Soooooo... a slot loading G3 iMac I have is switching itself off. This varies between a few minutes and a couple of hours, until which it works fine.
Solutions I have had suggested vary between: reset the PRAM ...to... replace the PRAM battery ...to... replace the RAM ...to... Replace/Repair the PAV (power/analogue/video board)
It does have 3rd party RAM and hard disk installed, but they work flawlessly as long as the machine is on.
It loses date if I switch off, so I know for a fact the PRAM battery is dead as a doornail. I'm going to replace the battery, but I definitely get the feeling that reset of the PRAM is the mac world's "sprinkle some fairy dust and repeat there's no place like home" solution to mysterious niggles... Or am I wrong? Is it that much a factor in power-state sillyness?
Am I likely to get any joy from PRAM related fixes? Or do I have a PAV repair to do? Any comments? (It's a pain to remove, involves an HT discharge
, and CRT recalibration. It wouldn't be my preferred outcome.
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