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I was given a 9600/300 tonight! woot!

320MB RAM
4GB HD
ATI Rage128 video card with VIVO
TwinTurbo 128 video card
10/100 network card
ATTO SCSI card (68-pin)
24X SCSI CD-ROM
Zip 100
MacOS 9.1

Apparently it was an AVID video workstation in its past life, and had fallen on some hard times. The finder quits and error 3 comes up when booting, then it locks up.

I've replaced the PRAM battery, backed up the System folder and am reinstalling 9. So far, so good.

Even with the issues, I can see why these machines are so well liked - it's quick!

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Great score!

That's a killer machine, very expandable, built like a tank. Congrats! Biggrin

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Just 1 problem...

I added a 9GB UW SCSI drive to the ATTO Controller, instslled 9.2.2 to it and set it as the startup partition. When the 9600 is cold started, there is no video, then it sounds like glass breaking. If a warm reset (control-command-power) is done, it starts without a problem. I checked the drive, and the 9GB is not set to delay the drive motor.

Any other suggestions?

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Breaking glass

Thats its death chime I presume... maybe you should shuffle the RAM arround and try to find the faulty one(if any). Could be ROM or motherboard too.

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Humm...my 8600 does that too,

Humm...my 8600 does that too, only no death chime. It used to be hard starts no, warm starts OK, but after a while even that didn't work. Blush

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Found the problem

It turned out to be one of the 64MB DIMMS.... drat! Sad

Looks like time to invest in one of the OWC's 4-pack of 128MB DIMMs! Acute

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