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10.6: The return of unlimited PRAM zapping
Authored by: robogobo on Oct 07, '09 11:33:53AM

tough crowd. Anyway, when I got my first Intel machine, a core duo iMac, I discovered I could only zap PRAM twice. Same thing when I first got my Mac Pro. I submitted this hint under Snow Leopard because this is the first I noticed I could do as many as I wanted again. Maybe we should chalk it up to a firmware update somewhere along the lines.

In any case, I'm happy I could surface some of the new generation osxhints snobs who think all but the most nerdy hints should be "deleted". Give me a break. Certainly you guys have tried every combo of hardware and software possible, so of course YOUR experience is absolute, right? You're the same ones who complain about a simple hint that is helpful to newbs but you want it removed because you've known about it for years. Congrats, really, bravo.

Seriously, I'm not making this up.

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10.6: The return of unlimited PRAM zapping
Authored by: excarnate on Oct 11, '09 08:51:38AM

When I worked at Apple there were arguments based on belief, not fact, about how many extra chimes were sufficient to reset the PRAM.

I escalated all the way to He Who Was In Charge of PRAM.

The answer is: You hear the initial restart. You hear an additional chime. Anything more does NOTHING AT ALL.

If it makes you feel more manly, by all means, do it, but don't tell other people it does.

This is the absolute dumbest, most useless, and bogus "hint" on this site. It should be removed.

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10.6: The return of unlimited PRAM zapping
Authored by: UberFu on Oct 13, '09 12:28:09PM

First off - Firmware Updates are completely seperate from OS Upgrades. There have been some Firmware/ System Upgrades simultaneously - that's usually when you do an install and the computer takes 15-30 minutes to reboot and then does it a couple of times.

Also - having Leopard vs Snow Leopard installed is not going to affect the Firmware or the PRAM.

Not sure what you were doing correctly or wrongly with your 2 computers but Apple has not currently changed or previously prohibited the PRAM Reset from multiple occurances.

I agree - Rob you shouldn't have let this one thru - or at least heed the readers comments on this one.

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