G3 B&W grey screen at startup
December 10, 2001 12:07PM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
My G3 B&W has a grey screen at startup.... have you ever seen that before? somebody told me it is somewhat related with the battery. Is it true?
Reply 1 of 6
December 11, 2001 2:11AM
Mine does, too, I think. I never thought that was unusual, though. What is it supposed to be? It starts with a gray screen then eventually goes to blue with the MacOS sign as it loads up.
Reply 2 of 6
December 11, 2001 3:41AM
yes but mine stays grey... it never goes to the blue screen
Reply 3 of 6
December 12, 2001 1:33AM
...meaning your computer never reaches the boot stage? Sounds like a serious hardware problem.
Reply 4 of 6
December 12, 2001 1:43AM
[quote]Originally posted by Randycat99:
<strong>...meaning your computer never reaches the boot stage? Sounds like a serious hardware problem.</strong><hr></blockquote>
doesnt sound like a serious hardware problem at all, does it chime? do you get any sound? beeps?
take out the ram and pop back in 1 by 1, hold the cuda switch for 15 seconds- it's on the motherboard, there are 2 grey buttons near the chip, 1 is the power and the other is the cuda
take out the battery on the board and swap it with a $5 one from radioshack... just take yours in and ask for one of em
try those out and get back to us
Reply 5 of 6
December 12, 2001 1:36PM
Also remove all peripherals--both internal and external. Add them back one by one to isolate the culprit.
I had this problem with an iMac and this was Apple's troubleshooting process. It worked.
BTW, it's not related to the battery, I don't think.
Reply 6 of 6
December 15, 2001 9:00AM
Can you boot from a CD?