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CUDA reset switch

Message #1 - Posted 2001/11/30 - Steve Hix

Previously, Bobbie wrote:

Does anyone know where the CUDA reset switch is located and what it looks like. I am having trouble getting my G4 to really shut down - shuts down, but if I don't turn off the power strip, it will not reboot and the clock hangs at whatever time the shutdown was. I've been advised to try reseting the CUDA switch which is somewhere on the mother board "in front of the PCI slots" or "to the right of the battery". Neither location appeared to have a reset switch, but then I'm not sure what I'm looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Look for a *very* small round pushbutton switch in the middle of a small square box on the motherboard.

Message #2 - Posted 2001/11/30 - Bobbie

Previously, Steve Hix wrote:

Previously, Bobbie wrote:

Does anyone know where the CUDA reset switch is located and what it looks like. I am having trouble getting my G4 to really shut down - shuts down, but if I don't turn off the power strip, it will not reboot and the clock hangs at whatever time the shutdown was. I've been advised to try reseting the CUDA switch which is somewhere on the mother board "in front of the PCI slots" or "to the right of the battery". Neither location appeared to have a reset switch, but then I'm not sure what I'm looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Look for a *very* small round pushbutton switch in the middle of a small square box on the motherboard.

Thanks, I'll try looking for that. Hope this works.

B

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Message #3 - Posted 2001/11/30 - Neill Massello

Bobbie wrote:

Does anyone know where the CUDA reset switch is located and what it looks like. I am having trouble getting my G4 to really shut down - shuts down, but if I don't turn off the power strip, it will not reboot and the clock hangs at whatever time the shutdown was. I've been advised to try reseting the CUDA switch which is somewhere on the mother board "in front of the PCI slots" or "to the right of the battery". Neither location appeared to have a reset switch, but then I'm not sure what I'm looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The button they are talking about is no longer referred to as the CUDA but as the PMU (Power Management Unit) reset button. Go to Apple's web site <http://www.apple.com> and do a search in the Knowledge Base on the word "PMU". You will eventually get to a page that tells you where the button is located on your particular model and gives instructions on how to do a reset. I suggest that you print the page and follow its directions carefully.

FWIW, I don't think resetting the PMU will solve your problem. It sounds more like a disk problem or software conflict that is causing a crash at shutdown. When this occurs, does the reset button work? Have you run a disk repair utility (Norton, TechTool, DiskWarrior)?

Message #4 - Posted 2001/12/01 - Bobbie

Previously, Bobbie wrote:

Previously, Steve Hix wrote:

Previously, Bobbie wrote:

Does anyone know where the CUDA reset switch is located and what it looks like. I am having trouble getting my G4 to really shut down - shuts down, but if I don't turn off the power strip, it will not reboot and the clock hangs at whatever time the shutdown was. I've been advised to try reseting the CUDA switch which is somewhere on the mother board "in front of the PCI slots" or "to the right of the battery". Neither location appeared to have a reset switch, but then I'm not sure what I'm looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Look for a *very* small round pushbutton switch in the middle of a small square box on the motherboard.

Thanks, I'll try looking for that. Hope this works.

B

Relax - this isn't real life, it's usenet. ;-)

Turns out it was a software problem. But I did find the reset switch - must have worked because it reset my date to 6/27/56. And that didn't solve the problem, but when I disconnected by external CD burner (Iomega Zip CD 650) from the USB hub before shutting down everything works fine!

B

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