Pismo 400 Not Starting?

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Pismo 400 Not Starting?

Hey everyone... I have a Pismo 400/512/20Gig that won't start up. It's running 10.3. It'll go to the Apple Logo with the spinning thing underneath it, the harddrive will read a little bit of data, and that's it. It'll stay like that until you turn it off. Same thing happens if you try to boot it off of a X CD. I'm thinking my daughter card is bad. One of the pins looks a little bent. I tried bending it back but it makes no difference. Tried the Open Firmware reset-NVRAM reset-all, PRAM batt, letting it sit over night with no power, reseated daughter card, swapped RAM..... nothing makes any difference.....

Any ideas?

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Nick

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non-starting Pismo

Hold down cmd-v before pressing the power button and keep it down until you see white text on a black background. THen report back with what it says…

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command line stopping

It stops at BSD root: dosl0s10, major 14, minor 9.

There are no errors... that's just where it stops at. Any help is appriciated!

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sounds like the OS

sounds like the OS is kinda screwed up. Just reinstall. If you have a mac OS 9.2 Disc or later, it should boot off of that. I doubt that the HD is bad, and neither is the system, or it wouldn't get to where you are. (especially on the CPU Card. It just plain wouldn't start up) Just get a hold of an OS 9.2 or later disc, and try that. The thing will also run Tiger nicely, so you can also pick that up.

If you reinstall, be sure to do an "Archive, and install" as that won't mess with your user folder and data. it will do like OS 9 does, and move it to a folder on the HDD.

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Won't start off cd....

It will not boot off the CD either. It loads so far, then stops. A panther CD also. I tried getting it to boot off of my PB G4's startup DVD... stops also. Will try the Tiger DVD next.

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PM Me

I have Mactest pro G3 disc image (has 9.2 on it) that you can burn to cd, and then use that to figure out what it is. It might likely be that you have bad memory.

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Still... no

Well, just attempted to boot off the CD and it stopped at the same place. Boot root: disk1... yada yada.... this thing has me stumped!

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do you have an OS 9 cd?

it may be that OS X does not like the memory, or, like I said, the memory is going out and OS X is a little tempermental about it.

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I might have a service manual for the pismo.

I might have a service manual available for the pismo. Of course, I can neither confirm or deny the existence of such a document, but if you were to PM me, we might be able to workout a transfer. Wink

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