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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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MDD will not start up from HD

I have an old MDD 1.25 dual, 1 gig of ram running leopard. Last night it started freezing and when I went to restart it, the screen stayed on the grey apple and spinning wheel. I put in the install disk and could not access the disk in disk utility. It showed, but was unable to repair the disk. Since it is 6 years old I chalked it up to a dead hd. Now this is not the only hd in the machine there are 2 others, but the other one I tried would not accept leopard. So, I got another hd and threw it in. The install went great, but when it finished, it got stuck on the apple logo and the spinning wheel. There is one other thing there is not "bong" at start up, no sound at all.
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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I can use the install disk fine and the diagnostic disk showed no problems.
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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May not be the issue but I would start by replacing the PRAM battery. Should be able to find a battery for this for around $10. Uses a 1/2 AA (3.6V Lithium) be sure to note pole orientation when you remove the old one.
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Thanks, I will try that. I did not know it could cause this. Would the Source carry this or WalMart?
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Looks like the second install worked. Thanks eMacMan, I am still going to look into the new battery.
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Old Jan 26th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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Thanks, I will try that. I did not know it could cause this. Would the Source carry this or WalMart?
Ask for a PRAM Battery - Lithium 3.6v, They should have them at The Source.


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Old Jan 27th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #7
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I would expect a life span of 3-4 years from the battery. Dead battery issues can be cover a lot of territory or have even no effect whatsoever. Still at the price and ease of replacement it is well worth the bit of effort it takes to be safe.
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Old Jan 28th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #8
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"Dead battery issues can be cover a lot of territory or have even no effect whatsoever." agreed

My experience is with G3 G4 and Beige Macs. Many of these will run fine without the battery.

IIRC, my limited experience with an MDD is that it runs fine without a battery. Set the date time preferences to pull your system time from Apple America on startup and you should be fine.

The pram battery will cause problems in these computers when the pram battery is weak. If the battery is weak, its voltage will drop below an acceptable voltage level when loaded and scramble the pram and cause startup and perhaps other problems. If you run your computer without a pram battery, you will not have the pram battery be a source of such problems.

In any event if you have a voltmeter check the battery. if it is outside of the 3.30 to 3.70v range, probably a good idea to get another battery - or the store that has replacement batteries might have a voltmeter and you can check it out there.,
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