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I am having MAJOR problems, and nobody will even acknowledge my earlier post (Thursday)! If this is the wrong group, please at least let me know. I've included the text of Thursdays post below, for reference. I have a Mac G4/400 AGP, running OS-9.0. This afternoon, I installed more RAM that I purchased off of eBay. The ad said that the RAM Module was a PC-100 chip, originally pulled from a G4 AGP, and that the seller had used it in a Windows based system with no problems. But when I installed it and started up, my G4 showed me ...

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    Default Can anyone help? Wrong group or what?

    I am having MAJOR problems, and nobody will even acknowledge my earlier post (Thursday)! If this is the wrong group, please
    at least let me know. I've included the text of Thursdays post below, for reference.



    I have a Mac G4/400 AGP, running OS-9.0. This afternoon, I installed more RAM that I purchased off of eBay. The ad said
    that the RAM Module was a PC-100 chip, originally pulled from a G4 AGP, and that the seller had used it in a Windows based
    system with no problems. But when I installed it and started up, my G4 showed me a screen that looked like some sort of DOS

    Shell ("Open Firmware")!!!

    I'm no technician, but I know how to correctly install RAM, and I'm pretty sure the average Mac User isn't supposed to deal
    with this type of screen. After removing the RAM chip, and an immeasurable number of re-starts (several from a Norton 6.0
    CD), I am finally able to (occasionally) reach the desktop of the "slave" HD, but it is extremely unstable.

    Please advise... should I be looking for a new Computer, or can I fix it (emphasis on "I", as in - not taking it to a repair

    $hop)?

    Terry Guest

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    Terry <net> wrote:
     

    It _is_ the wrong news group. I'm sure, "comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc"
    would have been more appropriate.

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    Terry <net> writes:
     

    It is the wrong group, but that's not likely why no friendly help was
    offered. Try
    comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc
    and use a good subject line. "Broken RAM broke my OS 9 Mac?" or "New RAM
    completely trashed my OS 9 system" or "I _thought_ I could install my own
    RAM, but ... " or "Any danger from multiple 802.11 cards?" (This last one
    seems to be particlarly popular, by the way.)
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    Terry wrote: 

    Check the hardware group, which most of these same guys frequent,
    but can't reply here due to rigid protocol. However, you get
    a screen like that with various key combinations on start-up,
    e.g. cmd-opt-o-f and several others. So fill them in on the details,
    like what is wrong with the keyboard, how you reset the PRAM, did
    you use a groundstrap when handling the RAM, etc.
    George Guest

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    Terry <net> writes:
     

    Well, this does sound like a question for comp.sys.mac.system (or
    c.s.m.hardware or whatever) rather than comp.sys.mac.comm.
    Tim Guest

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    Try

    comp.sys.mac.system

    or

    comp.sys.mac.hardware


    The only time I've ever seen an Open Firmware screen was on a computer
    running OSX (trying to start it from a CD that probably wasn't right for
    the computer), but it gave me the option to shut down and do a regular
    boot.


    In article <net>,
    Terry <net> wrote:
     
    Charlie Guest

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