Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
My home computer just died this past weekend....It's a Mac G3 Desktop 266mHz
upgraded with a MAXpowr Newertechnology 400mHz G4 card.
It's running OS 9.2.2 and has a maximum of 192 MB RAM.
I've added a USB card, an IXMicro video card and everything has been working
great with this setup for over a year...
Then in just the past week it started freezing up for no reason...doing very
mundane tasks, even on startups...Saturday morning I ran Norton's and
TechTool Pro and both found only very minor problems that were fixed (bundle
bits, mod. dates, etc.). All media and surface scans came up ok...I even ran
a lot of the expert tests on Tech Tool. And the drive was completely
optimized and defragged. All things that I do on a relatively regular basis.
I restarted and it froze minutes after being up and running...then upon
restarting it froze a mere seconds upon use. After that it started freezing
while it started up and then nothing.....she died (sniff-sniff).
I hit the power button and the fan would come on but no hardrive activity
noises and the green light on the front of the computer wouldn't come on.
I tried continually to do force restarts and occasionally I would get the
green light to come on but the startup would never progress passed the
initial gray screen. I disconnected all devices that were unnecessary I
opened the case and checked over all connections and cleaned all dust out
with air. Still nothing... now all I get is the fan spinning upon powering
up and the "no sync input" message on my blank monitor. No light and no
I plan on getting a new system soon, but I need to retrieve a bunch of files
from the old machine...I NEED HELP... even a quick fix so I can copy files
over to an external USB HD... The machine has been a workhorse for me for
many years now and I know it's probably passed it's time, but I need just
enough to retrieve my files and let it rest.
Email me or post replys:
brombones (at) paonline (dot) com
Thanks in advance,