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Sleep on PowerbookG3 (Bronze) and Toshiba 40Gb 5400rpm drive

Message #1 - Posted 2003/07/14 - Stuart Norris

Hello Group,

I have two problems with my Powerbook G3 (bronze keyboard), running Mac OS X 10.2.6 with a 40 Gb Toshiba K4019GAX, (5400 rpm) drives. https://eshop.macsales.com/Item_Specials.cfm?ID=5434&Item=TOSMK4019GAX.

Problem 1
When the Laptop goes to sleep from inactivity I cannot awaken it. I have to unplug the power supply and the battery and wait for the led at the front ofthe screen to stop flashing, then I can reboot the Laptop. What can I do to resolve this problem?

Problem 2.
My Laptop has 192 Mb of RAM, but after a few hours of running if I reboot the computer only sees 64 Mb of RAM. Does this indicate a heat problem, or a possibly faulty 128 Mb memory card?

Any suggestions most welcome.

Thanks

Stuart

Message #2 - Posted 2003/07/15 - Stephen Grady

I have recently gone through a similar problem with my Wallstreet. Problem was originally well documented with newer IBM Travelstar drives, but seems to be cropping up with the Toshiba.

Problem is magnetics. Need to place a 'shield' on the hard drive.

Check out <http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso> for information. Do the search on Hard Drive, Toshiba, IDE, Powerbook Wallstreet 2 RageProLT

Previously, stuie_Stuart Norris wrote:

Hello Group,

I have two problems with my Powerbook G3 (bronze keyboard), running Mac OS X 10.2.6 with a 40 Gb Toshiba K4019GAX, (5400 rpm) drives. https://eshop.macsales.com/Item_Specials.cfm?ID=5434&Item=TOSMK4019GAX.

Problem 1
When the Laptop goes to sleep from inactivity I cannot awaken it. I have to unplug the power supply and the battery and wait for the led at the front ofthe screen to stop flashing, then I can reboot the Laptop. What can I do to resolve this problem?

Any suggestions most welcome.

Thanks

Stuart

Stephen Grady
stephen@gradydotca
(a dot is really is a .)

Message #3 - Posted 2003/07/15 - Harry F. Lockwood

Previously, Stephen Grady wrote:

I have recently gone through a similar problem with my Wallstreet. Problem was originally well documented with newer IBM Travelstar drives, but seems to be cropping up with the Toshiba.

Problem is magnetics. Need to place a 'shield' on the hard drive.

Check out <http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/drivedb/search.drivedb.lasso> for information. Do the search on Hard Drive, Toshiba, IDE, Powerbook Wallstreet 2 RageProLT

Previously, stuie_Stuart Norris wrote:

Hello Group,

I have two problems with my Powerbook G3 (bronze keyboard), running Mac OS X 10.2.6 with a 40 Gb Toshiba K4019GAX, (5400 rpm) drives. https://eshop.macsales.com/Item_Specials.cfm?ID=5434&Item=TOSMK4019GAX.

Problem 1
When the Laptop goes to sleep from inactivity I cannot awaken it. I have to unplug the power supply and the battery and wait for the led at the front ofthe screen to stop flashing, then I can reboot the Laptop. What can I do to resolve this problem?

Any suggestions most welcome.

Thanks

Stuart

The advice I got for the same machine, same problem, worked perfectly. Turn off the computer; press the (power manager) reset button located beside the modem jack, then wait at least 5 sec and restart.

Good luck.

HFL

Harry F. Lockwood

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Message #4 - Posted 2003/07/17 - Stuart Norris

Hi

Does this information apply to the Lombard as well as the Wallstreet?

Which end of the drive do I need to sheild? Is it the end near the CPU and memory cards or is it the end near the IDE interface and the out side of the laptop casing. The hard drive casing for the Lombard is a little different to the wallstreet and I cannot determine from the picture at the referenced web site which end to sheild.

I discovered my memory problem is realted to a faulty simm.

Thanks

Stuart

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