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Death chimes - any guide?

stormy

Well-known member
Hi guys,

I have a pb 190 which when turned on does the regular Apple 'good' boot chime, then after a little while (I think after it counts the ram because the time changes depending on whether I have the extra ram installed or not) it does a very slow death chimes, reaaallly slowely. No screen output at all.

Any suggestions on possible faults? Thanks
 

3lectr1cPPC

Well-known member
I would try to remove the hard drive. I’ve had a bad boot partition cause a death chime, but I still got a display so there might be move than one issue if the hard drive is the cause of the death chime.
 

stormy

Well-known member
This is the exact problem:

Does anyone have any suggestions? I've re-capped all the electrolytics and tested all the tantalums for shorts...
 

desertrout

Well-known member
This may sound cliché, but have you recapped the logic board? Doing so resolved boot issues on my 190cs...
 
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