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10.3: A possible fix for a black screen during install
Authored by: Gutta on Jan 07, '04 05:09:10PM

Yep, I had a Panther install fail on an old Lombard 333 (don't laugh) which had a 3rd party 256 meg stick inside, in addition to an Apple branded 256. The install went badly. Removed the RAM, installed perfectly, reinstalled the 3rd party RAM and everything still continues to work.

I can repeatedly crash the machine by running "repair permissions" though. I have no idea if it's related to RAM issues...


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Authored by: jgc on Jan 07, '04 05:39:32PM


What pisses me off about my supposedly "bad" RAM was that it came from my local Apple-authorised reseller. After the third replacement, I gave up and handed the 256MB chip to a friend, whose computer worked perfectly with the chip under Mac OS X. I can no longer use my Wallstreet, due to the unrelated but just as frustrating power loss problem.

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10.3: A possible fix for a black screen during install
Authored by: braz on Jan 08, '04 07:45:33AM
Lombards have been having RAM problems since the first 10.2.8 update. Apple fixed the problem with Lombards and RAM (Lombards with more than 256 (386?) MB of RAM will freeze under high RAM/CPU load) in the reposted 10.2.8 update, but the original 10.3 and the 10.3.1 updates also have this issue.

Like the other post in this thread says, the easiest way to kill your Lombard with RAM in the top slot is to run a repair permissions on your machine. I've just recently rebuilt my wife's Lombard, and put in her extra 256MB of RAM (upping it to the full 512MB) and so far with 10.3.2, everything seems fine.

To anyone having problems during the install of Panther or under high CPU load, especially on Lombards, I'd recommend taking things down to 256MB of RAM and install, then update to 10.3.2. Once done, reinstall the RAM and all should be fine.

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10.3: A possible fix for a black screen during install
Authored by: sultawi on Jan 08, '04 09:23:59AM

In response to Gutta: I have had the same problem with my Lombard: screen goes dead (or very colorful!) during install, repair permissions, and a few other tasks... no idea if its the ram or something else.

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