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WGS 8550 wont boot [message #351827] Sat, 02 September 2017 15:30 Go to next message
Michael Stanhope is currently offline  Michael Stanhope
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I got my old WGS 8550/G3 oit of storage today and the machine wont boot at all.

It powers on. All the drives power up but nothing on the screen and no sounds.

It has a G3 card installed. If memory serves it has 256mb of ram in it as well. Ive had this box for 15 years and it hasnt been powered on forever. I remember hacking OS 9.2 on it years ago.

I installed a new PRAM battery. No physical damage logic board that I can see. Its just dead. No CoD or anything.

Any help is always appreciated.

Mike

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Re: WGS 8550 wont boot [message #351833 is a reply to message #351827] Sat, 02 September 2017 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pull everything including drive and all but one RAM module and graphics card. Reset PRAM

> On Sep 2, 2017, at 15:30, Michael Stanhope <mastanhope@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I got my old WGS 8550/G3 oit of storage today and the machine wont boot at all.
>
> It powers on. All the drives power up but nothing on the screen and no sounds.
>
> It has a G3 card installed. If memory serves it has 256mb of ram in it as well. Ive had this box for 15 years and it hasnt been powered on forever. I remember hacking OS 9.2 on it years ago.
>
> I installed a new PRAM battery. No physical damage logic board that I can see. Its just dead. No CoD or anything.
>
> Any help is always appreciated.
>
> Mike
>
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Re: WGS 8550 wont boot [message #359620 is a reply to message #351827] Sun, 24 December 2017 17:32 Go to previous message
MAC GUY is currently offline  MAC GUY
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On Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1:37:07 PM UTC-6, Michael Stanhope wrote:
>
> I got my old WGS 8550/G3 oit of storage today and the machine wont boot at
> all.
>
> It powers on. All the drives power up but nothing on the screen and no
> sounds.
>
> It has a G3 card installed. If memory serves it has 256mb of ram in it as
> well. Ive had this box for 15 years and it hasnt been powered on forever. I
> remember hacking OS 9.2 on it years ago.
>
> I installed a new PRAM battery. No physical damage logic board that I can
> see. Its just dead. No CoD or anything.
>
> Any help is always appreciated.
>
>
> is your 8500 up and running now ( SUN, DEC 24, 2017 ) ?
>
> Mike

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