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Wallstreet clicks when trying to start up

Message #1 - Posted 2004/07/27 - Prospero Spooks

Instead of the old organ-note sound at start-up, my Wallstreet just makes a rapid clicking sound and doesn't start.

It was working fine for a couple of days with a new hard drive and new install of OS 10.2.8 (previously running 9.2) Then I shut it down and moved to a different place in the house. I plugged in the power brick and went to restart, but heard no sound.

I notice if I hold down the power key I get a clicking sound; fast if I'm using the power brick, slower with the battery. In time with the clicks I can see a faint flash on the edges of the dark screen.

Can anybody HE'P me??!!

Please let me know if these symptoms mean something to you. I'll be very grateful if you can suggest some way I can get this machine going again.

Thanks much

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Message #2 - Posted 2004/07/28 - Jeff Wechter

Previously, Prospero Spooks wrote:

Instead of the old organ-note sound at start-up, my Wallstreet just makes a rapid clicking sound and doesn't start.

It was working fine for a couple of days with a new hard drive and new install of OS 10.2.8 (previously running 9.2) Then I shut it down and moved to a different place in the house. I plugged in the power brick and went to restart, but heard no sound.

I notice if I hold down the power key I get a clicking sound; fast if I'm using the power brick, slower with the battery. In time with the clicks I can see a faint flash on the edges of the dark screen.

Can anybody HE'P me??!!

Please let me know if these symptoms mean something to you. I'll be very grateful if you can suggest some way I can get this machine going again.

Reset Power Manager. There's a recipe on the back of the PB, but I believe it's Control+fn+Shift+Power Key. This usually fixes mine when this happens.

Jeff

Message #3 - Posted 2004/07/31 - Peter H.

Reset Power Manager. There's a recipe on the back of the PB, but I believe it's Control+fn+Shift+Power Key. This usually fixes mine when this happens.

Usually, but on a maxed-out machine, this clicking is an indication of the Power Manager board itself being overloaded.

Reduce the RAM and plug-ins as needed to get the machine to reliably start every time, then work back up.

This never happens with my /233 WS IIs, but happens very frequently on my /300 WS IIs.

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