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Thread: Diagnosis needed: applecare closed; nerves shot

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    Dear Gurus and allȡcheck this.

    I installed 2 IBM 36GB 10,000 rpm hard drives to my new, just delivered, G4 dual 867 mhz; they shipped it with one Seagate 36G 10,000.

    I set the I.D. jumpers at 2 and 4 as the controller was set at zero.

    I boot. Fineȡall three spin up. I Open system profiler. Fine. All three are recognized except it says that my I.D 2 drive is at I.D. 1...

    Fine, so I open Disk utility to set up raid: it sees all three drives: then freezes.

    Nothing works. I force shutdown by holding power down as per instructions.

    Wait. then try to reboot: THREE LOUD BEEPS, then power button flashes.

    So: I unplug the drives, remove. No help.

    Three loud beeps is all I get, then I have to force shut down.

    What can I do? What happened?

    In your hands...
    Richard

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    ME AGAIN (newbie mistake):

    I triple checked everything and saw my mistake:
    I mis-I.D.ed the third drive on the chainȡI put the jumper on fourth post, not the thirdȡmental error!

    That jumper configuration specifies nothing:

    How much damage have I caused?

    System will not boot: like I said just three loud beeps, then flashing power button; drive bay still removed.

    What to do?

    Richard

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    so...

    Apple says Three BEEPS on start-up = memory failure;
    it's a coincidence, they're sorry, and will replace the whole machine.

    Seriously....

    Oh well.
    Case closed.

    Richard

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    Had the 3 beeps from a 733 after adding memory. Pulled it and it booted fine again. The same "bad" memory worked fine in another older G4 with 100 Mhz bus, so I appears to be correct that the 3 beeps are indeed a memory test "failure" notice.

    Funny they are replacing the whole box and not just the memory first...but good for you.

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