grounded while changing the fan out